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• NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Nov. 10 became the decade’s (2010-19) only primetime series to average 20 million-plus viewers for 100 different broadcasts. American Ido is second with 69. The Minnesota Vikings’ 28-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 23.5 million viewers across NBC TV, NBC Sports Digital and NFL Digital platforms.

• CBS Sports said its coverage of the SEC on CBS with No. 2 ranked LSU beating No. 3 ranked Alabama, 46-41, on Nov. 9  “delivered a massive audience, had an average of 16.636 million viewers and scoring a fast national household rating/share of a 9.7/24 . . . the  highest-rated regular-season college football game (excluding Conference Championships) on any network in eight years.

• When the Seattle Sounders defeated Toronto FC, 3-1, to win the MLS title Sunday, 69,274 were in attendance in CenturyLink Field, a record for the franchise.

• Calling it the company’s biggest brand launch in more than a decade, Coca-Cola North America has unveiled Aha sparkling water, eyeing a March 2020 drop at retail. “As the largest and fastest-growing part of the water business, mainstream flavored sparkling water is a segment we know we must double-down on,” Celina Li, vp-water, Coca-Cola North America, said via the company. “Aha is our big-bet brand in this big-bet category.” Full story here.

• Taylor Swift has been named as the headline performer for the Capital One JamFest on April 5 as part of the NCAA March Madness Music Festival. The Men’s Div. I Final Four will be played in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 4 and April 6. Also part of the Music Festival is the AT&T Block Party (April 3) and the Coca-Cola event (April 4).

• Jack Hughes, rookie forward for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, has signed an endorsement deal with Gatorade. Hughes, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, joins All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane as NHL players on the brand’s roster.

• NBC Sports and adidas have signed a multi-year extension with the All-American Bowl through 2022. Under the partnership, which began in 2011, adidas is the “official apparel company” for the All-American Bowl. The All American Bowl features 100 of the best high school athletes in the nation. NBC will air the annual East vs. West matchup. of the 2020 All-American Bowl Jan.4 in the Alamodome, San Antonio.

POLL POSITION

MLB 2019 Award Finalists

JACKIE ROBINSON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Nov. 11 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Yordan Alvarez, DH/OF, Houston Astros; Brandon Lowe , 2B/OF, Tampa Bay Rays; John Means, LHP, Baltimore Orioles

NL Finalists: Pete Alonso, 1B, New York Mets; Mike Soroka, RHP, Atlanta Braves; Fernando Tatis Jr., SS, San Diego Padres

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Nov. 12 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
American League finalists: Rocco Baldelli, Minnesota Twins; Aaron Boone, New York Yankees; Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays

National League finalists: Craig Counsell, Brewers; Mike Shildt, Cardinals; Brian Snitker, Braves

CY YOUNG

Nov. 13 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Gerrit Cole, RHP, Houston Astros; Charlie Morton, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays; Justin Verlander, RHP, Houston Astros

NL Finalists: Jacob deGrom, RHP, New York Mets; Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers; Max Scherzer, RHP, Washington Nationals

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Nov. 14 MLB Network (6 PM ET)
AL Finalists: Alex Bregman, 3B, Houston Astros; Marcus Semien, SS, Oakland A’s; Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

NL Finalists: Cody Bellinger, OF/1B, Los Angeles Dodgers; Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals; Christian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

KEEPING SCORE

Topps All-Star Rookie Team 2019

One player at each position plus a DH and pitchers. Topps said each player’s 2020 Topps Series 1 or Series 2 card would include the Rookie Cup trophy logo. Topps has been naming MLB All-Star Rookie teams for 60 years.
• Pete Alonso 1B, New York Mets
• Yordan Alvarez  DH, Houston Astros
• Nick Anderson P, Tampa Bay Rays
• Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
• Keston Hiura 2B, Milwaukee Brewers
• Eloy Jimenez OF, Chicago White Sox
• John Means P, Baltimore Orioles
• Bryan Reynolds OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
• Victor Robles OF, Washington Nationals
• Will Smith C, Los Angeles Dodgers
• Mike Soroka P, Atlanta Braves
• Fernando Tatis Jr.  SS, San Diego Padres

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. 8-10
1, Midway $17.5M
2. Doctor Sleep $14.1M
3. Playing With Fire $12.8M
4. Last Christmas $11.6M
5. Terminator: Dark Fate $10.8M
6. Joker $9.2M
7. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $8M
8. Harriet $7.2M
9. Zombieland: Double Tap $4.3M
10. Addams Family $4.2M
BoxOfficeMojo.com

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Channel Chasers

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca ESPN (Monday Night Football) 8 PM (ET

NFL Thanksgiving Nov. 28, 2019
• Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Fox 12:30 PM (ET)
• Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys CBS 4:30 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons NBC 8 PM (ET)

NBA Mexico 2019
• Dec. 12 Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit Pistons Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City NBA TV 9 PM (ET)

NBA Christmas Dec. 25, 2019
• Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors ESPN Noon (ET)
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers ABC 2:30 PM (ET)
• Houston Rockets vs. Godlen State Warriors ABC 5 PM (ET)
• Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers ESPN/ABC 8 PM (ET)
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets ESPN 10:30 PM

NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic Jan. 1, 2020

• Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas NBC

Thursday
Oct252018

Love, Phelps, Pierce, Schick Hydro Focus On Men’s Health Issues In Locker Room Talk

By Barry Janoff

October 25, 2018: As part of its umbrella "The Man I Am” campaign launched earlier this month. Schick Hydro has unveiled “Locker Room Talk,” a four-part Webisode series hosted by NBA All-Star and mental health advocate Kevin Love.

In the series, Love discusses how he maintains his health to compete in the NBA, as well as such issues and challenges as his dealing with depression.

Guests during the series include Olympic and swimming icon Michael Phelps, former NBA ALl-Star and 20-year veteran Paul Pierce and Channing Frye, Love’s teammate on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

As Love and his guests discuss "locker room talk" and “what positive masculinity means today,” they will also raise awareness and funds for the Movember Foundation, which works to educate and raise funds for men’s health issues; and the Kevin Love Fund, which “inspires people to live their healthiest lives while providing the tools to achieve physical and emotional well-being.”

All four are shown using the Schick Hydro 5 Sense shaving off their mustaches and/or beards in support of a fund-raising campaign via Omaze.

On Oct. 27, a Movember Foundation Schick Shave Down is scheduled to take place at ABC studios' Good Morning America set in New York’s Times Square.

"It is our goal that through Locker Room Talk and the Schick Shave Down, people will feel inspired to support the work that Movember and the Kevin Love Fund are doing in support of men's health worldwide," Carolyn Turoczi, Schick Hydro senior brand manager at Edgewell Personal Care, said via the company.

"These donations will help create healthier lives, both physically and mentally, for men in the years to come."

People who donate via Omaze are eligible for a sweepstakes offering a trip for two to Cleveland as Love’s guest for the Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz game on Jan. 4, 2019; a pre-game meet-and-greet with Love “to talk strategy and snap photos”; his game-worn (and autographed!) shoes; and a room at a four-star hotel.

The Movember Foundation Schick Shave Down, open to the public (between 11 AM-3 PM ET) features barber stations for people to get a fresh shave with the recently launched Schick Hydro 5 Sense Razor, product giveaways and “socially sharable activities.”

An introduction spot for the series, “Welcome To The Locker Room,” shows Love talking with Phelps, Pierce and Frye about sports and men’s health issues.

The next installment, “Shave Down,” focuses on Love's Movember call-to-action and shows him using the Schick Hydro 5 Sense, allowing him to grow a mustache for the month of "Movember."

The first interview Webisode of Locker Room Talk, featuring Phelps, is scheduled for release the week of Nov. 5. It covers such topics as “handling the pressure of life's biggest moments" and "how men who have achieved the highest levels of success can still ask for help when they're struggling.”

“I don’t ever want my medals to define who I am, because that’s not who I am,” says Phelps, who has 23 Olympic gold medals and 28 Olympic medals overall.

The following week, Locker Room Talk will see Love and Frye discussing the “importance of teamwork and teaching his kids it's okay to be emotional.”

The final Locker Room Talk Webisode, scheduled to hit the week of Nov. 19, sees Love and Pierce “covering everything from overcoming adversity to how ‘locker room talk’ has evolved during his NBA playing career.

According to Patrick Kane, group segment director, men's shave at Edgewell Personal Care, ”We chose to feature Love, Phelps, Pierce, and Frye because they are all true to themselves.

“Each of these athletes achieved the highest levels of success, while helping shape the conversation around what healthy masculinity looks like today."

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