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• After two exclusive games on NFL Network, Fox Sports’ 2019 Thursday Night Football presented by Bud Light Platinum schedule begins Sept. 26 with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Green Bay Packers. Fox Sports said it would deliver Thursday Night Football in 4K Ultra High Definition for the NFL’s 100th season, making Thursday night match-ups available through the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps, via Apple TV 4K and select Roku devices. Full story here.

• Tony Wyllie has been named regional president and managing director for Special Olympics North America. Wyllie most recently was svp-communications for the NFL’s Washington Redskins since 2010. His three-decade career also includes PR/communications with the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans.

According to Wyllie, “I will use my leadership skills and experience to continue to deliver high-quality competitive sports experiences, attract more resources, and build awareness of Special Olympics. I am excited to work for the six million Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners in the movement for inclusion."

• The Los Angeles Clippers have signed a deal with Los Angeles-based tech firm Honey, which includes naming rights to team's renovated Honey Training Center: Home of the L.A. Clippers and its logo on team practice jerseys. According to Honey, "Ten million-plus members worldwide use Honey's suite of free tools daily to save time and money when shopping online.”

• SoFi Stadium, which will be the new $6 billion home venue for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers beginning in 2020, will open July 25-26 with two Taylor Swift concerts.

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

KEEPING SCORE

Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Sept. 20-22
1. Downton Abbey $31M
2. Ad Astra $19.1M
3. Rambo: Last Blood $19M
4. It 2 $17.2
5. Hustlers $17M
6. Lion King $2.6M
7. Good Boys $2.5M
8. Angel Has Fallen $2.4M
9. Overcomer $1.5M
10. Hobbs & Shaw $1.5M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

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

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Aug202019

NFL QB Mahomes Signs With Head & Shoulders, Takes On Hair-Raising Debate

By Barry Janoff

August 20, 2019: What do Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and two-time Super Bowl winner and retired NFL safety Troy Polamalu have to do with clean hair, debates and 1980s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley”?

Everything, as far as a new campaign from Head & Shoulders is concerned.

A lot of people are saying that Mahomes, named league MVP last season, is a quarterback who may be head-and-shoulders above the rest.

That’s up for debate, the theme of the multi-media Head & Shoulders effort with new spokesperson Mahomes and veteran spokesman Polamalu.

Mahomes takes the offense side of the official shampoo for the NFL, saying, “Using Head & Shoulders every day is like great offense for my hair.”

Polamalu, who played his entire 12-year career with the Steelers, winning Super Bowls XL and XLIII, retorts, “No, it’s great defense against flakes.”

The campaign is anchored by a spot, ”Offense vs Defense,” in which the pair take opposite sides on other issues.

Mahomes: “Boxers.”

Polamalu: “Briefs.”

Mahomes: “Yin.”

Polamalu: “Yang.”

Mahomes: “Jif.”

Polamalu: “Gif.”

Mahomes: “Shaken”

Polamalu: “Stirred.”

Then, referring to the “Laverne & Shirley” theme song, “Making Our Dreams Come True,” Mahomes offers “Shlemiel,” while Polamalu replies, ”Schlemazel.”

Neither of them say, “Hasenpfeffer Incorporated.”

In a football debate, Mahomes on offense says “Touchdown,” while Polamlu counters with “Turnover.”

Mahomes comes back with “MVP” while Polamalu has the final say: “Super Bowl champ . . .  twice.”

As Polamalu’s vast mane of hair blows in the wind, they agree to disagree: Offense for great hair, defense against flakes.

Head & Shoulders said over the course of the NFL season it would be “engaging players, experts, coaches and fans to get involved in settling the debate once and for all with social content and live activations.”

“I’ve always been a fan of Head & Shoulders. I use the shampoo daily and grew up watching the brand work with some real NFL legends,” Mahomes said via the Procter & Gamble brand.

“I’m 100% team offense! If my squad can attack defenses and score points like Head & Shoulders attacks flakes, I’m confident in our ability to win games this season.”

Mahomes also has deals that include Hunt’s Ketchup, adidas, Essentia water and Oakley. He is on the cover of EA Sports’ Madden NFL 20.

Mahomes Goes From Madden Player To Madden Cover

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