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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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Jul092018

MLB, Marketing Partners Unwrap Plans For All-Star Game FanFest Activation

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

July 9, 2018:
Now that the starting line-ups for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game are in, league marketing partners are ready to focus on one of All-Star Week’s biggest events in Washington DC: the Geico All-Star FanFest.

The Geico All-Star FanFest will be held in Walter E. Washington Convention Center, scheduled for July 13-17.

Among MLB partners that will have activation and a presence are 5-hour Energy, Arm & Hammer, Budweiser, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Doosan, Franklin (batting globes), MasterCard, Mitel, MLB Network, Nathan’s Famous, New Era, Old Dominion Freight, OxiClean, Papa John’s, Rawlings (baseballs), Scotts, Snapple, Sony,  SuperCuts, Tiffany and Topps.

There also will be a major showcase from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, auctions conducted by Hunt Auctions, a pin-trading center; and areas featuring, respectively, The Negro Leagues, World Baseball Classic and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Washington DC will also be well-presented, including a Hometown Heroes section (a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the former Washington Senators and Nationals' histories) and by the local chapter of Kindervision (a non-profit community service organization aimed to teach children, teens and young adults' personal safety education).

Topps will have a roster of activation on-site, including exclusive wrapper redemption cards, the 2018 Topps All-Star Game Baseball Complete Sets, prizes such as Topps cards and hobby boxes, Make Your Own Card with the 2018 design, Pack Wars and Batter Up from Topps Bunt.

Available now online, are the 2018 Topps NOW National League and American League All Star Card Team Set, featuring eight starters from each league ($29.99 each), 2018 Tpoos NOW National League All Star Team Autograph Set ($119.99 ) and the 2018 Topps NOW American League All Star Team Autograph Set ($199.99).

Among the other events in the FanFest:

• All-Star Clubhouse presented by Majestic
• Sony PlayStation 4.All-Star Video Game Zone
• All-Star Playground presented by Chevrolet
• Budweiser Beer Garden Experience and the The Negro Leagues presented by Budweiser
• Coca-Cola All-Star Experience
• FanFest Batting Practice presented by SuperCuts
• FanFest Fielding Practice presented by Papa John’s
• Field of Dreams presented by Snapple
• Fields of Play presented by Scotts
• Virtual Home Run Derby presented by T-Mobile
• Autograph Stages presented by Mitel & Nathan's Famous
• All 160 Minor League Baseball clubs New Era caps on the Minor League Cap Wall
• Old Dominion Freight to the Plate Challenge
• Strike Out (batters and) Stains presented by Arm & Hammer and OxiClean
• MLBShop.com presented by MasterCard

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