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Topps is for the fifth year asking people to vote for the player who will get the prestigious card No. 1, this time  for the 2020 Topps Baseball Series 1, scheduled to hit retail in January. Topps is offering a choice of 19 players, or people can submit a write-in vote.

• ESPN and Facebook have entered into a new agreement that brings exclusive digital shows and content to Facebook Watch. At launch, this includes The People’s MMA Show, additional segments from Always Late with Katie Nolan and exclusive versions of Countdown to GameDay and Fantasy Focus Live.

“We are extending some of our most popular ESPN shows and creating new ones with content available only on Facebook and Facebook Watch,” Ryan Spoon, svp-digital and social content for ESPN, said via the network.

• 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.”

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 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.

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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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New York Yankees, Mets Top The Chart As Baseball Keeps Swinging On The Radio

August 5, 2010: Baseball, like all other sports, continues to expand the ways in which it reaches and connects with fans and consumers, including TV, Internet and mobile devices. Sometimes lost in the commotion is the original connector: Radio.

With advertisers looking ahead to the MLB playoffs and World Series, media and marketing research firm Arbitron Inc. has released the first mid-season report of radio audience listening for baseball. The Mid-Season 2010 Arbitron Sports Report: PPM Radio Listening for Pro Baseball covers in-game, play-by-play estimates for the first half of the 2010 MLB season (April 4, to June 23, 2010). It covers 28 teams in 25 markets where the company's Portable People Meter service has been commercialized.

"As advertisers look to capitalize on this year's pennant race, professional baseball on the radio delivers large numbers of listeners for every game,"  Chris Meinhardt, sports manager for Columbia, Md.-based Arbitron, said in a statement. "Arbitron's Mid-Season PPM Radio Listening for Pro Baseball reports the average game audience for each team." These reports are made available to subscribing agencies, advertisers, stations and teams, according to Arbitron.

According to the report, the top 15 teams individually average more than 176,100 listeners per game in their home market. The New York Yankees top the list with an average of 441,000 listeners (ages 6 and up) per game on WCBS-AM, followed by crosstown rival New York Mets with an average of 368,500 listeners per game on WFAN-AM.

The top five also includes the Chicago Cubs (259,700 average on WGN-AM0, the Detroit Tigers (193.400 on WXYT-AM and FM) and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (166.600 on KLAA-AM and KSPN-AM).

In the key demographic of male listeners ages 14-54, the Cincinnati Reds top the list with a 25 share on station WLW-AM, followed by the Detroit Tigers (21.3 share). St. Louis Cardinals (19.1 share on KTRS-AM), Minnesota Twins (17 share on KSTP-AM) and the Atlanta Braves (11.7 share on WCNN-AM and WNNX-FM).

Even with TV and Internet, every MLB team has a flagship radio station in 2010. Games are also heard nationally on ESPN Radio and Sirius XM Satellite.

"Those teams with play-by-play broadcasts have believed for years radio was an integral part of a fan's experience," said Meinhardt. "Now, thanks to the level of audience detail provided by the PPM ratings service we can see that passion and loyalty quantified."

The first MLB game broadcast on radio was the Pittsburgh Pirates playing host to the Philadelphia Phillies at Forbes Field on Aug. 5, 1921 (happy 89th anniversary). Such legendary baseball broadcasters as Red Barber, Mel Allen, Harry Caray, Russ Hodges, Ernie Harwell ad Vin Scully established themselves on radio. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello performed their classic baseball routine, "Who's On First" thousands of times on the radio before bringing it to the big screen in the movie, The Naughty Nineties.




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