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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.”


 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.


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:
• 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



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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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.
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.
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.
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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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).


Nascar, eBay Offer Unique Racing Items, Experiences To Benefit Kids Foundation

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

October 22, 2018:
eBay and Nascar have joined forces to launch a site where people have the opportunity to bid on autographed memorabilia and unique racing experiences.

Now through Nov. 1, visitors to and bid on 20 items, including a Martin Truex Jr. autographed side panel, Joey Logano autographed hood, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. autographed replica full-size helmet, Nascar on NBC Sports behind-the-scenes experience, a meet-and-greet with  Chase Elliott and a 2018 Nascar Champion's Week package in Las Vegas.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from each item will benefit The Nascar Foundation programs for children.

"Nascar is synonymous with a truly passionate fan base, and eBay fuels this passion while helping people come together to make an impact," Suzy Deering, CMO-eBay Americas, said via the company.

"We understand the apparel, memorabilia and merchandise are ways for fans to show allegiance for their favorite drivers — and show support for causes they believe in. In collaboration with the Nascar community, eBay is now offering a wide-range of exclusive inventory that helps children finish first through programs of the Nascar Foundation and our eBay for Charity platform."

The Nascar Foundation “believes every child should have a chance at a healthy life and deserves to get across the finish line.”

Through the Speediatrics Children's Fund and Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, the Foundation is “making children's health and medical needs its top priority.”

According to Nichole Krieger, Nascar Foundation executive director, ”We are thrilled to partner with eBay to provide these very unique items to their customers.”

“At the end of the day, it's all about the kids. Funds raised through this auction will help us provide much needed health care services to children in our racing communities across the country."

Added eBay’s Deering, “True to our mission of opportunity for all, eBay brings new ways for the racing community to give back to the next generation of fans."

Items and experiences for auction:

• 2019 Daytona 500 VIP Experience

• 2018 Homestead-Miami Speedway VIP Experience with Nascar Suite Passes

• Richard Petty Meet and Greet Experience

• iRacing Experience with William Byron

• Meet-and-Greet with Chase Elliott

• Nascar on NBC Sports Behind-the-Scenes Experience

• Meet-and-Greet with Joey Logano

• 2018 Nascar Champion's Week Package in Las Vegas

• American Ethanol Green Flag autographed by Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Drivers

• Martin Truex Jr. Autographed Side Panel Sheet Metal

• Joey Logano Autographed Hood

• Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Autographed Replica Full-Size Helmet

• Ty Dillon Autographed Race-Used Firesuit

• Helmet Visor signed by Richard Petty and Bubba Wallace

• Paralyzed Veterans of America Hat Autographed by Brad Keselowski

• Alex Bowman Autographed Diecast

• Jeff Gordon Autographed 24EVER Framed Photo

• Nascar Replica Hood autographed by Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Drivers

• The Glass Case of Emotion autographed Poster

• Full Size Replica Helmet autographed by Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Drivers

Bid here.

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