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• The NFL has unveiled the Super Bowl Ticket Giveaway, an initiative this season to "surprise fans across the country with an invitation to attend Super Bowl LII in Minnesota on February 4, 2018. A total of 500 free tickets will be distributed under the program as a way to give back to dedicated NFL fans and provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
• Farmers Insurance has extended its alliance with PGA TOUR player Rickie Fowler for three years (2018-2020).  Fowler has been a brand ambassador since 2012. Fowler has been featured in the Farmers "We Know From Experience" advertising campaign, including the recent "Chauffeur Terrier" television commercial, along with other digital marketing platforms.
Heroes Evolved, featuring an in-game and playable Bruce Lee, has hit the multi-player online battle arena via R2Games and the Bruce Lee, LLC (owned and operated by Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee).
• In it's ninth season as the official wardrobe supplier for the National Basketball Coaches Assn., Men's Wearhouse said that 24 NBA head coaches would be outfitted with Joseph Abboud Custom suits for the 2017-18 season. According to Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, "With 82 games a season, it's important to look professional and have confidence on the court."

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• Oct. 26
Rawlings Gold Glove finalists on Twitter (12 PM. ET)
• Nov. 6
BBWAA Awards Finalists MLB Network
• Nov .7
Rawlings Gold Glove Awards ESPN (9 PM. ET)
• Nov. 9
Louisville Silver Sluggers MLB Network, (6 PM. ET)
• Nov. 10
Wilson Defensive Players of the Year MLB Network (6 PM. ET)
• Nov. 13
Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year MLB Network (6 PM ET)
• Nov. 14
Managers of the Year MLB Network (6 PM. ET)
• Nov. 15
Cy Young Awards MLB Network( 6 PM ET)
• Nov. 16
Most Valuable Players MLB Network ( 6 PM ET)
• Nov. 17
Esurance MLB Awards MLB Network

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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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Jul022009

Nascar Drivers Get A Taste Of Coke Zero Humor

The "brand managers" redecorate Denny Hamlin's car.July 2, 2009: Coca-Cola's fictitious “brand managers,” who have been railing against territory encroachment by sibling Coke Zero, return to preach their faith, this time to a group of Nascar drivers including Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle, Eric Sadler and Denny Hamlin. Two 60-second versions of “Cover Up,” via Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Miami, will debut July 4 on TNT during coverage of the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. "Cover Up" also will run in theaters and online. The effort coincides with the fourth anniversary of Coke Zero.


In previous spots, including one with Troy Polamalu of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, the two brand managers blatantly push Coke over Coke Zero. Here, the guys appear to be on the side of Coke Zero; in fact, as the Nascar drivers soon learn, they actually plan to sabotage the brand. “First they stole our Real Coke taste, then they stole our drivers, but we’re past that and moving forward,” the brand managers tell the group of drivers, who are all members of the Coca-Cola Racing Family. The plan: To put a huge Coke Zero decal on "the one part of the car that no one has bothered to use for sponsorship yet – the windshield." Hamlin replies, "You're out of your mind." Biffle asks, "Would that be safe?" One of the brand manager replies, “I don’t know if it’s a 100% rating of safety, but you’re doing 200 miles per hour, so you’ve made some choices to begin with.” And when Sadler's windshield is covered with Coke Zero signage, he exclaims, “It’s really dark in there.” One of the brand managers replies, “Well, are you a Nascar driver or Na-SCARED driver?”


Sadler: "It's really dark in there." Brand Manager: "Are you Nascar or Na-SCARED?"“With Coke Zero, we’ve shown it’s possible to combine Real Coke taste and zero calories. The only thing that doesn’t seem possible is convincing our Coca-Cola brand managers to end their campaign against Coke Zero," Bill Kelly, senior vice president, Coca-Cola Trademark Brands, Coca-Cola North America, said in a statement. "Even members of the Coca-Cola Racing Family can’t do it. Of course, the harder they try, the more they remind people that Coke Zero tastes like Coke.” Back to Home Page