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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).


Wash Watch: NBC,Tide Join For Sundays NFL (Not For Laundry) Campaign

By Barry Janoff

September 9, 2019: The NFL wants to own Sunday, and that means no other distractions — including doing the laundry.

The NFL has teamed up with partner Procter & Gamble’s Tide and NBC to declare, "Sunday’s Are NFL: Not For Laundry.”

Or Monday night, either, so as not to interfere with Monday Night Football (on ESPN, but not mentioned in the campaign).

Or even Thursdays, with Thursday Night Football (on Fox and NFL Network, also not mentioned in the campaign).

“Tuesdays are for laundry,” declares former All-Pro quarterback Peyton Manning in a new Tide spot that broke during NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

But hold on. Singer Gwen Stefani in follow-up spot begs to differ: “Tuesday nights are for watching The Voice,” on NBC, on which she is a host.

And the laundry days get even slimmer when characters from NBC’s Superstore, which airs on Thursday nights, say they don’t want washing-and-drying to interfere with their show.

The campaign carries over to digital and social media (#LaundryNight) and is expected to evolve with new creative during the season.

Tide also had a unique NFL blitz during Super Bowl LII in 2018, with several spots seeming to promote various other products — Old Spice, Mr. Clean, Budweiser, Lincoln, life insurance, muscle enhancers — but each quickly turning into a Tide commercial.

In his spot, “Tuesdays The Official Laundry Night,” Manning breaks the fourth wall as he speaks during a faux media conference, first to the audience in the room, and then directly to a guy at home doing his laundry.

“It happens every Sunday. Your favorite player makes an amazing play . . ." at which point JuJu Smith-Schuster makes an amazing play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and says, “And you missed it because you’re doing laundry!?”

“I was doing laundry,” a guy doing laundry replies to the screen.

“Don’t worry,” says Manning. “The NFL has teamed up with Tide to make Tuesday the official laundry night. Sundays are now 100% NFL: Not For Laundry.”

Gwen Stefani follows with her spot, “Laundry Night Is Sunday, The Voice Is On Tuesday." It starts as a promo for The Voice, but is interrupted by  Stafani.

“Did the NFL just try to declare Tuesday Laundry Night? The Voice is on Tuesday. Sunday is for laundry.”
The issue becomes even more muddled in “Superstore Dina And Glen,” who respond to the first two spots.

“So the NFL doesn’t want people doing their laundry during Sunday Night Football,” says Dina (Lauren Ash), who was watching the Manning Tide spot on a big-screen TV in Cloud 9 store No. 1217.

“That’s when everyone does it,” says Glenn (Mark McKinney) “When else would you do it?”

Sunday is the time when most people do their laundry, according to P&G.

“When our show is on?” wonders Dina. She then heads to the store’s PA system.

“Attention shoppers: The NFL thinks it’s better than us. Stock up on Tide. We wouldn’t want you to miss doing your laundry on Sundays.”

She then implies there is more to come: “This isn’t over, Manning,” she says.

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