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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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Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

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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.
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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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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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Feb242019

With Nike, Serena, Chloe, Becky, Simone, Ibtihaj Want Women To Dream Crazier

By Barry Janoff

February 24, 2019: Last year, Nike asked people to "Dream Crazy" in a multi-media campaign anchored by a TV spot, narrated by Colin Kaepernick, which proposed to male and female athletes, “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.”

Now comes "Dream Crazier," a campaign with a lead spot narrated by and including Serena Williams, which proposes to female athletes, "If they want to call you crazy — fine. Show them what crazy can do.”

The full 90-second spot, which broke during the 91st Academy Awards on ABC and now goes into regular rotation in shorter 15-, 30- and 60-second versions. The tag: “It’s only crazy until you do it.”

The effort, under Nike's "Just Do It" mantra, also includes digital, social media and a dedicated space at the Nike Web site.

Lead agency is Wieden+Kennedy.

In addition to Serena, it also features such athletes as Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, Olympic fencer Ibtihan Muhammad, Olympic track & field and swimmer Simone Manuel, WNBA stars Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, teen female football standout Sam Gordon and the U.S. women's national soccer team.

All are Nike endorsers or associated with Nike, so we don’t get to see shots of such women athletes as Naomi Osaka — an adidas endorser who literally lived her crazier dream by defeating Williams to win the 2018 U.S. Open and followed that with a championship at the Australian Open.

“If we show emotion we’re called ‘Dramatic,'” says Serena in voiceover, interspersed with shots of the women athletes in action.

“If we want to play against men, we're ‘Nuts.” And if we dream of equal opportunity, ‘Delusional.’ When we stand for something, we’re ‘Unhinged.’ When we’re too good, there’s something wrong with us. And if we get angry, we’re hysterical, irrational or just being crazy.

“But a woman running a marathon was crazy. A woman boxing was crazy. A woman dunking (a basketball) — crazy. Coaching an NBA team — crazy. A woman competing in a hijab, changing her sport, landing a double-cork 1080; or winning 23 Grand Slams, having a baby and then coming back for more . . .

“Crazy. Crazy. Crazy. Crazy. And crazy. So if they want to call you crazy — fine. Show them what crazy can do.”
 
Nike continues and enhances the conversation at its Web site, also selling sports gear and shoes for women, which offers, “Break a record you didn’t even know was possible. Win a race nobody invited you to compete in. Live for a dream so crazy, it’ll do more than change sport . . . it’ll change the world.

"For you. For her. For everyone."

At the site, Nike says, “Tell us the motivation behind your crazy dream and join a community of crazy dreamers just like you. We’ll bring you inspirational stories, first access to products, rewards and a chance to have Nike showcase your crazy dream.”

Late last year, adidas broke a campaign featuring many of its top women endorsers, “She Breaks Barriers,” a multi-faceted effort, designed to “inspire, enable and support the next generation of female athletes, creators and leaders,”

Did Serena Play A Role In Kaepernick Nike Campaign?

adidas Supports Female Athletes Who Break Barriers

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