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• 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.

• 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, "10 million-plus members worldwide use Honey's suite of free tools daily to save time and money when shopping online.”

• Washington Mystics forward-guard Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP.  It is the second MVP award for seven-year player, making her the first player in WNBA history to earn the honor with two different teams (2015 Chicago Sky).

• BMW Group Russia has signed a deal with tennis star Daniil Medvedev, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, who fell in five sets to Rafael Nadal in the recent U.S. Open Grand Slam finals. Medvedev, who will represent Russia in the inaugural ATP Cup tournament in Australia this January, will participate in various brand activities, including a BMW patch on his shirt, in Russia and worldwide .

• 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.

• CBD edible company Bhang, Miami, has acquired Red Ace, a leading organic beverage company. Bhang plans to launch a Red Ace-branded line of CBD/terpene-style beverages and products, including functional sparkling beverages. Athlete ambassadors include Christian Ramirez, Russell Canouse and Kelyn Rowe (MLS) and Spencer Keiboom (Washington Nationals).

• 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.

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. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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BodyArmor Into NCAA
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
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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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Nov132018

NFL Stars Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Marshawn Lynch: No Phones At Dinner

By Barry Janoff

November 13, 2018: NFL legends Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton as well as Marshawn Lynch know that games can be lost if you are distracted.

They also know that family time during dinner can be wasted if you are too distracted.

Rice, Young, Lott and Barton — who each had stellar careers in the NFL, with many of the years spent as members of the San Francisco 49ers — and Lynch of the Oakland Raiders have joined with Common Sense for a PSA campaign, “Device-Free Dinner,” which takes a humorous look at an all-too-common problem.

According to Common Sense, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, “Ninety-two percent of parents feel that quality conversations at dinnertime are very important for connecting with their kids, yet many worry that devices at the table are taking away from those moments.”

"Our devices keep us connected, informed, and engaged, but in today's tech-driven world it's important to take breaks," James Steyer, founder and CEO for Common Sense, said via the San Francisco-based organization

"Research shows that kids and adults alike feel addicted to their devices, and our need to constantly check them undermines family connections. Family interaction, including eating meals together, is critical for children's social and intellectual development."

In the campaign’s anchor spot, “Fumble,” Rice, Young and Barton act as game announcers describing the action as a family is seated at the dinner table, all of them engrossed with their own cell phones.

When mom asks for some green beans, dad lifts the plate without raising his eyes from his device and accidentally dumps the contents onto the table.

“Are you seeing this!?” says Young. “You can’t make a mistake like this so early in the meal.”

“Green beans all over the place,” say Rice, a Hall of Fame wide receiver. “Guess who would have caught the green beans . . . Jerry Rice.”

Lott shows up at the dinner table as a sideline reporter. “Why’d you spill the beans?” he asks dad. Lott then takes way all of their cell phones.

The PSA spot will air in 45-, 30- and 15-second versions nationally throughout the NFL season on networks including CBS, Fox, Cox, Xfinity, Charter and Comcast; across the participating NFL stars' social media channels; and on the 49ers and Raiders Web sites.

Digital and social media (#DeviceFreeDinner) support.

In "Hot Sauce,” Lynch is seen in his Bay Area restaurant encouraging a kid to cause some mischief (pouring hot sauce into his dad’s soda) to help teach his parents, distracted on their cell phones instead of interacting with their son, a lesson.

In “Kid Hat,” he hands the young boy his hat, which dad doesn’t notice until he looks up after drinking his hot-sauced soda.

“Marshawn says ‘No phones at the table!’”

According to Common Sense, “Research proves the benefits to kids of family dinners, such as vocabulary acquisition, fewer behavior problems, lower rates of substance abuse, and healthier eating patterns.”

Common Sense said it launched the Device Free Dinner campaign in 2016 to “raise awareness of media balance and encourage families to make the most of their time together.”

An earlier series of PSA featured actor Will Farrell as a dad too distracted by his cell phone and its various apps to talk to his family during dinner.

Common Sense partnered with Citron Haligman, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Camp + King and Anchorfield for the effort.

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