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• The NFL said today (Nov. 13) that it would move the Monday night game on Nov. 19  (ESPN) between the Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams, originally scheduled for Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

According to the NFL, “The decision is based on the determination — in consultation with the NFLPA and following a meeting and field inspection this afternoon by NFL and club field experts as well as local and independent outside experts — that the playing field at Estadio Azteca does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday.”

• CBS said that Tim Tebow would be the host for its in-production reality series, Million Dollar Mile, from LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment, Warner Bros. and  Fly on the Wall Entertainment. Commentators will be Maria Taylor and Matt Smith. The premise: A team wins $1 million if they can survive an obstacle course being built on real city streets.

• ESPN Events is adding a bowl game to its roster beginning in 2020, the Myrtle Beach Bowl. The game will feature teams from three conference partners: Conference USA, Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference. Each conference will participate up to four times between 2020 and 2025. The Myrtle Beach Bowl will be played in Brooks Stadium, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina, nationally televised on ESPN networks.

• Between now and Nov. 19, every use of #SaluteToService on Twitter will generate a $5 donation, up to $5 million, to the NFL’s military non-profit partners – including the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO, Wounded Warrior Project and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

POLL POSITION

MLB FINALISTS MOY, MVP, CY Young, ROY

AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH Los Angeles Angels

NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Ronald Acuna Jr., OF Atlanta Braves

AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Brian Snitker Atlanta Braves

AL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Mookie Betts, OF Boston Red Sox
• Jose Ramirez, 3B Cleveland Indians
• Mike Trout, OF Los Angeles Angels

NL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Nolan Arenado, 3B Colorado Rockies
• Javier Baez, 2B/SS Chicago Cubs
• Christian Yelich, OF Milwaukee Brewers

AL CY YOUNG
• Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians
• Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays
• Justin Verlander Houston Astros

NL CY YOUNG
• Jacob deGrom New York Mets
• Aaron Nola Philadelphia Phillies
• Max Scherzer Washington Nationals

KEEPING SCORE

NBA Teams With Jersey-Logo Deals (to date):

• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Charlotte Hornets (LendingTree)
• Chicago Bulls (Jenni Optical)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Dallas Mavericks (5miles)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Houston Rockets (Rokit)
• Los Angeles Clippers (Bumble)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Memphis Grizzlies (FedEx)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
• New Orleans Pelicans (Zatarain’s)
• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Phoenix Suns (PayPal)
• Portland Trail Blazers (Biofreeze)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• San Antonio Spurs (Frost Bank)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)
• Washington Wizards (Geico)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. 2-4
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - 20th Century Fox - $50M
2. The Nutcracker And The Four Realms - Disney - $20M
3. Nobody's Fool - Paramount - $14M
4. A Star Is Born, - Warner Bros. - $11.1M
5. Halloween - Universal - $11M
6. Venom - Sony - $7.8M
7. Smallfoot - Warner Bros. - $3.8M
8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - Sony - $3.7M
9. Hunter Killer - Lionsgate - $3.5M
10. The Hate U Give - 20th Century Fox - $3.4M
11. First Man - Universal - $2.3M
12. Night School - Universal - $2M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Jan082010

UPDATE: Chad Ochocinco, Unilever Go To Great Degrees In Playoff Push

January 8, 2010: Procter & Gamble is an official partner of the NFL. Rival Unilever is not, and cannot use NFL trademarks, images or the term Super Bowl in marketing efforts. But it can use Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals in a marketing campaign for its Degree men's line of antiperspirants and deodorants tied to what the company must call the "football playoffs."

The online-anchored "Rise to the Challenge" effort contains several elements urging consumers to meet the challenges of life with protection from Degree, "from pushing themselves at the gym to working hard at the office to stepping up for a good cause." The expressive and high-profile Ochocinco will use his favorite means of communication, Twitter, to explain to fans and consumers that "Degree won't let them down when they need it most."

In addition to supporting the Degree products, the campaign has an altruistic component, the Ochocinco Wide Receiver Challenge to help Feed The Children. Ochocinco, whose Bengals lost to the New York Jets in an AFC division playoff game on Jan. 9, 24-14, will donate $100 to Feed The Children for every yard he gained during the game, in which he had two receptions for 28 yards. Degree Men will also match all  donations made to Feed The Children from consumers at www.FeedTheChildren.org/Ochocinco, up to $40,000. Ochocinco and Degree Men will announce the final tally of donations to Feed The Children in Miami on Feb. 4.

As an added incentive, and also to ensure that the campaign has legs even after the Bengals and Ochocinco were eliminated from the playoffs, consumers who make a $5 donation to Feed The Children at select Miami retailers from Jan. 30-Feb. 2  will have a chance to win prizes, including a VIP pass to an Ochocinco party in Miami, where Super Bowl XLIV will be played on Feb. 7.

"Degree Men is proud to partner with a charity and an athlete who rise to the challenge, and we're excited to support Ochocinco with a charity donation based on his performance during the post-season," Jay Mathew, marketing director, Degree Men, said in a statement. "Men can feel ready to rise to the challenge when they use Degree because they know it won't let them down; we're ready to back that up by matching all donations up to $40,000."

According to Ochocinco, who earler this season appeared in a campaign with Terrell Owens for Unilever's Klondike ice cream, "Whether it's making plays on the field or it's helping feed hungry children off the field, I can rise to the challenge in all aspects of life with Degree Men because it won't let me down. . . I want to encourage all my fans to rise to the challenge and make a donation to Feed The Children."

Owens, Ochocinco Get Hot In Mock Fight For Unilever's Klondike Ice Cream

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