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• The NFL's 100th season will begin with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers in Soldier Field on Thursday, Sept. 5 (NBC, 8:20 PM ET). This will be the 199th meeting between the Bears and Packers, including regular- and post-season. Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will begin their season on NBC Sunday Night Football Sept. 8. Their opponent will be named when the full 2019 regular season schedule is released later this spring.

• Kraft Heinz, in partnership with the NHL and NHLPlayers’ Association (NHLPA) has unveiled the top four finalist communities competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019. Voting begins March 30.

• NBA Experience, the new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando) will officially open Aug. 12, 2019. In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors, also including a NBA-themed retail store.

• D.G. Yuengling & Son brewery has signed a deal with Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Aaron Nola, making him one of the first active, MLB players to have a partnership with a beer brand. Yuengling has been a sponsor of the Phillies since 2017,

• Alex Rodriguez' future is so hot he needs to wear shades. Good thing Jennifer Lopez also needs to wear shades. The celebrity couple stars in a new year-long marketing from Quay Australia, which is being called “their first major fashion campaign together,’ by industry analysts. Media includes print, digital and social media.

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originally scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Dec292010

Pepsi Max Campaign Enhances Brand's Role As The Official Soft Drink Of The NFL

In one of two new TV spots, Mike Mayock (left), Rich Eisen and Deion Sanders (right) congratulate the Pepsi Max driver when he is officially drafted by the NFL.December 29, 2010: Pepsi Max will continue to ingrain itself as the official soft drink of the NFL with two TV spots breaking on Jan. 2, 2011, that will feature New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, Deion Sanders, Rich Eisen and Mike Mayock, along with the unnamed Pepsi Max driver.

The spots complete a trilogy of ads that began during Thanksgiving weekend with a spot, "Winning Formula,"  that saw Sanchez working out with the Pepsi Max driver in a series of drills in his effort to prove that he and the brand were ready for official NFL designation.

The second and third spots, “NFL Combine” and “NFL Draft," continue to follow the Pepsi Max driver's workout routine during these specific NFL events, again aided by Sanchez, and eventual coming of age when he is drafted into the NFL family.

Sanders, Eisen and Mayock recreate their real life roles as NFL Network and Combine and Draft  Day analysts, commenting on how the driver's strength, endurance and desire mean that the "zero calorie, maximum Pepsi taste soda" is ready to perform its official NFL duties. The Pepsi Max driver also stars in a separate commercial in which he is confronted by the driver for rival Coke Zero.

Support includes Internet, POP and sampling at NFL venues. Lead agency is TBWA/Chiat/Day, Los Angeles.

Mark Sanchez gives the Pepsi Max driver a helping hand.The brand will have on-air presence during Super Bowl XLV as part of activation, along with PepsiCo sibling Doritios, that is the culmination of a "Crash the Super Bowl" effort that launched earlier this season directing consumers to upload 30-second spots to a dedicated Web site. Ten finalists will be determined by consumer voting and Pepsi judging beginning Jan. 3, five for each brand. The top three for each brand will air on Fox during the Super Bowl on Feb. 6 The overall entrant who receives the highest number of votes will be invited back to work on a future commercial.

Pepsi Max also is the title sponsor of the NFL's International Series.

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