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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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BodyArmor Into NCAA
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
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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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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Pro Bull Riders RidePass Channel: ‘Western Sports. Anywhere. Anytime. No Limits’

By Barry Janoff

January 5, 2018: Even as they take over New York to launch their 25th anniversary tour, Pro Bull Riders has bigger plans: Bringing their nitty, gritty, hard-riding competitions to the masses.

Pro Bull Riders has unveiled details for RidePass, a streaming and on-demand channel scheduled launch in February, described as “Western Sports. Anywhere. Anytime. No Limits.”

RidePass will stream exclusive live and on-demand action from the PBR 25th Anniversary Tour and the Real Time Pain Velocity Tours, and will also be loaded with content to include premier rodeos, original series, news, behind-the-scenes features and opinion available via computer, tablet or smart phone.

The channel comes as Pro Bull Riders said its coverage on CBS Sports would be expanding this year to 52 telecasts from the PBR 25th Anniversary Tour that will be aired on either CBS or CBS Sports Network.

The PBR 25th Anniversary Tour launched this weekend (Jan. 5-7) with the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

”Complementing our great TV offering on CBS and CBS Sports Network, we are excited to announce that our new digital streaming service, RidePass, will launch in February 2018,” PBR CEO Sean Gleason said during a recent news event.
 
“We have been working diligently to create a robust digital platform that will provide fans with more live bull riding action, spanning multiple PBR tours, as well as original programming exclusive to RidePass.”

Not limited to PBR events, Gleason said that RidePass would also bring “other live western lifestyle sports and original content to members.“

Marketing partners and sponsors will be integrated in to RidePass programming and events.

National partners include Bass Pro Shops, Caterpillar,Cooper Tires, Ford, Jack Daniel’s. Kawasaki, Visit Las Vegas, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Monster Energy and Wranger.

A preview spot offers highlights of action interspersed with some details of what RidePass will offer:

• Stay on top of the latest news, insight, and opinion from the top PBR and Rodeo personalities from around the world.

• Catch live action you can't get anywhere else: PBR 25th Anniversary Tour, Global Cup and Velocity and international tours!

• Dive deeper into the world of rodeo and western sports with new scripted and original series, as well as documentaries on your favorite riders and bulls.

According to Gleason, “RidePass is just one of many ways we continue to invest to ensure that PBR — and now other complementary western lifestyle sports — are accessible to our fans.

“While the first few events of the year will not be broadcast digitally as we prepare for the February launch, I am confident that you will be pleased with RidePass as a comprehensive experience for the most passionate fans in sports,” said Gleason.

PBR did not yet indicate which events would be the first to air exclusively on RidePass.

The PBR 25th Anniversary Tour upcoming schedule includes the Chicago Invitational (Jan. 13-14), The Express Employment Pro Invitational (Oklahoma City, Jan. 20-21), Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic (Sacramento, Jan. 26-28), the Anaheim Invitational (Feb. 2-3), the Caterpillar Classic (Kansas, Mo., Feb. 9-11), the St. Louis Invitational (Feb. 17-18), the Winstar World Casino and Resort Iron Cowboy Powered by Kawasaki (Arlington, Texas, Feb. 24-25) and the Pro Bull Riders Batboy Lowdown (North Little Rock, Ark., March 2-3).

(See the full Pro Bull Riders 25th Anniversary Tour schedule here).

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