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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.

• 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'

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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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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Apr192012

Adidas Seeks To Keep In Step In NFL with QBs Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill

By Barry Janoff

April 19, 2012: Adidas plans to take full advantage of the upcoming anticipated stellar pro career of Robert Griffin III, beginning with a marketing campaign for the new adizero Sonic 3 that will be anchored by a TV spot starring the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner.

RG3, out out Baylor, is expected to be the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft on April 26, with analysts predicting him being selected by the Washington Redskins.

Adidas also disclosed the signing of quarterback Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M University to an endorsement deal. Tannehill is expected to be the third quarterback taken in the NFL draft behind Andrew Luck (who has signed with Nike and will be drafted by the Indianapolis Colts) and RG3.

"I'm excited to join the adidas family," said Tannehill in a statement. "I wore the three stripes in college and adidas is the perfect fit for me as I head to the next level."

The signing of Griffin and Tannehill comes at a time when adidas is seeking to keep pace in the NFL, with its Reebok division having been replaced by Nike this month as the league's official outfitter. Nike, adidas and Under Armour are all official shoe providers to the NFL.

RG3's adidas commercial, "What Light Can Do," launched yesterday on YouTube and will premiere April 21 on TV, according to the company.

In the spot, Griffin accelerates through footwork drills and sprints while wearing the adizero Sonic 3, speaking to an audience following his every move via various TV and computer screens in gyms, restaurants and homes.

"They say expectations are heavy; the spotlight — it weighs a ton," Griffin offers in the spot. "And that pressure weighs even more. They say the weight of it all can break you. It's heavy. Crazy heavy. They say I have no idea what something that heavy can do. I say they have no idea what light can do."

According to adidas, some of the commercial was shot at Baylor’s Floyd Casey Stadium, where Griffin set or tied more than 50 school records.

“The first thing that comes to mind when you put on the adizero Sonic is how light it is,” said Griffin in a statement. “It gives you a lot of support so you can run long distances, but you can use it multiple ways.  It has support so you can lift in it and stay comfortable during a full day’s workout.”

Added Mikal Peveto, director of running for adidas America, “The adizero Sonic 3 was built for the high school athlete with a faster, more aggressive look. This is the ultimate go-fast shoe that runners, football players and baseball players alike will use to break records to get to the next level.”

In addition to Griffin and Tannehill (pictured), adidas NFL footwear endorsers include Von Miller (Denver Broncos), Jimmy Graham, (New Orleans Saints), Frank Gore (San Francisco 49ers), DeMarco Murray (Dallas Cowboys), Eric Berry (Kansas City Chiefs), Reggie Bush (Miami Dolphins), Lawrence Timmons (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Mario Williams and C.J. Spiller (Buffalo Bills).

See the full RG3 spot here.

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