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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• 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 (thru Oct. 27).

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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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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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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Thursday
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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