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• Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists Class of 2018: Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Hugh Evans, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Rudy Tomjanovich, Chris Webber, Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Wayland Baptist University. Class of 2018 will be named during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in San Antonio March 31-April 2.

• Serena Williams, who said her first auto purchase was a while Lincoln Navigator SUV she named “Ginger,” has signed to become an official spokesperson for the brand. A social media-based marketing campaign includes videos of Williams talking about and driving the 2018 Navigator, with ongoing videos to follow. “Partnering with a brand like Navigator comes from a genuine place,” she said in the first video. “Let’s just be honest: Serena Williams needs to be in the new Navigator.”

• The Smashing Pumpkins unveil 'Shiny And Oh So Bright' 36-city tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years, with founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha. Produced by Live Nation.

KEEPING SCORE

Most Exciting Sports Worldwide
1. Athletics (i.e. Olympics) 47% Very/Quite Exciting
2. Tennis 43%
3. Football (soccer) 43%
4. Rugby 41%
5. Gymnastics 36%
6. Boxing 32%
7. Formula 1 32%
8. Swimming 26%
9. Horse Racing 25%
10. Cycling 25%

Most Boring Sports Worldwide
1. Golf 70% Very/Quite Boring
2. U.S. Football 59%
3. Cricket 58%
4. Darts 58%
5. Snooker 57%
6. Basketball 52%
7. Horse Racing 52%
8. Cycling 50%
9. Formula 1 49%
10. Boxing 46%

Poll from YouGov.com

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Most-Watched Winter Olympics in U.S. TV History
1. Lillehammer, 1994* 204 million
2. Vancouver, 2010 190 million
3. Salt Lake City, 2002 187 million
T4. Torino, 2006 184 million
T4. Albertville, 1992 184 million
T4. Nagano, 1998 184 million
* Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident

Source NBC Sports

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Thursday
Apr202017

Sly 'Rocky' Stallone Enters The Ring With Canelo For Tecate's 'Born Bold' Campaign

By Barry Janoff

April 20, 2017: If you want to add some more noise to an already loud upcoming boxing match, you might as well throw Sylvester "Rocky" Stallone into the fray.

Tecate has done that in a new campaign to tout the bout between Canelo Alvarez  (48-1-1) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1), scheduled for Seis de Mayo in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena (HBO PPV).

Stallone encounters Canelo in two spots, under Tecate Light’s "Born Bold" umbrella campaign, telling him to "Be bold," as he shows Canelo how to punch a bee hive, use raw meat to reduce a swollen eye and the correct way to display a championship belt.

The spots break this week during sports programming, including the NBA playoffs.

Support includes Internet, social media and OOH in the "form of prize card point-of-sale materials at the retail level,” according to Tecate, a division of Heineken.

Tag lines: "Be Bold. Be Bolder. Be Sly. Be Canelo." And "When you think you are bold, there comes Canelo."

Lead agency is Nómades.

According to Pablo Batlle, CCO for Nómades, "Our relationship with Sly is a couple of years old given we'd worked with him for Tecate in Mexico. The challenge here was to find the real voice of this collaboration in the American market.

"We think that we achieved a new approach that is relevant to the bi-cultural Hispanic consumer and to the 'Born Bold' concept," said Batlle.

The new creative is part of what Tecate called a "refreshed 37-week 'Born Bold' campaign," which originated in 2015.

"Sylvester Stallone has a lifelong connection to boxing and continues to build a career as a symbol for masculinity, which resonates particularly well with Tecate's bold, bi-cultural consumer," Belen Pamukoff, brand director for Tecate, said in a statement.

"In these new spots, our mission was to capture the comradery between Stallone as a masculine, legendary actor and Canelo as a real life boxing champion, while further fueling the inherit bold swagger of these superstars.,” said Pamukoff.

In "Beehive: BBQ," Canelo is working out in a gym, apparently being bothered by some bees. Stallone shows up and says, "Canelo, be bold," as he punches a bee hive. Later, at a BBQ, Canelo wants to put some ice on a swollen eye when Stallone says, “Be bold,” handing the boxer raw steak to put on the wound. Canelo takes the meat, tosses it on a nearby grill and says, "Be bolder."

In "Belt: Tub," Stallone shows off a faux title belt, to which Canelo reacts by showing Stallone his real World Championship belt. Later, Stallone finds Canelo soaking in a tub of ice. "Be bold," Sly says, to which Canelo responds by showing Stallone that his tub is also filled with chilled cans of Tecate Light.

According to Tecate, "Since the official debut of the 'Born Bold' advertising campaign in 2015, Tecate Light has made waves throughout the industry, becoming the fastest growing light beer in the U.S. versus our competitors."

The Canelo-Chavez fight is being handled by Golden Boy Productions.

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