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• In conjunction with the official grand opening of its Americas headquarters, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and the Nashville Predators unveiled an additional five-year extension for the naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. Initially signed in March 2010, the extended terms now ensure Bridgestone naming rights through 2025. Financial terms were not shared.
• Research, marketing and consulting firm NewZoo, San Francisco, has increased its estimate of the market size for global games for 2016-20 “based on an even stronger performance than anticipated in the first three quarters of the year. NewZoo now says that the global games market would generate $116 billion in game software revenues, $7.1 billion higher than previously estimated and nearly 11% growth vs. 2016. The firm now estimates that the category will hit $143.5 billion in 2020.

• Univision Deportes said it would conclude the year as the “leading sports brand delivering the most soccer viewing in the country throughout 2017.” Univision Deportes said this past year it earned the highest share of soccer viewing in the U.S. among 29 networks broadcasting live soccer, claiming over 40% of all viewing across the networks of Univision. It also said it led the industry by “broadcasting 19 out of 20 top-rated club soccer matches in 2017, regardless of language.”
• The NBA has named Indianapolis as the site for the 2021 All-Star Game, to be played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 14. The next three NBA All-Star Games are: Los Angeles (Staples Center, Feb. 18, 2018), Charlotte (Spectrum Center. Feb. 17, 2019) and Chicago (United Center, Feb. 16, 2020). Cleveland said it would seek to host the 2022 game, which would be the 70th All-Star Game in league history.

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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.
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.
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Feb012014

Ten Things (At Least) Tim Tebow Can Do Besides Be An NFL Quarterback

By Barry Janoff

January 31, 2014: Tim Tebow doesn't need no stinking NFL contract.

At least according to a campaign from T-Mobile breaking on national TV during Super Bowl XLVIII on Fox.

Tebow, who won a Heisman trophy in college and two national championships with Florida, has played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. But he has not officially appeared on an NFL field since he was cut from the practice squad of the New England Patriots last August.

The Bellevue, Wash.-based T-Mobile effort actually touts the fact that Tebow is currently not under contract to any NFL team. That, Tebow offers in the new spots, is also what makes T-Mobile the best choice.

“Why would anyone in their right mind stay in a situation that restricts them?” John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, said in a statement. “We want everyone to be able to exercise their own choice which comes with contract freedom. We thought Tim Tebow was the perfect choice for these spots. And, like T-Mobile, he has the grit, determination and passion for doing the right thing.”

T-Mobile will air two 30-second spots during the Big Game on Feb. 2. They can both be traced to a 60-second spot that is running on YouTube. Thirty-second spots were going for upward of $4 million, according to Fox.

“T-Mobile came to me with a great idea around a fun and creative Super Bowl spot. I love what they’ve been doing and how they treat their customers," Tebow said in a statement." It was a blast filming all of the various scenes, and working with T-Mobile to highlight their concept around no contracts for their customers.”

"Tim Tebow here," he says to open one spot. "Everyone thinks I want [an NFL] contract. But without one, I've done so much this year."

Among the things that Tebow has done during his time away from the NFL:

• Delivered a baby ("Is that Tim Tebow?" the mom-to-be asks the dad in the delivery room.)

• Tracked down, captured and took a selfie photo with Big Foot.

• Revealed a plan for world piece at a global summit. ("We can save the whales. We can talk to animals. And we can bring world peace!")

• Fulfilled a lifelong dream of playing football on the Moon.

• Rode a bull in a rodeo.

• Became a fireman, where he saved puppies from a burning building.

• Toured the world as a heavy metal rock star.

• Did his own stunts as the star of the movie, Illegal Formation.

• Became a stand-up comic. ("I mean, talk about illegal use of the hands!")

• Became a world-champion chess player.

Many of the scenarios are fleshed out in their own 30-second versions.  

"Bottom line," says Tebow,. "Contracts hold you back." (See the full spot here.)

Tebow has appeared in other marketing campaigns, most notably for Jockey and  TiVo. He also has deals with EA Sports, Soul Electronics and PDQ quick-serve restaurants. In December, he signed a deal with ESPN to become an analyst for the new Southeastern Conference Network, scheduled to launch prior to the 2014 college football season. He appeared on-camera during ESPN's coverage of the BCS National Championship game.

"I feel like I'm the best that I've ever been as a quarterback right now. I hope I get the opportunity to show that," Tebow said in a statement at that time. "But I'm also looking forward to being part of SEC Nation and part of ESPN.

""I'm not sure what's ahead of me. I'm very excited to have this opportunity at ESPN. But who knows what the next few months will hold?"

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