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• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• 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. 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.” 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

• 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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Dec172013

Philadelphia Story: Terrell Owens On Receiving End Of Carl's Jr. Cheesesteak Ad

By Barry Janoff

December 17, 2013: Following in the footsteps of Carl’s Jr. spokespersons such as Kate Upton, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian and Katherine Webb, former NFL star Terrell Owens will appear in a humorous national campaign for the fast-feeder and its sibling, Hardee’s.

Owens will be revisiting his NFL toots in Philadelphia, where he played for the Eagles for two seasons, touting Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger, which Carl's Jr. and Hardee's call their "tribute to, and twist on, Philadelphia’s classic cheesesteak sandwich."

Owens, who has not played in an NFL game since 2011 but has not officially retired, is regarded as one of the league's all-time top receivers. However, his 15-season career included numerous controversies and enigmatic incidents, including run-ins/misunderstandings with teammates, coaches and the media.

The campaign will be anchored by a TV spot, "Philly Love," which is scheduled to debut Dec. 30. Support will include Internet and social medial destinations such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

A teaser shown recently on omg! Insider showed Owens lounging poolside along with several young women clad only in bikinis. Lead agency is 72andSunny, Los Angeles.

According to Carl's Jr., "The humorous new spot will follow Owens down memory lane as he lightheartedly reflects on his hot-and-cold relationship with the City of Brotherly Love."

According to Owens, “I really liked the idea for the ad on this one. It was a great way to tie into my career and it was fun to try my hand at acting.”

The Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger was last featured on the Carl’s Jr. menu in 2010 and at Hardee’s in 2008, but is being brought back "by popular demand."

Carl's Jr. is currently touting "Great Buns" via a double-entendre campaign is which men and women look at shapely young women from behind and exclaim, "Great buns!" The catch is that each of the young women is holding a sandwich made with Carl's Jr. "fresh baked buns."

The spots with Upton, Kardashian, Webb and others generally showed the women wearing bikinis or lingerie and getting all hot and bothered while eating food items from Carl's Jr.

“We pioneered the idea of putting great American sandwiches on a burger – or using ‘meat as a condiment’ as Jay Leno riffed about the practice on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – and the Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger has been our most popular creation,” Brad Haley, CMO for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, said in a statement. “This time around, the Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger is better than ever because we serve it on our new Fresh Baked Buns.

“And, who better to help us promote the best-ever Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger than former Philadelphia pro wide receiver Terrell Owens?" said Haley. "Terrell had sort of a love-hate relationship with Philly fans and we make the most of that in the humorous ad campaign for the burger. I think the world will see that he has pretty good acting chops and doesn’t mind poking fun at himself.”

Owens played in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers (1995-2003). Philadelphia Eagles (2004-05), Dallas Cowboys (2006-08), and a season each with the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals before spending several weeks with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 on their practice squad before being released.

The six-time Pro Bowl has 1,078 receptions, 153 touchdown catches and 15,934 yards receiving, and was named to the NFL's 2000's All-Decade Team.

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