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• State Farm has signed a deal to become the exclusive official insurer of the Big3-on-3 basketball league, including branding throughout Big3 arenas in all 18 cities this summer on basket stanchion pads, center court jumbotrons and courtside LED signage. The company will also present Big3 games played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on July 7.

• SunTrust and BB&T financial firms said that Truist Financial would be the name of the company following their merger later this year. The name — “intended to give the bank a single, fresh identity” — could also become the new name for the home venue for the Atlanta Braves, now known as SunTrust Stadium.

• CBS Sports Digital has unveiled MVP Sports Marketing, an “initiative that will help brands build strong and sustainable engagement in local sports communities around the country.” An in-house team will "leverage CBS Sports Digital’s deep community connections through its nationwide coverage of high school and college sports and partner with brands to “develop unique multi-faceted sponsorships that build brand equity, deepen consumer relationships and drive revenue.”

• BBVA Compass Stadium, home to the MLS Houston Dynamo, has been renamed BBVA Stadium as part of financial company BBVA Group's overall rebranding process.

• The LPGA said it would “implement a comprehensive integrity program, in partnership with Genius Sports, to deliver sports-betting related monitoring, education and structures for the management of investigations.”

“Sports betting is certainly coming and we’ll have to get our hands around it," LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said via the organization. “Sports betting may bring another wave of worldwide sports fans to the LPGA, but it will require us to be protected and supported by experts like Genius."

• Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich have each topped one million votes in the first National League results released by MLB for the 2019 All-Star Game in the All-Star Game Ballot presented by Google. Full story here.

• With the 2019 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard just four weeks off, the league has unveiled the first fan ballot results presented by Google for the AL — and the numbers are very good for Gary Sanchez, Mike Trout and George Springer. Full story here.

• 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

The Top Ten World’s Highest Paid Athletes
1, Leo Messi soccer $127M
2. Cristiano Ronaldo soccer $109M
3. Neymar Jr. soccer $105M
4. Canelo Alvarez boxing $94M
5. Roger Federer tennis $93.4M
6. Russell Wilson NFL $89.5M
7. Aaron Rodgers NFL $89.3M
8. LeBron James NBA $89M
9. Stephen Curry NBA $79.8M
10. Kevin Durant NBA $65.4M

Full story here.
SOURCE: FORBES

KEEPING SCORE

2019 Top Selling Summer Acts
Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. tour dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2019
1. The Rolling Stones
2. Queen with Adam Lambert
3. Paul McCartney
4. Ariana Grande
5. Shawn Mendes
6. Billie Eilish
7. JoJo Siwa
8. Twenty One Pilots
9. Hootie and the Blowfish
10. Florida Georgia Line

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BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office June 7-9
1. The Secret Life of Pets 2 $47.1M
2. Dark Phoenix $33M
3. Aladdin $24.5M
4. Godzilla $15.4M
5. Rocketman $14M
6. Ma $7.8M
7. John Wick 3 $7.4M
8. Avengers: Endgame $4.8M
9. Pokémon Detective Pikachu $3M
10. Booksmart $1.6M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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Mar302011

In First TV Spot For Jockey, Tim Tebow Touts Tees So Cool They'd Appeal To James Dean

By Barry Janoff, Executive Editor

March 30, 2011: Tim Tebow may not be the Peyton Manning of NFL quarterbacks, but he is the Michael Jordan and James Dean of underwear commercials.

Jockey International has unveiled its first TV spot featuring Tebow, who signed with the brand last year when he was entering his rookie season as a quarterback with the Denver Broncos.

Tebow will be vying for air time with Jordan, who is the lead spokesman for rival Hanes, as the face of Staycool, Jockey’s new collection of "innovative underwear, designed to help regulate skin temperature and keep you cool and comfortable." according to the brand.

Jockey said it is the first U.S. company to offer underwear treated with Outlast, a moisture-wicking process, which was developed for NASA more than 20 years ago to provide temperature regulation. Hanes and Under Armour are among the other companies that also produce goods with moisture-wicking fabric, but they do not use the Outlast process.

The spot is scheduled to break on April 4, and will run through August on national cable including, ESPN, E!, CNN, Spike and Discovery. (See Tim Tebow's Jockey commercial here.)

Support includes print, online such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, POP, event sponsorships and "marketing promotions throughout the year," according to Jockey. Lead agency is Arcade Creative Group, New York.

To coincide with the launch of the product, Jockey is running a "Staycool Challenge" sweepstakes offering a VIP trip for two to meet Tebow. (Full details here.)

“The commercial is part of a larger integrated campaign to support Jockey Staycool and reinforce our commitment to offering cutting-edge products to our customers,” Dustin Cohn, CMO for Jockey, said in a statement. “Tim Tebow’s passion for innovation both on and off the field aligns completely with the Jockey Staycool brand.”

“Tim Tebow’s passion for innovation both on and off the field aligns completely with the Jockey Staycool brand.”

Jockey is also responsible for the the man who made it okay for male athletes to endorse men's underwear, pitcher Jim Palmer, who was a Jockey spokesman about 30 years ago.

The commercial opens with Tebow, channeling movie icon James Dean, who made T-shirts fashionable in 1955's Rebel Without A Cause. Tebow is walking down a what looks like a Hollywood back lot version of a city sidewalk on a sweltering day, with everyone around him trying to find relief from the heat.

As a smiling Tebow goes from scene to scene, a voiceover says, "Quarterback Tim Tebow's T-shirt is cooler than yours." Images such as surfers and ocean waves move across his T-shirt "to illustrate how the technologically-advanced Jockey Staycool collection keeps Tim cool on even the hottest days," per Jockey.

"Introducing Jockey Staycool, with proven technology designed to help you stay cool all day," continues the voiceover. To which Tebow adds, "Man, you gotta feel this shirt . . .  From Jockey, the true original."

Jockey said its new product line "blends fashion and innovation [with] Outlast technology that absorbs, stores and releases excess heat to maintain your optimal skin temperature." The products are available for both men and women.

Tebow, who appeared in nine games for the Broncos this past season, also has deals with companies including Nike, EA Sports and FRS energy drinks. He is represented by XV Enterprises, Gainesville, Fla., which is overseen by Tebow and his brother, Robby.

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