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• 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.

• CBS Sports returns to the court for the 2019-2020 college basketball season, its 39th consecutive season broadcasting college basketball, with what the network called its "strongest and most extensive schedule to date," featuring more than 275 games across broadcast and cable. The CBS season begins Dec. 14 and runs through March Madness 2020 along with TBS, TNT and truTV.

The 2020 tournament will start with Selection Sunday — when the full field of 68, seeding and bracket are released — on March 15, 2020. the Final Four and NCAA championship game will take place April 4-6 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta.

• The XFL has named David Michael as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Michael was most recently chief information officer for The Madison Square Garden Company and previously was with GroupM North America, UBM Tech and PR Newswire

• The Professional Fighters League has formed a partnership with Mike Tyson, with the first initiative "Mike Tyson's New Fight Game: The PFL." Tyson will provide “fighter perspective, inside analysis, and irreverent discussion never before experienced in combat sports. The series airs on PFL and Tyson digital and social platforms, including YouTube, Instagram and Facebook

• 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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  • Tampa Bay Lightning 45%
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  • Dallas Stars 10%
  • San Jose Sharks 7%
  • Boston Bruins 4%
  • Colorado Avalanche 4%
  • Washington Capitals 4%
  • Nashville Predators  4%
  • New Jersey Devils  2%
  • Philadelphia Flyers 2%
  • Toronto Maple Leafs 2%
  • Vegas Golden Knights 2%
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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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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
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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

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Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco Get 'Nasty' For Unilever's Klondike

November 11, 2009: Two of the NFL's outspoken "bad boys" — Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens — are facing off to see which one is the baddest and has the thickest shell when it comes to taking criticism. Not on the field, but via a humorous campaign for Unilever's Klondike coated ice cream squares and bars, the "Ocho-TO Thicker Shell Face-Off."

Ochocinco, who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals, and Owens, a member of the Buffalo Bills, will take turns "roasting" each other at the Klondike Facebook Fan Page. The roast will take place over a two-week period: Starting Nov. 11, Ochocinco will take shots at Owens for a week with "lighthearted messages to test the thickness of Owens' shell."  Beginning Nov. 18, Owens gets to lightly roast Ochocinco. During their respective roasting periods, Owens and Ochocinco will have an opportunity to respond to each other. The campaign also will encompass Twitter and Klondike's Web site.

The purpose is to support the fact that "six of the Klondike stickless bars now have a thicker chocolatey shell . . .  with 25 percent more chocolatey coating!" The campaign plays off of the brand's long-time tag, "What would you do for a Klondike bar?" Here, it becomes, "What would you say for a Klondike bar?"

Unilever is not an official NFL partner, so there will be no images of NFL, Bengals or Bills logos or uniforms.

Among Ochocinco's early jabs at Owens: "I saw you wearing your Halloween costume on TV. Oh, wait, that was just your outfit for the press conference." And, "Watched your reality show this summer, The TO Show. Seemed more like one of those dating shows to me with the number of girls comin' in and out of that house."

Consumers are encouraged to submit their own "roasts" that may or may not be posted at the official site. However, at another Facebook site that is not censored by Unilever or Klondike, people already have posted their own comments, including: "Wow. I used to love Klondike. Why pick the two biggest idiots in the NFL?" And "This would seem a commercial nightmare to me if I was PR in this company." However, not all the comments were negative: "I'm by no means a fan of either of these guys, but this is funny. Lighten up, people!" And "Give [T.O.] a break. He's misunderstood."

"The 'interesting one' is very pleased to be working with Klondike," Ochocinco, who in 2008 legally changed his name from Johnson to his uniform number, said in a statement. "I can eat ice cream, embarrass TO and perfect my craft all at the same time . . . while still looking good. POW!"

Replied Owens, "I'm excited for this opportunity to slam my friend Chad. What would you do for a Klondike bar? How about what wouldn't Ochocinco do for attention?"

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