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• After two exclusive games on NFL Network, Fox Sports’ 2019 Thursday Night Football presented by Bud Light Platinum schedule begins Sept. 26 with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Green Bay Packers. Fox Sports said it would deliver Thursday Night Football in 4K Ultra High Definition for the NFL’s 100th season, making Thursday night match-ups available through the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps, via Apple TV 4K and select Roku devices. Full story here.

• Tony Wyllie has been named regional president and managing director for Special Olympics North America. Wyllie most recently was svp-communications for the NFL’s Washington Redskins since 2010. His three-decade career also includes PR/communications with the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans.

According to Wyllie, “I will use my leadership skills and experience to continue to deliver high-quality competitive sports experiences, attract more resources, and build awareness of Special Olympics. I am excited to work for the six million Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners in the movement for inclusion."

• The Los Angeles Clippers have signed a deal with Los Angeles-based tech firm Honey, which includes naming rights to team's renovated Honey Training Center: Home of the L.A. Clippers and its logo on team practice jerseys. According to Honey, "Ten million-plus members worldwide use Honey's suite of free tools daily to save time and money when shopping online.”

• SoFi Stadium, which will be the new $6 billion home venue for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers beginning in 2020, will open July 25-26 with two Taylor Swift concerts.

• 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 (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• 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

 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

KEEPING SCORE

Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Sept. 20-22
1. Downton Abbey $31M
2. Ad Astra $19.1M
3. Rambo: Last Blood $19M
4. It 2 $17.2
5. Hustlers $17M
6. Lion King $2.6M
7. Good Boys $2.5M
8. Angel Has Fallen $2.4M
9. Overcomer $1.5M
10. Hobbs & Shaw $1.5M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

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).

 

 

 

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS


March 17-18-19: World Baseball Classic Final Four, AT&T Park, San Francisco
March 31: Start of 2013 MLB season


April 6 & 8: NCAA Men's Div. I Basketball Final Four, Georgia Dome, Atlanta
April 7 & 9: NCAA Women's Div. I Basketball Final Four, New Orleans Arena
April 8-14: The Masters, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga.
April 11 & 13: NCAA Men's Div. I Frozen Four Hockey Championship, Pittsburgh
April 15: Boston Marathon

April 21: Virgin London Marathon

April 17: End of NBA regular season
April 20: Start of NBA playoffs
April 25-27: NFL Draft, Radio City Music Hall, New York (ESPN)
April 27: End of NHL regular season

April 29: NHL Draft Lottery
April 30: Start of NHL Stanley Cup playoffs

May 4: Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville
May 12-15: PGA Tour The Players Championship, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
May 18: Preakness, Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore

May 26-June 9: French Open Tennis Grand Slam, Roland Garros, Paris
June 6-8: NBA Finals begin
June 8: Belmont Stakes, Belmont Race Track, Belmont, NY
June 10-16: U.S. Golf Open, Merion CG, Ardmore, PA
June 24-July 7: Wimbledon Tennis Grand Slam, LondonJune 27: NBA DraftJune 28: Last possible day of Stanley Cup Finals
June 30: NHL Draft, Prudential Center, NY

July 9: Home Run Derby, Citi Field, New York (ESPN)
July 10: MLB All-Sar Game, City Field, New York (Fox)
July 14-17: British Golf Open, Kent, England

Aug. 11-14: PGA Champoinship, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Ga.

Aug. 26-Sept. 9: U.S. Open Tennis Grand Slam, Billie Jean King Natl. Tennis Center, Flushing, NY
Sept. 28: End of MLB regular season

Oct. 13: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Nov. 4: ING NYC Marathon


Sites of Upcoming Super Bowls 

Super Bowl XLVIII: Feb. 2, 2014 New Meadowlands Stadium, NJ Feb. 2014
Super Bowl XLIX: February 2015 University of Phoenix Stadium, Feb. 2015 
Super Bowl L: February 2016 NFL will name site May 2014 between Sun Life Stadium, Miiami; and Santa Clara Stadium, Calif. (San Francisco 49ers)
Super Bowl LI: February 2017 NFL will name site May 2014 between Reliant Stadium, Houston; and the stadium not named to host Super Bowl L


Sites of Upcoming NBA All-Star Games  
Feb. 16, 2014: New Orleans Arena
February 2015: tBD

Sites of Upcoming MLB All-Star Game  

July 16, 2013: Citi Field, New YorkJuly 15, 2014: Target Field, Minneapolis

Sites of Upcoming Olympic Games


2014 Winter Olympics: Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7-23
2016 Summer Olympics: Rio de Janeiro
2018 Winter Olympics: PyeongChang, South Korea
2020 Summer Olympics: To be named October 2013



NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Final Four Sites
April 6-8, 2013: Atlanta, Georgia Dome
April 5-7, 2014: Dallas, Cowboys Stadium
April 4-6, 2015: Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium
April 2-4, 2016: Houston, Reliant Stadium


NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Final Four Sites
April 7-9, 2013 - New Orleans, Superdome
April 6-8, 2014 - Nashville
April 5-7, 2015 - Tampa Bay
April 3-5, 2016 - Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium

BCS National Championship   
January 7, 2014: Pasadena, Calif.

FIFA World Cup 
June-July 2014: Brazil
June-July 2018: Russia
June-July 2022: Qatar


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