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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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Top-Selling NBA Jerseys Dick's Sporting Goods (Season to Date)

1. LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

4. Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder
5. Joel Embid Philadelphia 76ers
6. Kristaps Porzingas New York Knicks
7. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

8. James Harden Houston Rockets
9. Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers
10. Isaiah Thomas Cleveland Cavaliers
11. Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs
12. Gordon Heyward Boston Celtics
13. Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers
14. Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves
15. Al Horford Boston Celtics

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Athletes
1. Floyd Mayweather
2. Gordon Hayward
3. Aaron Boone
4. Paul George
5. Tony Romo
6. Aaron Judge
7. Gonzo Ball
8. Carmelo Anthony
9. Sergio Gracchia
10. Isaiah Thomas

Professional Sports Teams
1. New York Yankees
2. Houston Astros
3. Boston Celtics
4. Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Atlanta Falcons
6. Dallas Cowboys
7. New England Patriots
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Houston Rockets
10. Philadelphia Eagles

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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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Sep082010

Visa Asks: Why Have Just One Super Bowl When You Can Have Them All?

Cowboys Stadium is the site of Super Bowl XLV, where the winner of Visa's sweepstakes will begin their adventure.September 8, 2010: All eyes may be on the prize of Super Bowl XLV, but Visa has a bigger vision: trips to the Super Bowl for life.

The financial services company, which has been an NFL marketing partner since 1995, has unveiled details of a multi-media campaign anchored by the "Super Bowl Trip for Life Sweepstakes."  The effort, timed for the start of the 2010 NFL season kickoff weekend, also includes such key elements as  national advertising, client and merchant activation programs, new team relationships and the sixth season of Financial Football, an educational program to promote financial literacy in high schools nationwide.

The Super Bowl grand prize mirrors an effort that Visa held earlier this year when it launched a promotion offering a trips for life to the Winter Olympics.

From Sept. 9–Dec. 31, 2010, Visa card holders in the U.S. will automatically be entered for a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl for life when they use their Visa card. The prize begins with Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in February 2011. In addition to TV and POP, marketing support includes a dedicated Web site offering full details. Visa said that the winner would be selected in early January.

“The NFL is America’s favorite sport and the Super Bowl has become the quintessential sports experience for fans across the country,” Antonio Lucio, CMO for Visa Inc., said in a statement. “This year’s integrated marketing campaign celebrates and recognizes the passion that fans have for the NFL and the Super Bowl, while providing business building opportunities for our clients to connect with their card holders.”

Visa said it would also promote the Super Bowl Trip for Life Sweepstakes with digital ads that will appear on such Web sites such as NFL.com.

The promo campaign will be followed In October with Visa's "Fans Forever" national campaign, with TV, POP and social media extensions "celebrating the lifelong passion that NFL fans have for the sport of football and the Super Bowl." TBWA\Chiat\Day is Visa's lead agency.

"This year’s integrated Visa marketing campaign celebrates and recognizes the passion that fans have for the NFL and the Super Bowl."

In addition to being the exclusive payment services sponsor of the NFL, Visa has become the exclusive payment services sponsor of 13 NFL teams: first-year deals with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans adding to Visa's roster that already includes the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. For the second consecutive year, San Francisco-based Visa is also the sponsor of the San Francisco 49ers practice jersey.

For the seventh consecutive season, Visa will also present the "Visa Halftime Report" on Fox NFL broadcasts.

As part of NFL Kickoff 2010 in New Orleans on Sept. 9, Visa has selected 16 student-athletes from Bay High School in Bay St. Louis, Miss., who are involved in the Financial Football program to ride on a Visa-themed float that will travel through the heart of the French Quarter during the Krewe of the NFL Kickoff Parade.

Upcoming scheduled Super Bowls:
• Super Bowl XLV: Cowboys Stadium Feb. 6, 2011
Super Bowl XLVI: Lucas Oil Field, Indianapolis Feb. 5, 2012
Super Bowl XLVII: Superdome, New Orleans Feb. 2013 (date TDB)
• Super Bowl XLVIII: New Meadowlands Stadium, NY/NJ Feb. 2014 (date TBD)

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