Top
NEWS REAL

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "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.

• 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. 

POLL POSITION

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

VOTE HERE

KEEPING SCORE

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
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

BUY SELL

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
BoxOfficeMojo.com

SEARCH

NYSportsJournalism.com + Topic Of Requested Search

Showtime: All The Smoke See More Ads Below

COLLEGE

BodyArmor Into NCAA
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

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#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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.
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.
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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

Monday
Nov172014

Report: Will Super Bowl XLIX Ads Be Altered By Domestic Violence, Health Issues?

By Barry Janoff

November 17, 2014: There is no doubt that upward of 100 million or more people will be watching all or part of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015 in the University of Phoenix Stadium when it airs on NBC.

However, as unknown as the final two teams are at this point in the NFL season is the overall content that advertisers will be sharing with the viewing audience.

Humor is generally the lead ingredient in Super Bowl ads, but the number of spots relying on comedy could be impacted by recent events involving the NFL and its players, including domestic violence, child abuse and health issues related to concussions, PEDs and pain-killers.

Some 62% of the public-at-large and 65% of advertising professionals believe that these and other life-changing issues will define the content and attitude that will prevail during Super Bowl XLIX commercials, according to the just-released results of a compilation of surveys from industry group American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's), handled in conjunction with research firm IPSOS OTX.
 
NBC has sold more than 80% of its inventory for the game, with 30-second ads going for upward of $4.5 million, according to industry analysts.

According to 4A's, ad professionals cited the Super Bowl as "an opportunity to be a platform for domestic violence awareness" and that companies should "strike the right tone and do something that feels genuine in terms of reaching out to women."

Among the results citied in the report, 34% of those surveys said commercials should be "more focused on families; 30% of the public and 37% of ad pros said ads should "address issues surrounding domestic violence"; while there should be more space allotted to PSAs, cited by 25% of the public and 38% of those in the ad industry.

While acknowledging these pressing issues, the 4As report also showed that people surveyed believe viewers "should enjoy the Super Bowl the same way now as they would any other year," a concept cited by 67% of the general population and 82% of the those in the ad profession.

Among other findings, the surveys showed that 35% of Americans rank Super Bowl ads as one of their top associations with football; "partying and socializing" rank as the main drivers for Super Bowl viewing for 36% of the general population and nearly twice as much — 63% — among 4A's members; and also that the controversies provide an opportunity for brands and companies to "promote positive social messages, according to 78% of the public and 73% of 4A's members.

"Brands and agencies have the chance to step up and use football's place in popular culture to take the lead in creating positive social messages."

"In some respects, football is in an ideal position," Nancy Hill, 4A's president and CEO, said in a statement. "Many millions of Americans love the product despite what they see as the shortcomings of the NFL brand. Whether the NFL is willing or able to deal with those shortcomings remains to be seen and could be a side issue because Americans engage with the game, not with the NFL."

According to Alison Fahey, CMO for New York-based 4A's, "Brands and agencies have the chance to step up and use football's place in popular culture to take the lead in creating positive social messages relevant to the context. This is a massive opportunity for creative ideas that convey the right message, with just the right tone."

Three parallel studies were commissioned by the 4A's (one among consumers that was handled by IPSOS OTX and two among 4A's members through Qualtrics.com) fielded in October 2014.

Back to Home Page