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• 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, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. 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. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• 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.

• 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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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

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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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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
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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.
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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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Sep012015

Whiskers A Go-Go: Andrew Luck Has Hairy Experience For DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket

By Barry Janoff

August 31, 2015: With the 2015 NFL season about to move from pre-season to the real deal, DirecTV continues to roll out humorous ads to support its NFL Sunday Ticket.

The new spot, which breaks this week, stars Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, whose cool self and well-trimmed beard has DirecTV Sunday Package, but whose challenged, uncool self has a beard that is out of control and who spends his football days watch only pieces of action on cable.

This is Luck's second spot for DirecTV, having appeared in "Hide and Seek" earlier this summer, in which the Luck without DirecTV lacks for quality NFL viewing and has plenty of time to play games with his cats.

Recent spots in the campaign have starred Eli Manning  ("Bad Comedian"), Tony Romo ("Arts and Craftsy") and Randy Moss ("Petite Randy Moss").

They all follow in the footsteps of Rob Lowe, who played opposite inferior versions of himself intended to represent DirecTV's competition (awkward, creepy, less attractive, scrawny arms, meathead). The ads ended with the real Lowe offering, "Don't be like this me. Get rid of cable and upgrade to DirecTV."

DirecTV had to remove those ads this past April when Comcast complained to the Better Business Bureau that statements made in the campaign were unsubstantiated, which led to the BBB's National Advertising Division review board requesting that DirecTV either pull or redo the campaign.

Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos also has an alliance with DirecTV and has yet to appear in this series of ads.

Lead agency is Grey, NY.

The campaign is breaking as AT&T has completed its estimated $67 billion acquisition of DirecTV, which claims more than 20 million subscribers.

The Manning Brothers previously appeared in commercials for DirecTV; Romo and Luck signed on this year.

“The Mannings demand excellence from their teammates, so we knew we had to go big in the first round and select the highest caliber talent to expand our roster.," Alex Kaplan, svp-marketing for DirecTV, said in a statement when Romo and Luck were signed. "Tony and Andrew were the most obvious picks. With four of the most prominent performers and personalities in the NFL, we’re taking our NFL Sunday Ticket marketing game to a whole new level.”

According to Luck, “There are a handful of products and ad campaigns that guys in the locker room pay attention to, and NFL Sunday Ticket is definitely one of them. I’m expecting a healthy dose of trash talk from teammates.”

The generic Lowe campaign was directly replaced by a series of on-going ads featuring model Hannah Davis and her talking horse.

In his latest 30-second spot, Luck raves about DirecTV's "Fantasy Zone channel. It's all things fantasy, all in one place."

Out-of-control beard Luck, meanwhile, has to get his fantasy stats on his lap top, which he conveniently pulls out of his overgrown chin hair.

DirecTV Luck continues to rave about the quality of the product. The not-so-lucky Luck sits at a table in a cafe and offers, "I happen to not be wearing a shirt."

"Don't be like this me," says the DirecTV-endowed Luck. "Get NFL Sunday Ticket. Only on DirecTV."

NFL QB's Manning, Romo Go All Rob Lowe For DirecTV Sunday Ticket

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