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• “While these Olympic Games will once again be profitable for NBC Sports Group, they also created major benefits for the rest of our portfolio, including NBC News, NBC Entertainment, Universal theme parks, our many cable networks, and our owned television stations and affiliate partners." — Mark Lazarus, chairman-NBC Broadcasting and Sports

• Winter Games Brand Awareness
Which of the following brands have you seen an ad for in the past two weeks during Winter Olympics?
1. Coca-Cola 45.4
2. Liberty Mutual 25.3
3. Samsung 24.5
4. NBC 23.7
5. Chobani 16.3
6. United 14.4
7. NBCSN 10.9
8. Intel 9.1
9. Dow 3.2
10. Panasonic 2.9
SOURCE YouGov

• This wknd all 30 MLB teams (including players, coaches, managers and umpires) will wear caps to honor before games, with option to wear the caps  in-game. Players will sign caps and auction them to raise money for Broward Education Foundation to benefit the official Victims' Fund.

KEEPING SCORE

Most Exciting Sports Worldwide
1. Athletics (i.e. Olympics) 47% Very/Quite Exciting
2. Tennis 43%
3. Football (soccer) 43%
4. Rugby 41%
5. Gymnastics 36%
6. Boxing 32%
7. Formula 1 32%
8. Swimming 26%
9. Horse Racing 25%
10. Cycling 25%

Most Boring Sports Worldwide
1. Golf 70% Very/Quite Boring
2. U.S. Football 59%
3. Cricket 58%
4. Darts 58%
5. Snooker 57%
6. Basketball 52%
7. Horse Racing 52%
8. Cycling 50%
9. Formula 1 49%
10. Boxing 46%

Poll from YouGov.com

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Top Selling MLS Player Jerseys
1. Miguel Almirón Atlanta United
2. Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire
3. Josef Martínez Atlanta United
4. Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders
5. David Villa NYCFC
6. Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders
7. Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC
8. Kaká Orlando City FC
9. Andrea Pirlo NYCFC
10. Nicolás Lodeiro Seattle Sounders
SOURCE MLS STORE

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Wednesday
Aug012012

New Alliance Makes Nascar's Dale Earnhardt Jr. A Coal Miner's Driver

By Barry Janoff

August 1, 2012: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is widely known for his feats on the track. Now, he may also be known as the spokesman for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

The ACCCE has signed a deal to sponsor Earnhardt Jr. and his JR Motorsports Nascar team. The alliance, the first Nascar deal for the organization, will be supported by a multi-media national campaign starring the iconic race car driver.

Earnhardt, who earns  about $24 million from endorsements, also has deals with PepsiCo's Diet Mountain Dew, Wrangler, AMP Energy drink, Nationwide, TaxSlayer.com, Hellmann's, Degree for Men, Go Daddy, the National Guard and Chevrolet.

Washington, D.C.-based ACCCE is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership of companies involved in producing electricity from coal. The campaign will help foster "energy policies that balance coal’s vital role in meeting our country’s growing need for affordable and reliable electricity with the need to protect the environment. ACCCE said it also "advocates for the development and deployment of advanced clean coal technologies that will produce electricity with near-zero emissions."

In the marketing effort, which includes TV, radio and Internet, Earnhardt explains, “Most people think of me as a race car driver. But I'm also a business owner. In my company, the cars run on gas, but the business runs on electricity. That’s why I have been learning about how coal keeps electricity prices down, and that keeps the lights on and people working, which keeps companies like mine out in front.” (See the full spot here.)

Marketing then directs people to visit a dedicated Web site to learn more about "clean coal."

As part of the alliance, JR Motorsports cars feature ACCCE logos, and members of the race team will work with ACCCE to "inform and educate Americans about the importance of coal and clean coal technology."

According to Evan Tracey, vp-communications for ACCCE, “America’s families and business rely on affordable and reliable coal. These new ads will draw America’s attention to coal’s importance as a domestic energy source to power our economy – from manufacturing to motor sports and everything in between.”

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