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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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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

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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

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

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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.
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. 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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Oct312016

Goodyear Flying High With Pro Football Hall Of Fame Sponsorship Deal (Blimp Included)

By Barry Janoff

October 31, 2016: Although it plays off the tag line used by another company, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., based out of Akron, is being like a good neighbor and has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, located in Canton, Ohio.

Goodyear said the alliance "marks a new chapter in (our) long association and brand leadership in the sport of football," including the presence of the Goodyear Blimp providing aerial TV coverage and visuals for more than 60 years.

Goodyear and the Hall of Fame also said the alliance would help "establish the venue as a global sports destination."

Financial terms were not shared.

Other Pro Football Hall of Fame marketing partners include Haggar, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), Ford, TopGolf Kay Jewelers, Panini, Sarchione Auto Group and the U.S. Army.

The initial activation between Goodyear and the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a special offer for the U.S. Armed Forces in which active members of the military and veterans (plus one guest) will be allowed free entry into the Hall throughout the month of November, including Veteran's Day. (Details here.)

"We are delighted to join forces with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, our neighbor in Northeast Ohio," Steve McClellan, president for Goodyear Americas, said in a statement. "This is a time of tremendous excitement for the Hall of Fame as it embarks on a transformational project to establish the venue as a global sports destination."

Goodyear plans to support with multi-media marketing as an extension of its "Blameworthy" campaign. A launch spot, "Blimpworthy Moments," sees former NFL players and executives and now Hall of Famers including Floyd Little, John Randle, Warren Moon, Chris Doleman, Bill Polian, Ron Wolf and Anthony Muñoz talking about what it was like to see the Goodyear blimp hovering over the stadium during a game.

Other elements of the campaign will "celebrate the spirit of football  —  hard work, grit and determination — on and off the field." Goodyear will share other  “Blimpworthy” stories from Hall of Famers about the moments in time that transformed their careers "leveraging the Pro Football Hall of Fame's vast archive."

"We are especially pleased to be able to build on our strong relationship and longstanding support of the U.S. Armed Forces through this new agreement with the Hall of Fame. Both pro football and our military embody the hard work, determination and grit that we are celebrating in our 'Blimpworthy' campaign," said McClellan.

According to David Baker, president for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, "The Pro Football Hall of Fame is proud to collaborate with Goodyear, a company that shares a commitment to celebrate excellence.

"We look forward to working together to provide stories of inspiration to generations of fans by focusing on values learned from the game such as commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence," said Baker.

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