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• In response to the mass shooting that occurred in the early hours of August 4, 2019, The Dayton Foundation has established the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

• "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."

• "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member."

• "I intend to live forever, or die trying." — Groucho Marx RIP 8-19-1977

• Per NBC Sports: “A plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy and their daughter Isla rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire upon landing today (Aug. 15)  in Elizabethon (Municipal Airport), Tenn. All (five people) aboard the plane (including two pilots) are safe.”The airport is about 14 miles south of Bristol Motor Speedway, where Earnhardt Jr. was scheduled to be part of the NBC Sports crew cowering this weekend’s Nascar races.

• Continuing its expansion into the sports betting landscape, MLB has signed a multi-year partnership designating FanDuel as an “authorized gaming operator” of the league. FanDuel called it a “landmark deal” as it marks the company’s first partnership with MLB or an MLB team. MLB also has alliances in the sports betting category that include MGM Resorts International, Draftings and Sportradar. Full story here.

• For future trivia buffs: ex-NFL and Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones has become the first player to officially sign with the XFL, which is scheduled to begin play in February 2020. Landry, who played in 19 games (five starts) during his NFL career (2013-18), mainly with the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be assigned to one of eight XFL teams via an eignt man QB draft scheduled for the fall. Financial terms were not released.
 

• Nick Kyrgios, currently ranked No. 27 in the world, has been fined $113,000 by the ATP relating to a series of incidents during his second-round loss at the Western & Southern Open Wednesday evening in Cincinnati, including five separate unsportsmanlike conduct situations, each a $20,000 fine.

• National consumer cannabidiol (CBD) brand cbdMD has signed a deal with reigning UFC heavyweight world champion, Daniel "DC" Cormier, which comes as Cormier is scheduled to defend his heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 on Aug.17.

• T-Mobile said it would donate $2,000 per home run hit at the inaugural T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby to Little League Baseball and Softball—pledging to hit at least $1 million in total donations in its first year of partnership. The money will fund participation grants to make programs more affordable for kids and families. The donation includes the $642,000 donated at the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at MLB All-Star Week.

• Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has become an investor in the MLS Seattle Sounders, along with his wife, musician Ciara; as well as rap artist Macklemore and his wife Tricia Davis. The Sounders also said that founding owner Joe Roth is leaving the club.

NBA Opening Weekend presented by Kia national TV Games 2019-20:
Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors (TNT), Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers (TNT); Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers (ESPN), Denver  Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN); Oct. 24 Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets (TNT), Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors (TNT); Oct. 25 Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans (ESPN), Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN).

• WNBA Teams, Players Now Part Of NBA 2K20: "We have arrived!" Full story here.

• The NFL said the Pro Bowl would return to Orlando's Camping Ground Stadium for the fourth successive year, scheduled for Jan. 26, 2020. It will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and be simulcast on ABC (3 PM ET). Full story here.

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

NBC Sports Group and Mecum Auctions have signed a multi-year partnership extension to continue coverage of Mecum car auctions across NBC Sports through 2024.

The top-five selling cars since the start of the partnership in 2014:
1, 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype GT/104 $7M (2014)
2, 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari $4.7M (2016)
3. 1966 Ford GT40 MkI $4.4M (2016)
4. 1933 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe $3.85M (2018)
5. 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible  $3.5 (2014)

KEEPING SCORE

World's Most Valuable Sports Franchises

1. Dallas Cowboys $5 billion, +4%
2. New York Yankees $4.6 billion +15%
3. Real Madrid $4.24 billion +4%
4. Barcelona $4.02 bilion
5. New York Knicks $4 billion +11%
6. Manchester United $3.81 billion
7. New England Patriots 43.8 billion
8. Los Angeles Lakers $3.7 billion +12%
9. Golden State Warriors $3.5 billion +13%
10. New York Giants $3.3 billion

11. Los Angeles Dodgers $3.3 billion
12. Boston Red Sox 43.2 billion
12. Los Angeles Rams $3,2 billion
14. Washington Redskins $3.1 billion
14. Chicago Cubs $3.1 billion
16. San Francisco 49ers $3.05 billion
17. Bayern Munich $3.01 billion
18. San Francisco Giants $3 billion
19. Chicago Bulls $2.9 billion
19. Chicago Bears $2.9 billion

SOURCE: FORBES

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Aug. 16-18
1. Good Boys $21M
2. Hobbs & Shaw $14.1M
3. The Lion King $11.9M
4. Angry Birds 2 $10.5M
5. Scary Stories $10M
6. 47 Meters Down $9M
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $8.5M
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $7.6M
9. Blinded By the Light $4.5M
10.The Art of Racing in the Rain $4.4M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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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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Aug302013

RG3, Sanders, Heisman Winners Rule The School In ESPN-Nissan Campaign

By Barry Janoff

August 30, 2013: What happens when you put 13 Heisman Trophy winners together in one house and turn the cameras on?

Not quite the prefabricated nastiness of TV-scripted reality shows, but something that shows off the playful spirit of the athletes and ex-athletes involved.

Nissan and ESPN are giving fans and viewers the opportunity to interact with 13 winners of the Heisman Trophy, all of whom are being brought together at a dedicated Web site that is home to The Nissan Heisman House.

The third season of the The Nissan Heisman House brings back Robert Griffin III (Baylor, 2011), Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State, 1988), Ty Detmer (BYU, 1990), Ron Dayne (Wisconsin, 1999), Matt Leinart (USC, 2004), Troy Smith (Ohio State, 2006), Tim Brown (Notre Dame, 1987), Carson Palmer (USC, 2002) and Desmond Howard (Michigan, 1991).

Being added to the mix are Sam Bradford (Oklahoma, 2008), Earl Campbell (Texas, 1977), Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh, 1977) and Mike Rozier (Nebraska, 1983).

The effort supports Nissan’s sponsorship of the Heisman Memorial Trophy Award. This season, for the first time, a Heisman House Tour will travel to college campuses throughout the season.

The Web site also enables fans to cast a vote for whom they think should be the next Heisman Trophy winner.

Other marketing partners of the Heisman Trophy include Aflac and Wendy's.

TV spots featuring the participants debuts Aug. 31 prior to ESPN’s "Saturday Night Football" game on ABC. The commercials will then go into regular rotation on ESPN platforms throughout the season.

Visitors to the Web site can tour the house, learn about current members, track the progress of potential Heisman Trophy candidates and watch each of the TV spots. Nissan vehicles, including the 2014 Altima, Sentra and Versa Note, are integrated into the site and the campaign.

“The sustainability of the original concept with fresh scripts, new athletes and ability to the showcase new vehicles year over year is a tremendous creative story, which is a testament to the power of the idea,” Sean Hanrahan, svp-marketing solutions for ESPN, said in a statement.

The Nissan Heisman House was developed in collaboration with TBWA\Chiat\Day, OMD and ESPN’s in-house creative team, CreativeWorks.

The first Nissan Heisman House spot, "Flashback," has debuted on YouTube, featuring RG3, Bradford, Howard, Sanders, Dorsett and Campbell. As in all of the spots, it shows each of the players wearing jerseys from their respective colleges.

"Flashback" opens with RG3 and Bradford arriving at the Heisman House in a new Nissan, with a loud music beat coming from the car. Sanders and Howard are on the front porch drinking lemonade.

"Lemonade on the front porch!" Griffin says in a condescending voice. "What are you guys, 80?!"

RG3 and Bradford then fist-bump and laugh. "Kids these days," Howard sighs.

We then are sent via flashback to Sanders and Howard as younger men arriving at the house in a Nissan. Here, Dorsett and Campbell are on the front porch. "Lemonade on the front porch," Howard says to them in a condescending tone. "What are you guys, 80!?"

"Kids these days," sighs Dorsett as Campbell agrees. (See the full spot here.)

Among the other spots that are scheudled to run:

Car Alarm: RG3 and Palmer are competing to see which one can throw a football the farthest. Palmer throws his over the Nissan Heisman House, where it lands in a parking lot next to Howard and Dorsett, who are looking at a new Nissan. RG3 throws his football through the house, hitting the Nissan and setting off the alarm, which is playing the "Fight Song" from Dorsett's Pittsburgh alma mater. (See it here.)

Coordinated: Finds Rozier dressed in a custom-made suit that has been designed to match his Nissan, which comes with unique exterior and interiors. "What day is it," Rozier asks four of the other guys who are playing catch with a football on the front lawn. "Tuesday," one of them replies. Rozier was getting into a car that had "Monday" license plates on it. He walks over to his "Tuesday" car, which has a completely different custom design and realizes he needs to change his suit. Rozier then calls someone on his cell phone. "I'm gong to need another hour. I need to change." (See it here.)

Quickdraw: Barry Sanders is driven to beat the other residents of the Nissan Heisman House, where here includes getting the best parking spot, the newest shoes first, being first into the bathroom and even listing the most uses for corn "(Corn bread, corn chowder, corn pudding, corn salsa . . . "). "Man, he's quick," one of the other Heisman House residents observes. (See it here.)

Rivalry: Pits Oklahoma alumnus Bradford against Oklahoma State alumnus Campbell in an on-hoping game of oneupmanship. Campbell thinks he's won when he fills Bradford's closet with Oklahoma-branded footballs and hits him with an Oklahoma water balloon. But when a gloating Campbell turns around, we see that Bradford has shaved the Oklahoma State logo into his hair. (See it here.)

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