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• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• 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. 

• 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. 

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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. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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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#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)

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UPDATE: Film Studios Turning Super Bowl Into Hollywood Bowl With Big Game Marketing

December 25, 2009: During Super Bowl XLIII, mixed in with the Bridgestone, GoDaddy and Anheuser-Busch ads, viewers also got a sneak peak at the movies that (mostly) would dominate the big screens that spring and summer. The big movie ad splash belonged to DreamWorksMonsters Vs. Aliens, which worked with PepsiCo's SoBe for a 90-second 3-D TV spot that covered both marketers (via Arnell) and spilled over into retail, where consumers were directed before the game to find free 3-D glasses. Meanwhile, Paramount had spots for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek and GI Joe (handled in-house); Sony had 30-second spots for Angels and Demons and  arguably last summer's biggest bust, Year One (in-house); and Disney had spots for Race to Witch Mountain and with Pixar Up (in-house).

What will Hollywood do during Super Bowl XLIV to up the wattage for spring and summer 2010 releases? Here's a list with a good shot at Super Bowl exposure on CBS on Feb. 7, 2010 (listed in order of scheduled release date):

Paramount: Shutter Island Mystery directed by Martin Scorese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley. (Feb. 19)

Disney: Alice in Wonderland gets revision from director Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp (March 5)

Warner Bros.: Clash of the Titans, Greek mythology action works well in 30-second spot for Super Bowl audience, with Liam Neesan, Ralph Fiennes (March 26)

DreamWorks SKG: How To Train Your Dragon, animated young Viking-in-training (Hiccup Horrendous Haddock) befriends a young dragon-in-training. (March 26)

Disney: The Last Song starring Miley Cyrus in her first role without her Hannah Montana persona. (April 2)

Paramount: Iron Man 2, storyline picks up six months after the original blockbuster movie story ends, with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow back and Mickey Rourke in. (May 7)

Paramount: Shrek Forever After, brings back Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz, adds Paul McCartney as a deal-making Rumpelstiltskin (May 21)

Disney: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, medieval action-adventure based on the videogame, with Jake Gyllenhaa, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley (May 28)

Warner Bros.: Sex and the City 2, with the full original cast - and upward of 50% of the viewing audience is female. (May 28)

20th Century Fox: The A-Team, update of 1980s TV show, here with a group of Iraq War veterans (in the TV show they were Vietnam vets), led by Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Jessica Biel, banding together to clear their name. Seems as if no Mr. T sightings, though. (June 11)

Disney: Toy Story 3, with Woody (Tim Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack) and all their toy friends, who must survive being left at a day care center. (June 18)

Warner Bros.: Jonah Hex, an anti-hero bounty hunter and his girlfriend try to save the world from a terrorist and his other-worldly arm, with Josh Brolin, Megan Fox and John Malkovich. (June 18)

Paramount The Last Airbender Fantasy directed by M. Night Shyamalan. (July 2)

Columbia: Salt, with Angelina Jolie as a CIA agent with Lara Croft skills who must learn her identity and clear her name. (July 23).

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