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• In an effort to “send a message of inclusion to its widely diverse fan base,” the NBA champion Toronto Raptors said they are the first NBA to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women. The Nike Pro Hijabs with the team’s logo were inspired by the Hijabi Ballers, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to "celebrating and increasing the involvement of Muslim females in sports." “Inspired by those brave enough to change the game” the team posted to its social media platforms along with a video of the Hijabi Ballers in action.

• Greenleaf Foods said it has signed a deal with the Los Angeles Rams to become the first plant-based food brand to officially partner with an NFL team. As part of this partnership, Greenleaf’s Lightlife Burger will be available at Rams home games this season, beginning Sep. 15 during the team’s 2019 home opener ( agasint tthe New Orleans Saints). Lightlife plant-based protein products will also be featured in the Rams Game On! Program at Albertson’s, Vons, and Pavilions.

• The NFL and Facebook have signed a multi-year partnership extension that will “deliver more diversified NFL video content to fans worldwide through Facebook Watch,” expanding a relationship that began in 2017

The NFL will continue distributing recaps from all 256 regular season games, as well as playoff games and the Super Bowl; plus video highlights from such postseason tentpole events las the Pro Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft. The NFL will also utilize Facebook Watch for distribution of an array of unique content including NFL news and analysis, Video versions of NFL-produced podcasts and classic and special NFL 100 content.

In addition, the NFL will create Facebook Groups around content themes and work to share relevant video in those groups.

• American Airlines will not renew its naming rights deal with the venue that is home to the NBA’s Miami Heat, which has been AmericanAirlines Arena since it opened in 1999 via a 20-year deal valued at $42 million, according to Miami Today. The team and Miami-Dade County executives are in “advanced talks”with another national company. American will remain the official airline for the Heat.

• Bowlero Corp,, the leading owner and operator of bowling centers in America, has acquired the Professional Bowlers Assn. which has been in operation since 1958. Bowlero said, “All scheduled tournaments and programming will continue, with plans to build upon key initiatives including the PBA's groundbreaking Fox Sports partnership.” Full story here.

• Marshawn Lynch has been named as the founded for the expansion Oakland Panthers of the Indoor Football League, with the team beginning play in February 2020 in Oakland (formerly Oracle) Arena. The NFL Raiders are moving from Oakland to Las Vegas beginning with the 2020 season. 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 (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• 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.”

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 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

KEEPING SCORE

Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

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Weekend Box Office Sept. 6-8
1. It: Chapter Two $91M
2. Angel Has Fallen $6M
3. Good Boys $5.4M
4. Lion King $4.2M
5. Overcomer $3.8M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $3.7M
7. Peanut Butter Falcon $2.3M
8. Scary Stories $2.3M
9. Ready Or Not $2.2M
10. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $2.2M

Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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Apr082011

Baseball Legends Tommy John, Andre Dawson Get Dirty To Launch Mobil Super

While former ballplayers will go under the hood to replace old oil with Mobil Super, a sweeps is offering a trip to 2012 Spring Training.April 8, 2011: Tommy John, Andre Dawson, Fred Lynn and Greg Luzinski are among the former MLB players who will help to support the nationwide launch of Mobil Super, a line of premium-quality motor oils formulated to help reduce wear, prevent sludge and extend engine life.

Now through May 6, the retired players will get back into uniform — not their baseball jerseys, but those of Mobil 1 Lube Express — where they will pitch in by going under the hoods of cars to replace old oil with Mobil Super.

The Changeup Day campaign will also enable consumers a chance to win baseball tickets and autographed merchandise. (Full details here.)

During April and May, former baseball stars in eight U.S. cities will team up with employees at select Mobil 1 Lube Express locations to introduce drivers to the new Mobil Super family of products. First up will be Milwaukee on April 8, where Jim Gantner, who spent his entire 17-year MLB career with the Brewers, will offer his services.

On April 15, 26-year MLB veteran Tommy John will appear at a New York Mobil 1 Lube Express. John, who won 288 regular season games, pitched for the New York Yankees for eight years, compiling a 91-60 record.

Consumers will get a double-header on April 22 when Ron Kittle gets the call in Chicago and Andre Dawson will appear in Miami. Dawson, who was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010, hit 438 home runs and had more than 1,500 RBI's in 21 seasons, the last two of which were with the Florida Marlins.

“The Mobil Super line is designed to promote long engine life, and since baseball is known for its long season, it is a natural fit."

The remaining schedule has Dante Bichette in Denver on April 29, Greg Luzinski in Philadelphia on April 29, and on May 6 Jim Sundberg in Dallas and Fred Lynn in Boston, where he was a mainstay with the Red Sox for the first seven years of his 17-year career.

Part of the launch campaign supporting Mobil Super.In a separate but related launch campaign, ExxonMobil and ESPN Radio are joining for the Mobil Super Protection Award. This program gives fans the opportunity to vote for the pitchers that they feel protected their team’s lead each week. At the end of each month, the winners will go head-to-head, with fans voting for one outstanding pitcher to receive the Mobil Super Protection Award.

Among the prizes being offered are a trip to a 2012 spring training location and $50 gift cards. (Full details here.)

“The Mobil Super line is designed to promote long engine life, and since baseball is known for its long season, it is a natural fit,” Rob Shearer, Americas marketing advisor, ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Co., said in a statement. “We believe that many Mobil Super purchasers are avid baseball fans and would enjoy an opportunity to rub elbows with a baseball legend. The Changeup Day events are an exciting way to introduce this family of premium motor oils to drivers.”
   
The Mobile Super line includes High Mileage (for vehicles with more than 75,000 miles), 5000 (to extend engine life and combat sludge) and Synthetic (high temperature protection). ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties is a division of ExxonMobil Corp.

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