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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.
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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.
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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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Oct302015

In Search For Credibility, Major League Football Suits Up With Herm Edwards

By Barry Janoff

October 30, 2015: Major League Football, scheduled to begin its initial season in Spring 2016, has made a significant move to establish its credibility by adding Herm Edwards as senior advisor for the league and its management team.

According to MLFB, as senior advisor, Edwards would "provide advisement and consultation to members of the company's management. In particular, Mr. Edwards will provide guidance on the league's player development and mentorship to athletes. Mr. Edwards will also attend MLFB games and support other league activities during the length of his initial agreement with Major League Football."

Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Edwards played in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles (1977-1985), then became a scout and assistant coach before being named head coach for the New York Jets (2001-2005) and then the Kansas City Chiefs (2006-2008). 

Since leaving coaching, Edwards has been a NFL analyst for ESPN and ESPN Radio.

"As a past player and longtime football professional, coach and now commentator, Herm is a very welcome addition as an advisor to our team," Wes Chandler,former NFL player and now president for Major League Football. "In playing against Herm Edwards in the NFL and working with him over the years coaching young football athletes, I am personally honored to have him with us."

MLFB, a publicly-traded organization, is seeking to accomplish what such leagues as the USFL, XLF, UFL, WFL and others have tried and failed. All victims, for several reasons, of trying to go where the 800-lb. gorilla known as the NFL already treads.

The Lakewood Ranch, Fla.-based league is currently in the process of conducting tryout camps, now through November in 14 cities, to help fill rosters in anticipation of hitting the turf with eight teams.

MLFB said it is "considering more than 14 new markets as potential cities the league will further review to solidify the number of teams in its inaugural season . . . Additional cities will be considered for expansion for the planned second season in 2017."

Although MLFB said that its "strategically placed spring football season fulfills demand while not conflicting with fall leagues," its planned March-July schedule crosses paths with the start of the MLB season, NCAA Div. I Men's and Women's basketball March Madness, and the end of the NBA and NHL seasons and the entire post-season runs for both leagues.

According to Edwards, “I am excited to help Major League Football as I believe in their mission to give players and coaches more opportunities to develop their football and character skills with the hopes of continuing to play at the next level.

"“I’ve known Wes Chandler for a long time and see the value and importance in what he and his staff are trying to build. At the end of the day, I see myself as an ambassador to the game of football and this is another opportunity to contribute to the sport and positively influence the lives of young men," said Edwards.

"I speak for the entire management team on the benefits of having Herm's experience, coaching, managerial skills and his well-known enthusiasm for the sport advising our organization on and off the gridiron," Chandler said of Edwards. "Herm's football knowledge as a commentator and his skills as communicator to our players, staff, coaches and fans are a tremendous asset.”

Is MLFB The Real Deal Or Just A Passing Fancy?

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