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• Jon Hayes, the Cincinnati Bengals TE coach for the last 16 seasons and a NFL TE for the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, has been named head coach and GM XFL St. Louis. Hayes joins Kevin Gilbride (New York), Pep Hamilton (Washington, D.C.), Bob Stoops (Dallas), Marc Trestman (Tampa Bay) and Jim Zorn (Seattle) as XFL head coaches. Los Angeles and Houston head coaches are still to be named.

• MLS and U.S. Soccer have signed a three-year deal with Headspace, which develops meditation and mindfulness apps. Headspace is also creating a personalized training program for each individual athlete on the U.S. Women’s National Team prior to their defense of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in France.

• adidas has unveiled the ”Loop Creation Process,” to produce fully recyclable performance footwear working with Parley for the Oceans using products made from up-cycled marine plastic waste.

FutureCraft Loop is a 100% recyclable performance running shoe which “can be returned to adidas, broken down and reused to create new performance running shoes.” adidas said the first-gen release is a part of adidas' “widest-ever global beta program, ahead of the wider commercial release targeted for Spring-Summer 2021.”

• Per the NFL: “As of earlier this week NFL Network and NFL RedZone are no longer available to AT&T U-Verse subscribers or DTV Now subscribers. While the NFL remains committed to negotiating renewed agreements on fair and equitable terms, AT&T has not been willing to actively engage." 

• Grey Goose vodka has unveiled a global brand platform, “Live Victoriously,” described as “an answer to consumers' demand for more authentic and relatable luxury brands..." TV is led by a 60-second spot that implores people to “Live like  ... you're the special occasion ... every day is your birthday ... your phone doesn't exist ... the world is your stage . . . you crashed your own wedding . . . like you’re worth it.” Spots will air thru June across cable, network primetime and sports programming.

• A significant collection of Jackie Robinson memorabilia is part of the Goldin Auctions 2019 Spring Auction, now through May 11 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Full story here.
POLL POSITION

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019

(To be enshrined on Sept. 6 in Springfield, Mass.)

• Al Attles
• Carl Braun
• Charles “Chuck” Cooper
• Vlade Divac
• Bill Fitch
• Bobby Jones
• Sidney Moncrief
• Jack Sikma
• Teresa Weatherspoon
• Paul Westphal
• Tennessee A&I Teams of 1957-1959
• Wayland Baptist Flying Queens of 1948-1982

KEEPING SCORE

Top Ten Most Valuable MLB Franchises
1. New York Yankees $4.6B
2. Los Dodgers $3.3B
3. Boston Red Sox $3.2B
4. Chicago Cubs $3.1B
5. San Francisco Giants $3B
6. New York Mets $2.3B
7. St. Louis Cardinals $2.1B
8. Los Angeles Angels $1.9B
9. Philadelphia Phillies $1.85B
10. Houston Astros $1.77B

Source: FORBES

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office April 12-14
1. Shazam! $25.1M
2, Little $15.5M
3. Hellboy $12M
4. Pet Seminary $10M
5. Dumbo $9.2M
6. Captain Marvel $8.6M
7. Us $6.9M
8. After $6.2M
9. Missing Link $5.8M
10. The Best of Enemies $2M
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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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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Feb072019

Mountain Dew, Dale Jr. Team With Team Rubicon For Awareness, Support, Marketing

By Barry Janoff

February 7, 2019: Team Rubicon, an international non-government organization founded by U.S. Marines William McNulty and Jacob "Jake" Wood, which has been deploying military veterans and first responders to serve communities impacted by disasters since 2010, has a new partner.

Mountain Dew is teaming up with Team Rubicon to support and spread the word about its efforts, and is bringing Dale Earnhardt Jr. — already a Team Rubicon supporter — along for assistance.

The brand said it would launch the partnership with a $1 million donation to Team Rubicon's efforts, and support with a multi-media campaign, including a dedicated TV spot, digital, social media, POP, products and presence at the Daytona 500.

"Team Rubicon is an extraordinary organization, and we are honored to partner with them and leverage our platform to raise awareness of its mission to aid in disaster-stricken areas," Nicole Portwood, vp-marketing, Mountain Dew, said via the brand.

"The volunteers of this great organization, many of them military veterans, continue to serve our country through disaster response teams. They are the true embodiment of what it means to 'Do The Dew,’ and we want to fuel that fire in all of Dew Nation to support this worthy mission."

The national TV spot – “Do The Dew Abroad and Home With Team Rubicon,” voiced by Earnhardt Jr. – under the brand's Do The Dew umbrella campaign, focuses on Team Rubicon’s mission and has a call-to-action for viewers to participate and support.

“Do if for those who need your help,” says Earnhardt Jr. “Mountain Dew is proud to support the efforts of Team Rubicon.”

At retail, limited-edition camouflage Mountain Dew x Team Rubicon cans and bottles are available while supplies last where Mountain Dew is sold.

At the Daytona 500, a Mountain Dew x Team Rubicon paint out will be part of the design on Dew partner Chase Elliott's No. 9 Chevrolet during the race (Feb. 10).

Earnhardt Jr. is scheduled to travel with Mountain Dew to a Team Rubicon worksite in the Florida Panhandle to work alongside volunteers rebuilding a community that was ravaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018.

According to Earnhardt Jr., "Natural disasters have hit close to home for me  — like Hurricane Florence's impact on the Carolinas. Team Rubicon was there to support and rebuild those affected areas, and I'm proud to team with Mountain Dew to support its mission.”

Exclusive Team Rubicon and Mountain Dew x Team Rubicon gear is available by donating to Team Rubicon or redeeming Dew Nation Reward points from participating products at a dedicated Web site.

During the promotion, running now through March 24, people who make a monetary donation to Team Rubicon at the Dew Nation Rewards Team Rubicon store can earn exclusive Mountain Dew x Team Rubicon rewards and gear, including T-shirts, backpacks, sleeping tents and fhe opportunity to score a race-day experience with Earnhardt Jr.

According to Team Rubicon’s Jake Wood, "Dew’s contribution will enable us to train more volunteers in critical skills, respond to more disasters around the world, and help more people on their worst day.

“Like Team Rubicon, we know Dew Nation has a bias for action and we're excited to see how they'll step up to match Dew’s $1 million commitment to our mission."

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