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• Tony Wyllie has been named regional president and managing director for Special Olympics North America. Wyllie most recently was svp-communications for the NFL’s Washington Redskins since 2010. His three-decade career also includes PR/communications with the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans.

• The Los Angeles Clippers have signed a deal with Los Angeles-based tech firm Honey, which includes naming rights to team's renovated Honey Training Center: Home of the L.A. Clippers and its logo on team practice jerseys. According to Honey, "10 million-plus members worldwide use Honey's suite of free tools daily to save time and money when shopping online.”

• Washington Mystics forward-guard Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP.  It is the second MVP award for seven-year player, making her the first player in WNBA history to earn the honor with two different teams (2015 Chicago Sky).

• BMW Group Russia has signed a deal with tennis star Daniil Medvedev, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, who fell in five sets to Rafael Nadal in the recent U.S. Open Grand Slam finals. Medvedev, who will represent Russia in the inaugural ATP Cup tournament in Australia this January, will participate in various brand activities, including a BMW patch on his shirt, in Russia and worldwide .

• SoFi Stadium, which will be the new $6 billion home venue for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers beginning in 2020, will open July 25-26 with two Taylor Swift concerts.

• CBD edible company Bhang, Miami, has acquired Red Ace, a leading organic beverage company. Bhang plans to launch a Red Ace-branded line of CBD/terpene-style beverages and products, including functional sparkling beverages. Athlete ambassadors include Christian Ramirez, Russell Canouse and Kelyn Rowe (MLS) and Spencer Keiboom (Washington Nationals).

• 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.”

POLL POSITION

 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

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Sept. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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BodyArmor Into NCAA
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

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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.
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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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Jun182019

Chip Shot: Anthony Davis First Deal As A Laker Puts Him In The Game With Ruffles

By Barry Janoff

June 18, 2019: Anthony Davis is already cashing in on his trade this week from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The six-time All-Star has signed what was called a “first-of-its-kind chip deal" with Ruffles, the official chip of the NBA.

Beyond traditional marketing, Davis will be a Ruffles “creative partner to develop bold products and offer transformational fan experiences.”

The Ruffles-Davis alliance will include the NBA All-Star in February 2020 in Chicago, which is Davis' hometown.

Financial terms of the alliance, which was initiated before his trade was finalized, were not shared.

The first offering from the partnership was the unveiling of the Ruffles-inspired signature shoe, The Ruffles Ridge Tops, from iconic Los Angeles-based designer Shoe Surgeon.

Ruffles, a Frito-Lay brand, said that people who purchase a bag of their chips June 24-Aug. 4 and enter the on-pack code would have a chance to “win coveted fashion and sports ‘grails’ daily,” with the grand prize being a pair of the Ruffles and Davis-crafted sneakers. (See packaging for details.)

"AD's passion for the game is palpable and it's been a privilege to partner with him on ways we can harness that passion to connect with fans throughout the entire season, both in-game and at-home," Sadira Furlow, vp- marketing for Frito-Lay North America, said via the division of PepsiCo.

”We're only just launching the Chip Deal, but already you can expect to see much more from Ruffles and AD in the coming months."

A separate Ruffles promotion not associated with Davis, “Hit A Streak and You Could Win Seats To A 2020 NBA Finals Game,” runs through the end of June. (Details here.)

Davis also has deals that include Mobil 1, Foot Locker, Red Bull and Nike.

He is listed at No. 39 on Forbes’ “Highest Paid Athletes in the World” list, with $25.6 million in salary and $9 million in endorsements (prior to the Ruffles deal).

According to Davis, "Ruffles keeps finding new ways to make the game more fun for basketball fans and a 'Chip Deal' in itself is unprecedented — which is exactly why I wanted to do it,.

”From the design of the Ridge Tops to new flavors and contests, I have a lot of ideas and Ruffles shares my excitement for making them happen."

The Ruffles Ridge Tops feature the colors of a Ruffles bag, interchangeable shoelaces to mimic shades of Ruffles flavors, a hidden pocket with a silver lining and ribbed accent near the heel that “allude to the experience of opening a Ruffles bag and the silhouette of the ridged chip” and, akin to ingredients on a package, a "Shoetrition Facts" label on the tongue “detailing both the material and intangible elements that were necessary to bring this shoe to life.”

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