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• Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists Class of 2018: Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Hugh Evans, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Rudy Tomjanovich, Chris Webber, Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Wayland Baptist University. Class of 2018 will be named during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in San Antonio March 31-April 2.

• Serena Williams, who said her first auto purchase was a while Lincoln Navigator SUV she named “Ginger,” has signed to become an official spokesperson for the brand. A social media-based marketing campaign includes videos of Williams talking about and driving the 2018 Navigator, with ongoing videos to follow. “Partnering with a brand like Navigator comes from a genuine place,” she said in the first video. “Let’s just be honest: Serena Williams needs to be in the new Navigator.”

• The Smashing Pumpkins unveil 'Shiny And Oh So Bright' 36-city tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years, with founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha. Produced by Live Nation.

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IMDbPro’s ALL-TIME TOP-GROSSING, LIVE-ACTION SPORTS-THEMED MOVIES*
1. The Blind Side (2009) $255.9M
2. The Karate Kid (2010) $176.6M
3. The Waterboy (1998) $161.5M
4. The Longest Yard (2005) $158.1M
5. Jerry Maguire (1996) $153.9M
6. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) $148.2M
7. Rocky IV (1985) $127.8M
8. Rocky III (1982) $125.1M
9. Seabiscuit (2003) $120.2M
10. Blades of Glory (2007) $118.6M
*These are the Top 10 domestic-grossing, live-action movies with sports as a central theme. These numbers have not been adjusted for inflation.

Data provided by Box Office Mojo

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Most-Watched Winter Olympics in U.S. TV History
1. Lillehammer, 1994* 204 million
2. Vancouver, 2010 190 million
3. Salt Lake City, 2002 187 million
T4. Torino, 2006 184 million
T4. Albertville, 1992 184 million
T4. Nagano, 1998 184 million
* Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident

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Aug262009

NFL, Frito-Lay Super Bowl Promotion Puts Fans In The Chips

August 25, 2009: The NFL is still in pre-season but already thinking post-season with a promotion with PepsiCo's Frito-Lay that will send a family on a a five-day trip to Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. The league and Frito-Lay are "Calling All Families " to find the NFL's "most fanatical" group, with marketing directing consumers to a Web site where visitors can submit a photograph taken on game day and a brief essay describing why they think they are the NFL's most fanatical family.

Frito-Lay and the NFL will support the effort with print, radio, online and displays at more than 20,000 grocery, mass merchandise, dollar and other retail channels "that celebrate families' at-home game watching environments." Brands involved include Tostitos, Doritos and Lay's. Warren Sapp, a 12-year NFL veteran who is now retired, appears as spokesman for the effort.

Fans can enter online now through Oct. 5. Judges from Frito-Lay and the NFL will review entries based on such criteria as "team spirit, enthusiasm for the game and demonstration of family gathering." Eight semi-finalists and their family will travel to NFL Films, located in Mt. Laurel, N.J., to record a video to show why they are the NFL's "most fanatical family." Visitors to the site can watch the videos and vote on the semi-finalists from Dec. 1-15. The two families that receive the most online votes will go head-to-head via fan voting Dec. 16-Jan. 3, 2010.

The grand prize includes a five-day/four-night trip to attend Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7 at Dolphin Stadium and tickets to the Super Bowl Saturday Night Party and NFL Tailgate Party.Complete rules are at www.NFL.com/callingallfamilies.

"We're thrilled to celebrate the fans whose enthusiasm for the NFL and their favorite teams brings their families together and helps make NFL games so fun," Jason McDonell, Frito-Lay's vice president and general manager of customer strategy, said in a statement. Back to Home Page