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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
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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.
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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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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Mar022017

Even After 125 Years, Lord Stanley's NHL Cup Is Still The Life Of The Players' Party

By Barry Janoff

March 1, 2017: You must be doing something right if you are 125 years old and people want to earn the right to be in your presence, carry you around, take you on trips, pay homage to your history and strive to be part of your future.

The NHL this week is unveil a multi-platform campaign to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, calling it "the most coveted trophy in sports."

The effort, to run in the U.S. and Canada, is anchored by two TV spots that will break during NHL programming across the media platforms of NBC, Rogers (Canada) and the NHL — including NHL Network, NHL.com, in-arena, digital and social media.

The NHL, celebrating its 100th season will begin the Stanley Cup playoffs the second week of April, followed by the Stanley Cup championship.

According to the league, March 18 marks the 125th anniversary of the 1892 donation of the Stanley Cup by Sir Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston and son of the Earl of Derby, to be presented to "the championship hockey club of the Dominion of Canada."

"As we commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, we take a moment to recognize its significance in the NHL’s 100-year history," Brian Jennings, NHL chief brand officer and evp for the NHL, said in a statement. “The Stanley Cup continues to dutifully serve in its mission as a worldwide hockey ambassador and our symbol of excellence.

"This campaign celebrates the Stanley Cup’s continued impact in the growth of the game, on and off the ice," said Jennings.

One of the two Stanley Cup anniversary spots, "Imperfectly Perfect," focuses on the names of the players from NHL championship engraved on the Cup itself, which dates back to 1906-07 and became an annual tradition in 1924, according to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The beauty of the Cup is shown in the wear, tear, scratches, dings, dents and names that adorn the trophy, which stands just under three feet tall and weighs 34 and half lbs.

The second spot,  "If This Cup Could Talk," follows the unique journey that the Stanley Cup takes each year when players from the championship squad are allowed to take an official travel version of the Cup with them almost wherever they want to for a total of about 100 days, always accompanied by an official representative from the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The spot, using footage from the early days of the NHL through recent champions, also focuses on what the Stanley Cup means to the NHL and "the soul of every single player who has fought for the right to hoist it above his head."

As a voiceover explains, "If this Cup could talk . . . it would recall countless hearts it has touched . . . and all of the places it has been."

According to the Hockey Hall of Fame, there are more than 2,500 names engraved on bands that are then clamped around the Cup, most recently 52 players from the 2015-16 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

Lead agency is R&R Partners, Las Vegas, in collaboration with the NHL.

The agency also worked with the NHL on a long-form video piece featuring the Stanley Cup that will be released as part of on-going marketing.

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