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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 w 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 to be unveiled at a later date.

• 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). Red Ace products are currently sold at more than 1,400 locations, including Whole Foods and Amazon.

• 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.”

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 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.

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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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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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Oct222015

Poll: Sorry Pats, Pack, Dallas Cowboys Are Named America's Favorite NFL Team

By Barry Janoff

October 22, 2015: Owner Jerry Jones loves to call them "America's Team."

Now, despite early season injuries to such key players as Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, not winning a Super Bowl since the 1995 season and having lost in the divisional playoffs last season, the Dallas Cowboys are back on top as America's favorite NFL team.

However, it was the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots that were picked to win the historic Super Bowl 50 this coming February, according to a just-released Harris Poll from Harris Interactive.

The Top Ten includes the Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Patriots, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints.

The next ten are the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions.

Following them: New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns.

The Bottom Five in the 2015 survey are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Cowboys dropped to No. 4 in last year's Harris Poll after having been tapped as the favorite NFL team in the previous six surveys.

The Broncos, led by quarterback Peyton Manning, were the No. 1 team in the 2014 Harris Poll but dropped to No. 4 this year.

The Patriots, by virtue of winning Super Bowl XLIX and in spite of "deflate-gate" involving head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, moved up from No. 8 last year to a tie for No. 2 with the Packers.

The Giants dropped from No. 2 in 2014 to No. 8.

The Rams and Chargers are two of the three franchises, along with the Raiders, involved in talks to possibly relocate to Los Angeles.

Outside of Jacksonville, the Jaguars might actually have a stronger fan base in the U.K. than in the U.S. Dating back to 2013, the Jags have played three games in London's Wembley Stadium, including this Sunday's game (Oct. 25) against the Buffalo Bills, and are scheduled to play there again in 2016.

However, the Jaguars have been at the bottom of the list as NFL favorite fan teams on 11 of the last 12 polls.

The Patriots were named by 23% of those surveyed as favorites to win Super Bowl 50.

The Top Ten also included the Seahawks (15%), Packers (13%), Broncos (7%), Cowboys (7%), Steelers (4%), Colts (4%), Giants (3%), Ravens (3%) and Cardinals (3%).

Although the Cowboys were No. 1 in the poll overall, the Patriots were named as the favorite NFL team by men and the Packers were named No. 1 by women as well as fans ages 18-24 and 65-plus.

The Steelers were No. 1 among those surveyed ages 25-29; the Cowboys were favored by people ages 30-64 and by fans who identified as being African-American and also those of Hispanic heritage.

The Cowboys are also the most valuable franchise in the NFL, at $4 billion, according to Forbes. The Patriots are No. 2 at $3.2 billion.

The Harris Poll has good news for the NFL and marketers who will be showing ads on CBS during Super Bowl 50, scheduled for Feb. 7, 2016 in Levi's Stadium (home for the 49ers).

Three-quarters of those surveyed said they planned to watch the Big Game, with 60% saying they watch on TV either at their home of the home of a friend. And 74% said that they have "high expectations" for the halftime show (with the performing acts yet to be named).

Also good news for the NFL: Despite its challenging situations regarding domestic violence, child abuse, concussions and other health issues, 58% of those surveyed said the followed pro football, the most since 2012 (59%) and up dramatically from The Harris Poll in 2006 (48%).

The Harris Poll was conducted online between Sept. 9-17, 2015, among 2,368 U.S. adults, along with representative over-samples of 511 Hispanic Americans (interviewed in English and Spanish) and 179 Asian Americans (interviewed in English).

Harris Poll: NFL Takes A Hit But Still No. 1 Over MLB

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