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• Puma, which is rebooting its hoops division with the signing of potential top NBA draft picks Deandre Jordan and Michael Bagley III to shoe deals, said it has named producer/musician/businessman Jay-Z as president of basketball operations. The company said it has been working with Jay-Z run Roc Nation “for quite some time.” In addition, Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier, a Puma partner for its first signature shoe in the 1970’s and long-time endorser, has signed a lifetime contract with the shoe brand.

• Panini America has signed an exclusive autograph trading card memorabilia agreement with All-American point guard Trae Young, a projected Top Ten pick in this week's 2018 NBA Draft. Young led the nation in both scoring (27.4 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg) during a his freshman season with the University of Oklahoma.

• Xyience said it would be an official sponsor and the official energy drink for the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken, a premier  occer tournament featuring top clubs and players from Europe. The ICC runs from July 20- Aug. 7 and includes 17 matches played across 14 U.S. cities. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and SiriusXM.) Sponsors also  include Heineken, Ally, Hertz, MasterCard, Gatorade, Konami and Vivid Seats.

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Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Wednesday
Mar302011

In First TV Spot For Jockey, Tim Tebow Touts Tees So Cool They'd Appeal To James Dean

By Barry Janoff, Executive Editor

March 30, 2011: Tim Tebow may not be the Peyton Manning of NFL quarterbacks, but he is the Michael Jordan and James Dean of underwear commercials.

Jockey International has unveiled its first TV spot featuring Tebow, who signed with the brand last year when he was entering his rookie season as a quarterback with the Denver Broncos.

Tebow will be vying for air time with Jordan, who is the lead spokesman for rival Hanes, as the face of Staycool, Jockey’s new collection of "innovative underwear, designed to help regulate skin temperature and keep you cool and comfortable." according to the brand.

Jockey said it is the first U.S. company to offer underwear treated with Outlast, a moisture-wicking process, which was developed for NASA more than 20 years ago to provide temperature regulation. Hanes and Under Armour are among the other companies that also produce goods with moisture-wicking fabric, but they do not use the Outlast process.

The spot is scheduled to break on April 4, and will run through August on national cable including, ESPN, E!, CNN, Spike and Discovery. (See Tim Tebow's Jockey commercial here.)

Support includes print, online such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, POP, event sponsorships and "marketing promotions throughout the year," according to Jockey. Lead agency is Arcade Creative Group, New York.

To coincide with the launch of the product, Jockey is running a "Staycool Challenge" sweepstakes offering a VIP trip for two to meet Tebow. (Full details here.)

“The commercial is part of a larger integrated campaign to support Jockey Staycool and reinforce our commitment to offering cutting-edge products to our customers,” Dustin Cohn, CMO for Jockey, said in a statement. “Tim Tebow’s passion for innovation both on and off the field aligns completely with the Jockey Staycool brand.”

“Tim Tebow’s passion for innovation both on and off the field aligns completely with the Jockey Staycool brand.”

Jockey is also responsible for the the man who made it okay for male athletes to endorse men's underwear, pitcher Jim Palmer, who was a Jockey spokesman about 30 years ago.

The commercial opens with Tebow, channeling movie icon James Dean, who made T-shirts fashionable in 1955's Rebel Without A Cause. Tebow is walking down a what looks like a Hollywood back lot version of a city sidewalk on a sweltering day, with everyone around him trying to find relief from the heat.

As a smiling Tebow goes from scene to scene, a voiceover says, "Quarterback Tim Tebow's T-shirt is cooler than yours." Images such as surfers and ocean waves move across his T-shirt "to illustrate how the technologically-advanced Jockey Staycool collection keeps Tim cool on even the hottest days," per Jockey.

"Introducing Jockey Staycool, with proven technology designed to help you stay cool all day," continues the voiceover. To which Tebow adds, "Man, you gotta feel this shirt . . .  From Jockey, the true original."

Jockey said its new product line "blends fashion and innovation [with] Outlast technology that absorbs, stores and releases excess heat to maintain your optimal skin temperature." The products are available for both men and women.

Tebow, who appeared in nine games for the Broncos this past season, also has deals with companies including Nike, EA Sports and FRS energy drinks. He is represented by XV Enterprises, Gainesville, Fla., which is overseen by Tebow and his brother, Robby.

Can Tebow 'Jockey' For Position As An Underwear Spokesman?

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