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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
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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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.
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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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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Aug212015

truth x Vans Takes On Teen Smoking With 'Weapons Of Mass Ridiculousness'

By Barry Janoff

August 21, 2015: When it comes to smoking, the American Legacy Foundation: Legacy for Health will have none of it, and neither will action sports lifestyle and youth culture brand Vans.

Together, they are seeking to reach the goal being promoted by Legacy's iconic "truth" campaign: Ending tobacco use among teens and "inspire tobacco-free lives" for everyone.

Legacy for Health and Vans, which have worked together on initiatives including the Vans Warped Tour, have now joined forces for a truth x Vans campaign, featuring a limited-edition apparel collection inspired by "100 ridiculously-awesome replacements for cigarettes."

The multi-media effort is anchored by a TV spot, “Weapons of Mass Ridiculousness," which focuses on "the many things this generation can do instead of smoking cigarettes."

Among the activities found in the 30-second spot: skateboarding, strolling on the boardwalk, windsurfing, horseback riding, creating artwork, eating sushi, crowd surfing, playing soccer, playing with your puppy, mountain climbing, lake diving, sightseeing and going to a concert. (See the full spot here.)

Support includes Internet, social media and activation on-site at Vans' roster of events, including the Vans Warped Tour, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Vans Pool Party and the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing.

The apparel — including T-shirts, hats and shoes — is available in the top 100 Vans retailers and online at vans.com/truth.

A related umbrella "Finish IT" campaign, which began in 2014 but the most recent version of which launched earlier this summer, comes with the message, "With teen cigarette use at 8%, ending tobacco use is achievable. truth’s 'Finish It' campaign was created to empower today’s generation of youth to be the one to #FinishIt for good."

The truth "Tour Rider" kicked off in June with plans to make some 100 stops through September at theme parks, sports events and music festivals, including the Vans Warped Tour and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

“It's a way for us to reach a broad audience and help them carry forward life-saving messages about health and the effects of tobacco use," Eric Asche, CMO for the truth campaign, said in a statement.

As part of its effort, the American Legacy Foundation aligned with Brett Stiles, an Austin-based graphic designer and lifelong skateboarder, to create custom graphics based on truth fact No. 240: Big Tobacco’s products kill 113 people from second-hand smoke every day.

“I grew up wearing Vans, and being obsessed with skateboarding and skate culture," Stiles offers on a dedicated Vans x truth Web site. "I’m still an avid skater, and more relevant to this project, I am 100% on-board with truth’s mission."

According to Stiles, "This project has been a dream come true — I’ve gotten to combine my love for graphic design and skateboarding with a cause I feel so passionate about. Stoked is an understatement."

In September, the American Legacy Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998 and based in Washington D.C., will change its name to Truth Initiative to help drive public awareness.

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