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ESPN launched an interactive fan experience “to celebrate college football fandom,” creating the College Football Playoff Locker Room that will travel to three cities and give fans an opportunity to get in on the college football action and win prizes, including a chance to go to one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games. That experience will first hit LA tomorrow at Westfield Century City, with stops in Chicago (Water Tower Place) starting Dec. 15 and NY (The Oculus ) on Dec. 22. Fans will be encouraged to snap their best “game face” on an interactive photo booth, complete with college football themed-filters and stickers, to personalize their look. Fans who visit the Locker and take a photo will be rewarded with a small prize instantly on site and will be entered for the grand prize.
Morgan Stanley inked a new partnership with major champion and Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose. Rose will serve as a brand ambassador for Morgan Stanley’s partnership with the PGA TOUR. “I can’t think of a better ambassador for the Morgan Stanley brand than Justin,” said Mandell Crawley, Head of Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley. “We share a commitment with Justin to giving back to our communities and to giving children a healthy start to life and are excited to have him on our team.”
Geico (presenting partner) and Gilead (founding partner)are locked in to return as sponsors for the second annual Never Forget Tribute Classic on Saturday at Prudential Center. Geico will have digital signage domination in-arena, including courtside and on-court, as well as on TV. Gilead will have digital integration in-arena and in broadcast. The NCAA men’s doubleheader will see new media partners, with FOX broadcasting the first game featuring Seton Hall/VCU at 3p and ESPN2 covering the second featuring Florida/Cincinnati at 6p.
The United Soccer Leagues are partnering with soccer manufacturer Select, which will become the official match ball provider to all USL properties beginning in the 2018 season. “This new agreement between the USL and Select will continue to raise the profile of both organizations and create synergies to drive the growth of professional soccer forward in the region,” said USL Chief Executive Officer Alec Papadakis. “We are thrilled to work with a partner that wants to build and grow with the USL, and believes in our vision for the future of soccer in this country. In addition, for our continued success, it’s important that we are aligned with an authentic football brand for our fans and our clubs. This is a great quality ball, and premier brand in the sport.”
The new American Flag Football League opened registration today for the inaugural 2018 US Open of Football, described as a single-elimination 7-on-7 flag football tournament featuring 1,024 teams and four Pro Teams commencing in March 2018. The tournament wraps up with a winner-take-all $1,000,000 Final in July between the champion of the “Pros’ Bracket” and best of the 1,024 in “America’s Bracket.” To register, teams must have a roster of between seven and twelve players. Whether players have already formed a team or are looking to be placed on a team, they will have the opportunity to play and can register here.
- The Game Awards locks in cast
- IEM Oakland rockets
- NCAA recruits Intersport for esports play
- ESL reformats
- Overwatch League’s nitty gritty
- Mega Man’s big year
Roger Goodell locked in a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, according to a letter obtained by ESPN, which report that the new deal would be worth $200 million over the life of the contract if owners approve all the bonuses and all the incentives are met.
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ON THIS DAY in 1963: CBS debuts instant replay during the Army/Navy game.
In the Know: In the Simpsons, what is the name of the mascot for the Capital City Capitals? (Note, it is NOT Dancing Homer.) (Email Chris-Sports@Cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Which country won the most total medals in the previous Winter Olympics in 2014? Answer: Originally it was Russia, but due to doping punishments, it is now the US. Kudos: Marc Goldstein- Marc Goldstein Media Solutions/NY; Michael Ritz-BucStar Consulting/NY; Ken White-KWTV/Charlotte; Jonny Codalata-CSM Sport & Entertainment/Zionsville; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach; Meagan Perez-NBC Sports Group/Stamford; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Gretchen Brady-KTVT/KTXA/Dallas; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank; Jim Himmel-TCB Media/San Clemente
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