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Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Claude Lemieux and Rene Corbet recently filmed promo ads for Fox Sports Net which will run at the end of the month on Fox Sports Rocky Mountain, according to Penny Parker of the DENVER POST. "Portions" of the spots will be used for a national campaign produced by Spike Lee. In one spot, entitled "Ginsu," an equipment manager asks Roy if his skates are sharp enough. Roy then slices up some vegetables and tries unsuccessfully to sever a nail with the skate, before handing it back and saying, "No. Keep going" (DENVER POST, 9/18).
In an effort to "show off" the city, Jacksonville businesses "will be telling their employees" to leave their lights on for ABC's "Monday Night Football" telecast of the Jaguars-Steelers game, according to Earl Daniels of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. It will be the Jaguars' first regular- season "MNF" appearance and downtown businesses were notified by the city Chamber of Commerce after officials in the mayor's office "urged the light-up effort." In one example, it will cost $700 to light the 30-story BellSouth Tower for five hours (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 9/17).
MLB: MLB Int'l (MLBI) signed a three-year international sponsorship agreement with the PepsiCo, covering the Caribbean and Latin America. PepsiCo will produce baseball- themed advertising for regular-season and postseason MLBI telecasts in the Caribbean and Latin America and will sponsor special in-game promotional segments on MLBI's All- Star Game and World Series telecasts (MLBI). GENERAL: U.S. National soccer player Tisha Venturini was named spokesperson for CA-based Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH)....NY-based People & Properties, a division of Kaleidoscope Sports & Entertainment, has signed an agreement with Jack Nicklaus Productions to handle advertising and sponsorship sales for the company's golf and tennis properties (People & Properties).
The following lists companies which supply headwear for NFL teams. League rules state that players must wear hats from the team's assigned supplier. But Logo Athletic, Nike/Sports Specialties, Reebok and Starter are allowed 20 exemptions and are able to supply headwear to 20 players on teams where they don't have official designations. Some companies have marketing deals with players on assigned teams; those players do not appear on the exemption list.LOGO ATHLETICNIKE/SPORTS SPEC.REEBOKSTARTERBENGALS
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