SBJ/August 29-September 4, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Saints linemen meet Del Mar jockeys

Saints and jockeys at Del Mar

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (left) and his offensive line enjoyed a day of racing Aug. 21 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, including a visit and photo with Del Mar jockeys (from left) Denis Rojas, Joel Rosario, Tony McNeil, Joe Talamo, Martin Pedroza, Garrett Gomez and Alonso Quinonez.






















Welcome to the Machine


OHIO MACHINE
Announcing Aug. 16 that Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Stadium will be home to Major League Lacrosse’s Ohio Machine when it begins play in 2012 (from left): Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones, MLL Commissioner David Gross, Ohio Machine coach Ted Garber and President and GM John Algie, and Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Logan.
























Fear the Turtle's new look


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Kevin Plank (center), Under Armour CEO, chairman and founder and a University of Maryland alumnus, addresses the crowd at the unveiling of Maryland’s new football uniforms. The uniforms, designed by Under Armour, were introduced Aug. 22 in College Park. Standing behind Plank with Maryland players is coach Randy Edsall.






















Federer headlines Mercedes promotion

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Tennis champion Roger Federer, helping Mercedes-Benz give away tickets through a “Tweet Rally to the 2011 U.S. Open” promotion, attended an event Aug. 24 in New York City. With Federer (second from right) are (from left) Marco Schnabl, Rich Hesse and Blair Creed, all of Mercedes-Benz Manhattan.






















Nadal touts responsibility

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Bacardi USA President Robert Furniss-Roe (right) plays host to Rafael Nadal at the launch event for a new “Champions Drink Responsibly”campaign.  Nadal, the defending U.S. Open men’s singles champion, is a spokesman for the campaign. The event was Aug. 23 at Bar Basque in New York City.























Networking in New York City


VENUES TODAY MAGAZINE
At The Business of Sports - New York Networking Event on Aug. 24 at Slattery’s Midtown Pub (from left): Charlie Shin, Major League Soccer/Soccer United Marketing marketing manager; Meredith McCurdy, IMG senior manager, Olympic marketing services; Russell Scibetti, New York Jets senior manager of database marketing; Joshua Duboff, founder of The Sports Business Exchange; Brandon Korman, director of research for Tennis Channel.



























15 years of 'The Jim Rome Show'


STERLING TYLER PHOTOGRAPHY
Premiere Networks celebrated the 15th anniversary of “The Jim Rome Show” this month at the W Hotel in Westwood, Calif. (From left) Program director Brian Wilson of San Diego’s KLSD-AM; Debbie Wagner, president/market manager for Clear Channel San Diego; and Rome, whose radio show airs on 230 affiliates.























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