SBJ/Sept. 23-29, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places

Pyne enters new NFF hall of fame

The National Football Foundation formally inducted George Pyne (right), president of sports and entertainment at IMG Worldwide, into its newly formed NFF Leadership Hall of Fame on Sept. 10 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Among the more than 800 people on hand were ESPN’s George Bodenheimer, the NFF’s Steve Hatchell and Archie Manning, and ESPN’s John Skipper.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell with Pyne.

















CBS Sports’ Sean McManus and Turner Broadcasting’s David Levy.




















Executive power at NASCAR Green Summit


NASCAR’s Brian France with retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark and former Vice President Al Gore, both of whom spoke at the NASCAR Green Summit Delivered By UPS on Sept. 11 in Chicago. The summit featured discussions focused on the strategy of NASCAR’s Green platform.
Photo by: BRAIN KERSEY / NASCAR VIA GETTY IMAGES























Legends of tennis


More than 450 people were at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Sept. 6 for The Legends Ball presented by BNP Paribas, hosted by the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, where 19 Hall of Fame tennis legends gathered on stage: Front row (from left): Russ Adams, Vic Seixas, Monica Seles, Bud Collins, Michael Chang, Tracy Austin, Martina Navratilova, Rod Laver, Chris Evert, Peachy Kellmeyer. Back from left: Stan Smith, Jan Kodes, Dick Savitt, Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell, Pam Shriver, Owen Davidson, Donald Dell, Butch Buchholz.
Photo by: INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME























Fight night

NHL hall of famer Wayne Gretzky attends the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 14 in Las Vegas.
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At the U.S. Open

CAA’s Greg Luckman and Time Warner Cable’s Jeffrey Hirsch enjoy the U.S. Open from the TWC suite.
Photo by: LOUIE LOU




















Disney, ESPN team with Special Olympics

The Walt Disney Co. and ESPN on Sept. 6 announced a global initiative with Special Olympics Unified Sports at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., on the eve of ESPN’s 34th anniversary. On hand were ESPN’s Ed Durso; Special Olympics Unified Sports athletes Sean Bogart, Troy Sundwall and Kaylee Walter; Special Olympics International board member Michelle Kwan; the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard; Special Olympics Unified Sports athlete Mohamed Abdi; ESPN’s Kevin Martinez; and skateboarder Mitchie Brusco.
Photo by: JOE FARAONI / ESPN IMAGES

























Tiffany delivers

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; Michael Kowalski, Tiffany & Co. chairman and CEO; and Al Kelly, NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee president and CEO, at Tiffany & Co. in New York City. Tiffany produces the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the winner of the Super Bowl, to be played at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2.
Photo by: ANDREW WALKER / GETTY IMAGES























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