SBJ/Feb. 3-9, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places
Published February 3, 2014, Page 27
|Holding their custom jerseys at the opening of the NFL Shop at Super Bowl at Macy’s Herald Square on Jan. 22 are Macy’s Chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren; Lids Sports Group President Ken Kocher; New York Jets owner Woody Johnson; and NFL CMO Mark Waller.
Arsenal, Puma shake on long-term deal
|Puma CEO Bjoern Gulden and Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis were at Emirates Stadium in London on Jan. 27, the day that Arsenal’s new long-term uniform deal with Puma was announced.
Grubman at Super Bowl prep
|NFL EVP Eric Grubman speaks to the media at MetLife Stadium Jan. 22 during preparations for Super Bowl XLVIII Feb. 2.
Stadium Series scenes
|NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (left) and Wayne Gretzky arrive at the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25 for the game between the Kings and the Ducks. The next day, NHL CMO Brian Jennings (below) was outdoors at Yankee Stadium for the Rangers’ game against the Devils.
Feherty plays host to diverse lineup
|Golf Channel’s David Feherty sat down with golf legend and entrepreneur Greg Norman, 1980 U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning hockey team captain Mike Eruzione and best-selling author James Patterson as a part of “Feherty Live presented by UL,” a special back-to-back night airing of his prime-time show. “Feherty” was staged in front of a studio audience at Universal Studios Orlando on Jan. 21 and 22.
Comcast, NBC Universal, 49ers strike deal
|Comcast and NBC Universal recently announced a 10-year partnership with the San Francisco 49ers. From left: Ted Girdner of Comcast California, Ted Griggs of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the 49ers’ Jed York, Hank Fore of Comcast California and Rich Cerussi of NBC Bay Area.
BAT Award for Michael Weiner
|Randy Winn, Baseball Assistance Team president, and master of ceremonies Harold Reynolds of MLB Network present Diane Margolin, widow of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner, with Weiner’s BAT Lifetime Achievement Award. BAT held its “Going to Bat for BAT” fundraising dinner Jan. 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
|At the Wasserman/eBay event at Icebar Orlando during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando: Kevin Ring of the PGA of America; David Fay, formerly of the USGA; Malcolm Turner of Wasserman and James Lane of eBay.
Liverpool signs deal with airline
|At the announcement Jan. 27 of Liverpool’s deal with airline Garuda Indonesia to become the team’s official training kit partner: Harry James Kandou, deputy chief of mission for the Indonesian Embassy; Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers; Garuda Indonesia CEO and President Emirsyah Satar; and Liverpool’s Ian Ayre.
Scouts’ night out
|The Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation held its annual “In the Spirit of the Game” gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on Jan. 18. Among those on hand were Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten, hall of famer Joe Morgan and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.
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