In Cleveland, Joey Morona notes locally-based Fresh Brewed Tees has created two T-shirts which "riff" on FS1's Colin Cowherd's rant from his radio show Monday about Browns QB Baker Mayfield "shotgunning a beer at an Indians game." One of the shirts "features a caricature of the FS1 host in glasses and bow tie with the words 'The Nerd'" instead of Cowherd's show’s actual name, “The Herd.” The other T-shirt "has the phrase 'Welcome to the Frat House' and a picture of a smashed beer can." Cowherd "called the Browns the 'NFL’s best frat house'" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 8/8).
TAKING PRECAUTION: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's Masters & Siegel noted ESPN over the weekend "pulled an ad" for the Universal thriller "The Hunt" after the ad had "previously cleared." In the aftermath of mass shootings within days of one another, the ad was "yanked by ESPN." A representative for Disney "declined to comment on the move." But an ESPN source said that "no spots for the film will appear on the network in the coming weeks" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 8/6).
SAY CHEESE: In Wisconsin, Sharon Roznik noted Jeff Kahlow, the Packers fan whose company makes the foam "Frozen Tundra Man" hats, is the "star of a Wisconsin Lottery commercial promoting new Packers scratch tickets." As a grand prize, football fans "get a chance to enter a drawing to win club seat season tickets" for '20-21 and '21-22 home games. The commercial, "set to air through Sept. 1 throughout the state, features Kahlow in his workshop carving out some new headgear, and later -- at Lambeau Field" (Fond du Lac REPORTER, 8/7).