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VIDEO: UFC and WEC combine forces

by on Oct.31, 2010, under ALL, MMA

Who do you think you're looking at?!

There will be no World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) come January 2011.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White announced Thursday that the WEC will merge with the UFC in 2011.
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Eli & Abby Manning Birthing Center Ad

by on Oct.30, 2010, under ALL, NFL

It was announced a few months back, NFL Quarterback Eli Manning and his wife Abby were donating enough money to a new birthing center at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan.В  Yes, you read it right… a birthing center.В  It would become known as the Eli & Abby Manning Birthing Center.

Here is the ad that will start running in a couple days in New York newspapers. The ad was created by Della Femina Rothchild Jeary & Partners.

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NBA is Number 1 in Social Media

by on Oct.26, 2010, under ALL, NBA

According to Fast Company Magazine, The NBA is currently the leader when it comes to social media. In fact, they have more than 6.7 million combined Facebook fans and Twitter followers, drastically surpassing the NFL’s 2.5 million and absolutely demolishing the MLB’s 1.1 million.

Now with social media as the strongest way ever to connect with fans from all demographics, even NBA teams have gotten into the mix by creating their own Facebook Fan Pages and Twitters. Which teams are the top 5 most popular?
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Under Armour signs deal with Auburn University

by on Oct.25, 2010, under ALL

Under Armour is spending money like its nothing in… After they extended to a six-year deal with the University of South Carolina for $19 million; they sign Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Miles Austin to an endorsement deal; then they go ahead and sign Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin to an sponsorship agreement; and now, Under Armour has signed a five-year deal with Auburn University worth $10.6 million, making the company the official outfitter of the school’s athletic teams beginning next summer. Under Armour also outfits the Univ. of Maryland football team and has relationships with the U.S. ski team, MLB, the NHL and MLS

According to Sports Business Daily, Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs said (continue reading…)

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LeBron “Rise” Commercial by NIKE

by on Oct.25, 2010, under ALL, NBA

Brand new LeBron “Rise” commercial by Nike Basketball. Pretty cool video; I especially like it when LeBron calls out Charles Barkley for the past comments Chuck made about LeBron.

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Marvel Takes Over ESPN Magazine for NBA Preview Issue

by on Oct.22, 2010, under ALL, NBA

On October 22nd, the magazine stands will begin to be filled with the new issue of ESPN the Magazine that will have many art made by Marvel Comics Artists.

All NBA teams will have individual art created for the magazine that will mix the teams players with marvel comic characters that combine with their classic covers.

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Taxes: Why Magic REALLY Sold His Share of the Lakers

by on Oct.21, 2010, under ALL, NBA

HAHA Obama! Trying to raise taxes on the Magic Man?

This week, it was announced that Magic Johnson sold his 5% stake in the Lakers to billionaire biotech investor and long-time Lakers season ticket holder Patrick Soon-Shiong, the 46th-richest individual in the country, according to Forbes magazine.

However, a source not authorized to speak publicly has said that Earvin “Magic” Johnson has also sold 105 of his Starbucks franchises back to the Starbucks company.

Magic’s long-time agent Lon Rosen said: “it was a very smart business decision on Earvin’s part [to sell].” Keep reading to understand why it was.
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$300 shoe that makes you jump higher banned by NBA!

by on Oct.20, 2010, under ALL, NBA

In a press release written on October 19, 2010, APL (Athletic Propulsion Labs) wrote that the NBA has banned their shoe by being worn by NBA players.

A link to the press release can be seen by continuing this article:
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NFL Standout Inks deal with Boombah

by on Oct.20, 2010, under ALL, NFL

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster has signed an endorsement deal with Boombah, a shoe and apparel brand based out of Illinois.

But what is Boombah? What started out as a softball company is now branching out to other sports, which will eventually include football cleats for Foster. According to the company website, the ‘Boom’ refers to the really loud noise of a softball hit by a bat, while the ‘bah’ is the peoples reactions to the loud noise from the softball hit.

This deal adds to Fosters rosters of signed deals already with FedEx, EA Sports, ProTips4U, and his recent signing of an autograph card deal with Panini.

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VIDEO: The NBA Skullcandy Crew

by on Oct.20, 2010, under ALL, NBA

Skullcandy, the company that makes headphones and earbuds, is teaming up with 5 of young stars in the NBA to give you the Skullcandy Crew. Led by NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, the crew also includes James Harden, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose and Andre Iguodala.

(Click ‘continue reading’ to see what KD listens before NBA Games to get him Amp’d up)
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