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Hope Solo Signs Endorsement Deal With Gatorade

Goalie Hope Solo signed a multi-year marketing deal with Gatorade, according to Sports Business Daily.

This is the second major endorsement deal for a player from the U.S. women’s national soccer team. Following a second place finish in the Women’s World Cup, Solo, along with Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, inked an endorsement deal with Bank of America.

“Being on the cover of Sports Illustrated helped her awareness with the general public,” Richard Motzkin of Wasserman Media Group told SBJ. “She has an opportunity to become well-known not just in the soccer scene, but in the public mainstream as well.” Motzkin has represented Solo for 10 years.

Gatorade is no stranger when it comes to sponsorships with the U.S. women’s national team. The beverage company has sponsored the ladies since 1999 and they signed Wambach to an individual deal in 2004.

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Eisen Podcast to be Televised Starting Thursday

The Rich Eisen Podcast on the NFL Network will be televised starting Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET, offering us a window on a world that probably doesn’t need windows.

“Putting the podcast on television is a natural extension of the show, and will either bring the program to a wider audience to enjoy or offer me a larger platform on which to flame out spectacularly,” said Eisen.

Eisen’s weekly podcast features guests from the worlds of sports and entertainment. For the television premiere, Eisen will be talking with Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, who recently won Dancing with the Stars and who was recently arrested (and quickly released) when police in Hollywood, California, pulled him over for driving a car that had been reported stolen — reported stolen by the woman in the passenger seat.

Weeks earlier she had forgotten where she parked her car, assumed it was stolen, called police to report the “theft,” found her car, and then forgot to call back police to amend the record. Hopefully Eisen will ask Ward if the NFL lockout is causing more players to associate with morons.

 

 

Woody Paige Honored for Suicide Prevention Awareness

Denver Post columnist and “Around the Horn” contributor Woody Paige has been honored by Colorado State University for a column he wrote about suicide after Denver Bronco Kenny McKinley shot himself last September. Paige addressed his own battles with depression and how he, too, had contemplated suicide eight years earlier. Colorado State University presented Paige with its Suicide Prevention Media Award on Friday. Paige said he received more than 35,000 messages after the piece ran, some from suicidal people who said his column prompted them to seek help.

(Source: Associated Press)

Keith Olbermann Responds To ESPN Book Excerpt

Keith Olbermann fired back a response to the first excerpt from the new ESPN book, Those Guys Have All The Fun.

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NESN Announcer Jerry Remy Fighting Pneumonia

Boston Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy will miss his sixth consecutive game Monday night due to illness.

“Doctor just confirmed I have a bit of pneumonia,” Remy tweeted. “Suggested we get it under control before doing (the) Red Sox game. It’s day by day I guess.”

Peter Gammons, Dennis Eckersley and Rick Dempsey have all filled in for Remy on the NESN broadcasts.

 

 

Tony Kornheiser Finally Talks Daniel Snyder Lawsuit

Tony Kornheiser finally broke his silence on the Daniel Snyder lawsuit during the Tony Kornheiser Show Tuesday morning on ESPN 980 in Washington, DC.

Kornheiser is an employee of Red Zebra Broadcasting, which is owned by Snyder. The Pardon the Interruption co-host normally never holds back his thoughts, but Snyder was thought to be off limits until today.

“Let me say that my own opinion about this is that this lawsuit, in its various forms, has given this particular story life that it could never have had before. My comment would be I would not bring this lawsuit. I would not have brought this lawsuit. I would not continue the lawsuit. I think it’s a losing proposition to do so. I think when you are a public figure there are things that are bothersome and they sort of come with the territory.”

Better late than never, I guess.

Jim Rome Invading Lopez Tonight On Tuesday

“The Jungle” is set to invade Lopez Tonight on Tuesday.

Nationally syndicated sports talk show host Jim Rome will sit down with George Lopez on his TBS late night talk show.

“I’ll be appearing tomorrow on Lopez Tonight, 12/11c TBS. Fired up!” Rome tweeted on Monday morning.

With a 15-year run as a nationally syndicated sports talk show host and two stints on ESPN, I’m surprised Rome hasn’t made his way through the talk show circuit prior to this (That’s if we can actually consider Lopez Tonight a legitimate talk show).

Nothing Says March Madness Like Kings Of Leon

Starting on Friday, CBS and Turner Sports will roll out a multiplatform campaign featuring the rock band Kings of Leon in order to promote the NCAA Tournament.

Tournament footage will be weaved into the band’s video, “The Immortals,” and shown on 5,800 movie screens across the country until March 17.

“We are proud to be working with Kings of Leon throughout the tournament and using their powerful song “The Immortals” as a theme of our marketing campaign and coverage,” said Christina Miller, senior vice president of Turner Sports strategy, marketing and programming. “Our extensive multi-platform campaign will help communicate to fans the exciting new changes to the tournament’s coverage, particularly that every single game will be broadcast live nationally for the first time ever, allowing fans to choose which games they want to watch.” Read more

NHL and McDonald's Renew Partnership

The NHL and McDonald’s announced they are continuing their relationship through the 2010-2011 season. In 2008, the the fast food chain became the league’s official quick service restaurant in the United States. It had already held that position in Canada.

As part of the deal, McDonald’s will be the title sponsor for Hockey Day In America, the six-hour broadcast on NBC, and sponsor the 2011 NHL All-Star Game.

“The quick service restaurant category is an important one to reach a broad audience, and as McDonald’s major sports League partner, the possibilities of what we are able to achieve together are limitless,” Keith Wachtel, NHL senior vice president of integrated sales, said in a release. “It’s a marriage between two great brands that will provide unique activations as well as community support.”

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The Best Blog You're Not Reading: The Run of Play

When Brian Phillips is not killing it for Slate, he’s working on The Run of Play. Simply put, it’s the best collection of soccer writing anywhere. Exquisitely penned prose from Phillips and friends.

The one about Ronaldo was brilliant, the story about Xavi even better. And those are just in the last week.

The best part? They call it soccer, not football.

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