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Everyone Wanted To Be Like Mike And Now You Can

As a kid growing up in the Chicago area in the early 90’s I was a big Michael Jordan fan. Air Jordan’s were and still are it for me. I rock J’s with all of my outfits. Heck I even got married in the Air Jordan XI. One of the best commercials starring Jordan was when he got a theme song from Gatorade. You could find everyone singing Like Mike on the court when they were shooting hoops with their friends.

Now Gatorade and Jordan Brand – two iconic brands that played an integral part of Michael Jordan’s illustrious career – have collaborated on a footwear and apparel line that launches November 2017.

The “Like Mike” collection pays homage to the globally recognized “Be Like Mike” campaign from Gatorade and combines Gatorade branding with Jordan footwear and apparel silhouettes. It integrates legacy designs with modern innovation and combines each brand’s style and soul to inspire and fuel today’s athlete, just as the campaign did.

Collection Highlights:

The collection includes the Air Jordan VI “Like Mike” and Air Jordan XXXII, as well as a selection of shirts, hats and more – all featuring Gatorade-inspired colors.

• The Air Jordan VI “Like Mike” commemorates the year Jordan first partnered with Gatorade and starred in the “Be Like Mike” campaign. It’s also the year he won his first NBA Championship. The shoe features Gatorade’s signature orange-green colors within the upper and integrates the iconic lightning bolt on the insole and lace lock. (Price: $190)

• The Air Jordan XXXII, representing the intersection of luxury craft and modern innovation, incorporates Gatorade’s signature orange color throughout the design and lightning bolt on the outsole. (Price: $160)

• Featured in the collection is a set of long- and short-sleeve shirts, a hat and jacket, all sporting a Be Like Mike-inspired logo with the iconic Gatorade lightning bold replacing the “I” in Mike.

The collection will be available just in time for the holiday season on Nike.com and Footlocker in major cities across the country as well as select items on Gatorade.com.

• Apparel – available now

• AJ VI Like Mike – available 12/16

• AJ XXXII Like Mike – available 12/16

Plus since we all want to be singing Like Mike again here is the video from back in the day.

Captain Morgan Has Your Holiday Outfit Covered

Are you going to an ugly Christmas sweater party this year? When you get your invitation to this year’s ugly sweater or white elephant party, there’s no need to worry about rummaging through thrift stores or heading to the North Pole and back for the perfect ensemble or gift. This year, the Captain is here to help you #HolidayLikeACaptain with special Captain-themed sweaters and onesies that are sure to be a hit at ugly sweater and holiday parties everywhere.

These items are going fast. So if you don’t want to miss out make sure you go to HolidayLikeACaptain.com now!

Reebok Presents The DMX Run 10 With Rapper Cam’ron

Reebok Classic and global hip-hop artist Cam’ron announced their collaboration on the DMX Run 10 Cam Ron.  As the latest shoe collaboration in Cam’ron and Reebok’s longstanding relationship, this new shoe steps away from the Reebok Ventilator Supreme that the past two collaborations have focused on and takes a leap into the future with the DMX Run 10 silhouette.  Always bold in his personal style, Cam’ron’s new drop is no different but focuses on the sleeker element of his progressive look.

Inspired by Harlem Nights, the fresh take on the classic DMX Run 10 Cam Ron silhouette is featured in a blackout colorway that is bound to turn heads and make this silhouette the must-buy shoe on the season.  As one of the shoes at the forefront of technological innovation, the DMX Run 10 features unique DMX cushioning that has made it the best shoe for both function and style over the years.  The shoe features an EVA midsole that offers cushioning for each step, a leather upper for a comfortable fit, and a back tab for an easy-on, easy-off approach.

This unique take on the Reebok DMX Run 10 highlights material reminiscent of tilapia, Cam’ron’s favorite meal.  Pony hair adorns the shoe as an ode to his signature fur coat and the black and purple ice outsole is mixed with glow in the dark material as a nod to his first release, Confessions of Fire, and his favorite color, purple. Finishing off the look, the metal badge on the tongue of the new shoe highlights Cam’ron’s nickname, “Killa” and the tongue webbing, sockliner and packaging is inspired by a variety of his well-known lyrics and music videos.

The Reebok DMX Run 10 Cam Ron will go on sale on Cyber Monday (November 27) for $200 at Reebok.com and select retailers worldwide.

JJ Watt Honors His Roots In Latest Reebok Shoe Pack

Have you heard about the latest news from Reebok and J.J. Watt? Today, they announced their newest collaboration of one of the hottest releases of the summer, the JJ II Everyday Strength Pack.

JJ II “Everyday Strength” Pack honors JJ’s football history and strength of will over the years, never forgetting where he started by featuring his high school’s color scheme. JJ notoriously became one of the best players in the NFL through his diligent training from an early age.  The pack focuses on JJ’s continuous dedication to training and his passion to instill his same values in hard working young athletes.

As the season progresses and J.J.’s support for his team moves from the field to the sidelines, there is no more important time to showcase J.J.’s physical and mental strength that has made him who he is – one of the most fearsome and strongest players in the league.

“No matter where this wild journey takes me, Pewaukee will always be home.” says J.J. of his Everyday Strength Pack.

The JJ II Everyday Strength Pack is available today on Reebok.com for $99.

Win Like MJ Did Back In 1982

Some of the league’s greatest players ever got their first national audience during the 1982 college championship game. Among them was Michael Jordan, then a 19-year-old freshman, who rose for a jumper with just 17 seconds left to put his team up for good. He would continue to rise all the way to the sport’s pinnacle. The latest Air Jordan XI colorway, sporting University Blue hits, pays homage to his alma mater and the ‘82 victory that launched his legacy.

These kicks go on sale this Saturday on the SNKRS app in limited quantities.

Enjoy National Cupcake Day With Crown Royal Vanilla

This Friday is National Cupcake Day we at MANjr have included a quick and easy pro-tip on how you can celebrate.

Crown Royal Vanilla is a uniquely sophisticated whisky, bursting with the bold flavor of vanilla that can be enjoyed on the rocks, in mouthwatering cocktail recipes and in tasty treats. What better way to ring in the “holiday” than with a boozy cupcake?

Simply place a Crown Royal Vanilla mini upside down into your frosted cupcake and enjoy!

Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice For Your Holiday Party

Here at MANjr we wanted to share some delicious and fun festive cocktail recipes with you from Smirnoff Vodka. These recipes are a great fit for any upcoming holiday party. From Smirnoff’s seasonal limited time offering, Smirnoff Peppermint Twist to the classic, and oh so versatile Smirnoff No. 21, they have got you covered on all things seasonal sips!

1. Winter Whisperer

1.5 oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

.75 oz pomegranate syrup

.75 oz fresh lemon juice

8 mint leaves

2 oz Club Soda

2. Cranberry Pineapple Punch

1 gallon 100% cranberry juice (not cranberry cocktail)

1 46 oz can pineapple juice

3 cups lemon-lime soda

3 cups Smirnoff No. 21 vodka

Sliced oranges, oranges, lemon (optional)

Fresh cranberries (optional)

3. Nutcracker

1 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

.5 oz Amontillado Sherry

1 oz organic pear juice

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1 oz orgeat syrup

4. Chocolate Peppermint Martini

4 ounces Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Vodka

2 ounce crème de cacao

1 ounce chocolate liquor

2 ounce cream chocolate sauce & crushed peppermint for garnish

5. Gingerbread Martini

3 ounces Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

3 ounces Irish cream

2 Tablespoons gingerbread syrup (or to taste)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ounces cream

Whipped Cream & Crushed Gingerbread cookies for garnish

6. Holiday Bliss

1 oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

.5 oz Don Julio Añejo Tequila

3 oz Rich Chocolate Milk

7. Kissed Caramel Apple Punch – Courtesy of Karly Gomez from A Simple Pantry

1 ½ gallons spiced apple cider

1 12.2 oz bottle caramel syrup

3 cups Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka

Sliced apples (optional)

Cinnamon sticks (option)

8. The Original Mule

1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

Fresh lime juice

3 oz. ginger beer

Reebok Classic and Future Create The Furykaze

Reebok Classic and Future announced this week that the highly anticipated Furykaze will release on November 11.  As an ode to Future’s favorite Reebok sneakers, this brand new silhouette is a combination of the beloved Instapump Fury and Kamikaze II.  Inspired by the Scorpion, Future’s astrological sign, the texture of the suede upper is reminiscent of the hair on the scorpion’s tail, claws and legs, while the molded vamps emanate the ribbed body.  The TPU heel collar also mimics the flexibility of the scorpion’s tail and folds easily down for ease of wear.

The Furykaze will be released in a fresh Sandstone colorway with an external Pump bladder on the upper reminiscent of the Fury. The split tooling sole, Graphlite shank, tonal midsole and gum outsole also pay homage to the Fury, while the mid-cut and zig-zag design of the Pump bladder are reminiscent of the original Kamikaze.  Finishing off the look and giving it Future’s own feel, Freebandz stars are included on the suede loop at the heel and the wordmark on the metal lace tips of the round tonal laces.

The Furykaze will be on sale for $250 on November 11, 2017 at Reebok.com and select Reebok retailers worldwide.

Jose Altuve Gifts His Team Crown Royal

Not only does Jose Altuve know what if feels like to win a World Series, but he knows how to give a great gift. As the team returned to Houston as kings of the city and had their victory parade, second baseman Jose Altuve generously gifted bottles of Crown Royal XR to the entire 2017 championship squad. The bottles of $130 whisky come enclosed in a blue velvet bag that were embroidered to reflect the team’s achievement. As the number one selling whisky in Texas, Crown Royal was the perfect way to commemorate the season and celebrate like royalty.

Altuve had the following to say about their accomplishment:  “I literally love this team,” said Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. “I wanted to do something special to thank them for bringing the first ever championship to Houston which is why I gifted everyone a bottle of Crown Royal XR to celebrate our win.”

Drink And Know Things

Take it from one of your favorite Game of Thrones characters, Tyrion Lannister. He uttered the memorable like I drink and I know things. Now you can too. Grab a goblet and raise a glass, the newest beer in the Game of Thrones series from Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing is available this month nationwide! Winter is Here, the latest beer in theGame of Thrones series from Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing, is now available in 750ml single bottles and on draft across the country.

Perfect for your Thanksgiving or ‘Friendsgiving’ feast, or for gifting during the winter holidays along with the Game of Thrones: The Complete Season Seven Blu-ray/DVD (available December 12th), Winter is Here will also be released in a collectible gift pack alongside the previously released Fire and Blood Red Ale and a special commemorative glass.

To find the all-new Winter is Here beer or gift set near you, visit http://ommegang.com/blog/beer-finder/

Winter is Here is brewed with pilsner malt, white wheat malt, and soft red wheat flakes, hopped with Saaz hops, and spiced with white pepper, sea salt, coriander and sweet orange peel. Brewery Ommegang’s house yeast is used in primary and secondary fermentation. This double white ale pours a hazy pale straw color with a stark white head. Aromas of banana, clove, and pronounced peppery phenols lead, and the flavor is slightly sweet malt, subtly balanced by hints of sea salt. Despite a full mouthfeel and healthy ABV, it still manages to drink quite lightly. The finish gradually builds in a warming crescendo of peppery spice.

Fire and Blood was the third beer in the collaborative series, originally released in spring of 2014. It’s brewed with pilsner, spelt, rye, and other specialty malts, hopped with Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops, and spiced with ancho chilies for additional complexity. The hue is deep, dark red with a persistent, creamy, off-white head. The aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, slight spice and malt mix nicely with a slight floral, spicy hop character. The flavor of sweet malt gives way to faint dryness and is balanced by spicy rye and hop flavors with underlying raisin and prune notes. The finish offers balanced malt and spicy characteristics from hops and rye. Fire and Blood is 6.8% ABV, and the label art features one of the original three labels, a fiery image of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Drogon.