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Budweiser Puts The Spotlight On John Starks As NBA Draft Premieres Tonight

Just in time for tonight’s NBA Draft, Budweiser released a new spot called “The Undrafted”, featuring former New York Knicks star John Starks. The film tells the story of John’s path as an undrafted player in the NBA, in celebration of those who refuse to give up on making their dreams a reality — inside and outside of the NBA.

As we start another year for the NBA, Budweiser wants to both raise a toast to those players who will hear their name called on Draft Day tonight as well as the players, like John, who refuse to give up on making their dreams a reality. This film was created as a tribute to them and their hard work.

John Starks, New York Knicks Legend, “I never had the opportunity to hear my name called on Draft Day,” said John Starks, former New York Knicks star. “I carried that chip on my shoulder every single day, determined to work harder as I made a name for myself in the league. I’m glad I can share my story with Budweiser, reminding the next generation of players that their careers will not be defined by their draft positions; the journey is just beginning.”

Budweiser Honors The Vegas Golden Knights Improbable Season

Budweiser raises a glass to those who have raised the bar. Just two years ago, the Vegas Golden Knights were just an idea and, understandably, very little was expected of the team in its inaugural season. While the Knights didn’t end the season with the Cup, the team rewrote NHL history and became the first expansion team to reach the Stanley Cup Final in 50 years.

We wanted to share a new Budweiser video celebrating the Golden Knights’ incredible season called “500 to 1: This Bud’s For Vegas.” The video walks viewers through the team’s improbable journey and path to the Cup. The spot is set to “Shot At the Night” by the Killers, reinforcing its connection to Las Vegas.

The King of Beers proudly raises a glass to those who have raised the bar and celebrates a team that defied the odds all season, proudly supported by its city.

The Watt Brothers Give Some Real Talk About Their Sibling Rivalry

Reebok brand ambassadors JJ, TJ and Derek Watt , who helped launch the all-new Reebok Hydrorush in December, recently hashed out their rivalries on and off the field in a Reebok exclusive featuring the truth about Sibling Rivalry.

Reebok conducted a survey among men and women who have siblings and played sports in high school, in an effort to expose the truth about siblings as one of the most competitive breeds. The results were clear—sibling rivalry is very real.

With more than half of those surveyed admitting their sibling is the person they are the most competitive with and over 80% of siblings would rather be ghosted than lose to their sibling, it’s no surprise that the Watt brothers share the same sentiment.

Verizon Looks To Throw Sports Fan An Alley-Oop

If you have Verizon and love the NBA you are in for a treat. Verizon and the NBA recently announced an innovative, multi-year partnership that will deliver one of the most comprehensive video streaming offerings of NBA content – from live out-of-market games via NBA League Pass to highlights, fantasy basketball, original programming and more – on Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Fantasy and across Verizon’s family of media brands.

As part of the partnership, beginning with NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles, the NBA and Verizon will unveil a series of innovative collaborations leveraging Verizon’s leading 5G network and technology designed to deliver premium NBA content and unique fan experiences.

In addition, the NBA and Verizon will work together on enhanced global Yahoo Fantasy experiences, including a new, simplified Official NBA Fantasy format, flexible entry for fans to start their fantasy season at any time, and customized fantasy highlight packages.

Partnership highlights include:

·         Access to purchase NBA League Pass in the U.S. – the league’s out-of-market live game service co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports – on Yahoo Sports and other Verizon media platforms

·         New daily show highlighting NBA action, storylines and commentary available exclusively on Yahoo Sports and across Verizon’s media platforms

·         Development of augmented reality and other new forms of content leveraging Verizon’s leading network technology in partnership with the NBA

·         Original sports and lifestyle programming utilizing the league’s vast archive of NBA footage across Yahoo Sports and Verizon’s media platforms

·         Verizon’s “It’s on Us” program, which now makes up to eight NBA League Pass games available to registered users, at no cost to the consumer, to preview the League Pass subscription offering.

Check Out How The Watt Brothers Motivate Each Other As They Train Together

Some cool news coming out of Reebok recently. They announced the launch of the Reebok Hydrorush, the newest men’s functional training shoe from the global fitness leader. Put to the test by one of the most athletic families in sports, the Watt brothers, the Reebok Hydrorush is built from the ground up to withstand the tough workouts of even the highest performing professional athletes.

The Reebok Hydrorush helps enable athletes of any level to attack their workout with the same unyielding drive as the Watt Brothers. With maximum foot security and a full rubber outsole for workouts on all surfaces, the shoe provides everything needed to achieve peak training performance.

Defined by a constant commitment to redefining their own boundaries, J.J., Derek and T.J. Watt rely on the Hydrorush in training to help improve performance on the field. Now, athletes nationwide can join the Watts in their relentless pursuit of greatness with Reebok’s latest release.

Additional technology and comfort benefits of the Hydrorush include:

• Unmatched Responsiveness: Dual density liquid foam technology cushions during high impact movements

• Versatile Traction: Full rubber outsole for workouts on all surfaces

• Dependable Security: Midfoot stability supports quick cuts and changing direction

Reebok ambassador Derek Watt says, “Every time I step on the field, film room, or hit the gym, I try to give it my full effort and leave everything out there. The Hydrorush is the perfect shoe to train in because I can do any workout – from speed drills to lifting and agility – all in one shoe.  The Hydrorush adds tremendous value to my training and allows me to perform at my best both on and off the field.”

“What I’ve learned from my brothers is that what you see on the field is the result of the intense training off of it. As a rookie this year, I’ve had to train harder than I ever had to before, and the Hydrorush is the perfect shoe for me to do this.  It is breathable, lightweight, and a style that I can wear both in and out of the gym,” adds Reebok ambassador TJ Watt.

On the development of the Reebok Hydrorush, Tal Short, Project Manager, said: “We know our customers need to have a shoe that can adapt to their training as and when they need it. We developed the Hydrorush to attack and withstand any level of training, whether it’s professional athletes training to enhance their game or high schoolers striving to make varsity. At an affordable price point of $80, the Hydrorush is an accessible and essential tool for any athlete or individual who’s looking to take their performance to the next level.”

The Hydrorush is now available for purchase at Reebok.com for $80. For more information visit www.reebok.com/watt

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.

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.”

Budweiser Celebrates The Earned History Of The Astros

Did you watch the Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series Championship last night? Houston is a lot of things: strong, determined, dedicated and persevering. And for the first time in 56 years, they can add World Series Champions to that list. At the end of a record breaking 7 game World Series run— and 25 home runs later— the Astros are world champions!

To celebrate, long time Major League Baseball sponsor Budweiser has released a unique video in honor of the city and team that truly embodied the fighting spirit of Houston. Complete with footage of the Clubhouse celebration, the video celebrates a city that we also call home Budweiser’s Houston brewery has been around since 1966…almost as long as the Astros!

Just a few months after one of the worst recorded hurricanes to hit the city, Houston’s enduring spirit would not and could not be denied.

Dale Jr Gets A Nice Send Off From MTN Dew

As the legendary Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues his final laps around the track before retiring at the end of this season, decade-long partner Mtn Dew celebrated NASCAR’s most popular driver and his final race in the No. 88 Mtn Dew Chevrolet with a big weekend at Talladega. This included a new TV commercial, culmination of the Ride with Jr. program and limited-edition Dale Jr. Mtn Dew cans.

To celebrate the last few weeks of Dale Jr.’s racing career, DEW launched limited-edition “cheers to Dale Jr.” Mtn Dew cans, hitting shelves in major markets across the US.

Let Your Team Pride Show With Fanchest

Who is your favorite team to root for? Are you a NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB fan? Or are you a college sports fan? Well no matter the sport or league you can get some sick gear from a company called FanChest.

At Fanchest they love to support their favorite teams, but dread shopping for gifts for the sports fans in their lives. To them going to a big box sporting goods store is like traveling in on of Dante’s layer of hell. Fanchest feels that at those big stores there is no customer service, an insane amount of choices, and no excitement. Even checking out the big ecommerce sites is frustrating. They would rather get a root canal. So that is why they created a new subscription service.

They wanted things to change. They feel that gifts should be thoughtful, fun to give and get, and capture the passion that all sports fans have. These are the gifts that you’ll cherish for years and brag about to your friends. Their mission at Fanchest is simple, to deliver the best gifting experience for all sports fans.

They work with a lot of great sports properties like Majestic, Stance, Topps, and ’47 Brand. I recently got a Chicago Bears Fanchest. This box was packed with a lot of great items. There was a comfortable T-shirt, a sick winter hat, a mug, mints, pens and a notebook that had different Chicago Bears logos on them. If you are interested in getting your own subscription go fanchest.com