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Reebok And J.J. Watt Release More Colorways Of The JJ I

Even though J.J. Watt might be recovering from injury it didn’t stop him and Reebok on releasing a brand new can’t-miss colorway of his first signature training shoe – the JJ I Preseason Training. The navy, red and white colorway serves as a nod to those who inspire him both on and off the field – his teammates and fans. J.J. gifted all of his teammates new pairs of JJ I’s.

As he continues to push his limits, the JJ I Preseason Training will be there every step, cut, and jump of the way. The JJ I Preseason Training will be available at 12am on August 5 for $99.

Jordan Brand Teams Up With Michigan To Upgrade School Uniforms

First it was Michigan getting Jim Harbaugh to be their head coach for football. Now it is Michigan teaming up with Jordan Brand to upgrade their uniforms and gear. The University of Michigan is more than just a school. It is a community and family represented by a single letter, two hues: Maize and Blue, and a longstanding tradition of excellence — a reputation of leading both academically and athletically.

On the gridiron, Michigan has, since fielding its first team in 1871, claimed more victories than any other school. The university also lays claim to 11 national championships, over 120 first-team all-Americans and three Heisman trophy winners, including Jordan Brand athlete Charles Woodson. Beyond, the program’s Winged Helmet, introduced in 1938, and remains an icon of college football.

Similarly, the Jordan Brand is more than one man. For over 30 years, Jordan Brand has built a culture by pushing the boundaries of innovation and style; the Jumpman logo has come to represent greatness and unites athletes around the world who are willing to push their limits to be the best.

“Michael Jordan never settled. His career was defined by his competitive drive, unwavering work ethic and a dogged pursuit of winning,” says Larry Miller, President of the Jordan Brand. “These same principles have guided the Jordan Brand since its inception, and we see a like-spirit in the University of Michigan. What started with a phone call between Michael and Coach Harbaugh comes to life today in an unprecedented partnership which further diversifies the Jordan Brand’s commitment to football and athletes.”

This fall, that legacy will continue to transcend sport as the Michigan football team debuts the iconic Jumpman on the gridiron.

The Michigan jersey, built on the Nike Vapor Untouchable chasse, features a minimal-seam design and stretch woven materials. Focusing on fit, range of motion and breathability, the jersey includes tailored lines that are articulated to move with the body and laser perforations in the front and back panels to maximize ventilation.

Additionally, taking into account the importance of preparation to success, Jordan Brand will outfit the team with the Jordan Trainer 1 Low. Created by Jordan footwear designers to help eliminate distractions on the practice field and in the weight room, the shoe enhances natural motion, comfort and increased sensory feedback. Speed flex technology in the midsole, Zoom Air in the heel and a Flyweave woven upper facilitate stability and support.

The Jordan Trainer 1 low “Michigan” will be available August 6 on Jordan.com and at The M Den, the official retailer of Michigan Athletics.

Stay tuned to Jordan.com and GoBlueHailMichigan.com for more information on the Michigan x Jordan partnership.

The Old NBA Challenges The New NBA In A Game Of Horse

For those who are missing the NBA take heart. Current players and retired players are missing it as well. It seems that Paul George and former NBA player and now ESPN analyst Jalen Rose played a unique game of HORSE. Why is it unique? It took place from the back of a Jeep Wrangler.

This took place at the “Summer of Jeep” event at Navy Pier in Chicago last week.. The event celebrated the Jeep brand’s partnership with USA Basketball.

Steph Curry Still Poppin Bottles

He might have lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals, but Steph Curry is popping bottles of champagne. It is all part of the 2016 Celebrity Spray-Off took place on July 21st in Lake Tahoe at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship with celebrity and athlete competitors including Steph Curry, Jerry Rice, Roger Clemens, Alfonso Ribeiro, Aaron Rodgers and more!

Just before celebrity superstars teed off on the 18th hole, Korbel California Champagne challenged them to show off their champagne celebration skills as part of the Celebrity Spray-Off. Contestants competed to see how far they could shoot the cork from the top of a bottle of Korbel.

Baseball Keeps People Together

Baseball has been a staple in our country for some time now. It brings people together. To illustrate that point Bank of America is sharing a great video from their  #MLBmemorybank program. Bank of America invited Carol and Warren Reckmeyer, whose “Together Since 1952” jerseys went viral last year – to a VIP experience at the Cardinals/Giants game earlier this season. The couple, who has been married for 64 years, received a variety of surprises during the day, which icluded throwing out a double first pitch to Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and Giants manager Bruce Bochy, and a visit from Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.

MTN Dew Looking To Get Into eSports

For those who might have not noticed eSports is becoming an integral part of gaming culture. So with that notion Mountain Dew is making waves by announcing the Mountain Dew League otherwise known as MDL. The league is designed with one purpose in mind: helping amateur gamers become pros. DEW and the ESL, the world’s largest esports company,  are both instigators in the gaming world, and are now partnering to host a massive three-phase competition for amateur gamers.

The MDL global championship will culminate in one amateur team joining next season’s ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League. The tournament will start in August, and will unfold over the course of 20 weeks beginning with 7,400 players, down to nine teams in each region, down to the final team. Fans will be able to watch the competition unfold through live-streamed events, behind-the-scenes action and real-time stat tracking via the ESL and Twitch channels.

Mercedes-Benz Style Introduces The Garia Golf Car

Mercedes-Benz has always been a fan of golf. Whether they are sponsoring athletes or tournaments Mercedes-Benz is present on the golf course. Now they introduce the Garia Golf Car. This new car transfers the unmistakable Mercedes-Benz automobile design to a premium-class golf cart. The show car is the result of a partnership between Mercedes-Benz designers, Daimler’s Think & Act Tank Business Innovation and the well-known golf cart manufacturer Garia.

The Garia Golf Car has integrated onboard touchpad that displays several car functions, as well as the layout of the golf course, current position and an electronic score card. There is a built in refrigerator under the bench seat and a storage tray under the dashboard to hold a row of golf balls at one time.

The hands-free system with Bluetooth connection and hi-fi speakers integrated into the rear roof frame, allowing music from any smartphone make all those who love tech and gadgets swoon. It has a range of up to 50 miles with a top speed of 19 mph and uses LED technology in headlamps, ensuring good visibility in any weather conditions. So who is ready to test it out on the course?

Get The Most Out Of Your CrossFit Workout From The Reebok Nano 6.0

You already may have known this but, Reebok has been the leading global provider of CrossFit apparel and footwear. This week Reebok has unveiled the latest iteration of the most sought-after shoe in CrossFit boxes around the world – the Reebok CrossFit Nano 6.0 — the #1 shoe in CrossFit.

Ever-evolving, the Nano franchise continues to demonstrate Reebok’s commitment to refine and engineer the most groundbreaking CrossFit footwear available. The Reebok CrossFit Nano 6.0 features one of the most innovative outsoles for performance training while providing an anatomical fit that is both natural and secure.

Strength starts from the ground up and the Reebok CrossFit Nano 6.0 introduces a new shape that is built to support the movement of the foot under load. The shoe provides more natural stability and control through a new molded heel counter and foot bed alongside a new stretch Kevlar fabric that retains durability.

Here are some details on the why the Nano 6.0 is perfect for your CrossFit workout.

Uppersole – 360 Degree abrasion protection Kevlar shell, fused to breathable performance upper mesh combined with heavy textured Kevlar on medial side, taking ROPEPRO to the next level

Midsole – Thermo-polyurethane midsole protective wrap for ultimate stability with R55 Rebound Reebok technology for great cushion, response and impact absorption during running movements

Outsole – MetaSplit Expansion forefoot flex grooves for optimum splay and increased stability for heavy lifting and dynamic movement.

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 6.0 will retail for $130 and is currently available on Reebok.com for Men’s and Women’s styles.