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Kyle Schwarber Shows What It Takes To Fly The W

Ever wonder what it takes to achieve your ultimate goal? Well World Series hero and Chicago Cubs Outfielder, Kyle Schwarber, teamed up with Gatorade on a video just in time for the Cubs’ home opener. The video shows that winning is a reflection of the work you put in when you’re not playing and that you can’t #FlyTheW without putting in the work first. Schwarber, who has already persevered in the face of adversity, embodies the idea that sports performance is driven from the inside.

Airbnb Is Looking For The Ultimate Giants Fan

Baseball is back and if you are a San Francisco Giants fan you might want to read this post. Airbnb is changing the way San Francisco Giants fans engage with their favorite team through a one-time bookable immersion experience offering superfans a day they won’t soon forget. Check out the listing here.

On April 28, six superfans will get the chance to live like a Giant; from a meet-in-greet with Giants legend Dave Dravecky, a VIP tour of AT&T Park, on-field batting practice, an exclusive dinner at a hidden club inside the stadium with Giant’s CEO Larry Baer, then head up to the owner’s box to watch a game from the best seats in the house.

The SF Giants Superfan Experience includes:

Meet Dave Dravecky at Willie Mays Plaza for photos and presentation of a custom SF Giants jersey

Embark on a VIP Tour of AT&T Park with Dave and get a behind the scenes tour of the ballpark, venturing into the visitors’ clubhouse, batting cage, press box, P.A. booth and venture onto the warning track

Head onto the field with Dave for the Giants’ batting practice and pregame behind home plate

Head to a secret VIP club in the ballpark that few know about for an exclusive dinner with Dave and Giants President and CEO Larry Baer

Head to the owner’s box with Dave and Larry Baer to watch a game complete with game ready snacks and beverage brought right to the seats.

Budweiser Helps You Show Off Your Team Pride

We have a few more days before Opening Day for the 2017 MLB season. So to get in the baseball mood Budweiser is raising one to hometown fans, who embody the spirit of America’s favorite pastime. With the return of baseball season, Budweiser will introduce customized, specialty MLB team cans featuring unique designs created by local artists who each represent Budweiser’s values and celebration of the pursuit of the American dream. Budweiser’s limited-edition cans will arrive on Opening Day.

Designed in partnership with local artists and baseball enthusiasts, Budweiser’s MLB team design cans bring to life the true ambition and personality of each team and its hometown, featuring some of the most iconic elements of each city like the palm trees in Los Angeles to the Gateway Arch in Budweiser’s hometown of St. Louis. Each artist was hand-selected to create the unique, locally-inspired designs, based on their personal connection to their team’s ambitious history and the fans that support the home team. The cans will each be wrapped in one-of-a-kind, personalized artwork to celebrate Budweiser’s commitment to the game while offering fans a way to support their teams from the first pitch to the last out.

Loot Crate Steps Up To The Plate

By now you have seen my reviews of the original Loot Crate boxes that come every month. These boxes are filled with awesome goodies. Each month I am amazed to see how unique the items are and love displaying them in my office. So when I heard the news today that Loot Crate is going to do a MLB sports crate I was super excited.

With licenses from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, Sports Crate is now the Exclusive Licensed Subscription Box of MLB. The new division of Loot Crate, Sports Crate will launch with 10 teams initially, providing fans of the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers with exclusive apparel, collectibles, experiences and more every month. Sports Crate will roll out additional teams later this year.

“Sports Crate and the fans it will serve, is an exciting step for our company as we explore new and exciting ways to celebrate being a fan, no matter what you’re passionate about,” said Chris Davis, CEO of Loot Crate. “Sports Crate is like getting a care package from your favorite team every month, and we are humbled by the opportunity to share in that experience for sports fans worldwide.”

The monthly subscription service will feature exclusive team-focused products and VIP one-of-a-kind experiences. The first Sports Crate will feature a “Bringing the Heat” theme, stocked accordingly with a highly collectible, exclusive action figure of the respective team’s starting pitcher, along with everything a fan needs to “bring it” on Opening Day.

Sports Crates are currently available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to ensure their collectability. For more information, please visit www.sportscrate.com or MLB.com. Fans can also visit the website to submit the team they’d like to see made available in the coming weeks and months.

Get A 360 View Of Steph Curry On The Court

Fans of the NBA know that Steph Curry is always changing the game. Now you can get a behind the scenes look at his practice routine. Degree Deodorant’s new Stephen Curry: Motion in 360° is a first of-its-kind experience that puts you on-court with Curry as he runs through the drills that he practices every day.

This new 360° experience gives fans a never-before-seen perspective of Curry’s game as they get to experience his moves from the viewpoint of the defenders that he faces on game day. Degree is the first brand partner to feature him in 360° content.

The video is also virtual reality compatible and can be viewed in VR through supporting devices like Google Cardboard.

Dennis Scott Talks NBA All Star Weekend & Work With MTN Dew

I had the great opportunity to talk with former Orlando Magic great, Dennis Scott about his work with Mountain Dew for the DewNBA 3X series. You can watch teams duke it out during the NBA All-Star festivities this weekend in New Orleans.

Following a six-city tour of DewNBA3X, Mountain Dew, the NBA, and TNT are bringing the event to a national stage in New Orleans, where Shaquille O’Neal and Dennis Scott scouted the top elite amateur players from across the country for GM’s Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving.  These players matched up for some tough one-on-one elimination games to see who would make it to the finals, where two teams will play alongside team captains Jason Williams and Baron Davis with a 30-minute special about DewNBA3X airing on Sat. Feb. 18 at 6pm EST on TNT leading into All-Star Saturday Night coverage.

The 30-minute special featuring Dennis Scott, Shaquille O’Neal, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, Jason Williams and Baron Davis airs on Sat. Feb. 18 at 6pm EST on TNT.

Click HERE is my interview with Dennis.

Follow Dennis on Twitter @3DTV and follow MTN Dew @MountainDew.

Check out the first episode of a six-part DewNBA3X series – showcasing how the players, coaches and GMs are qualifying and preparing for All Star 2017 in New Orleans.

The NBA And Gatorade Team Up Once Again

We have all seen players in the NBA rehydrate with Gatorade when they are on the bench during a game. Now the partnership is going even further. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the NBA Development League (NBA D-League) will be renamed the NBA Gatorade League (NBA G-League) as part of a multiyear expanded partnership announced today by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Gatorade. This marks the first time a U.S. professional sports league has named an entitlement partner.

As part of the partnership, the NBA and Gatorade unveiled a new NBA G-League logo that will be featured across all game balls, team jerseys, on court signage and league digital assets.  Additionally, Gatorade will incubate its latest product and equipment innovations into NBA G-League locker rooms, and teams will have the opportunity to collaborate with Gatorade to help players maximize their athletic potential and on court performance.

Through the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), the sports fuel company will collaborate with the NBA G-League on programs to enhance player sports performance and recovery.  Since 1985, GSSI has helped athletes optimize their sports performance and well-being through research, education, innovation and providing high-caliber sports nutrition science services.  GSSI scientists will partner with the NBA G-League on player nutrition and training programs, incorporating the newest technology and innovations in Gatorade testing, product and equipment.

The partners will also collaborate on custom, behind-the-scenes video content which will capture NBA G-League players on their respective journeys, highlighting a shared commitment to enhancing performance through innovation.A founding partner of the NBA D-League, Gatorade will continue to present the league’s Gatorade Call-Up platform.  Since 2001, there have been nearly 500 Gatorade Call-Ups from the NBA D-League to the NBA.

Russell Westbrook Says To Just Be Yourself

Last weekend we saw Russell Westbrook’s former teammate Kevin Durant come back to Oklahoma City. Durant and his new team the Golden State Warriors won the game, but Westbrook can hold his head up high because he is still paving his own way.

There is a new video featuring DEW partner and MVP candidate Russell Westbrook. In Don’t Do They, Russell and DEW challenge ‘they,’ instigating a culture that pushes boundaries and encourages people to “do you.”

Westbrook is an athlete who constantly challenges the status quo, inspiring individuality. In Don’t Do They, Russell truly embodies what it means to Do the DEW. The new ad also coincides with DEW’s launch of overall plans for NBA All Star 2017 in New Orleans.

Check Out How Many World Records Were Broken With The Reebok Nano 7

What did you do today? If you feel that you are having a productive day you should check out the latest video from Reebok. Powered by the brand’s newest functional training shoe, the Nano 7, Reebok gathered special guests and athletes around the world to break 44 of the top fitness-based GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles in just 24 hours. The global, record-shattering event showcased the versatility of the Nano 7, which has broken more world records than any other shoe on the globe.

Reebok athletes, brand partners and excited volunteers descended on London, Sydney, L.A. and New York last week in attempt to break an unprecedented amount of fitness-based records all in one built-for-anything shoe. Attempts ranged from 10-year old Milla Star trying for the most burpees in one minute to Eirik Lundstein attempting the most barbell backflips in 1 minute with 20kgs. Notable athletes and participants in the attempts included:

Max Greenfield – Actor

Annie Thorisdottir – CrossFit Athlete & 2x CrossFit Games Champion

Milla Star – 10 year old fitness phenom

Logan Aldridge – Adaptive athlete and CrossFit Coach

Dan Bailey – CrossFit Athlete & 5x CF Games Competitor

Scott Panchik – CrossFit Athlete and 5x CF Games Competitor

Rob Forte – CrossFit Athlete and 6x CF Games Competitor

Kara Webb – CrossFit Athlete and 5x CF Games Competitor

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet – CrossFit Athlete and former CF Games Champion

Of the dozens of attempts, 44 official records were shattered – a record-breaking accomplishment in itself.

Look Who Is Playing A 3 On 3 All-Star Game

Around the country people are getting ready for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament. The NBA players are looking get into the action as well. Following a six-city tour of DewNBA3X, Mountain Dew, the NBA, and TNT are bringing the event to a national stage in New Orleans, where Shaquille O’Neal and Dennis Scott scouted the top elite amateur players from across the country for GM’s Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving.  These players matched up for some tough one-on-one elimination games to see who would make it to the finals, where two teams will play alongside team captains Jason Williams and Baron Davis with a 30-minute special about DewNBA3X airing on Sat. Feb. 18 at 6pm EST on TNT leading into All-Star Saturday Night coverage.

Check out the first episode of a six-part DewNBA3X series – showcasing how the players, coaches and GMs are qualifying and preparing for All Star 2017 in New Orleans.