Sports

A New Way To Watch Football

We are passed the halfway point this year in the NFL season. If you are in a few fantasy football leagues like me then you know it is crunch time to see if your team gets in. With all the travel this week going to visit family and friends you might miss out on catching NFL games. Now with go90 you won’t.

With go90, Verizon subscribers can watch some of the best NFL games for free from their smartphones, at any time and from anywhere – and without using data.   Therefore, fans traveling into ‘enemy’ territory can still watch their favorite game on their smartphone, even if the main TV is being used for another rivalry.  And for those trapped at an airport, in the kitchen cooking up a storm or stuck in traffic during the long ride home, go90 ensures they never miss a moment of heart-stopping football.

The big games featured on go90 over the coming holiday include the Thursday games of Vikings @ Lions, Redskins @ Cowboys and Steelers @ Colts.

Plus you can watch Sunday’s games of Cardinals @ Falcons, Jaguars @ Bills, Giants @ Browns, Rams @ Saints, 49ers @ Dolphins, Chargers @ Texans, Bengals @ Ravens, Titans @ Bears, Seahawks @ Buccaneers, Panthers @ Raiders, Patriots @ Jets and Chiefs @ Broncos as well as the Monday night game of  Packers @ Eagles.

NFL on go90 also includes the opportunity to re-watch games including highlights, best and worst plays and additional sports programming.  The app is available to download via the App Store or Google Play.

Amplify Your Workout With A New App

They first led the industry in sports drinks. Now Gatorade has something new for fans of the brand. Gatorade launches Gatorade Amplify, a new experience within Spotify that creates a personalized workout experience unlike any other. It allows users to generate informed playlists made up of songs in Spotify’s library based off of results from a rigorous data analysis that uncovered what makes a song good for training.

Gatorade Amplify selects songs based on the ranges of five sonic attributes, listed below in order of importance. Users can choose playlists for high-intensity workouts as well as interval training, plus an exclusive mix produced by Steve Aoki and the Dim Mak All-Stars.

Andre Ward Has Marshawn Lynch In His Corner

You might be wondering what former NFL superstar Marshawn Lynch is doing in his free time. Well besides doing some funny commercials he paid a visit to Two-Time World Champion Andre Ward at training camp, ahead of his “Pound For Pound” showdown against Sergey Kovalev on Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Since announcing his retirement from the NFL, Oakland-native Lynch hasn’t missed a single Ward fight this year. In Ward’s first fight at light heavyweight against the then-undefeated Sullivan Barrera at Oracle Arena, Beast Mode was part of a star-studded entourage including Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Michael B. Jordan that walked Ward into the ring and then proceeded to rush the ring upon the fighter’s unanimous decision victory.

Kovalev vs. Ward “Pound For Pound”, a 12-round mega-fight for the WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight title at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is presented by Main Events, Roc Nation Sports, Krusher Promotions and Andre Ward Promotions and is sponsored by the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Corona Extra, Zappos, JetLux and Monster Products. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets are available on axs.com and the T-Mobile Arena box office.

Budweiser Pays Tribute To Harry Caray

Chicago Cubs fans can rejoice! They just saw their team win the World Series. To celebrate long time Major League Baseball sponsor Budweiser pays tribute to legendary sportscaster and Cubs play-by-play man Harry Caray for Cubs fans everywhere.

The ultimate Cubs fan (and Bud man) Caray dreamed of the day his beloved Cubs would win the World Series but of course never got to call the final out for a Cubs Series win. Until now. The new video was made a reality by Budweiser working with the Caray family estate to get Caray’s actual audio/voice and then lay it over with footage from last night’s win in Cleveland and celebration here in Chicago. The result should give any Cubs and Caray fan goose bumps hearing Harry call the Series as if he was still here with us on earth.

Todd Gurley Goes The Extra Yard In His Hometown

A few weeks ago people on the east coast were impacted by Hurricane Matthew. To help those in need LA Rams’ running back Todd Gurley returned to his hometown of Tarboro on Friday, October 28 during his bye week to partner with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

The Food Bank selected the Tarboro Community Outreach Center, one of their 800 partner agencies throughout central and eastern North Carolina, for Gurley to volunteer within their soup kitchen and food pantry. The Tarboro Community Outreach Center has been distributing food almost daily since the hurricane hit from their congregate feeding site and food pantry. Gurley spent several hours serving guests meals and distributing food to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. After making sandwiches and packing groceries, Gurley took the time to sign autographs and take photos with fans visiting the center.

Dance Your Way To The Super Bowl

Ever since Antonio was on Dancing with the Stars he now not only known as a football player, but now as a sweet dancer. So the  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver teamed up with Rite Aid and Procter & Gamble to help a lucky fan win Super Bowl LI tickets.

Known to cut a rug in the end zone, Brown showcases his moves in this catchy video encouraging viewers to enter their best dance moves while they clean around the house. To enter, fans share videos on social media of their own performances using #AntonioDanceContest and Brown will choose a winning dancer to send to Super Bowl LI with their family.

For official rules and to learn more, visit your local Rite Aid or go to Riteaid.com/AntonioDanceContest.

NBA Fans Get More With Verizon

NBA fans rejoice, the season has started and Verizon has you covered. If you want to stream games in the NBA we have got some good news for you. If you download the go90 app you can get a NBA LEAGUE PASS free preview. There are a few weekends where fans can preview NBA LEAGUE PASS on mobile via go90 during the dates listed below free of charge.

The dates are October 25-November 1, November 5-6, November 12-13 and November 19-20. By downloading go90 via the App Store or Google Play, users can enjoy this free preview and are eligible to purchase an NBA LEAGUE PASS full season package from go90.com/NBA.  With this service, basketball fans can stream hundreds of live 2016-17 NBA games all season long, available on their phone, tablet or laptop. Moreover, Verizon Wireless customers can stream on-the-go without using up their data.

The MLB Playoffs Brings Out All The Stars

The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians are headed to the World Series. With these two fan bases waiting for what seems like an eternity for their teams to get back to the highest stage it seems like everyone is celebrating. An impressive array of baseball royalty and celebrities attended the D’USSE dinner—Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas, Eddie Vedder, John Cusack, Joe Buck and more. The notable cast swapped baseball stories and toasted with D’USSE cognac at the famous Chicago eatery.

MTN Dew Signs Another NBA Star To Their Team

MTN Dew already is working with NBA star Russell Westbrook and now they are teaming up with Kyrie Irving. In time for the return of the NBA Mtn Dew is announcing that NBA All-Star and DEW front man Russell Westbrook, who signed on with the brand last year, renewed his partnership through the 2018-19 NBA season. Simultaneously, the NBA champion and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is joining the DEW lineup. Westbrook and Irving will partner with DEW to celebrate the lifestyle and culture of the game in unexpected ways.

Check out a cool behind the scenes video below.

How An NBA Player Celebrates Retirement

A the beginning of this NBA season All Star and Olympian Elton Brand celebrated the announcement of his retirement with the Philadelphia 76ers at new Miami hotspot Komodo, hosted by the D’USSE Dinner Series.

Brand and the entire 76ers team, including Jahlil Okafor, Gerald Henderson, Nerlins Noel, Robert Covington, Joel Embiid and Nik Stauskas took over the mezzanine level of Komodo to toast and celebrate the career of the veteran player with a four-course meal, each paired with a specialty D’USSE cocktail.

The team enjoyed signature dishes like Beef Jerky and Lime Chicken before capping the meal with a towering dessert of Bananas in a Pagoda and a special toast over a sifter of D’USSE XO – the newest edition to the D’USSE Cognac collection. As the team gathered to leave, D’USSE-gift bags in hand, they circled around Brand for an impromptu dance party – reminiscent of locker room escapades – as a final send off for their retired teammate.