Sports

Move Over Food Trucks There Is A New Game In Town

Remember when some people thought a power lunch was when you worked out on your lunch break during the work week? Well Ford and Reebok has taken this power lunch to a new level. Food trucks are old news – this fall, it’s all about the #FitTruck.

Starting tomorrow, the first-ever FitTruck, powered by Ford and Reebok, is hitting the road for a pumped-up fitness tour spanning more than 2,000 miles during seven weeks. The truck will pop up in locations across the eastern U.S., tapping Reebok’s world-class instructor network to take fitness beyond the gym with the help of the exceptionally customizable Ford Transit.

FitTruck Cities & Dates:

•Oct 20-21: Boston, MA

•Oct 24-30: New York, NY to Washington, D.C.

•Oct 30: Nov. 6: Virginia Beach, VA

•Nov 8: Raleigh, NC

•Nov 12: Charlotte, NC

•Nov 26-Dec 2: Columbus, OH

Eat Pizza And Score Your Dream Job In Sports

Do you love your current job? If you do congrats. Not that many people can say that they love what they do. Well that could change if you love Pizza Hut pizza. Pizza Hut is making dreams a reality. Introducing the Pizza Hut All-American, an incredible college sports experience that will take one sports fan on an epic adventure to celebrate NCAA championships during the 2016-17 season – and they’ll get paid to do it.

In its first season as the Official Pizza Partner of the NCAA, Pizza Hut is now on the hunt for one passionate sports fan to travel to as many NCAA championships as possible, sharing their journey with millions of sports fans everywhere. College sports fans interested in becoming the Pizza Hut All-American can apply at blog.pizzahut.com. Applications will be accepted through November 6, 2016.

Here are some of the skills you need to get your dream job. Think you are qualified?

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

A serious passion for and knowledge of all NCAA sports

Socially savvy with a track record of creating engaging content for all social media platforms

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to grow and maintain a robust social following

Comfortable being on-camera for everything from livestreaming events and Snapchatting to interviewing sports legends or being interviewed by national media

The ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines and on the road

Creative and not afraid to bring forth good ideas for celebrating championships and creating innovative content

Good character and good judgment to serve as an official public representative of Pizza Hut to consumers, stakeholders and media

Let Your Sports Light Shine

Many of us love to watch sports. We get the latest TV to watch our teams play in glorious high definition. We may have mini fridges to keep our beer cold. Still as hockey fans if you are looking for that one thing to add to your home watching experience why not pick up the Budweiser Red Lights for this hockey season.

The goal-synced Budweiser Red Lights are changing the way hockey fans celebrate goals. And, just in time for the start of the 2016 hockey season, Budweiser is releasing another run of Red Lights to give fans a little piece of in-rink action wherever they “light their lamp” – from the living room, bedroom, den or the garage.

You can pick up right now or maybe put in on your holiday wish list. The Budweiser Red Lights make the perfect holiday present. Besides being awesome in itself it has some cool tech in it. All you need to do is simply connect your light to WiFi, use the Red Lights app to sync to your favorite city, and your light will sound off every time a goal is scored! Get the big game experience at home, and celebrate with your buds like never before.

I have one of these Budweiser Red Lights and it is definitely a conversation starter. The most common question is, “Where can I get one of those?” I tell my friends that all they need to do is go to www.budredlights.com to pick one up. After watching some hockey games at my house a few friends told me that they are looking to purchase one for their house. If you do buy one of these make sure you go to iTunes or Google Play to download the app.

Justise Winslow Looking To Help Out In The Community

There are great guys in the sports world. All you need to do is just look at the young star in Miami. This touching video explores Justise’s work with Son of a Saint, a New Orleans-based organization that focuses on enhancing the lives of fatherless boys. As someone who saw his parents’ divorce at an early age, the mission of Son of a Saint immediately resonated with Justise. Knowing firsthand how crucial it is for a young man to have a father figure in their life, Justise considers his work with Son of Saint to be one of the greatest accomplishments of his young career.

First Step is an all-new series on The Players’ Tribune that explores an issue or cause important to an athlete and how they are doing his or her part to help and enact real change in the community. Whether it’s Richard Sherman inspiring students in Seattle, Donald Driver helping underserved adults get back into the workforce in Milwaukee or Justise Winslow spending time with children missing a father figure in New Orleans, each athlete is taking the first step to help people overcome the hurdles they face in everyday life.

Hendrick Motorsports Brings On Veterans To Help Out Their Pit Crew

A lot of NASCAR fans are getting ready for the Bank of America 500. Even veterans are getting into the mix. To celebrate service members ahead of the Bank of America 500 next week, the bank, USO of North Carolina and Hendrick Motorsports gave three N.C. veterans a special lesson in what it takes to be a NASCAR pit crew member. Lead by Team 48 Crew Chief Chad Knaus, the vets took part in a typical pit crew workout and a hands-on pit crew training session. They were also surprised with a special invitation to the Bank of America 500.

It’s all part of Bank of America’s longstanding support for service members and veterans, especially as they transition from their service to civilian careers. The company will continue this tradition by honoring members of the military at the Bank of America 500, as well as by hosting military service organizations from across the country throughout the race weekend.

Another Bo Jackson?

Do we have another two sport athlete in the making? Well let’s not jump to conclusions just yet. Still Miami Heat star Justise Winslow was taking in the Marlins game and not only throws out the first pitch, but make a great play during the game. He caught a home run ball, hit by opposing team slugger Matt Kemp. Being the loyal Miami sports fan he is, Justise threw the ball back.Check it out over at FOX Sports!

Jordan Brand Gets Ready For The NFL Season

The Air Jordan sneaker is not just for athletes who play basketball. The Jordan Brand also has kicks in the other sports too. Since the early 2000s, Air Jordan silhouettes have had a strong presence on the gridiron, with several of the game’s greats, including one of the brand’s founding football athletes, receiver Randy Moss, and world-champion safety Earl Thomas, executing game-winning plays in Jordan footwear.

This weekend, Jordan Brand builds on this celebrated heritage with player-exclusive Air Jordan IX cleats. Originally released in 1993, the Air Jordan IX was the first namesake sneaker issued following Michael Jordan’s initial retirement from professional basketball and worn by Jordan in his pursuit of a baseball career. Now, the shoe continues its cleated legacy as Jordan Brand athletes celebrate kick-off weekend in the bespoke cleats.

Each cleat is designed in the athlete’s preferred mid- or low-cut style and features team-inspired color schemes, personalized tongue embroidery, a Dynamic Fit inner bootie and a single-pull lacing system.

This season, Jordan Brand is also proud to extend its family of football athletes by welcoming Golden Tate, world-champion and Pro Bowl wide receiver, Thomas Davis, Pro Bowler and elite outside linebacker, and Jordan Reed, a dynamic tight end. Jordan Brand rookies, Jalen Ramsey and Corey Coleman, will also take the professional field for the first time this Sunday.

Stay tuned to Nike News and @Jumpman23 on Instagram and Twitter for more information on Jordan Brand’s family of athletes.

Reebok Honors Shaq And Iverson With Hall Of Fame Kicks

Today, Reebok celebrates the illustrious careers of two of its most storied basketball athletes – Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal.  As they take the stage in Springfield, MA today for their official inductions into the annals of basketball history, Reebok will be releasing two limited edition versions of their two iconic Reebok sneakers – Allen Iverson’s Question Mid and Shaq’s Shaq Attaq.

Dubbed the Question Mid “Celebrate” and the Shaq Attaq “Celebrate”, the shoes will go on sale at noon EST today exclusively at Reebok.com – www.reebok.com/us/celebrate

Made of premium Italian Pellegrini leather uppers in platinum metallic, the sneakers sport pale fold smooth leather accents on the heels (and the toe of the Question Mid) with deep debossed logo treatments and glove-soft chalk leather linings.  The shoes are an homage to each of the player’s permanent mark on basketball and culture in general, but also serves as a thank you from both Allen Iverson and Shaq to their fans and supporters via messages on the insoles of both sneaker styles.

Allen Iverson

The Answer

This induction is a tribute to everybody that helped me – my family, my friends, my fans.  I want so much for the people that stuck with me through everything, I want them to feel good about it.  I want them to feel like they’re Hall of Famers.  Everybody that was with me throughout the ride, I want them to be proud of themselves for helping me get to such a high level.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. – Allen

Dear Shaq-Nation,

It’s been a long journey in this game and I can truly say that I’ve loved every part of it.  I set out to be the most dominant player ever, but stats don’t validate my career, the respect of my peers and love from the fans are my biggest validation.  This induction is only a part of what makes my career so special, the other it you, the fans.  Without your love & support, I would never have become the Big Diesel.  From the bottom of my heart, I give you the big thank you. – Shaq

The Question Mid “Celebrate” and the Shaq Attaq “Celebrate” will retail for $275 exclusively at Reebok.com today at 12pm EST.