Rickie Fowler just upgraded his ambassador game. He is now the official spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz. News recently came in from Mercedes-Benz that Rickie Fowler is now a global brand ambassador and will wear the star for the first time during the U.S. Open Championship this week. From the sporty CLA to the iconic G-Class and the awe-inspiring Mercedes-AMG GT S, Rickie has already driven a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG vehicles. This week during the U.S. Open Rickie will be driving a Mercedes-AMG G 65.
“I am pleased to expand my relationship with the brand on a global scale,” said Rickie Fowler. “Mercedes-Benz products continue to set the benchmark in the automotive industry, and this clearly parallels my ambition to lead on the golf course. I will proudly wear the iconic Mercedes-Benz star on my clothing and I’m excited to continue to have the latest models in my driveway.”
The 27-year-old golf professional is ranked number five in the world, won The Players Championship in 2015 and finished all four majors in 2014 in the top five. Rickie joins two-time major winner Martin Kaymer and German golf legend Bernhard Langer as global brand ambassadors.
Mercedes-Benz has been active in the sport of professional golf since the 1980’s. Between 2008 and 2013, Mercedes-Benz was the ‘International Partner’ of the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, the Masters in Augusta, and since 2014 Mercedes-Benz is one of the three ‘Global Sponsors’ of the Masters. As a result of its partnership with the PGA of America, the brand with the three-pointed star has been the ‘Official Vehicle’ and ’Official Patron’ of the PGA Championship, the Senior PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup when it is held in the United States since 2009.
In 2011, through a partnership with The Open Championship, Mercedes-Benz further expanded its golf activities to become an ‘Official Car’ and ’Official Patron’ of the oldest but most innovative golf tournament in the world. Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz supports a wide variety of amateur and professional tournaments at the national level.
Brian Singer returns to direct this latest installment of the X-Men franchise. His last outing with the mutant crew was the excellent “Days of Future Past” which brought the crew back together to change history, and thus opening a path for all new storylines and character development.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
I love who shows up in the end!
On April 1st you can digitally own Star Wars: The Force Awakens and on April 5th you can purchase the Blu-ray DVD combo pack. Until those dates we have a very cool trailer for you to check out. See the Star Wars: The Force Awakens deleted scenes, “Finn and the Villager”, “Jakku Message”, “X-Wings Prepare for Lightspeed”, “Kylo Searches The Falcon”, “Snow Speeder Chase,” and “Finn Will Be Fine” on Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack, plus a special bonus deleted scene, “Tunnel Standoff” only on Digital HD or by redeeming the digital copy included in your Blu-ray Combo Pack.
Having a birthday on February 29th has some upsides and some downsides. For the nearly 200,000 Americans born on Leap Day, the true joy of celebrating their birthday only comes once every four years. But this Leap Day Pizza Hut will help those “Leaplings” make up for the birthdays they’ve lost.
Nationwide, anyone who visits a participating Pizza Hut restaurant on Feb. 29 and shows a government-issued photo ID to prove they were born on Leap Day will receive a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza for carryout.
Pizza Hut will also make the annual birthday party parade in Anthony, Texas – known as the “Leap Year Capital of the World” – better than ever with the choice of a free cheese or pepperoni Personal Pan Pizza for those in attendance, thanks to the pizza restaurant’s mobile kitchen.
Sneakerheads pay attention! Reebok Classics is bringing back a one of a kind sneaker. The Question Mid OG was the first pair of shoes that Allen Iverson wore on court. From the pearlized red leather toe, the translucent ice outsole, Reebok’s patented Hexalite technology, and the iconic “Q” logo on the back collar, the Question Mid signaled a new era of basketball with Allen Iverson’s trademark lightning quick moves, cementing him as a true star.
Over the course of his first season, Iverson wowed audiences with a string of 40 point games and earned the title of Rookie of the Year. The Question Mid OG also birthed one of the top moments in Allen’s history, where a rookie Iverson went head to head with Michael Jordan with what became his legendary crossover move. This one play inspired legions of fans as they tried to recreate The Crossover on their own.
The Reebok Classic Question Mid OG will release for $140 on Friday, February 12th at retailers including Reebok.com, Finish Line and Sneaker Villa.
Plus today Reebok Classic released the Question Mid “Prototype” will release for the first time today, Friday, February 5th for $200 at Reebok.com, Packer Shoes and Concepts.
Are you someone that needs to have the perfect tree? Maybe you are the one who wants a unique one. Either way you will get a kick out of the tree that Jack Daniel’s made. It’s a tree that takes shape out of 140 whiskey barrels.
Yet Jack Daniel’s feels that it’s not what’s under the tree that matters, but who is around it. Here are some cool facts on the tree. It is made out of 140 used American White Oak barrels. The barrels weigh approximately 115 pounds each. When full, the barrels weigh approximately 550 pounds. Each barrel holds 53.3 gallons of Tennessee Whiskey.
As a Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s only uses its barrels one time for maturation. The barrels are so important to Jack Daniel’s that it is the only major distillery to own its own cooperage. The barrel is responsible for all the color of Jack Daniel’s and more than half its flavor. The barrel tree took approximately one week to construct and was lit at a special Lynchburg holiday celebration on Saturday, December 5th.
Cars and trucks seem to have all the latest upgrades that Tony Stark would be jealous of. What about bikers though? Where is there tech? Well the fine folks at Fusar created the Mohawk. The Mohawk is an action camera, activity tracker, communication device, navigation unit, music player, black box and emergency alert system – all wrapped into one.
It was built by biker enthusiasts and the Mohawk is designed for easy and seamless use across a wide range of action sports. Technology should never get in the way of the experience, and Mohawk is technology made simple. The smart helmet revolution is finally here.
Mohawk is an all-in-one Swiss Army knife of smart helmet technology. It’s equipped with an accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. It’s the most advanced helmet-mounted accessory device ever built.
Fusar also thought of your safety too. Mohawk can detect if you’ve experienced a collision. When a crash has been detected, Mohawk immediately sends out an emergency distress beacon. Their cloud servers then automatically send SMS and email alerts to your emergency contacts, or Guardian Angels. They receive a map with your precise location and the local phone numbers of the three nearest EMS dispatchers.
Check out the video below to see the Mohawk in action. Go to Fusar.com for more info.
The San Diego Comic Con is almost here. There will be some spoilers and teasers leaked at the many of the different junkets. Yet we are finding out more about the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” film from none other than the film’s director Zack Snyder.
Snyder said that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman wouldn’t just be a small role. He said that she is very important to the storyline. “She plays a super-important part. In a lot of ways, she’s the gateway drug to the rest of the Justice League.”
“Dawn of Justice” will be a small glimpse into the DC Comics Justice League movie. Snyder also talked about the issues people had with the “Man of Steel” film. Snyder said, “I was surprised because that’s the thesis of Superman for me, that you can’t just have superheroes knock around and have there be no consequences. There are other superhero movies where they joke about how basically no one’s getting hurt. That’s not us. What is that message? That’s it is okay that there’s this massive destruction with zero consequence for anyone? I remember talking about ‘What’s the next villain? ‘We can’t do another alien invasion.’ Metallo, I think, was going to be the main bad guy of this movie. Brainiac was definitely down the road.”
It looks like Snyder is really open about the future of the DC Comic films. Hopefully more news like this will be revealed in San Diego this week!
AMC released the first two minutes of the “Walking Dead” midseason premiere on Tuesday. In this clip we get an idea of where they might be heading. It looks like a camp near Richmond, Virginia. In the “Walking Dead” comics, the survivors also go to Virginia. It looks as though they might be using some of the comic book story arcs in the end of Season 5.
On the heels of their seventh studio album and first new album in two years, Train will be headlining a free show in New Orleans on December 31 prior to the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
I was able to chat with Train’s lead guitarist Jimmy Stafford on the free concert he and his band mates will be performing at on December 31st that is courtesy of Allstate. We also talk about his band, coming up with songs, football and more.
If you are in New Orleans make sure you stop by the Jax Brewery Parking Lot (418 North Peters Street) at 6:15 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to check out the free Train concert.