Fox Networks today announced the launch of “Stream It and Dream It Sweepstakes,” a wide-reaching promotion designed to increase awareness of the Fox Networks TV Everywhere platform, which gives viewers the ability to access TV programming on their computer, smartphone, tablet, or other internet connected device with their pay-TV subscription. Fox Networks’ TV Everywhere services include FOX NOW, FXNOW, Nat Geo TV, BTN2Go, and FOX Sports GO. The two week promotion will run from November 6th through November 20th and offer participating viewers a chance to win $25,000.
During the two week window of the promotion, viewers are able to Sign In to any of the five Fox Networks apps, authenticate using their pay-TV provider User ID and Password, and may watch some of Fox’s most popular hit programming and marquee sporting events. Participating viewers may utilize a tool on StreamItandDreamIt.com that links directly to pay-TV providers to secure their personal User ID and Password information. Additionally, viewers who do not have pay-TV Sign In credentials will be able to access the content using a two-hour temporary pass. The content will include a promotion code that can be entered at StreamItandDreamIt.com for a chance to win $25,000.
Programming available to consumers during the promotional window is anticipated to include New Girl, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and Gotham on FOX NOW; Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story and The League on FXNOW; The Incredible Dr. Pol, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, Life Below Zero: The Thaw and Live Free or Die on Nat Geo TV; NFL, College Football, College Basketball, and UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Manuwa on FOX Sports Go; and college sports – Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey and Volleyball on BTN2Go.
You will be able to get on of the best movies this year on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere November 18th and then on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand December 9th
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film has earned over $645 million worldwide and recently passed the $300 million mark at both the domestic and international box offices. Guardians of the Galaxy opened domestically August 1 with $94.3 million to become the biggest August debut of all time and ultimately the biggest August release ever; it’s also the highest grossing film of the year and the first to surpass $300 million in 2014 domestically. After becoming the 10th straight Marvel Studios film to open at #1, Guardians of the Galaxy occupied the top spot domestically for four of its first six weekends in release.
From Marvel, the studio that launched the epic franchises of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” comes an unlikely new team—the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands into the cosmos when brash space adventurer Peter Quill steals a coveted orb and becomes the object of a relentless bounty hunt. To evade his enemies, Quill forges an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly assassin Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb, he must rally his ragtag band of misfits for a desperate battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Featuring amazing new characters and exclusive bonus features, this must-own blockbuster will have you hooked on a feeling… of pure adrenaline!
Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
Exclusive Look at “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Introducing Connection Day. On 11.26, turn your Thanksgiving trek into a triumph with your first gifts of the holiday season from Verizon. Enjoy digital giveaways like music, audiobooks and apps from Amazon, Pandora and more. Watch hit movies and shows at home and on the go from Verizon FiOS — so everyone can stay connected. Yup, even if you’re not a Verizon customer. But if you are, you’ll get a special gift. It’s the season of thanks and here’s a big “thanks” to you.
Verizon FiOS: Special mobile access to popular movies and TV shows on Nov. 26, compliments of Verizon FiOS, by downloading the free FiOS Preview app.
Amazon: Selection of 10 free/discounted apps, plus two free Audible book downloads (new members) or $10 Audible credit (current members).
Apple: A special offer from iTunes to be revealed on Nov. 26.
Condé Nast: Free Digital Edition downloads of 17 Condé Nast Publications, including Wired, Vanity Fair and GQ.
Free Wi-Fi: 30-minute complimentary Internet sessions through Boingo Wireless (at airports) and Gogo Technologies (in-flight).
JetBlue: Free in-flight Wi-Fi from Nov. 26 and Dec. 24.
Pandora Media: Free seven-day trial of Pandora One.
For more info on some of the cool features and gifts you can get on November 26th click here!
Maybe this is the year that are invited to sit at the adult table for Thanksgiving. Even though you turned 21 years old a few years back, you were still seating with your younger cousins. How embarrassing. Trust me we have all been there.
Now that you are going to sit at the adult table you should act like you have been there before. Surprise Gramps by bringing some of these cocktails and whiskeys to Thanksgiving. You will be the hit of the party.
1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
0.5 oz. ginger liqueur
1.5 oz. pomegranate juice
0.5 oz. lemon juice
0.4 oz. maple syrup
1 dash powdered cinnamon
3 dashes baked apple bitters or orange bitters
Apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish
Shake all ingredients vigorously for 10 seconds over ice. Strain over fresh ice into large rocks glass. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
2 oz. Apple Cider
0.5 oz. Grade B Maple Syrup
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.
If you want to pair your Thanksgiving meal with whiskey then check out the following.
Rhetoric Whiskey is the third release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company, which is focused on finding long forgotten barrels of rare and delicious whiskey. Best enjoyed on the rocks or neat, Rhetoric is highly limited and perfect for your special gatherings with family and friends.
If you want to toast with shots after dinner then pick up some Jeremiah Weed.
Jeremiah Weed Whiskies are three new strangely delicious whiskies crafted with hand selected secret spices for those who crave more curiosity in their whiskey. Jeremiah Weed Whiskies are available in three flavors: Jeremiah Weed Spiced Whiskey, Jeremiah Weed Cinnamon Whiskey and Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla Whiskey.
We know that the Thanksgiving drink selection matters almost as much grandma’s pie so why not have a drink that was inspired by grandma’s pie recipes? This new-to-world whiskey is a delicious blend of Canadian Whiskey and pie-flavored liqueur. It is available in three tempting flavors including, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, and Pecan Pie, and is best sliced off as a shot.
If you are a football fan and love to get behind the scenes and hear stories from a Hall of Fame coach then you should pick up the book, “Parcells.” His latest book came out last month. It was a great read. I found myself wanting to read more and more each day. I loved reading about some of the stories the teams he coached, people he brought up in the ranks of coaching, and his take on the game itself.
Parcells may be the most iconic football coach of our time. Any fan of the NFL knows that he was able to turn around a few failing franchises into playoff teams. He brought two Super Bowl Championships to the city of New York. After that he turned the New England Patriots into an NFL powerhouse and reinvigorated the New York Jets.
He orchestrated the winning recipe to bring the Dallas Cowboys back to their time in limelight. It was a no brainer that he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. NFL fans will thoroughly enjoy his stories from his time with each organization.
Even more you will get to read his thoughts on his longtime former assistant head coach, Bill Belichick. We get to see from Bill’s view what went down as Belichick took the Jets job and then left a few days later to take the New England Patriots head coaching position.
In his new book Parcells writes, “He made a deal and then tried to get out of it. A deal’s a deal. You want out? You’re going to pay. Simple.”
Parcells did say later on that he didn’t “begrudge” Belichick for taking the Patriots job, and that he probably got it for him.
Parcells even talks about then-Jets offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. Charlie was looking to Parcells for the head coaching job. Yet when Weis testified for Belichick during a grievance hearing, Parcells banned Weis from Jets facilities. You will definitely want to read that chapter.
He even talks about his relationship with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Parcells writes on Jones, “If you told Jerry, ‘Give me $10 million this November, and by next November I’ll give you $12 million,’ he’d have no interest in that proposition. But if you said, ‘Jerry, you give me $10 million, and next year at this time, there’s a 15 percent chance you’ll have $100 million,’ he’s in. Now, I could never understand that, but that’s the kind of guy he is; he’s a risk-taker.”
Parcells also credits himself with Cowboys QB, Tony Romo success. He wrote “If I had put in Romo in his first year and just let him play, he would have been out of football in a year and a half. He was just a gunslinger. He was indiscriminate. And he would do [expletive] that you just can’t succeed doing. But after a year or two of practicing in the preseason, getting his [reps], you could see he had a real good chance to come along.”
Like I said “Parcells” is a fascinating read and is must own for any football fan. To purchase the book click here!
For the man who showed us that we can fly, (well maybe him and not us!) Michael Jordan finally gets his own hangar. The expansive Jordan Hangar is situated in an undisclosed nearly 80,000-square-foot plane hangar in west L.A., which was once owned by Howard Hughes and rumored to be where the Spruce Goose was built. Included in the Jordan Hangar are some incredible elements to help raise your game.
A full-size, regulation basketball court, with a stylized silver base and Jordan fractal pattern up and down the floorboards. The brand’s social/digital handle, @jumpman23, runs along the baseline, and CP and Blake’s logos are featured in the paint between the basket and free throw line. Sleek, light-colored, multi-tiered stands rise up beyond the far backboard; and, above the court – more than halfway to the 75-foot-high rafters – is a three-paneled jumbotron, with each panel measuring 100 square feet. Along with featuring games between local high schools, Jordan said the court will be used by Jordan Brand players for offseason training as well as possible future product testing.
Entering the Jordan Hangar, where the hashtag #takeflight in cement greets every high flier on the way in, guests walk down a mini Hollywood Blvd. Walk of Fame, with each Jordan Brand basketball athlete getting their own star. On the wall in front as you turn into the open space: a white wall with artistic carvings of MJ’s accomplishments.
Two performance measurement elements stand out in the hangar as you walk toward the court. The first is The Cube, a 10-foot high, four-sided box, with a video screen on each side. Players can grab a ball and test their skills while mimicking the timed, repetitive on-screen drills performed by the athlete on-screen, all moves Chris Paul himself uses in-game – including his famous jab step and the beginnings of his crossover. During the drill, a voice from the box counts down the time the player must continue that move, as well as hints on how to improve throughout. Moving from The Cube toward the court is a runway, launch and landing pad measuring a player’s jump, calculating the pounds of force generated on liftoff. Through sensors on the pad, the information comes up within seconds on the screen.
The Jordan Hangar also features two NBA-style locker rooms with a dozen lockers each: one locker room for CP, another for Blake. Each player has a dedicated locker, complete with golden nameplate, which are reserved solely for their use. The locker room has a lounge with leather chairs, couches and a 75-inch flat-screen TV, set up for NBA 2K matchups.
Plus here is a video that gives you even more access to the Jordan Hangar.
Mark Schlereth hits Trey Wingo right between the numbers with a surprise Skittles shower from #TeamSkittles
During Wednesday’s White House news conference, President Obama said he would “enjoy having some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell” to discuss ways the two could work together following Midterm Elections. The Republican senator from Kentucky to be Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell has a well-known love for bourbon. However, Obama added that he doesn’t know what McConnell’s preferred drink is… so we thought we would help him out with a few possible options below!
Regardless of their political leanings, it’s nice to know we can all agree on one thing – Bourbon. Is. Delicious.
1.3 oz Bulleit Bourbon
1 dash Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters
0.25 oz Cherry Liqueur
0.5 oz Simple syrup
2 orange slices
Preparation: Muddle a cherry and orange slice with the syrup and liqueur and the dash of bitters in a bar mixing glass. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Add the Bulleit Rye and ice and stir garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
Why: While Obama and McConnell try to work together for a better future, we suggest they sit back and sip an Old Fashioned. One of the most historic cocktails in our country’s history, it’s enjoyed one of the longest terms around.
1.3 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
1 tsp. cane syrup
1 lemon disc (pinched)
Preparation: Build in a rocks glass, swizzle with a small amount of crushed ice, then add 1 cube. No garnish.
Why: An easy-to-make cocktail featuring Bulleit Bourbon would serve as a nice reminder that sometimes simple answers are the best ones.
1.3 oz. Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Bourbon Whiskey
2 cubes of ice
Why: Both politicians are extremely smart gentlemen. However, as with all politics, argumentation and Rhetoric will ultimately rule the roost.
ORPHAN BARREL BARTERHOUSE BOURBON WHISKEY
2 cubes of ice
Why: Many Americans remain frustrated the two sides can’t work together to create solutions that appeal to a wider audience. Surely a sip or two of Barterhouse will help them navigate the give-and-take process a bit more fluidly.
If you tune in to SPIKE TV’s Bar Rescue this weekend, you’ll see a great man, Gunnery Sergeant Samuel Deeds. Crown Royal is teaming up with the popular TV show to honor heroes, and Sam will be featured during a special Veteran’s Day marathon airing this Sunday, November 9th beginning at 5 p.m. ET.
Sam will appear in a series of short videos alongside host Jon Taffer, during which he’ll talk about different aspect of his military career; from his time joining the military, to inspiring and guiding other veterans, to what it meant to be honored on a national level through Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program.
I had the honor of meeting Sam when I was at the Brickyard 400 in Indy a few years back. Deeds was awarded the namesake for the 2013 Brickyard 400. The official title of the race last year was the “Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com.”
Deeds was one of the finalists for the Crown Royal “Your Hero’s Name Here” program. Sam was entered into the contest by his wife. Sam risked his own life both in Iraq while in the Marines as well as here in the United States when he was on vacation with his family.
Deeds, like past winners of the “Your Hero’s Name Here” program, had a fun filled weekend at the Brickyard. He rode in the pre-race pace car as well as hand delivered the trophy to winner at Victory Lane. Sam also kissed the bricks, which is one of the great traditions at the Brickyard in Indianapolis.
I was able to ask Sam a few questions about his time in the military and what he was thinking about leading up to the Brickyard last year.
Art Eddy: First off I want to thank you for your heroic service to our great country. While in Iraq, you risked your own life to save others from an improvised explosive device (IED). You had more than 30 surgeries from all the injuries you sustained from the blast. Your bravery goes beyond words. What will you always take with when you reflect on that moment?
Sam Deeds: A body full of shrapnel. I did what every leader should do, sacrifice themselves for their Marines. I made the decision to expose myself to the IED and two Marines are alive because of that. I would not change one thing that happened that night. I’m not a hero, I was doing my job and protecting my Marines.
AE: Even here in the states you saved the lives of three individuals caught in a rip tide off the coast of North Carolina. Tell me a bit about that experience.
SD: On September, 11th 2008 I was on vacation with my family. On that day we were enjoying some time at the beach when we noticed dolphins feeding just off shore. We also noticed woman swimming out toward them. Next the woman started waving her arm frantically. Shortly after that a man dove into the water and started swimming out to her.
We later found out that it was the ladies husband. Now there are two people caught in the rip current. Then another man with a child’s boogey board swam out to the couple and left them with the floatation device. He tried swimming back and got caught in the current as well. I looked around and people were taking video and photos of those who were in trouble and rescue was nowhere to be seen. I grabbed a small rubber raft and went into the water. Just as I got to the last man that entered the water he disappeared. I reached into the water and pulled him onto the raft. We tried to get out of the current but went nowhere.
As rescue arrived they came to me first and I refused rescue. They went to the couple that had been in the water the longest and got them to shore. They came back out to me and I refused rescue once again, so they took the man that I pulled out of the water. Finally they came back after me. The couple said that if I would not have refused to be rescued the husband would have drowned. This was all just five weeks after having major abdominal surgery. I had a piece of mesh placed on the inside of my abdominal wall.
AE: That is incredible. Last month you were named the winner of the Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program. You now will have your name in this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Brickyard. What was going through your mind when you find out you found that you were the winner of that program?
SD: That it was a dream, it wasn’t really happening. It was a very emotional day. I looked back at the guys that I served with that are no longer with us and thought that there is no better way to honor them. My name may be on the race but this is for all of them.
AE: Well said. Going back to the program how cool was the laying the final brick, engraved with the official race logo, in a ceremonial “Yard of Bricks” at Flagship Park in Erlanger, Kentucky?
SD: It was amazing. There is a permanent fixture that for many generations to come will be able to go to the park and see that someone from their home town had a NASCAR race named in their honor. My children’s, children, children can see that their great grandfather made a difference.
AE: Are you a fan of NASCAR and if so who is your favorite driver?
SD: I’m a huge NASCAR fan. I’ve been watching since the mid-80s. My favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt Sr. These days I like Kevin Harvick because of his passion and drive for the sport and Kurt Busch for all that he does for our military men and women and everything that he does to bring awareness to Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.
AE: What are you looking forward to the most during this year’s NASCAR race weekend at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis?
SD: The overall behind the scenes experience, meeting the other finalists, presentation of the trophy and of course “Kissing the Bricks”. I’m hoping for a great weekend of racing.
I am so glad that NASCAR and Crown Royal have this program to reward heroes like Sam Deeds. I can’t wait to see Sam’s expression when he is out and about at the Brickyard 400. Plus Deeds and the rest of the NASCAR fans will be able to see great musical acts from the Big Machine Label Group including Justin Moore, Cadillac Three, Cassadee Pope and Dustin Lynch. They all will be performing during the race weekend in Indianapolis.
The show that averages 3.1 million viewers on Friday nights and beats all Friday primetime viewing on any cable network is moving to Thursday nights on Syfy beginning January 15th at 8pm ET. With nearly 800 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw®.
“Quite simply, more young men watch television on Thursday night than on Fridays,” said Michael Engleman, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Digital and Global Brand Strategy, Syfy. “Among Men 18-49, PUTS are 15 percent higher compared to Fridays, expanding the potential audience for SmackDown. Since the majority of broadcast programming skews female, we’re also using Thursday nights to counter program.”
“WWE’s sizable and passionate fan base make SmackDown the #1 entertainment show on Syfy and the most-watched, regularly-scheduled program among key demographics on the network,” said Michelle Wilson, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, WWE. “We look forward to bringing the WWE audience to Thursday nights on Syfy.”