Hennessy Helps Honor Serena Williams And More At Jesse Owens Gala

In case you missed it New York City was the host city to many great athletes last night. It was a who’s who of sports including the likes of Victor Cruz, Brandon Marshall, and more, attended the 2017 Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy Gala in New York City, an annual recognition of sports legends who exemplify the ideals embodied by Olympian and humanitarian Jesse Owens: integrity, perseverance and service.

The prestigious celebration honored tennis legend Serena Williams and posthumously awarded Muhammad Ali for their achievements in sports and continuing the ideals of Jesse Owens himself.

NFL athlete and humanitarian Victor Cruz presented Ms. Williams with the Jesse Owens Athlete Trophy, given to the world’s best athlete as voted by a group of sports writers and experts from all over the world. Iconic filmmaker Spike Lee had the honor of presenting Muhammad Ali’s family with the Jesse Owens Global Peace Award in recognition of the boxing legend’s commitment to peace and justice outside the ring.

Check Out How The Defenders Come Together

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together. The Netflix original series will launch globally on August 18, 2017.

Crown Royal Gives Military Vet A Game To Remember

One of the reasons I like to support Crown Royal is that they take time to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States military. To kick of National Military Appreciation Month, a Cleveland Military veteran was honored as part of Heroes Night thanks to Crown Royal last night. Officer Darron Lewis was treated to a VIP experience including watching the pre-game shoot around from the bench, receiving a signed jersey, meeting former Cleveland Star, Campy Russell, and enjoying specialty Crown Royal cocktails.

Officer Lewis lost part of his leg and shattered every bone in the other after he was struck with an IED while serving in Afghanistan in 2012. Lewis underwent extensive rehab and now resides in Cleveland and periodically practices with the Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers. His guest for the night was his brother who also serves in the United States military and recently returned from Japan.

DEW Helps You Taste The Thrill Of Victory

We are still have a lot of NBA Playoffs ahead of us. The games have been great and so is the soundtrack of these games.  Joey BadA$$, in collaboration with Mtn Dew, has just released the music video for the single “Victory,” a motivational track that features lyrical nods to basketball.  The video is set to celebrate this year’s NBA postseason and features premier current Team DEW NBA Stars such as Russell Westbrook, Devin Booker, CJ McCollum, Myles Turner and Emmanuel Mudiay.

The ‘Victory’ music video was shot during a live performance from Joey Bada$$ during All-Star 2017 at DEW’s Courtside HQ Event in New Orleans. The collaboration is the first project from the DEWxNBA Courtside Project, a unique collaboration by Mtn Dew that brings together NBA players and trendsetters across style, art and music.

The hit song, which currently appears as the background track on TNT’s NBA playoff telecasts first dropped in February for NBA All-Star.

Future NFL Stars Have To Look Good On Draft Day

Tonight will be one of their biggest nights for some of the young men who are looking to go from playing college football to the making a name for themselves in the NFL. Yesterday afternoon seven top NFL prospects and their families relaxed at the Procter & Gamble VIP Style Lounge in Philadelphia for some pampering and rejuvenation ahead of tonight’s draft. Mitch Trubisky, Jonathan Allen, Malik Hooker, Deshaun Watson, John Ross, DeShone Kizer, and Jamal Adams were treated to shaves, haircuts, shampoos, trims, and hair styling to ensure they look their best for tonight. They talked about what they’re wearing tonight in addition to their workout routines, grooming techniques and how they’re feeling leading into one of the biggest nights of their lives.

The Roots Of Fashion

If you are looking to upgrade your shirt collection for spring and the summer you might want to check out the Roots of Fight website. Recently Roots of Fight announced a new collaboration t-shirt with MSG to celebrate the sport of boxing.

Roots of Fight work with today’s most legendary athletes, innovators, and cultural icons. The new MSG t-shirt matches the same classic aesthetic that’s made them a favorite amongst celebrities and athletes like The Rock, Rhianna and more.

MSG is hallowed ground in the boxing world — the venue has hosted some of the most historic fights of all time — in March 1971, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali fought at the Garden in what later became known as the “The Fight of the Century.”

The just don’t have shirts that focus on boxing. No, they have a ton more sports themed shirts. They have shirts that showcase some of the legends in football, baseball, basketball, martial arts and even have themed collections. The shirts are ridiculously comfortable. They are soft and have a vintage look.

As a sneakerhead I dig the different color shirts to match my sneakers. There are a ton of possibilities to choose from at the Roots of Fight website. I am a big fan of the old school running backs. I was psyched to see the many legends of the gridiron that Roots of Fight had on their site. I got the Walter Payton and Barry Sanders shirts along with getting one of the icons in wresting with the Andre the Giant shirt.

Do your wardrobe a favor! Go to Roots of Fight website and pick up some stylish shirts, pants, jackets and hats that honor the best in all of sports.

Reebok Has Sneakers For All Sci-Fi Fans

Today is Alien Day. Reebok picked the best day to share some cool new kicks today. 1986 was a momentous year in cinema history. Not only did kick-ass heroine Ellen Ripley return to the silver screen in James Cameron’s Aliens, it also marked the debut of Ripley’s signature footwear: the iconic ‘Alien Stomper’ boots made especially for her by Reebok.

Answering the dreams of die-hard film fans and sneakerheads alike, Reebok will commemorate the moment by releasing a pair of highly collectible Alien Stompers this year.Drawing rich design details from the climactic duel between Ripley and the Xenomorph Queen, the ‘Final Battle’ pack is a nostalgic celebration of one of the most intense blockbuster finales in cinematic history.

The ‘Queen’ Alien Stomper was inspired by the gloss finish of the Xenomorph exoskeleton. A tribute to the deadly matriarchal villain, the shoes are assembled using high-sheen black patent leather and a toxic green glow that pulses beneath the translucent midsole as a nod to the Queen’s corrosive blood. To complete the ensemble, the Stomper’s signature forefoot strap is embroidered with ‘XX121’, the code designation given to the extraterrestrial species.

The ‘Powerloader’ Alien Stomper, inspired by Ripley’s battle-ready cargo suit, is an impressive work of art. Icy orange outsoles complement the striking ‘safety yellow’ leather upper, while red arrows reference the suit’s hydraulic movement. Debossed ‘PWL’ heel graphics and call-outs clarify the model’s identity, including the P-5000 serial number. As a nod to the canopy that protects Ripley during the final showdown, mesh panels overlay the Reebok logo, while quilting on the tongue and insoles evokes the industrial mechanoid’s upholstery.

The unisex sized shoes will be packaged inside an ornate box that is also dripping with symbolism. Reebok designers immersed themselves in the film’s folklore, combing the Internet for obscure visual references and freeze-framing repeatedly to unlock minute details hidden in the loading dock where the final battle takes place.

The Queen’s chamber (inner box) is decorated with an alien hive pattern, while the Powerloader bay (outer box) is modeled after the chamber that houses the suit. For the outer box, there is a green splatter that references the alien’s acid blood burning through the container as well as key design cues that take direct references to the outer lock door, and various hidden details that reference “Aliens” as well as Reebok mythography.  The inner box, inspired by the Alien Hive, has a distinctive pattern that hides Xenomorphs, face huggers, and eggs, and also incorporates design details from the body of the ship, including the iconic floor grates, air outtakes, and hazard stripes from the Powerloader.

The lavish cube is made by hand, using high-gauge cardboard which has been printed using multiple techniques and then debossed to add depth and texture. Tucked away safely inside, each shoe is stored in a separate drawer.

The Reebok Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle’ pack will release for $325 in unisex sizing on July 18th, 2017, paying homage to the original film release date for the “Aliens” movie.

Move Over Unicorn Frappuccino There Is A New Drink In Town

If you are looking to up your unicorn drink game then Captain Morgan has you covered. From multicolored drinks to food and make up products, the unicorn and rainbow trend has reached new heights on social media. For 21 years old and older fans of the trend looking for an elevated drinking option, Captain Morgan has cocktail that will satisfy all of their colorful cravings.

The Loco Unicorn cocktail is made with the new Captain Morgan LocoNut and looks like sparkly, liquid cotton candy and tastes like a sweet, coconut creation. Captain Morgan LocoNut is a summer-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum and spices with seasonal flavors – including real coconut liqueur.

Loco Unicorn

6 oz. Coconut Water

2 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut

0.25 oz. Grenadine

0.25 oz. Genuine Curacao Liqueur

Instructions: Wet the rim of a 13 oz. highball glass with water and dip the glass in edible glitter to form a rim. Fill the glass with ice, and then add the coconut water and Captain Morgan LocoNut. Stir with a straw or spoon. Drizzle the Grenadine over the cocktail first so it sits at the bottom, and then drizzle the Curacao second, so it sits on the top.

NFL Films Looks To The Military For Help With The Draft

This Thursday we get to see which players will be drafted by our favorite NFL team. NFL Films wanted to include some men and women in the military to ask for their assistance getting ready for the NFL Draft. Earlier this month in advance of the NFL Draft, military analysts from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst were given a special off-site mission – use their analytical skills and become NFL Draft analysts during a visit to NFL Films in Mount Laurel, NJ.

As part of its “Salute to Service” program, USAA hosted these military members from the Army, Navy, and Air Force for a day of football analysis. NFL broadcasters Ron Jaworski and Sal Paolantonio (former US Navy) joined this special NFL Draft mission, as did NFL Films’ Greg Cosell.

Watch the “draft analysis” unfold, as these military members partake in a surprise strategy session that they’ll never forget.

The experience was hosted by USAA, the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL, as part of its commitment to authentically honor military through “Salute to Service.”

The Bright Lights Of The NBA

NBA fans are loving the Playoffs as they are in full swing. Those team that are still fighting the NBA Title are in the limelight and enjoying the spotlight. Speaking of those lights you might want to check out NBA Bright Lights – exclusively available on the go90 app.

Looking at the players and performances that took place on the biggest stage, the NBA Bright Lights series will highlight moments when the lights were brightest, and the stars shined. NBA Bright Lights will allow fans to relive the most memorable moments and performances in NBA Playoff and Finals history, that transformed some the greatest players in the game into legends and global icons for basketball.

Episodes run between 1:30 and 2 minutes, and are released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday now through leading up to the NBA Finals.