And then there is Kentucky. The contract that Calipari signed with the devil 20 years ago is really paying off for him. But hey devil, try not to make it so obvious that you guys are in cahoots. I hope that plastic is strong. I can’t even imagine how pissed someone (me) will be when that breaks. For 200 bucks they could have spared us a little steel.
From Michael Jordan promoting Nike products in the 1980s and to Alicia Keys becoming BlackBerry brand ambassador, companies have long tried to tap into a celebrity fan base to help them sell more products and reach a larger audience. And while larger brands have the marketing budget to bring on big name stars as official spokespeople, small businesses often can afford endorsement deals.But increasingly Web startups are finding a way to tap into the power of celebrity: getting them on board as users to bring their millions of fans on to their networks. This new type of endorsement usually doesn require paid promotion, and often happens organically as celebrities look for the next app that will help them connect with fans.Twitter was one of the first networks to see celebrities build millions of followers, and now stars such as Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga have almost 40 million followers each.
Doesn’t sound that unusual, but the thing is, my son has never met Chris, at least physically. Chris Sligh was just voted off American Idol. We started watching the show a few weeks into the season this year,and we got hooked. From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage The oil giant donated more than $500,000 toward a $10 million package of recreation and sports upgrades at the park. (A non profit called Kincaid Project Group is pushing the plan.)Conoco’s donation could buy the company naming rights to a 2,000 seat, artificial turf stadium, but that’s ultimately the Assembly’s call. Look for a public hearing in June, while the Kincaid non profit searches for more donors.Sponsoring an old Nike missile bunker at the park costs about $100,000, for example.
Leonard first gained national acclaim for his defense on James in the 2014 NBA Finals. Years later, James would say that Leonard defends him better than anyone else in the league. A perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate could be a valuable chip in pursuit of James, who lived in the colander that was Cleveland’s 29th ranked defense this season..
This is not my breakdown of winners and losers, so if that’s what you were looking for, check back tomorrow. I just wanted to talk about what the selection committee did. I hate that they did what they did but they did things because at the end of the day, March Madness is a TV show and they need to get eyes on screens.