As top running back at Stevenson High School in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire, Illinois, Kyle Brandt would strut down the halls in his letterman jacket and blast Pearl Jam from his eight-disc CD changer as he drove around in his Jeep.
But then something struck him during his senior year as he began resenting “being the jock.”
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Paul Posluszny had a plan: play football for as long as he could, go to business school and get a job.
A second-round selection (No. 34 overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft, the former middle linebacker played 11 seasons with the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars before announcing his retirement in March 2018. While the Jaguars’ No. 2 all-time leading tackler is done chasing down ball carriers, Posluszny is currently in pursuit of his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
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Mike Tannenbaum is grateful. For the love, support and advice his parents, Marilyn and Richie, gave him growing up. For the four years he “wouldn’t trade for anything” working with and learning from legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells. For his time as general manager and senior vice-president of football operations with the New York Jets. For his time as executive vice-president of football operations with the Miami Dolphins. For each and every opportunity that’s come across his desk.
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Surrounded by a collection of WWE superstars, Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon officially welcomed 25,675 members of the WWE Universe in attendance at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and the millions watching at home to WrestleMania 37.
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The Miz has been cheered. He’s been jeered. He’s been laughed at. He’s been celebrated. A mainstay on the WWE roster since 2006, The Miz boasts a list of accomplishments as long as he holds out the word “Awesome” before his entrance music hits and he struts down the ramp toward the ring.
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Thanks to its expansive roster of more than 250 superstars, WWE has the unique ability to offer something to everyone, whether they’re interested in technical wrestling, larger-than-life characters, women’s wrestling, high-flying cruiserweights, trash talkers or even the supernatural.
The leader in sports entertainment doesn’t just offer a variety of options to the WWE Universe, but partners and sponsors are able to work with the company to find an activation or integration that’s just right.
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Derek Lewis is a proud Hampton University alumnus. The South Division president at PepsiCo Beverages North America said his experience at the Virginia institution taught him what is possible when people support each other and how influential a strong network can be.
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On October 8, 1871, legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn belonging to Patrick and Catherine O’Leary located at 137 DeKoven Street on the southwest side of Chicago.
Dry weather and an endless supply of wooden buildings provided the ideal fuel as the ensuing fire—whose true cause is still a mystery—spread throughout the Windy City. Over the course of two days, the conflagration turned thousands of buildings into ash and rubble, killed 300 people and led to an estimated $200 million in damages.
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It’s safe to say Rey Mysterio is the most famous and successful masked wrestler in sports entertainment history. The future WWE Hall of Famer is a three-time World Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, two-time United States Champion, three-time Cruiserweight Champion, and four-time Tag Team Champion.
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Drone Racing League continues its ascension towards mainstream popularity thanks to its latest partnership with DraftKings.
Beginning today, bettors will be able to place real-time wagers before and during events as pilots maneuver custom-build racing drones at 90 mph via first-person view (FPV) through obstacle courses on both the DRL Simulator and in real life; the current season is virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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