It's been a frantic week for the uni-verse, as the NBA's changeover from Adidas to Nike has led a slew of teams to unveil their new uniforms -- sometimes with a few days' notice, sometimes with none -- all of which has resulted in a frenzy as fans try to keep up with the latest news. On Thursday alone, three teams have unveiled new uniform sets. We're going to take a look at those new designs here. Before we get started, a few quick reminders:
CBS RADIO’s CBS Sports Radio today announced its upcoming schedule of live weekend programming focused on football season. Shows will give listeners the latest news and coverage of NFL, college and fantasy football games throughout the upcoming 2017 regular season. The programming will air on over 330 affiliate stations across the country and supplement CBS Sports Radio’s already robust line-up of popular weekday sports shows. Listeners can hear CBS Sports Radio on-air, online at cbssportsradio.com or via the Radio.com app.
The 2016-17 season was a milestone one for Giannis Antetokounmpo. In February he played in his first All-Star Game, in May he was named to the All-NBA second-team, and in June he earned the league's Most Improved Player trophy. While racking up honor after honor, the Milwaukee Bucks forward was being paid by Nike to wear the company's sneakers. His take on that deal? A mere $25,000. Antetokounmpo's days as a bargain are numbered, and not just because his 4-year, $100 million extension with the Bucks kicks in this fall. Once September comes to a close, his current footwear and apparel endorsement deal with Nike is set to expire, making him the clear-cut headliner of the available NBA players looking for a new shoe deal heading into next season.
DraftKings, Inc.announced the start of the 2017-2018 NFL season for daily fantasy football with a ground-breaking “Billion Dollar Lineup” challenge. Beginning August 14, DraftKings’ Billion Dollar Lineup game gives football fans an opportunity to win $1 billion in the first week of NFL matchups by building the perfect fantasy lineup.
In December, Texas inked new coach Tom Herman to an eye-popping five-year deal: $28.75 million guaranteed with up to $725,000 in annual bonuses if he is able to resurrect the Longhorns. And if Herman doesn't work out and Texas has to fire him? He'd still bank $5 million for every year remaining on the deal. But scroll past the impressive basics of the deal, and you'll find a head-scratching little sweetener that makes Dec. 25, 2019, a potentially very green Christmas at the Herman house: If he's still the Texas coach that day, the school will cut him a one-time check for $1 million.
Chick-fil-A conspicuously doesn’t operate on Sundays. The Falcons conspicuously play most of their games on Sundays. A Chick-fil-A store will be conspicuously closed for most games played at the new Falcons stadium.