The All-Access Show Features Rodgers & Paul, NBA Legend Ray Allen, NFL Icons Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson & More Going Head-to-Head at Mohegan Sun Golf Club
UNCASVILLE, CT (August 9, 2018) – Fans can watch all the fun, excitement and competitiveness that ensues when NBA and NFL star players and legends compete from Mohegan Sun Golf Club in the first-ever State Farm® Showdown Hosted by Aaron Rodgers & Chris Paul, set to air Friday, August 10th, at 8:00pm ET on TNT. The show will be televised on TNT immediately following the network’s live coverage of the 100th PGA Championship from St. Louis.
Rodgers and Paul lead their respective teams in the first-of-its-kind, NFL vs. NBA charity golf tournament that showcases their skills on the course. In addition to the team-centric, head-to-head competition, the athlete’s participated in a number of “skills challenges.” Top moments from the show – which features golf commentary from Ernie Johnson and Ian Baker-Finch along with comedian James Davis and Amanda Balionis as course reporters – include:
- Rodgers and Paul sharing key “insights” into the drafting of their State Farm Showdown teams
- Competitors showcasing their accuracy by hitting golf balls at glass targets featuring their opponents’ likeness
- A cameo appearance from Charles Barkley
- Rodgers, Fitzgerald and the football team demonstrating their skills as three-point sharpshooters
- Paul and the NBA team participating in quarterback drills
Click here to preview the one-hour show.
Nine-time All-Star Paul of the Houston Rockets captained the NBA team, with players including Hall of Famer Ray Allen, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley and Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyle Korver. Two-time league MVP Rodgers led the NFL squad, which featured Super Bowl champion Reggie Bush, 11-time Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald and current Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf, along with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League beginning in Summer 2018. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com. Turner Sports recently launched B/R Live, a premium live streaming sports platform that serves as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The new streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.
About State Farm®
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About CAA Sports
The five-time recipient of the award for “Best in Talent Representation and Management,” presented by the Sports Business Journal, CAA Sports represents more than 1,700 of the world’s best athletes in such sports as baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, tennis, Olympics and action sports, and golf, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities. Beyond traditional athlete representation, CAA Sports provides unique opportunities for clients off the field, in areas including licensing, endorsements, speaking, philanthropy, books, and video games. CAA Sports also works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, licensing, hospitality, and sports properties for sales/sponsorships, for which the agency won “Best in Property Consulting, Sales, and Client Service” at the 2016 Sports Business Awards. CAA Sports is a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). CAA represents the most creative and successful artists working in film, television, music, theatre, video games, and digital content, and provides a range of strategic marketing services to corporate clients.
About Mohegan Sun
Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.