Hump Day Offering!
The NBA has leaked out it’s Christmas Day schedule.
Pelicans at Heat 12:00 p.m. ET
Warriors at Bucks 2:30 p.m. ET
Nets at Celtics 5:00 p.m. ET
Mavericks at Lakers 8:00 p.m. ET
Clippers at Nuggets 10:30 p.m. ET
With 22 shopping days left till Christmas, some shoppers will just have to settle on waiting until Spring to get a PS5, others somehow landed several of them. A seller known only as “Mark F.” was able to get hold of 221 PS5 systems, likely through the use of a bot, and has been scalping them for as much as $1K each. In fact, in his first week of re-sale, he claimed he was able to earn $40K. Sony says they tried to find a way to work around the scalpers, but that plan obviously fell short.
Even though the fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. was ruled a draw, there was one clear winner: Snoop Dogg. He earned rave reviews from the Internet for his commentary. Snoop has taken to instagram to put his services out there for ESPN, Fox, TNT, or anyone else willing to offer him a deal. Snoop’s starting price? A three-year deal for $15-million. Any takers?
Have you heard of “Porch Pirates?” Those are the jerks who stake out houses that get holiday deliveries and then steal them from the houses before the intended recipients get home to collect them. You can protect yourself, though. Policer recommend getting a video setup that records who might be popping by to steal your stuff. In addition, you might consider having your packages delivered to a facility where they’re secure and you can pick them up. As a last resort, you could also pull your delivery person aside and point out to them a more concealed location where they can put your goods out of the sight of the public.
Forbes has unveiled its 10th annual “30 Under 30” list. The 2021 class features 600 young go-getters and game-changers in everything from business to science, sports & of course entertainment. For the complete list, head over to Forbes.com
The Miami Heat have unveiled their ‘Vice Versa’ uniforms, which will be the final edition of the ‘VICE’ campaign that the franchise began in 2017.
The pink-to-blue gradient uniforms will be worn during the 2020-21 season. Check ‘em out at my twitter page @TheJTurk
End of year lists are starting to come out:
YouTube has revealed its top-trending videos of 2020. This year, Dave Chappelle’s special was the most popular, raking in more than 29-million views since it was uploaded in June. Another huge hit on YouTube was the “Saturday Night Live” sketch “First Debate Cold Open,” Trump vs. Biden, generating nearly the same amount of views since it was published on October 4th.
Here’s some good news:
Starbucks is Offering Free Coffee To Frontline Workers This Month. So far in 2020, they’ve given away over 2-million cups of coffee. To redeem their freebie, folks only need to identify themselves as frontline workers – no ID required. The coffee giant’s offer includes doctors, nurses, public health workers, pharmacists, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, dentists, dental hygienists, mental health workers, social workers, hospital staffers (janitors/housekeeping/security, etc.) and active-duty military members.
Not sure if he’ll reprise his role as Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Carribean” franchise but Johnny Depp is in talks to be the next Gomez Addams. Tim Burton is making another “Addams Family” movie. He first cast Depp as the lead character in “Edward Scissorhands” in 1990.
While nothing has been decided yet, Netflix is rumored to be bidding for their services to secure a deal for the movie and those close to the project say that the two have at least had conversations about it.
Today is Wednesday, December 2, 2020
1963 – The Major League Rules Committee banned the use of oversized catcher’s mitts. The rule went into effect in 1965.
1984 – Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) threw his 40th touchdown pass of the season. He ended with 48.
The record is 55 by Peyton Manning in 2013.
1988 – ESPN aired its 10,000th Sports Center, making it the most televised cable program in history. To date, they have aired over 60,000 episodes.
Today in music history
1983 – MTV aired Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video for the first time. It was directed by John Landis.I t doubled the sales of the album, helping it become the best (non greatest hits) selling album in history. The video was released one year after the album was.
1988 – Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Willie Nelson appeared on “Geraldo” to discuss “Sex on the Road.”
1998 – Shania Twain’s video “That Don’t Impress Me Much” debuted on CMT: Country Music Television.
Celebrating Birthdays today on 12/2
Britney Spears is 39
Green Bay Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers is 37
Tennis Hall of Famer Monica Seles is 47 (FAST FACT: She won the 1990 French Open at the age of 16, setting a record for the youngest French Open champion ever)s