Sports & Stuff

Today is Veteran’s Day, as we salute those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America!

In Belgium, The world’s most expensive racing pigeon is worth at least $1.5 million

A collector of racing pigeons put his entire collection up for sale

New Kim, a two-year-old racing pigeon had 226 bids offered

The highest bid topped $1.5 million and is now the most expensive pigeon ever on record

The pigeon is so valuable now that it has its own bodyguard

The auction is still open and ends on November 15.

Odell Beckham Jr. had knee surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews at the Andrews Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Pensacola, Florida yesterday and he is expected to be ready for the 2021 season. Before he suffered the season-ending injury in late October, OBJ had 23 receptions for 319 receiving yards and four total touchdowns on the season. But given the money he has been asking to play in a run first offense like Cleveland—don’t be surprised if they don’t try to move him in the offseason.

In Michigan, a Detroit entrepreneur, converted a 53-foot semi-trailer truck into a mobile two-lane bowling alley. He said, “It was a difficult process  because lumber, certain materials, and products weren’t available because of the pandemic. Luxury Strike Bowling consists of a dual automatic bowling lane, scoring system, temperature control, neon lighting, an 80-inch theater screen, a sky lounge, and a state-of-the-art sound system. It’s available to rent for parties, corporate events, even church gatherings or small weddings, and any other events of between 10 and 15 people. Packages start at $500 for two hours.

NFL owners unanimously approved a plan yesterday to expand the postseason to 16 teams in the rare case that a COVID-19 outbreak forces the regular season to be shortened. The owners decided not to re-seed the teams once they qualify for the postseason, which had been an aspect of the proposal.

Add “Scorpion King” to the reboot list  This time, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson won’t star in it because he’s booked through 2022. Instead, they’re looking for a new actor to play the action hero. Of course, there’s always a possibility he could make an appearance when this film gets into production. 

If you’re a Batman fan with expendable income burning a whole in your pocket, then have we got a deal for you! Kross Studio has released a new collectible. It’s a desk clock designed like the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie. However, there are only going to be 100 of these babies available, and each one will cost whoever buys it for a mere $29,900.

Today is Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Today in

Sports History

1868 – The first indoor amateur track and field meet was held by the New York Athletic Club. 131 years later the open air First energy stadium in Cleveland opened September 12, 1999.

1946 – The New York Knickerbockers (later the Knicks) played their first game at Madison Square Garden. New York lost the game 78-68 to Chicago. 

1981 – Fernando Valenzuela (L.A. Dodgers) became the first pitcher to win Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young award in the same season. 

2004 – Shaquille O’Neal (Miami Heat) hit 22,000 career points. He ended up with 28,596.

Celebrity birthday today. 

Leonardo DiCaprio is 46 (“Growing Pains,” “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “The Basketball Diaries,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Titanic,” “The Man in the Iron Mask,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Gangs of New York,” “The Departed,” “Django Unchained,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Aviator,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Revenant”)