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1…NBA Finals in the Bubble tonight:

Lebron and the Lakers are 4.5pt favorite over the Heat in game 1 tonight. Tip off is at 9 on ABC

Should be able to switch over and watch the finals with no problem by 9, The Indians will probably be down 10 runs by then.

Speaking of the Tribe, their season could come crashing to a halt tonight as they host The Yankees in game 2 of their best of 3 playoff. The Indians were taken to the wood shed in game 1 last night to the tune of 12-3. Carrasco faces Tanaka in Game 2 tonight at Progressive field & can be heard on News-Talk 1480 WHBC. first pitch at 7:10.

2…Frontier Airlines is offering free tickets to Orlando for people who’s name is Orlando…According to a press release, individuals with the first or last name of Orlando are eligible to fly for free to Orlando from Oct. 13 through 20th. Sign up at frontier.wyng.com

3…What’s the Rock cooking now…”If ya smell what the rock is cooking’!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and NBC have teamed up  to turn the iconic wrestler / actor’s formative years into a brand new TV series. Young Rock will be debuting in the midseason, sometime in early 2021, and production on the project is now underway in Australia.

4…Remember the Titans was released 20 years ago yesterday. Tells the true life story of integration and brotherhood in sports… Two decades later, it’s still played on cable & Clips are shown in stadiums across the nation. Remember the Titans had a budget of $30 million. It has grossed an estimated  $136.7 million worldwide. The film is often listed among the best football films ever made.

5…Sunday’s Titans-Steelers game has been postponed as a result of the multiple positive COVID-19 cases affecting the Titans, per league source.

The Titans have shut their facility down for the week because of the positive tests, which yesterday included three players and five staff members, and today included a fourth player.

It is unclear when the game will be played. It reportedly will be postponed only a day or two until Monday or Tuesday night, but if more players test positive it could be postponed to later in the season, which would necessitate the juggling of bye weeks.

6…One day after we told you that Earl Thomas would be signed by the Houston Texans, The team has decided he Isn’t ‘A Good Fit…The Houston Texans sent home the former All-Pro safety prior to his scheduled workout, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday. Stay tuned!

7…Finally something that’s not pumpkin

 Yuengling and Hershey’s have teamed up again to create Hershey’s Chocolate Porter. Originally, the beer was only available on-draft in 14 states. The response was substantial enough,  So, now, those you’ll be able to get it again, this time in bottles and draft (wherever Yuengling is sold). It will be available for a limited time. When it’s gone…it’s gone…at least until they decide to do another run. 

8…Auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s aren’t the only places where collectors can find luxurious high-end watches for sale on the second-hand market. Over the past 25 years, eBay has had an impressive track record, too. Here are the five most expensive watches every to be sold at the hands of eBay.

5 Patek Philippe Grand Complications Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Moon Watch – $140K

4 Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Tourbillon Platinum Watch – $145K

3 Richard Mille RM11 Flyback Chronograph Rose Gold Titanium Watch – $148K

2 Rolex Platinum Masterpiece Glacier Diamond Jubilee – $150K

1 Patek Philippe Grand Complications Watch – $535,499.99

As far as 2020, goes the most expensive this year has been a Panerai PAM 21 featuring Rolex movement for $125K

10…It’s official, Trump and Biden argue more than myself and Kenny. We might not be as funny though but we might be more mature. Tune in today at 3pm. Kenny & JT Show on News-Talk 1480 WHBC.

 

Today is Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Today in Sports History:

1927 – “Babe” Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season. Breaking his own homerun record.. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke it.

1947 – The World Series was televised for the first time.  Featuring the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees. The series won by the Yankees.

1972 – Roberto Clemente (Pittsburgh Pirates) recorded his 3,000th career hit. His Final hit as he died later that year in a plane crash.

1973 – Hank Aaron finished the season one short of Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs. He broke the record in the first month of the 1974 season. 

1995 – Albert Belle (Cleveland Indians) became the first player in history to hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in the same season. 

 

On Today’s date in Music History:

1988 John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

1989 – Neil Young appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and performed “Rockin’ In The Free World.” 


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