Back from a shower and a new outfit, @BalesFootball has a little less than 3 hours and 30 minutes to 450 push-ups to win his bet of doing 2,400 push-ups in 12 hours. There are hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line. Live view here twitch.tv/actionnetworkhq
Arkansas AD @HunterYurachek says his athletic department is anticipating between a 5-15% loss of revenue heading into 2021, "and that's with playing a football season." Yurachek added he has not had discussions about eliminating sports at Arkansas.
Thrilled for a sports business reporter who was doing it before me: @soshnick, has left Bloomberg after 27 years to become head of content for @sportico_social, a digital sports biz publication owned by @PenskeMedia. The venture will be led by industry veteran @gloverd.
It’s clear that the only solution to finish up the NBA season is a single city proposal with no crowds. What determines whether or not it happens? If the virus has not dissipated, then everyone involved in every game would have to get a rapid Coronavirus test every day.
A pumped up @BalesFootball has made a $2,000 bet that he can do 2,500 pushups in 12 hours.
The side betting market is said to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Can he do it? Follow along live with our counter and pace clock. twitter.com/ActionNetworkH…
30 years ago today: Donald Trump opens the Taj Mahal in AC. Built on 17 acres, it boasts the largest casino in the world. When an analyst tells the Wall Street Journal, it won’t make it, Trump calls his firm and demands they fire him. They do instagram.com/p/B-es1OUjKVL/…
Heartwarming to see the Patriots pay for 1.2 million N95 masks (it cost $2M, according to @WSJ). Embarrassing that they had to send their plane to China to get them. The letdown of how our supply chain was constructed and fumbled is tragic.
So much uncertainty with the sports calendar, but here's everything we know.
***Estimates are based statements from leagues or credible media reports. They are subj to change, since, you know, we're in the middle of a pandemic.
Feeling anxious? Stressed? On-edge? How much of these feelings are due to fear of the immediate dangers of the virus...vs the surfacing of things we’ve neglected, boiling to the “top,” now that so many of our distractions have been removed?: instagram.com/p/B-cy57wDc8C/…@TheoFleury14
Remember walking into the basement where ESPN.GO.COM was housed on July 5, 2000 where a ragtag group of reporters, editors, designers and execs were just starting to feel the momentum of the Internet. Been a hell of a ride. twitter.com/aaron/status/1…
On the day that Wimbledon is canceled, the US Tennis Association is lending it’s facility in New York to the construction of a makeshift hospital with 350 beds to take in Covid-19 patient overflow from a nearby hospital.
📅 April 1, 1985: 35 years ago today...
National Title 🏆
#8 Villanova vs. #1 Georgetown (-9.5)
The lowest seed EVER to win it all
📊 Biggest Title Upsets (since 1985)
+9.5: 1999 UConn
+9.5: 1985 Villanova
🗣️ "That's it! Villanova has done it.9l4N
This Day In 1976: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak & Ronald Wayne start Apple. Wayne takes deal to exit 12 days later for $800 (becomes $2,569) instead of taking 10%. 10% of Apple today is worth more than $100 Billion. He sold exit contract for $500. It sold in 2011 for $1.6M.
13 years ago to the day @realDonaldTrump defeated @VinceMcMahon in the “Battle of the Billionaires”
@steveaustinBSR was guest referee and held down Vince as The Donald has the pleasure of shaving his head
Hopefully this weekend’s wrestlemania 36 has some classic moments
The U.S. State Department facilitated the donation of 17.8 million tons of medical supplies to China to help them battle the Coronavirus.
53 days later, a doctor fighting to save patients in New York is handed a Yankees poncho in place of a gown. twitter.com/racheljulie/st…
With a lack of sports to bet on, poker is getting a nice bump.
@888poker reports that they're up 400% in new user registrations and 63% in hands dealt in cash games vs. before the virus shut down sports.
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