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April 23, 2024

Tom Brady in Netflix's First-ever Live Roast Hosted by Kevin Hart

Hopefully, Tom Brady‘s sense of humor is as good as his game-winning drives once were. On Monday, Netflix announced that the future Hall of Famer will be roasted by a roster of famous athletes and comedians on The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady, a special broadcast set for May 5 live from the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. So far, only three names are guaranteed to make an appearance in this Netflix project: Brady, host Kevin Hart, and comedian Jeff Ross.


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NBA Players Pick Madison Square Garden, TD Garden as Favorite Venues

NBA players have balled out in some of the nicest arenas in the world, and naturally, they develop certain preferences one over the other. According to an anonymous player poll conducted by The Athletic, 34% of the 138 votes cast picked Madison Square Garden (New York Knicks) as their favorite venue to play in. TD Garden (Boston Celtics) came in second with 17% of the votes, while players voted Crypto.com Arena (Los Angeles Lakers/LA Clippers) as their third-favorite arena (13%). Rounding out the top five were the Chase Center (Golden State Warriors) and the Footprint Center (Phoenix Suns) in a tie for fourth place at 3.6%. On the flip side, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit was voted players’ least favorite arena, 1ith 16.2% of the vote.

The Sports Bra, Alexis Ohanian Team Up for Expansion

The Sports Bra made history in 2022 as the first women’s sports bar to solely broadcast women’s sports. Now, with plans to franchise across the country, one famous face, in particular, will help make those dreams a reality — Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian confirmed Monday that, in partnership with his 776 Foundation, he would help fund the expansion. In a statement on Instagram, the entrepreneur added that all returns will be invested back into girls’ and women’s sports.”You look at all these sports now, there is undeniable excellence coming from women,” Ohanian said. “I’m just looking for all the ways we can reinforce and build and do it in a way that makes sense with the community.”

The Academy Reveals New Rules & Regulations for 2025 Oscars

The Academy‘s Board of Governors announced new awards rules and campaign regulations for next year’s Oscars on Monday. One of the more notable changes was that drive-in theaters will no longer be considered a qualifying venue for a film to be considered for an Oscar. Additionally, Dallas has replaced Miami as one of the six qualifying US metropolitan areas, joining Los Angeles, New York, Bay Area, Chicago, and Atlanta. Other rule changes will affect categories such as Animated Feature, International Feature Film, Original Score, and Writing — you can find all the details on the Oscars website.

Broncos Unveil New Uniforms, Reportedly Trade for Zach Wilson

A new era has arrived at Mile High Monday as the Denver Broncos unveiled new team uniforms for the 2024 season, their first collection of new threads since 1997. “Our new uniforms — the Mile High Collection — boldly integrate elements of our past, present and future while paying tribute to Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region we proudly call home,” Broncos president Damani Leech said. Jersey highlights include the phrase “Broncos Country” and 5280 on the back collar and the classic “Broncos” in the front with the player’s number. In more Broncos news, ESPN reported Monday that the New York Jets traded QB Zach Wilson to Denver in exchange for a sixth-round pick in this week’s NFL Draft. Denver will split the $5.5 million owed to Wilson this season with New York.

Amazon Ends Drone Delivery in California, Expanding to Phoenix

In a Monday blog post, Amazon confirmed it is ending the drone delivery program in Lockeford, Calif., one of the first test sites. Called Prime Air, the company initially promised packages weighing less than 5 pounds would be delivered via drones in 30 minutes or less. Amazon still plans on expanding drone deliveries to more cities in the US next year, with initial plans to jump-start operations in the Phoenix area later this year. Amazon added in the post that it’s now running test flights to assess the reliability of its new delivery drone, the MK30.