Jimbo Fisher Out at Texas A&M, Secures Record-setting Buyout
Things could be better in College Station, TX. The Texas A&M Aggies announced the firing of their head football coach on Sunday. The program relieved Jimbo Fisher of his duties; however, the coach secured a massive check on the way out. Fisher negotiated a near-unprecedented guaranteed contract, meaning the Aggies will pay him $77 million — setting a new record in college sports. Fisher inked the $94 million contract after the 2020 season, which was set to keep him on the sidelines through 2031.
Drake and J. Cole Team up for 2024 Tour
Last month, Drake wrapped his “It’s All a Blur Tour” with a hometown show in Toronto. Never one to settle, the 6 God announced the “It’s All a Blur Tour – Big as the What?” will kick off in January 2024. This time, he’s bringing J. Cole on the road with him. It will include 22 shows, featuring back-to-back nights in some cities and some rescheduled dates from its first run. The tour is sponsored by Cash App and Visa. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 17.
Florida Man Secures $5.5M Parlay with Texans’ Dramatic Win
Finally, something good happened to a Florida man. One lucky bettor took home $5.5 million on a parlay on Sunday, as the Texans topped the Bengals, 30-27. The four-way, same-game parlay included the Texans’ victory, the combined point total to eclipse 44.5, Devin Singletary posting both a TD and more than 51.5 yards. The bettor put down $500,000, yielding the hefty return. Rookie QB C.J. Stroud continued his strong season showing with 356 yards in the air.
UFC Heading to The Sphere
Dana White is bringing the UFC to Las Vegas’s most exciting new venue. The CEO announced that The Sphere will host a UFC event in 2024. White revealed the news at the UFC 295 post-fight press conference, where he indicated that The Sphere will play host to a fight on Mexican Independence Day. “It’s going to be a massive challenge, and I love every minute of it,” White told the room full of reporters. No other details are known at this time.
Travis Scott Unveils New Dates for ‘UTOPIA - Circus Maximus Tour’
It’s been a big week for Travis Scott. First, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for Utopia. Now, the Houston rapper announced the second leg of his UTOPIA – Circus Maximus Tour. The first leg kicked off in October. He unveiled eight new dates, including Chicago, Montreal, and Milwaukee. Recently, Scott became the first-ever rapper to sell out SoFi Stadium, where he also sold more than $1 million in merch.
‘The Marvels’ Posts Disappointing Opening Weekend Numbers
It was a tough weekend for the Marvel cinematic universe. The Marvels yielded a disappointing $47 million in the domestic box office, setting a new record low for the franchise. The film, which stars Brie Larson, cost more than $200 million to make. International audiences failed to show up for the film as well, bringing the net total box office performance to $110 million.