Starting next season, Mondays are going to sound a lot like Sundays. After weeks of suspicion, ESPN officially introduced Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as the new voices of Monday Night Football. The two announcers are leaving Fox after 20 years in the booth together to take their talents to the Worldwide Leader in Sports, and inking major deals that reports estimate at $155M.
Bored Ape Yacht Club Unveils a New Coin
Pretty soon you can cash in your Doge coin for $APE. ApeCoin is set to drop soon and is, notably, not developed by Yuga Labs. Instead the community created a DAO and to join as a voting member, one only needs to possess a coin. The DAO has a well-stacked board, which includes representatives from FTX, Animoca Brands, Horizen Labs, and crypto champion Alexis Ohanian. The coin will be utilized as the foundational currency in the blockchain based games developed that use the Ape’s likeness.There will be 1 billion coins in circulation.
Google Races into Formula1 with McLaren Racing
The Bahrain GP is just around the corner, kicking off the 2022 season. As racing teams prepare for the event, one team has secured a huge new sponsor. McLaren Racing announced on Wednesday that is teaming up with Google, which will feature branding on cars and drivers’ suits. McLaren’s roster includes superstars Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo.
Drake Secures Coveted Flawless Basketball Boxes on Quest for King James Collectible
Seems like just yesterday that Drake was teasing a new partnership by placing a huge bet on SBLVI. Now the certified lover boy is taking to his Instagram stories once again to get people talking, this time displaying 12 Flawless basketball boxes worth $259,000 and tagging the account Cardporn, which . The Canadian rapper is on the quest for a highly coveted, one-of-one LeBron James Triple Logoman. The tease came on the same day that Drake announced a new collab between his Nike NOCTA imprint and the Netflix show Top Boy.
Spotify Prepares for Web3 with New Job Postings
The future of music is upon us. Spotify is preparing for the world of Web3 by hiring a new slate of experts. Specifically, the company is on the hunt for a backend engineer and a senior manager in innovation to help them bring the tech to life. While the specifics of the streaming service’s next plans are unclear, the posting signals that it is preparing for the next iteration of the music sharing – and could potentially take up NFTs, metaverse opportunities, and more.
Fueled by UFC Success, Endeavor Posts Best Earnings Quarter
The UFC’s rabid fanbase is paying off for Endeavor. On Wednesday, its parent company, Endeavor, announced its earnings for a wildly successful fourth quarter during which it tallied $1.5 billion in revenue. The successful quarter capped a year in which the company brought in over $5 billion, marking its most profitable year in history. Despite the bullish earnings, the company posted a net loss in Q4. However, the report revealed projections for continued growth in the year ahead, projecting revenues to eclipse $5.2 billion.
EA Sports Returns to the Diamond with MLB Tap Sports Baseball
The lockout wasn’t baseball’s only extended delay. EA hasn’t put out a baseball game in since its popular MVP Baseball, which ran from 2003-2007, leaving fans wanting more. However, on Wednesday, 2021 NL MVP Bryce Harper graced the cover of the video game giant’s newest offering MLB Tap Sports Baseball . GluMobile has offered the free mobile game since 2014, but the launch marks the first edition of the popular game since EA Sports bought it last year. The free game is available for download anywhere one can download mobile games.