Sports are coming back on TV this weekend. .Kind Of. One analyst is not Netflixing and Chilling during this pandemic, And there’s a new merchandise king in the NFL. Friday, April 17th.
Sports Are...Coming Back?
The highly anticipated ESPN documentary on the 1997 and 1998 Chicago Bulls will debut on Sunday. The Last Dance is a 10 part series featuring never before seen footage and interviews with Michael Jordan, his Bulls teammates, celebrities like Justin Timberlake and even former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama make appearances.
Episodes one and two are schedule to hit televisions screens on ESPN at 9:00 pm ET on Sunday April 19. Two new episodes will then air every Sunday through May 17.The documentary series was originally scheduled to air in June but with the coronavirus shutting down sports, ESPN decided to move up the release date.
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A Coronavirus Update
There are over 2.1 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 149,000 fatalities. The U.S. has over 672,000 cases, and over 28,000 deaths. New York has over 222,000 cases and 12,100 fatalities. And Spain has over 188,000 cases and 19,000 deaths.
One analyst has decided that he’s not down to Netflix (NFLX) and chill with Tiger King, as the rest of us are. An analyst at Benchmark Co--Matthew Harrigan--initiated coverage of Netflix’s stock with a sell rating and slapped on a one-year price target of $327, which is around 25% below the stock’s current price. Harrigan said that at the current valuations, the stock, “fully recognizes its global streaming leadership and the pop culture appeal of transient hits like ’Tiger King.
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NFL Has a New Jersey King
NFL has a new jersey and merchandise king. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took over the top spot from Tom Brady in total merchandise sales for the 2019 and 2020 season. According to the NFL Player Association, sales of Brady merchandise finished at No 2.
The former Patriots and now Buccaneers quarterback has finished in the Top 3 of jersey sales for 18 consecutive years. Rounding out the Top 3 is Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. Six quarterbacks in total made the top 10.Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr., Khalil Mack and George Kittle were the other non-passers to finish in the Top 10.
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