Day: September 15, 2021

Sports, Music Tie-Ups at All-Time High as Industries Cast Wide Net

In recent weeks, Drake “hackedESPN’s SportsCenter to announce the date of his forthcoming album release, Certified Lover Boy. Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard appeared in the multi-platinum award winning artist’s newly released “Way 2 Sexy” video. The Worldwide Leader announced Drake would be curating the music for 10 select Monday Night Football games throughout the 2021 season (starting with last Monday’s Baltimore Ravens-Las Vegas Raiders clash). Meanwhile Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard released his fourth album (under the alias Dame D.O.L.L.A.), and rapper Yo Gotti bought an ownership stake in D.C. United.

If it seems like the convergence between sports and music is at an all-time high, those at the intersection say that’s because it is. TrillerNet (the parent company for Triller, Triller Fight Club, Verzuz, FITE and Amplify.ai) CEO Mahi de Silva explained the desire to appeal to as wide an

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Brooks Koepka Has Telling Admission On The Ryder Cup

Brooks Koepka in the final round of the PGA Championship.

Brooks Koepka in the final round of the PGA Championship.

The U.S. will be relying on Brooks Koepka, among others, when it takes on the European squad in next week’s Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.

The prestigious match play tournament, which is held every two years, has been dominated by the Europeans of late. Europe has won seven of the last nine events, including the 2018 championship in France.

Why have the Americans struggled under this format? Well, Koepka seemed to provide some explanation in a recent interview with Golf Digest.

“It’s different. It’s hectic. It’s a bit odd, if I’m honest,” Koepka said about the schedule of a Ryder Cup compared to a major tournament. “I don’t want to say it’s a bad week. We’re just so individualized, and everybody has their routine and a different way of doing things, and now, it’s like, OK, we have to

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Former ESPN Host Kenny Mayne Lands A New Job

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

ESPN got rid of longtime anchor and host Kenny Mayne back in May in what the television personality deemed a “salary cap casualty.” Thankfully, Mayne has not had trouble finding work since.

After serving as a nightly host during the Olympics on NBC, Mayne is now joining Caesars Sportsbook as a content contributor and brand ambassador. This isn’t the first time Mayne has worked at the Las Vegas institution.

In his introductory video this afternoon, he shared that he served as an usher at Caesars during the Muhammad Ali-Larry Holmes fight back in 1980.

At Caesars, Mayne will have the chance to reunite with former ESPN colleague Trey Wingo, who welcomed his buddy to the fold on Twitter this afternoon.

“The past is prologue. Welcome old friend,” Wingo wrote above a selfie of the two former Worldwide Leader employees.

Mayne certainly had a prolific run at

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