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In today's Sprint:
🥇 Athletes prep for the heat.
📺 Space Jam, by the numbers.
⚾️ Lucky Jon Lester.
Trivia:Which NBA legend was not a character in the Original Space Jam?
Answer at the bottom
WATER COOLER TALK
📺 Peyton Manning’s production company agreed to a deal with ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Peyton and Eli will air an alternate broadcast for the games on ESPN2.
🏈 The SEC commissioner told teams they may forfeit games if they can’t field enough healthy players at gametime. He also lauded the league for continuing to play through adversity this past year.
🥇 The USA Olympic Opening Ceremony jackets come with a cooling system to protect from the Tokyo heat. Designed by Polo, the full fit costs $1K+.
🏒 Celebrities like Marshawn Lynch and Macklemore will announce the Seattle Kraken’s new roster during Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft. For Lynch, it may be his first willing media appearance since his famous Skittles commercials.
Welcome To The Space Jam (2)
Despite its Rotten Tomatoes score (31%) being lower than LeBron’s career three-point average (34.5%), Space Jam 2 looks like a box-office hit.
Expected opening weekend: $25M
Actual opening weekend: $32M
That gives the movie the fourth-highest opening weekend of the year, just behind F9.
But actual revenue may be quite higher.The original Space Jam did $320M in ticket sales but $1.2B in merch.