It’s going to be a big Sunday but which channel will you choose? The red carpet coverage of the Oscars or Daytona 500?
Thank goodness for picture-in-picture,
The Last Night’s Game Team
NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing)
- Party time. NASCAR kicks off its season with the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Throwing a watch party with your friends? Get your party menu from chef Gordon Ramsay here.
- Let's roll. Singer Jordin Sparks will sing the national anthem to start off the speedway shenanigans. Actor Owen Wilson, who is the voice of Lightning McQueen in the film Cars 3, has a great reason to miss the Oscars because he has the honor of telling the drivers to “start their engines.” (That's the ceremonial declaration that is shouted before each race).
- In case you missed it, here are five fascinating things to know about the Daytona 500.
MLB (Major League Baseball)
- Simply disgusting. Baseball players are odd creatures of habit. Minnesota Twins pitcher Ryan O’Rourke revealed his game day tradition of vomiting before he goes in to pitch. There are no words.
- Hollywood loves to make movies about sports but there aren’t many athletes taking home an Oscar. They may not have a little gold statue but there are a plethora of retired boxers, race car drivers, motorcycle riders and other athletes in film starring as stunt doubles. The Academy has been lobbied every year since 1991 for a stunt category with no luck. Never say never.
- Baseball fans will be able to share their appearance on the video scoreboard or the telecast during a game. Fans who download the “15 Seconds of Fame” app will receive a video clip after their moment in the spotlight. Now there will forever be evidence of your appearance on the kiss cam.
- Fashion isn’t only for the red carpet. The votes are in and these are the best shoes of the NBA (National Basketball Association) All-Star Game last weekend. Stilettos not included.