Netflix Surprises by Announcing NFL Christmas Game Broadcasts for the Next 3 Years!

OMG… Netflix is really shaking things up in the sports world. They just announced a partnership with the NFL to broadcast games on Christmas Day for the next three years.

For fans who love combining the holiday spirit with the excitement of football, this is amazing news. The announcement was made recently, marking another big win for the streaming giant.

Mike North from the NFL explained that Christmas games were not part of the original plan for the 2024 regular season. However, the rising audience numbers and the interest from broadcast partners changed things. Last year, the Christmas game viewership was incredible, averaging 28.68 million viewers. Fans made it clear they want more games on this special day.

This Christmas, Netflix will air two games, and at least one game in 2025 and 2026. This year, the first game will feature the current Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 10 AM (Vancouver time). Then, we’ll have the Baltimore Ravens against the Houston Texans at 1:30 PM. This will be only the third time since 1950 that the NFL will play on a Wednesday.

Since 1971, the NFL has played 30 Christmas Day games, but most avoided weekdays. The success of past games, especially last year’s numbers, showed the NFL that there is a huge demand. With Christmas falling on a Thursday in 2025, we expect Netflix and Amazon to broadcast one game each. In 2026, which falls on a Friday, we are looking forward to at least two games.

Jeff Miller, the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs, and Policy, highlighted the importance of this partnership for expanding the sport’s global audience. Netflix, with its 270 million paid subscribers in over 190 countries, is the perfect partner for this mission.

Hans Schroeder, Executive Vice President of NFL Media, mentioned that the teams playing on Christmas will have their Week 16 games on the previous Saturday, giving them enough preparation time. The last time the league played on a Wednesday was December 2, 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic adjustments.

Although Netflix started venturing into live broadcasts last year with golf and tennis events, this partnership with the NFL is a big step. The company will also broadcast the fight between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul on July 20, showing its commitment to expanding its sports portfolio.

For NFL fans, this news promises to bring even more excitement to the holiday season. What do you think about this news? Comment below!

Canada Shines Again in World Hockey Championship

Canada remains undefeated in the world ice hockey championship, securing their fourth consecutive win with a 4-1 victory over Norway on Thursday. The Canadian team showcased a relentless defense, not allowing a single shot on goal in the first two periods.

Meanwhile, the United States opened the scoring early against France, netting four goals in the first period and cruising to a 5-0 victory. Sweden maintained their perfect record by defeating Kazakhstan, and Austria surprised Finland with an exciting win.

In Group A, in Prague, Canada started strong with Brandon Tanev scoring in the first period and Andrew Mangiapane extending the lead in the second. Norway managed their first shot on goal early in the third period and scored on their second attempt, thanks to Stian Solberg.

Dylan Cozens increased Canada’s lead with an unassisted goal at a crucial moment, and Jared McCann sealed the win with an empty-net goal, assisted by Daws. It was an impressive performance that kept Canada on track. Their next challenge? Finland, on Saturday.

The Canada vs. Finland hockey game will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 10:00 AM PT. You can watch it live on TSN1 and TSN3. Make sure to tune in a bit early to catch all the pre-game coverage and analysis​​​ (IIHF International Ice Hockey Federation)​

In Group B, in Ostrava, Matt Boldy shined for the Americans against France, scoring two goals and providing one assist. Brock Nelson contributed a goal and two assists, Johnny Gaudreau added a goal and an assist, and Shane Pinto also scored.

The USA’s offense dominated from the start. Nelson opened the scoring just 45 seconds into the game, Boldy scored two quick goals, and Gaudreau completed with a goal from the right. Pinto wrapped up the scoring with 2:08 remaining in the final period, and goalie Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 10 shots, ensuring a shutout.


The Americans face Poland on Friday, aiming to keep their momentum going.

Earlier, Sweden defeated Kazakhstan 3-1, with goals from Linus Johansson, Marcus Johansson, and Fabian Zetterlund, securing their fourth win and leading Group B in Ostrava. Adil Beketayev scored for Kazakhstan.

In Group A, in Prague, Austria surprised Finland with a 3-2 victory, their first in the tournament and their first over Finland in the world championship. Benjamin Baumgartner scored the game-winning goal with just one second left, completing an exciting comeback.

Oliver Kapanen scored his sixth goal of the tournament and Saku Maenalanen also scored, giving Finland a 2-0 lead. Mario Huber started Austria’s comeback, and Thimo Nickl tied the game in the middle of the final period.

It has been an exciting week for hockey fans, and there’s still much more to come in the world championship!

What are your predictions for the game? Do you think Canada will maintain their winning streak, or will Finland pull off an upset? Share your thoughts and join the discussion in the comments below!

Get Ready! Snoop Dogg’s “Cali to Canada Tour” is Set to Rock the City!

Hold onto your hats… The iconic Snoop Dogg from the West Coast of the United States is coming to Vancouver for a show that promises to be epic.

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That’s right, the Rogers Arena will host the grand finale of this tour on June 25, 2024. And it’s not just him, okay? Snoop is bringing a crew of heavy hitters to make sure the night is unforgettable.

The “Cali to Canada – 2” tour kicks off on June 3, 2024, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and will hit several Canadian cities before wrapping up in Vancouver on the 25th. Imagine how perfect this finale will be. The tour includes 11 dates across Canada, visiting cities like Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Calgary.

First up on the list of who’s coming with him is Warren G with that G-funk only he can do. That beat that plays and you know it’s time to chill and enjoy. And of course, we can’t forget about DJ Quik, the master on the decks, ready to get everyone dancing with mixes that are truly spectacular. And to add even more flavor to this event, we have DJ Green Lantern confirmed, coming straight from New York. He’ll bring his unique beats and edits that promise to take the show to another level. I can already tell, this concert is going to be crazy. To get a taste of what’s coming, check out the promo video that Snoop himself dropped on his social media.

I’ve already marked it on my calendar. It’s going to be awesome!!!

Head over to or to secure your ticket. And afterward, remember to leave a comment here, because I really want to meet up with you there to enjoy a concert that will definitely be one for the books.

So that’s it, my friend… Snoop Dogg and his team are going to bring an incredible vibe to the city, with standout raps and an atmosphere that will be remembered forever. Don’t miss the “Cali to Canada Tour.” It’s going to be epic!

The Rolling Stones Promise a Historic Night in Vancouver with the “Hackney Diamonds Tour”

The Rolling Stones are back on the road, and guess what? Vancouver is the only stop for the band here in Canada. What a privilege we have, I’m right?

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After more than 60 years of rock ‘n’ roll, these legends are nowhere near slowing down. They are getting ready to bring their iconic sound to BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2024, as part of their “Hackney Diamonds Tour.” This isn’t just another tour; it marks a significant moment, with the band celebrating over six decades of music that has shaped and rocked the music world.

In 2021, the people of Vancouver had their hearts broken when the Stones had to cancel the show due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But now, it seems they are making up for it in a grand way. And let me tell you… I believe this will be a historic night not only for Stones fans but for all music lovers.

So, what’s special this time? Besides their timeless hits like “Start Me Up” and “Gimme Shelter,” they will also bring tracks from their latest album, “Hackney Diamonds.” Imagine experiencing both the classics and the new songs live – it’s going to be epic!

Tickets for the show are already on sale, and you can get yours at or check out StubHub for resale if you miss the initial sale. Prices start around $220, but for a show like this, it’s worth every penny.

Now, let me share something personal here… Rolling Stones have been a big part of my life’s soundtrack. I used to listen to the band a lot with my dad, and we had amazing times when they came to play in Brazil. I can tell you that seeing them live is always magical. Their shows are more than concerts; they are experiences. With the energy they bring, I bet the atmosphere at BC Place will be electrifying.

For those who are undecided, think about this: when will you have another chance to see rock history come to life right before your eyes? It’s not just another concert; it’s a celebration of lasting music, legendary performances, and that unique Stones vibe that no one else can replicate.

So, mark your calendar, set your reminders, and be ready. This is not just another tour stop; it’s a cultural event that promises to be one of the highlights of 2024, exclusive for us here in Vancouver and Greater Vancouver. I can’t wait to see you there and share this unforgettable night.

Now it’s up to you! Have you got your ticket yet? What are you most excited to see at the Rolling Stones show?

Share your thoughts in the comments, memories of past shows, or even your favorite Stones songs. Let’s warm up the conversation and celebrate this rock legend together!

I can’t wait to read what you have to say!

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Clash of Legends: Wrexham AFC Faces Off Against Whitecaps in Vancouver!

July’s heating up at BC Place, and for good reason. Led by the sensational duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, Wrexham AFC is coming to Vancouver for an epic showdown against our beloved Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Who would have thought, right? We get to see this team that’s been the talk of the globe, even earning a series on Disney+. And with Ryan, a Vancouver native, bringing the team home, it makes it all the more special.

The story of Wrexham is a rich one. Founded in 1864, it’s the oldest club in Wales and one of the oldest in the world. Now under new management, they’re turning heads wherever they go. And let’s be honest, having Wrexham here is a privilege. It’s not every day that we get a historic team playing on our turf. If you’re curious about the team’s backstory, you definitely can’t miss their Disney+ series.

And speaking of history, this match isn’t just a game, it’s a meeting of cultures, a real lesson in passion for soccer. And although Ryan has promised to stay neutral, we all know his heart will be torn! Last year, Rob took Wrexham to play in Philadelphia, now it’s Ryan’s turn to showcase his hometown.

Now, seriously, who wouldn’t want to see a fierce battle between the local team and a squad that’s been rising so fast on the international scene? Tickets are already on sale at ticketmaster, and I’ve got mine. This is the kind of match you don’t want to just watch on TV; you have to be there to feel the stadium’s energy.

Plus, it’s a great chance to support our Whitecaps. Sure, we all respect and admire Ryan, but once the referee blows the whistle, I’m all in for the Whitecaps. I hope to see all of you there; it’s going to be a game for the history books. Don’t miss out!

Get ready for an unforgettable day at BC Place. Wrexham and Whitecaps are set to give us a show of dedication and skill. I can already tell: it’s going to be a spine-tingling match!

The friendly match between Wrexham AFC and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC is set to take place at BC Place in Vancouver on Saturday, July 27, 2024, 4:30PM PT.

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This match is part of Wrexham AFC’s “Wrex Coast Tour,” which includes three matches across North America during the summer of 2024.

So, who do you think will come out on top in this historic clash? Drop your guesses in the comments below and let’s get this debate heated up!

Let me know if you’ve got your tickets and what else you’re looking forward to in this game.

Guess who’s coming: Olivia Rodrigo announces her “GUTS” world tour with a show in Vancouver!

Get ready to be excited and start saving up because Olivia Rodrigo, the voice behind the hit “Drivers License,” announced she’s hitting the road in 2024 for the world tour of her second album, “GUTS.

The album was released on September 8, and before we could even catch our breath, she dropped this big news.

The tour kicks off in Palm Springs, California, on February 23, and Olivia won’t be alone. She’s bringing some amazing artists to open her shows: PinkPantheress, The Breeders, Chappell Roan, and Remi Wolf. Just imagine that awesome lineup!

After touring the United States, Olivia will head to Canada, with stops in Montreal on March 26 and Toronto on March 29. And for Vancouver fans, mark your calendars: August 9 at Rogers Arena. To make it even better, PinkPantheress will be the special guest that night.

Tickets are already on sale at Ticketmaster, and you also can try your luck until September 17 at 7 PM through the Verified Fan Registration system. But remember, just because you registered doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a ticket. It’s all about luck.

Speaking of performances, did you see Olivia at the MTV Video Music Awards? After Lil Wayne opened the show, she rocked the stage with the set from her “Vampire” music video and then performed “Get Him Back!” Between songs, she treated us to those hits we all love, with a theatrical touch, including a planned “malfunction” to bridge her first and second albums.

Check out her performance here:


So, Olivia fans, are you ready to see her shine around the world? It looks like this tour is going to be unforgettable!

What do you think about Olivia Rodrigo’s tour news? Are you already planning which show you’ll attend?

Comment your expectations and who else you’d love to see Olivia share the stage with! Let’s chat about it! 🎤🎶

The Marsch Era Begins in Canada: A Fresh Direction for Canadian Team Soccer!

Canadian soccer is stepping into a new era with Jesse Marsch being appointed as the new head coach for the men’s national team. Kevin Blue, CEO and Secretary General of Canada Soccer, announced this exciting news through the federation’s social media platforms.

Jesse Marsch, originally from the United States, has taken up the challenge to lead the Canadian team, making him the first American to take charge. He brings a wealth of experience, having coached at elite European clubs and in the MLS. His impressive resume includes stints at Leeds United in England, RB Leipzig in Germany, and Red Bull Salzburg in Austria. Plus, he’s had solid runs with the New York Red Bulls and CF Montreal in the MLS.

In his first words as head coach, Marsch was pumped up: “This team is gonna be something the whole Canadian community will get behind. We’ll play with grit and inspiration. Let’s give it our all. Thanks a lot, can’t wait to get started.”

What’s really striking is the timing of this appointment. With Canada co-hosting the FIFA World Cup 2026™, the pressure and expectations on Marsch are huge. His first big test is coming up in 2024 when he’ll lead the team at the CONMEBOL Copa América.

Choosing Marsch seems like a strategic move by Canada Soccer. They’re looking for immediate success in upcoming tournaments, but also for long-term development of soccer in the country. Marsch is known for his aggressive style of play and for pushing his players to reach their full potential, which will be crucial in strengthening the national team on a highly competitive global stage.

Personally, I’m cautiously optimistic about this change. Marsch has all the right stuff to succeed, but soccer can be unpredictable. Community support will be key. If Marsch can implement his style of play and motivate the players, the sky’s the limit for Canada on the world stage. Now, we just have to wait and see how he does in this new adventure.


Ready to Shine: The Whitecaps’ Journey Continues

Just four days after their first away loss of the year, the Vancouver Whitecaps have a new shot to prove themselves. Facing the Colorado Rapids this Wednesday, the team is looking for redemption in the second of three consecutive away games in MLS. This stretch comes after an away win against the Canadian Premier League’s Cavalry in the quarterfinals of the Canadian championship, followed by a 3-0 loss to Los Angeles FC.

Team captain Ryan Gauld didn’t hide his disappointment after the game: “Things were going well, but we still have a lot to improve if we want to be on top at the end of the year.”

After a rest day and a team dinner, the Whitecaps practiced at the LAFC Performance Center before flying to Denver.

In the matchup against the Rapids, who are tied with the Whitecaps in the Western Conference standings at 18 points each, Vancouver has a game in hand. The Rapids, playing at home, have had mixed recent results and lost their last game to the San Jose Earthquakes 3-2.

Playing in Denver brings unique challenges due to the altitude, where every set play and long ball can turn into a scoring opportunity.

The Whitecaps return to Vancouver after Wednesday’s game and wrap up their away series with the second matchup of the year against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. After a 2-0 victory in front of over 30,000 fans at Lumen Field last month, the Whitecaps lead the Cascadia Cup standings with a record of 2-0-0.

Moments of Pride and Unity 🌈 In a special note, today the Whitecaps unveiled the 2024 “Love Unites” jersey for pre-game matches, celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Pride Game set for July 20.

Stay tuned for more updates and the announcement of when these will be available just in time for our 11th Anniversary #Pride Celebration Match on July 20th. The spirit of inclusion shines bright at the heart of the team!

Game’s Today Details

  • When: Today, Wednesday
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. in Vancouver
  • Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Denver
  • Where to Watch: The game will be broadcast live on TSN and available for streaming on ESPN+.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and predictions for tonight’s game!

Leave your comments below and join the conversation. Let’s support our team together!

Courage and Hope: All you need to know About The 2024 Terry Fox Run in Vancouver

Terry Fox is a name that resonates with courage and determination across generations in Canada. Back in 1980, at just 18 years old and after losing a leg to osteosarcoma, Terry decided to tackle the suffering he saw in cancer hospital corridors in a unique way: by running. But not just any run. Terry set out to cross Canada from coast to coast in a challenge called the “Marathon of Hope,” aiming to raise funds for cancer research.

This challenge was not for the faint of heart. Running nearly 42 kilometers a day, facing snow, rain, wind, and heat, Terry passed through over 400 towns, spreading the word about his mission. He started at 4:30 in the morning, often finishing only at dusk. Some days, crowds cheered him on; other days, the loneliness of the road was his only companion. But Terry’s determination never wavered, and his journey, which had to be cut short due to the return of his cancer, inspired an entire country.

Though Terry had to stop after 143 days and 5,373 kilometers, his fight was not in vain. To date, over $850 million has been raised in his name for cancer research through the Terry Fox Run, which takes place annually in Canada and around the world.

This year, the race will be held on September 15th at Vancouver – Stanley Park next to Second Beach. This year’s race offers distances of 3km and 10km, with the start at 10:00 AM. And for those who can’t be there, donating is always an option, as every contribution helps advance cancer research.

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Several celebrities have already shown their support by promoting this year’s race shirt, including Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bublé, and others.

What always strikes me about this story is how the determination of one person can ignite a flame of hope and action in so many others. Terry showed us that no matter the size of the challenge, what matters is the will to face it.

So, if you can, come run or donate. Join this cause which, even decades later, remains as vital and necessary as ever. Registration for the race is now open, and your participation can make a difference. It’s not just about running; it’s about supporting a cause that continues to inspire and make a difference in the fight against cancer.

I hope to see you there, contributing in some way to continue this very important fight. Terry started this journey alone, but today, we are many following in his footsteps.

Let’s make this race a resounding success once again!

Has Elias Pettersson lost confidence under playoff pressure?

It’s a tough time for Elias Pettersson, the star center for the Canucks, who are facing a rough patch in the second round of the playoffs against the Oilers. As the pressure mounts, Pettersson stands strong, facing challenges head-on, a trait that not only defines his character but also highlights his determination to turn things around.

Right now, you can see Pettersson is uncomfortable, which is rare in his career so far. Known for quickly bouncing back from lows, he’s in uncharted territory with a slump that’s lasting longer than usual. Still, he remains resilient. “It’s been challenging, but I’ve always said I like challenges and I always like to think I respond to them,” Pettersson said after the game.

The truth is, despite his efforts, Pettersson admits things aren’t going smoothly. “I’m trying,” he said, not hiding his frustration. Yet, he keeps hope and the determination to be a game-changer, even acknowledging that he might need new wingers to improve the dynamics on the ice.

The contrast is noticeable when compared to players like Leon Draisaitl of the Oilers, who, despite physical issues, continue to be a dominant force on the ice. This performance gap further highlights Pettersson’s struggle to find his usual rhythm.

Despite the challenges, Pettersson tries to keep his spirits up. “It’s a lot of fun playing in the playoffs and I’m trying to make the most of it,” he shared. This spirit is crucial, especially when considering that, even if not at his best, there are moments of success, like the faceoff win that led to the tying goal in Game 4.

However, the numbers don’t lie. During the regular season, the Canucks averaged 3.69 goals per 60 minutes of even-strength play. In the playoffs, this rate has dropped dramatically. Pettersson’s shot count has also halved, showing a significant drop in his ability to drive the game.

At this critical moment, the question remains: What can Pettersson do to turn this situation around? The answer might lie in lineup adjustments, but one thing is certain: he’s not giving up. What do you think Pettersson needs to do to get back to his usual form?

Drop a comment below and let’s discuss together possible solutions for this Canucks puzzle in the playoffs.