It feels like everything’s been canceled because of the crisis. But here are five things you can STILL look forward to in April . . .
- First and foremost: Experts think we’ll see the number of coronavirus cases start to trend DOWN later this month. Probably peaking in about two weeks. So stay safe, hang tight, and remember it won’t last forever.
- Sports are on hold right now. But WrestleMania is happening this weekend. And the first round of the NFL Draft is still scheduled for April 23rd.
- April 15th won’t be as stressful this year now that Tax Day is July 15th. Instead, look forward to STIMULUS CHECKS hopefully hitting bank accounts later this month.
- There’s a ton of TV to watch: The “Modern Family” finale is next Wednesday. The “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” reboot starts the same night. The new “Bachelor” spin-off “Listen to Your Heart” lands April 13th. The sixth season of “Bosch” hits Amazon Prime on April 17th. And “The Grammy Salute to Prince” airs April 21st.
- The holidays: Obviously the big one is Easter on April 12th. But tomorrow is National Burrito Day . . . National Beer Day is April 7th . . . Passover starts April 8th . . . National Pet Day is April 11th . . . and Earth Day is April 22nd.
- And since everyone’s working from home right now, this last one is easier to celebrate than ever . . . April 16th is “Wear Pajamas to Work Day.”
NFL owners approved a plan Tuesday to expand the league’s playoff format to include 14 teams. The new format will go into effect in the 2020 season, and at least three-quarters of the owners voted for approval.
This is the first playoff expansion for the league since 1990, although commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly been considering the idea for a decade.
Here are the changes:
There will now be three wildcard teams in each conference instead of two.
Only #1 seeds will have first-round byes now.
2 seeds will now host the new #7 seed during the wildcard round.
Wildcard weekend will feature consecutive days of wildcard tripleheaders.
As part of that wildcard weekend, Nickelodeon will simulcast one of the games, and it will reportedly be a kid-focused broadcast, as the league tries to attract younger viewers.
In Jacksonville, Florida, a 50-year-old man named Randolph White has been arrested for allegedly spraying the doors of a PetSmart with a container labeled “COVID-19.” Witnesses told investigators that just before noon Sunday, White was seen spraying the substance on and around the entrance doors of the business. He reportedly then told employees and customers in the area that they were now infected with COVID-19.
White was arrested on charges that include the threatened use of a weapon or hoax weapon of mass destruction. He was later released from jail on bonds totaling $15,000. Witnesses say he went to the pet store with a woman who was undergoing treatment for cancer and got into a dispute with an employee after spraying the entry doors with a disinfectant.
We’re all learning what is and isn’t an “essential” business right now. And apparently, COCAINE DEALER is considered “non-essential” . . . even if basically every cocaine user out there would VEHEMENTLY disagree.
The police in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada started following a 29-year-old guy for aggressive driving on Friday night . . . and they watched as he made a bunch of stops to sell drugs.
They eventually pulled him over and found a bunch of cocaine and cash in the car, so he was charged with drug trafficking.And since coke dealing is a non-essential business in Ontario during the pandemic, he also got a ticket that carries a $750 fine.
Oh, I’m SURE that the employees working at the Starbucks drive-thru right now are going to be just thrilled when you order THIS.
There’s a new “secret menu” Frappuccino making the rounds online right now . . . a Cadbury Crème Egg Frappuccino.
If you want one and the barista says they’ve never heard of it, here’s how to order it . . .
- Start with a Java Chip Frappuccino.
- Add Frappuccino Roast.
- Add vanilla syrup.
- Add caramel syrup.
- Add vanilla bean powder.
- Then get whipped cream on top, and have them put caramel and chocolate on the whipped cream.
All of that should add up to around $7.50 for a grande.