Friday, Jan 13, 2017

Briefly.

 Wow! Was that a college football championship game for the ages or what?! Better yet, I was rooting against ‘Bama/Saban!

 I think the biggest guy on the field during that game was the referee. That guy was jacked! Apparently, the 55-year old Mike Defee returned to his day job on Tuesday at an industrial plant in Texas, where his co-workers greeted him wearing T-shirts that read “I work for Mike ‘The Arms’ Defee!”

 Nice to hear Gimme Shelter throughout the game. Not sure how/why that all came about but I enjoyed it all throughout the game.

 Trivia: Who was the first American president to name an African American to his Cabinet?

 Can we all agree that the soup aisle in the supermarket should be renamed the sodium aisle? The worst part is, a can of soup shows the “nutritional facts” but, if you pay attention, it is per serving and they specify that there are 2 servings in each can. I guarantee most people don’t see the numbers and don’t realize they have to double them. I mean come on, who eats half a can of soup!?!?!?!

Marcus Smart. Way to pick it up!

 Grayson Allen, Duke. The next guy he trips should punch him in the face. That’s what he needs.

 “Accu”weather.com has a forecast going 90 days out. Ya, I’ll plan a day on that!

 The other night Nashville’s Colton Sissons became the first NHL player ever to score a hat trick with his second goal coming on an empty net and the third with a goalie in net.  

 I love olives. All types.

 Sad, but true. At a news conference on Thursday, the National Civil Police commissioner of El Salvador reported that no murders were recorded the previous day in the gang-plagued Central American nation. The last time the country went a full day without any killings was Jan. 22, 2015. The nation of about 6 million people averaged 14.4 murders a day last year!

 Three months out and I saw my first commercial for the Masters the other night.

 Speaking of golf, Jim Furyk was named the Ryder Cup captain for the 2018 tournament which will take place in Paris. In a related story, Superbowl LIV (2020) will be played in Miami.

Unprepared kids who want to get out of taking a test in 2017 can just tell the teacher their mesentery hurts. Researchers have classified a new organ in the human body while proving that “100 years of anatomy was incorrect.” The mesentery, which attaches the intestine to the abdomen, is the 79th organ in the human body. According to Science Alert, the mesentery was described way back when by Leonardo da Vinci, but scientists have long believed it was a series of multiple structures, and therefore not an organ. But new examinations of it on a microscopic level show that it is in fact one self-contained structure, meeting the definition of an organ.

 So Brad Marchand and Tuukka are both 1st time all-stars? I would have guessed differently.

 The U.S. army goes through a lot of ammunition thanks to the amount of training it carries out. But that ammunition doesn’t come without waste which slowly degrades over hundreds of years polluting whatever ground (or nearby water sources) it happens to fall upon. So the Department of Defense (DoD) decided to do something about it and is requesting environmentally friendly ammunition for use during training exercises. The request was made via the Small Business Innovation Research program. Specifically, the DoD wants “biodegradable training ammunition loaded with specialized seeds to grow environmentally beneficial plants that eliminate ammunition debris and contaminants.”

John Gruden and Sean McDonough were talking about Houston punter Shane Lechler when Gruden stated that in 2000, Oakland drafted Sebastian Janokowski in the 1st round and Lechler in the 5th. He then said, “ Too bad we didn’t have a 6th we would have taken Brady. That’s why I’m no longer in this business.”

 This week’s sign of the apocalypse: An Illinois bus driver is suing McDonald’s and a local franchisee for tarnishing the Extra Value Meal name. James Gertie filed the lawsuit after realizing that his $4.90 two-cheeseburger Extra Value Meal cost 41 cents more than just buying two cheeseburgers, fries and a drink separately.

 Here you go:

 Atlanta over Seattle 30-29
Pats over Houston 30-10
Pittsburgh over KC 24-23
Green Bay over Dallas 30-27

 Trivia answer: Lyndon B. Johnson

 “Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride.”

(U2 two weeks in a row! Sometimes, it’s just appropriate)

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