Friday, December 15, 2017

Briefly.

A reader of last week’s post boasted that he nailed all three trivia questions. Well good luck this week! 

Trivia #1: On January 3rd, 1998, the Steelers beat the Patriots 7-6 in the divisional round of the playoffs. Who led the Patriots in rushing that afternoon? Dave Meggett, Sam Gash, Sedrick Shaw, Troy Brown, Drew Bledsoe, Derrick Cullors, Curtis Martin

Trivia #2: Who wore Ted Williams’ #9 during the 1944 season while he was serving in the military? 

The Red Sox made big news at the Winter Meetings by signing Sam Adams! Seriously though, Sam Adams is the official beer of the Boston Red Sox. In turn, Fenway will get two “Sam Adams experiential bar areas,” the right field roof deck will now be known as the “Sam Deck” and a bar area located behind the third base stands will be known as “Sammy’s on Third.” (not to be confused with “Hu’s on First”) The park will also begin to sell new brews such as the upcoming “Sam ’76.” Now if there is a new beer that is selling in Fenway Park, shouldn’t it really be called “Sam ’67?” 

Merriam-Webster’s 2017 Word of the Year is “feminism.” In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70% over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com and spiked several times after key events said lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, the company’s editor at large. 

I’ve tended bar before but have never tended net. I just hope this platooning of goaltenders works with the Bruins. 

Indianapolis running back Frank Gore has over 17,500 all-purpose yards in his 13-year NFL career. This past Sunday he had a career high 36 carries against Buffalo. 

The Thomas fire, burning in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, is now the fourth-largest wild fire in CA history, covering 379 square miles (think about that). Yesterday the fire took the life of 32-year old Cory Iverson who leaves behind a pregnant wife and 2-year-old daughter. Officials say they do not expect to have the fire fully contained for more than three weeks. 

Intriguing headline of the week: Can LSD improve work productivity? (I don’t know but I’ll sign up for the study!)

Useless headline of the week: The internet is divided on the right way to cut toast. 

Interesting formation the other night. The Dolphins had an empty backfield and Jay Cutler was under center. (I know, Jay Cutler) 

  1. The number of wins (in 20 games) that the Chicago Bulls had the other night before steamrolling the mighty Celtics who boasted the best record in the NBA. Boom!

Are you ready to go bowling?! The first of 41 college bowl games kick off this Saturday. Six games are on Saturday’s slate. 

Best (worst?) name for a bowl this year? How about the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl! No? Then what about the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl? 

This is great. Four-year-old Ruby Lewis was participating in her first wrestling match and her family was right there on the sidelines to cheer her on. Ruby’s younger brother Jash (2) however had apparently mistaken the match for a real-life fight and rushed out to “save” his sister from her advisory. Screaming out onto the mat, Jash rushed towards Ruby’s opponent, Ryan, and attempted to throw him off his sister, much to the audience’s amusement.  

Trivia #1: Sedrick Shaw (22 yards on 10 carries)

Trivia #2: Johnny Peacock 

“Livin’ easy, livin’ free,

Season ticket on a one-way ride

Askin’ nothin’, leave me be

Takin’ everything in stride

Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme

Ain’t nothing that I’d rather do

Going down, party time

My friends are gonna be there too”

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