Friday, January 5, 2018

Briefly.

We’ve gone from bombogenesis  to icemageddan. 

Trivia: Only four teams have won three road playoffs games on their way to the Super Bowl. Who are they and which ones won that particular Super Bowl? 

Well that didn’t take long. On January 1st I saw the first commercial for this year’s Masters tournament, played in April. 

Gimme Shelter, sung by the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band, is played in many a venue during sporting events. I noticed it again when ESPN came back from commercial break during the Rose Bowl. 

I saw a clip on the NFL Network regarding Jermaine Kearse’s catch during Super Bowl L in 2016. That catch was right up there with the now-famous “Helmet Catch” of Super Bowl 20XLII, but is more-or-less forgotten. The reason? Pete Carroll didn’t hand it off to “Beast Mode” on the goal line at the end of the game. 

In parts of South Florida it is raining iguanas! When the temperature gets below 40 degrees it can freeze iguanas which can then fall out of trees. They are not dead and can still breathe but move very slowly. They do die after about two days in such weather, typically from pneumonia,  but are OK if the temperature warms.

On January 1st NAZCAR tweeted: Welcome to 2018. Year of the 60th annual Daytona 500, Sunday, February 18th on Fox. In related news, the price of a loaf of fresh white bread in Boise, ID costs $1.95. 

To celebrate their 50th anniversary in Oakland, the Athletics are offering free tickets to their game on April 17, 2018. On April 17, 1968, the A’s debuted in Oakland and this is their anniversary gift to the city. The game is on a Tuesday and DYK, parking is always free on Tuesdays at Alameda Stadium. Capacity there is 41,170. It will be interesting to see how many are actually in attendance! 

They said it: “I’ve lived in this state all my life and I REFUSE to pump my own gas. I had to do it once in California while visiting my brother and almost died doing it. This is a service only qualified people should perform.” Said by a random Oregonian after the state of Oregon partially lifted its ban on self-service gas on Jan. 1, allowing people in rural counties with fewer than 40,000 people to pump their own gas between 6pm and 6am. 

Heisman trophy winner, right! Baker Mayfield was so good the Sooners didn’t even give him a chance to win the game the other night. In 2 OT’s! 

Hockey or baseball? The Bruins game was cancelled because of snow?? The Big, Bad Bruins of the early 70’s never would have stood for that! 

Trivia answer: New England Patriots (1985 – L), Pittsburgh Steelers (2005 – W), NY Giants (2007 – W), Green Bay Packers (2010 – W) 

“Oh, a storm is threat’ning

My very life today

If I don’t get some shelter

Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away.”

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