Friday, February 16, 2018

Briefly. 

Trivia: What four universities boast having as alum both a Super Bowl winning quarterback and a US president? (Bonus, of course, to name the actual alum) 

I’ll admit, I am not the biggest Paul Pierce fan. Never was. Still, I give him a lot of credit for his speech during his number-retirement ceremony. He was humble and genuinely appreciative. 

Regarding the Pierce ceremony. If I was a fan at that game, I’d a been bullsh!t. Not only did the Celtics get steamrolled by the Cavs, LeBron and Kyrie did not play in the 4th quarter. Those fans were forced to sit through that debacle, then hang around for the ceremony which in itself took nearly an hour. All this on a Sunday, late afternoon/early evening. Wow! 

One more on Pierce. The Truth. The biggest non-nickname in the history of sports. I mean, who refers to him as The Truth? I think the announce-guy does. His teammates don’t. Mike Gorman doesn’t. Tommy Heinsohn doesn’t. The only time you heard the nickname during his career was when the Celts were down late and they played the scene from A Few Good Men – “You can’t handle the truth!” – and they put the spotlight on Pierce. Really, it was not really a nickname or, if anything, a nickname rarely used. 

After intense flooding in New Orleans last summer there has been a large effort to clean the city’s waterways. As a result more than 46 tons of plastic beads have been pulled from a 5-mile stretch along the Mardi Gras parade route. 

Is it just me? Of all the winter Olympic events, I feel I could grab a cooler and any one of my buddies, and win a curling match. Hell, I’ve play bocce and I’ve swept a floor! The cooler really goes without sayin’… 

Shaun White, I was rooting for him. But really, he ruined a great Olympic moment with the whole flag thing. 

What does Red Sox radio announcer Tim Neverette do during the offseason? I caught him last night doing UMass/BC hockey on NESN. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Monopoly Cheater’s Edition will be released this fall with new rules and gameplay elements in which fans are encouraged to actively cheat as part of play. 

Useless information supposed to drive my imagination: “McDonald’s cuts cheeseburgers from Happy Meals.” 

WEEI personnel are today, from 6am-6pm, attending mandatory sensitivity training. Ya, that should help. 

I like Eduardo Nunez. Am I overly excited about his signing with the Sox? No. But I like theguy.

Go west Bruins, go west. (and win) 

Speaking of sensitivity, why can someone whether on TV or radio imitate an Italian accent, Irish or Brit, but if they imitate an Asian it’s offensive?? 

Ernie Boch Jr. is the CEO of Boch Enterprises, an independent distributor of 64 Subaru dealerships. Last year Boch enterprises sold about 65,000 vehicles of the brand’s US total of 647,956.  

Trivia answer: Miami, OH (Roethlisberger and Rutherford Hayes); Stanford (Elway/Plunkett and Hoover); Michigan (Brady and Ford); and the US Navy (Staubach, Carter) 

“And in the master’s chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can’t kill the beast.”

Good night everybody!

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