Friday, February 23, 2017

Briefly.

Trivia #1: What country has won more gold medals in the Winter Olympics than any other?

Trivia #2: Who holds the Red Sox record for total bases in one game, and how many? 

Regarding kneeling for the National anthem. Is it any less disrespectful that some fans chose not to remove their hats? The focus at the NBA All-Star game was on the horrendous rendition by Fergie when in fact they should have been commenting on the punks with their hats on. 

Speaking of the NBA All-Star game, if you didn’t change the channel during the pregame show then I can never watch television with you. You should be ashamed of yourself for watching that crap. 

I just like to say “PyeongChang.” 

As mentioned, I am not a fan of anything figure skating but regret missing out on the Ivett Toth show. The female Hungarian performed to AC/DC’s “Back in Black” and “Thunderstruck” clad in a studded leather pant-vest combo with fingerless gloves. On the back of her vest was a picture of Angus Young in his signature playing pose. 

Useless information, period. Former Red Sox outfielder Bryce Brentz and his wife had their first child, a daughter, last Tuesday. The baby’s name is Everlee Marie. Bryce and his Dad both share the same middle name, Everett. Lee is Brentz’s grandfather’s middle name (his mother’s side of the family) and Bryce’s wife Ann Marie and others in her family share the same middle name, Marie. DYK, Bryce hit 31 homeruns in the minors last season, mostly in Triple A. 

The Bruins outshot Vancouver 18-8 in the first period last week and were down 4-0. Overall they outshot them 45-23 and lost 6-1. No, Tuukka did not finish the game. On the other hand, they had a great west coast trip and are one of four teams (as of Thursday) with more than 80 points. The others? Hockey hotbeds Nashville, Tampa and Vegas. 

Headline of the week: “Florida man attacks gas station clerk with hot dogs, corn stick over beer” 

USA’s Ryan Donato, ex-Bruin Ted’s son, scored five goals in five Olympic games for Team USA. Speaking of which, what a shame that the women’s gold medal rematch between Team USA and Canada started at 10:45pm Wednesday night. USA won in a shootout, Canada’s first loss in 20 years. As the team took the podium (Canada), several were crying and one took off her silver medal. Spoiled bitches! 

I was thinking, “Hunter” is an interesting name. Having said that, I can’t say I’ve ever met anyone named “Hunted.” 

How do you not root for Lindsey Vonn? She took a bronze in the downhill. The oldest female (33) to medal at the Winter Olympics. 

Watch for Belichick to sign ex-Texan, linebacker Brian Cushing. Now 31 and twice suspended for substance abuse, was released this past week. 

Cheating, you’re doing it wrong. Russian Olympian Alexander Krushelnitshy tested positive for a banned substance, meldonium. He is now likely to be stripped of the bronze medal he won with his wife in PyeongChang. The sport you ask? Curling! He took a banned substance and he’s a curler?!?!? Dude! 

PyeongChang, PyeongChang, PyeongChang, PyeongChang – hahahaha! 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Sales of bulletproof backpacks spike after school massacre. (This was reported by “Bullet Blocker”, a Lowell, MA company that manufactures the backpacks.) 

Hooray! Amongst the few rule changes coming for the 2018 MLB season, teams can only visit the mound six times per nine innings. This includes position players who can still chat with the pitcher, as long as they don’t “relocate.” So no more catcher visiting the pitcher 5+ times per inning (or per at-bat!). I love it! 

This past Monday Brad Stevens spoke at the Red Sox’ first “company meeting” at JetBlue Park. 

Trivia #1 answer: Norway has won more gold medals (107) than 100 countries have total medals.

Trivia #2 answer: Freddie Lynn (’75) with 16. 

“Like a lazy flowing river
surrounding castles in the sky
and the crowd is growing bigger
List’nin’ for the happy sounds
and I got to let them fly.”

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