Friday, March 16, 2018

Briefly.

#LydiaStrong – The Red Sox have been wearing T-shirts with this slogan in support of Craig Kimbrel’s daughter. Nice.

Trivia #1: How many number one seeds have won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament since the tournament expanded to 64 teams? 5, 11, 15, 19, 22, 25, 29, 30

Trivia #2: What school defeated all three other number one seeds on their way to the Championship? It’s only happened once.

Only once, 2008, have all four number one seeds advanced to the Final Four – Kansas, North Carolina, UCLS & Memphis.

Tiger, great tournament last weekend but all I’ll remember is his final putt coming up short on 18. Really?

East, West, South… and Midwest? Fix that.

That could be a problem, think? Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million cars in North America because steering wheels are detaching from the steering column.

Speaking of making no sense whatsoever, there are 4 play-in games into the 64-team tournament. Two of those games are for 11th seeds. Makes zero sense.

Also, two play-in games were in the East Region, for the 11th and 16th seeds, while the South had no play-ins. Stupid.

Texas Southern, play-in, was 15-19 on the season.

Trivia #2 hint. It happened in 1997.

Texas and Texas Tech play in Dallas, UNC plays in Charlotte, Kansas plays in Wichita and Michigan St. plays in Detroit. Really not fair, should be neutral sites.

It’s not rocket science. Instead of running the list of school closings on the ticker at the bottom of the screen, you know, the one that takes about up to 20 minutes to get through all of the closings? Instead, why not list what is NOT closed? Assume all else is closed. Easy.

Quote of the week: “Don’t drive impaired. Till death do we part doesn’t need any help.” – Marana, Arizona Police Sgt. Chriswell Scott after arresting a bride-to-be for driving under the influence at 10:30am on Monday, en route to her own wedding.
Quote of the week #2: “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” – Stephen Hawking

R.I.P. – Patrick McNamara, HHS Class of ’84. Too young. You will be missed.

R.I.P. British physicist, Stephen Hawking (76). A brilliant man and a funny guy.

Trivia #1 answer: 19 number one seeds have won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament since expansion to 64 teams in 1985.

Trivia #2 answer: Arizona defeated Kansas, North Carolina & Kentucky, all number one seeds, in 1997.

DYK: From 1981-1986, The Stompers were voted by the Boston Globe the number one band in New England three times.

“My mama said “Now watch out boy you’re bound to get hurt”
Daddy said “Go have your fun but son for what’s it’s worth
Always keep her guessing, what’s going on inside”
Don’t ever tell an angel when you’re hearts on fire.”

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