Friday, June 1, 2018

Briefly.

Trivia #1: Who was the first player in NHL history to play 50 (or more) playoff games with three different teams? Wayne Gretzky, Bill Guerin, Claude Lemieux, Mark Messier, Gary Doak

Trivia #2: Who was the first NBA player to win two NBA Finals MVP awards? Bill Russell, Willis Reed, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Bob Cousy 

Say what you about the Celtics season. They exceeded expectations. They are so young and have a great future. Wait until Kyrie and Hayward are healthy. Blah, blah, blah. They blew an opportunity! Up 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Up in the 4th quarter of game 7. I can’t wait until next season too, but they blew it. 

In 1994, Boston Duck Tours was a 15-employee business that carried 600 passengers in four duck boats in its first year of operation. Since then, the company has grown into a 200-employee business that last year transported over a half-million passengers around Boston in their Word War II replica amphibious vehicles. 

Yale won the NCAA Division 1 men’s lacrosse championship. In a related story, San Diego State is the #3 seed in the Corvallis Region of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. 

Stop complaining about your everyday aches and pains. Get this, a man complaining of severe abdominal pain ended up going through 2 ½ hours of surgery to remove 4,100 gallstones. 

So how was the game? Rudy Giuliani, longtime Yankees fan, was in attendance at Yankee Stadium last Monday with his son when the announcer wished him a happy birthday (74) over the loudspeaker. Not only did the crowd boo him, the Yankees lost the game 5-1. 

Yankees suck! 

I am so not following anything Patriots right now. Nothing, really. 

From my Aunt: If you had to choose between drinking wine every day or being skinny, which would you choose? Red or white? 

LeBron has now played in 1,379 games, regular season and playoffs. Last night was the first time one of his teams was an underdog of more than 12 points (-13.5). BTW, they covered.

Some people are pretty excited about this weekend’s Sox/Astros series. It’s early June. I get it but it’s early June. 

Quote of the week: From former Fox and NBC exec Preston Beckman regarding Roseanne Barr; “She’s a pimple on the tushy of  The Walt Disney Co., and they lanced it.” 

The Houston Rockets missed 27 straight three-pointers in their game 7 loss to Golden State. You might say the shots were “rockets!” 

Trivia #1: Who was the first player to play 50 (or more) playoff games with three different teams? – Claude Lemieux

Trivia #2: Who was the first NBA player to win two NBA Finals MVP awards? – Willis Reed 

Au Revoir, Go-pher! 

“Fill me heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore”

BTW, off next Friday for The Penta (23rd). Hope to see you there.

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