Friday, September 7, 2018

Briefly. 

I have one item on my ‘Bucket List’ and that is getting out of bed tomorrow. From there, seize the day! 

Trivia #1: Who is the only player in MLB history to have at least 200 hits and 39 homeruns for three consecutive years?

Trivia #2: What does “No GMOs” mean on a consumable product container?

Trivia #3: Since 1933, there have been 1,579 NFL opening day games. What team has the best highest percentage in opening day games? What team has the lowest percentage?

Bonus question: Who was Lewis Medlock? (come on, impress me)

For those “experts” picking the Atlanta Falcons to win the Super Bowl? They are doing so because the game is in Atlanta. Hey, guess what? You need to get there first. They won’t. 

I say: Pats/Packers Superbowl. It will be the most watched Super Bowl, eva. 

Go Pats! For those about to rock, we salute you! 

For those of us out there in the corporate world, there are few things in life more gratifying than a cancelled meeting. 

Serena is in the Open finals. Impressive. No truth to the rumor that she has signed with the Patriots. 

Like it or not, believe it or not, the Red sox Triple-A affiliate will be called the ‘WooSox.’ 

So the Pats reworked Gronk’s contact and filled it with incentives. Shouldn’t all contracts be like that, filled with incentives? 

While I do often listen to news radio, sports radio, NPR (sometimes), I am pretty much a classic rock radio kinda guy, especially on weekends. Having said that, I have deduced that Queen is the most overplayed rock band on radio, followed closely by Pink Floyd and the Eagles. 

The Healdsburg High School football team, the Greyhounds, lost their first two games this season by scores of 41-0 and 61-0. So what did they do? They quit! That’s right, they quit and cancelled their remaining games. The school has a legacy of good football teams up in northern CA. This season they only had 18 players on the team and 6 walked out after the second game. Said the writer of the article I read, “…for 12 kids in high school, going out and getting drubbed every week probably isn’t the best way to spend a Friday night.” Right. Now the kids can instead play video games, party and learn that quitting is really OK.

Some people are intelligent and then there are these guys. Harvard researchers have developed a technique that uses acoustic levitation to print droplets of materials that wouldn’t normally  be so accommodating, including metal and honey. The approach uses a subwavelength acoustic resonator to create a sound field that pulls substances from the printer nozzle at over 100G. 

The Bruins open their exhibition season next Saturday… in Shenzhen, China.

On September 5, 1791, an ordinance was passed in Pittsfield banning baseball from being played in Park Square. The bylaw, passed to protect the windows of the Massachusetts’ town new meeting  house, is believed to be the earliest written reference to baseball.

It’s official. The Patriots have clinched the AFC East title! 

R.I.P. Burt Reynolds (82) – What a stud! As he said in Smokey and the Bandit: “For the good old American life: For the money, for the glory, and for the fun… mostly for the money.” 

Trivia #1: Who is the only player in MLB history to have at least 200 hits and 39 homeruns for three consecutive years? – Jim Rice

Trivia #2: What does “No GMOs” mean on a consumable product container? – If there’s a bioengineered version of an ingredient, the product doesn’t use it.

Trivia #3: Since 1933, there have been 1,579 NFL opening day games. What team has the best highest percentage in opening day games? What team has the lowest percentage? – The Dallas Cowboys have the highest at .670, the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints are tied for the lowest at .333.

Bonus question: Who was Lewis Medlock? – Lewis Medlock was Burt Reynolds character in Deliverance. 

If you can imagine lyrics to ‘Dueling Banjos’… I can’t.

“Whoa, we’re half-way there.
Whoa, livin’ on a prayer.
Take my hand, we’ll make it. I swear.
Whoa, livin’ on a prayer.”

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