Friday, November 30, 2018


This is nothing wrong with getting in the Christmas spirit now. In fact, I highly recommend it. 

What is/was Mount Ida College’s nickname?

Rick ‘Nifty’ Middleton leads the Bruins all-time with 25 career short-handed goals. Who is second? 

Speaking of Mount Ida… the school closed its doors back in May amidst financial problems and sold out to UMass Amherst which is using it as a satellite. This past week a few students filed suit claiming the school falsely represented itself during the years leading up to its demise. 

Did you see the Bruins-Islanders game last night? It was nifty. BTW, where was Bobby Orr?? 

DYK: Rick “Nifty” Middleton is 6th in the NHL all-time in shooting percentage at 19.72% and tops amongst players who played 1,000 games. In 1981-82, when he scored a career-best 51 goals, he connected on an astounding 25.2%. 

I’ll take college football over the NFL. College basketball over the NBA. MLB over college baseball. College hockey over the NHL, unless of course Doc Emerick is calling a playoff game and then it doesn’t matter who is playing, at any level. 

Perfect headline: ‘Way-Too-Early 2019-20 MLB Free Agent Rankings.’ Yup. Not reading that one. 

How about Mookie Betts! He won a batting title, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger Award, MVP, World Series and he and his girlfriend had a baby. Good things happen to good people.

So GM is slashing thousands of jobs and shutting down five plants. Production will cease on the following vehicles: Chevy Volt, Chevy Cruze, Chevy Impala, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS and the Buick LaCross. My brother and I recently rented a Chevy Cruze. Lousy car in that the keys get locked in it far too easily…

Al Horford, underrated and mostly underappreciated. Yet, he is getting an awful lot of flak lately. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Massachusetts, birthplace of Thanksgiving Day. A day full of tradition. Where several state high schools moved their Thanksgiving Day football games from Thanksgiving Day to the night before. Why? Because it was too cold Thanksgiving morning. For the record, Haverhill High School did not reschedule! 

Speaking of high school football, and forgive me for not mentioning this at the time, but the Triton High School football team “qualified” for the playoffs. They finished the regular season 0-7 and were outscored 286-42. 

Adrian Beltre. Google his highlight reel. Classic! 

It’s Jimmy V week in college hoops. One of the greatest traditions going. Beat cancer! 

Can the injury bug get any worse for the Bruins? 

There is nothing like a good BLT. Do you know what else goes with bacon? More bacon! 

Great timing last Saturday night when, during halftime of the ND/USC game, John Moore scored the game winning goal as the Bruins beat the Canadiens. 

In case you were wondering, Hanley Ramirez is playing in the Dominican Winter League for Tigres de Licey, where he is batting .300 through 6 games, with two doubles and a homerun. 

So you can now purchase recreational marijuana at retail stores in Massachusetts. Go figure. 

You can take your three-point shot. I still like the game more without it. 

What is/was Mount Ida College’s nickname? – The Mustangs

Rick ‘Nifty’ Middleton leads the Bruins all-time with 25 career short-handed goals. Who is second? – Brad Marchand (23)


“They’ll stone ya when you’re at the breakfast table

They’ll stone ya when you are young and able

They’ll stone ya when you’re trying to make a buck

They’ll stone ya and then they’ll say “good luck”

Tell ya what, I would not feel so all alone

Everybody must get stoned.”

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