Friday, December 28, 2018

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: Of the following people, who was not in the top 10 list of people Googled in 2018: Brett Cavanaugh, Urban Meyer, Donald Trump, Eminem, Cardi B, Khloe Kardashian?

Trivia #2: Which school did not finish in the top 10 of the Associated Press College Football Rankings for the 2017-2018 season: USC, Auburn, Oklahoma, TCU, Penn State, UCF? 

My idea of a white Christmas is a white sand beach. 

I looked out the window on Christmas morning. There was no Mercedes in the driveway but I have to be honest, I was looking for the newspaper. 

In “who cares” news, Rick Pitino is reportedly finalizing a deal to coach basketball in Greece. 

Irony of the week (year?) – This past Wednesday’s First Responder Bowl was cancelled after repeated lightning strikes and a forecast of continued bad weather. Though Boston College had a first quarter 7-0 over Boise State, the game was consider to be “no contest.” The game’s sponsor, ServPro, a provider of water cleanup services has an ironic slogan: “Like it never even happened.”

I am continually bothered by the severity of defensive penalties in the NFL. Holding is an automatic first down, no matter, while pass interference is a first down from the spot of the foul. Meanwhile, offensive pass interference is 10 yards, period. That’s not right. 

Players, some starters, have been suspended from schools like Clemson, Alabama and others for various reasons and will not play in their school’s respective football bowl game. Can you imagine the embarrassment for those players and their families and the travel plans that are now basically moot? Nice going boys! 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: A San Francisco-based physician is warning people about “selfie wrist”, a form of carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by people using their phone’s camera to take a photo of themselves. 

Climate scientists have warned that 2019 may be warmest year on record due to a possible El Nino event exacerbated by global warming. Force the fluids! 

And how can I not mention the stock market? Stocks are dropping the most since the Great Depression, Wednesday saw the biggest single day gains in history while yesterday saw the biggest one-day turnaround ever. Incredible! 

Did you see Baker Mayfield stare down  his former coach Hue Jackson during the game last week’s game? What a punk. 

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars known as interstellar space. Voyager 2 was launched in 1977 and is now more than 11 billion miles from Earth. 

There are people out there who still think women should not be on the golf course. Here’s fuel for their argument. The Si Phirom resort in Central Thailand has a golf course with a  river flowing through it. A simple rope and pulley-operated ferry is used to get golfers from one side to the other. Two South Korean tourists drowned when their golf cart was knocked off the platform leading to the ferry by their wives’ golf cart which rammed into theirs. 

Trivia #1 answer: Of the following people, who was not in the top 10 list of people Googled in 2018: Brett Cavanaugh, Urban Meyer, Donald Trump, Eminem, Cardi B, Khloe Kardashian? Believe or not, Donald Trump

Trivia #2: Which school did not finish in the top 10 of the Associated Press College Football Rankings for the 2017-2018 season: USC, Auburn, Oklahoma, TCU, Penn State, UCF? USC finished #12 

“Don’t surround yourself with yourself
Move on back two squares
Send an instant karma to me
Initial it with loving care”
 

Happy New Year to all! 2019 – It’s got to be better.

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