Friday, January 18, 2019

Briefly. (maybe I should change this??) 

Another Black Monday this past Monday as the Bruins lost, in OT, to the Frozen Evil Empire while the Celtics lost to the lowly Nets. Brutal.

Trivia #1: Name the two people the AFC and NFC Championship trophies are named after.

Trivia #2: Name the NFL franchise that submitted a name change to the NFL league offices but cancelled the change because of an abrupt newspaper headline? 

The Patriots used man coverage 51.6 percent of coverage snaps, tops in the NFL. Look for more zone coverage on Sunday. Classic Belichick. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Costco has sold out of the 26 lb. mac & cheese tub that has a 20-year shelf life. 

I know, one play does not make for a game however, Sean Payton’s call on the fake punt last Sunday did turn that game around. Ballsy, and it worked! 

I hope you enjoyed National Pizza Week this past week. 

Could this be the highest scoring championship weekend of all-time? 

The word “rooves”, though not standard, is acceptable as the plural of “roof.” However, “gooves” is not an acceptable word as the plural for “goof.” Two goofs are two goofs, period. 

Unranked Syracuse’s OT upset victory over #1 Duke was the Blue Devils first home loss as a #1 team to an opponent other than North Carolina. 

The most googled food in 2018 was Unicorn Cake. Really. White cake with rainbow sprinkles, topped with many dollops of buttercream. 

Going out a winner, you’re doing it wrong. 31-year old Andy Murray lost in the opening round of the Australian Open, his first opening round loss in a Glam Slam tournament in a decade. Earlier in the week Murray announced he would be retiring in 2019.

A report organized by EAT, a Swedish non-profit seeking to improve the food system, says that red meat is linked to increased health problems and consumption should be limited, but we knew that. They go on to say that producing red meat takes up land and feed to raise the cattle, which also emit the greenhouse gases. In layman’s terms, an overabundance of cow farts are bad for the environment. Eat more chicken! 

Just not right. A highly intoxicated customer went into a Waffle House in Lithonia, GA. He proceeded to pass out with his head on the counter. One employee placed salt, a slice of cheese and a squirt of ketchup on the back of the customer’s head, while the other was behind him propping his arms up like a puppet. Footage has since been removed from Instagram and both employees have been fired. 

In a related story, a KFC employee in Florida was arrested for battery and fired from her job after tossing a couple boxes of chicken and biscuits at a customer in the drive-thru. What’s wrong with these people? 

Now, back to Cody Parkey. Remember him? The Chicago Bears’ kicker who double-doinked a field goal that would have won the game over the Eagles? The Goose Island Beer Company in Chicago staged a challenge such that any fan who went down and kicked a 43-yard field goal would get free beer for one year. None of the 101 who tried made the field goal. Since no one won, the company decided to donate $20,000 to a charity of Parkey’s choosing. Nice. Search for the video (google.com). Classic. 

Few things in life are more useless than a 1stquarter basketball score, a 7-day forecast (especially in New England) or how the stock market is doing at 11:00am on any given day. 

Quote of the week: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

R.I.P. Mike Barry (67) – just a flat-out, good guy. What a smile he had! 

Trivia #1 answer: Name the two people the AFC and NFC Championship trophies are named after. – AFC – Lamar Hunt, founder and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs and founder of the AFL; NFC – George Halas, longtime owner and coach of the Chicago Bears

Trivia #2 answer: Name the NFL franchise that submitted a name change to the NFL league offices but cancelled the change because of an abrupt newspaper headline? In 1970, the Patriots submitted the name “Bay State Patriots.” Press releases were sent out and the morning headline read: “BS Patriots to hire Bell as coach.” Shortly thereafter, the “New England Patriots” was submitted instead. 

“I’ve seen it before
It happens all the time
You’re closing the door
You leave the world behind

You’re digging for gold
Yet throwing away
A fortune in feelings
But someday you’ll pay”

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