Friday, January25, 2019

Briefly. 

Roy Halladay, recently voted into the MLB HOF, will have a logo-less baseball cap on his plaque. Halladay, killed in a plane crash in 2017, played 12 seasons with Toronto and 4 with the Phillies though with the Phillies threw a postseason no-hitter, just the second time that has been done and a perfect game. Roy’s widow announced the family’s decision. My take? Bitch! DYK: Halladay himself said in a 2016 visit to Toronto that he would go in as a member of the Blue Jays. Honor the guy’s wishes! 

Trivia #1: Which team’s logo did each of these players go into the MLB Hall of Fame with? Mike Piazza (Dodgers or Mets), Randy Johnson (Mariners or Diamondbacks), Greg Maddux (Cubs or Braves), Andre Dawson (Expos or Cubs) 

I know, I know, it’s Super Bowl season. BTW, I can’t wait for Sunday! What? The Super Bowl isn’t until a week from Sunday? Damn! 

Trivia #2: Who holds the record for most career Super Bowl fumbles? John Elway, Roger Staubach, Chuck Foreman, Jim Kelly, Fran Tarkenton, Tom Brady? 

Really, how can you root for Rams’ coach McVay with that haircut? 

How about the Rams’ Greg Zuerlein’s 92-yard game winning field goal. Right down the middle. 

Tony Romo. Too bad you couldn’t play football as well as you can analyze football. Question? Does he stay in the booth or get a coaching gig? 

The New England Revolution signed Justin Rennicks as a homegrown player. What da heck does that mean? 

I’m sure, somewhere along the way, I’ve mentioned Steve Gleason, former New Orleans’ Saints player, and his battle with ALS. On the night the New Orleans Superdome reopened after hurricane Katrina, it was Gleason who blocked a punt for the Saints and brought the house down. Fox did a nice piece on him last Sunday. Diagnosed in 2011, Gleason has helped raise millions of dollars in the fight against ALS. Last year he became the first NFL player to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. 

So the word is out that Greg Shiano is going to be the next defensive coordinator of the Pats. That tells me that Belichick just flat out loves the guy as is because I don’t see him taking time out during the playoffs to do an interview. Gotta be a Rutgers thing.

If you recall, I featured Foreigner’s “Cold as Ice” last week. If you recall, when CBS was going to a commercial break early in Sunday’s Pats/Chiefs game, what did we hear??? 

Quote of the week: “We want the ball!” – Matthew Slater 

You golf aficionados probably know but, aside from the new LPGA rules allowing players to leave the stick in while putting and the new requirement to drop balls from knee height, DYK many players are arguing that the biggest rule is “no lining up.” Rule 10.2(b)4 prohibits caddies from standing behind the golfer once the player has begun to address their ball in preparation of taking a stroke.

I eat fresh blueberries. I like ‘em. On the container for this particular brand the label reads “the berry that cares.” What da heck does that mean?! 

I have a week to change this but for now – Pats 33, Rams 20 – games ends with a pick-6. 

R.I.P. Maryann Rorke (78) – my aunt, as beautiful a person as there was.

R.I.P. Larry “LP” Panaro (92) – one of the greatest!

R.I.P. Dennis Duval (55), HHS Class of ’81. Too young, too young 

Trivia #1: Which team’s logo did each of these players go into the MLB Hall of Fame with? Mike Piazza (Dodgers, Mets), Randy Johnson (Mariners, Diamondbacks), Greg Maddux (Cubs, Braves), Andre Dawson (Expos, Cubs) – Piazza – Mets, Johnson – Diamondbacks, Maddux – Cubs, Dawson – Expos

Trivia #2: Who holds the record for most career Super Bowl fumbles? John Elway, Roger Staubach, Chuck Foreman, Jim Kelly, Fran Tarkenton, Tom Brady? Roger Staubach (5) 

“Gonna hitch a ride
Head for the other side
Leave it all behind
Never change my mind
Gonna sail away
Sun lights another day
Freedom on my mind
Carry me away for the last time”

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