Friday, February 8, 2019

Briefly. (hmmm) 

Trivia: Who are the top five in games played by a pitcher in a Red sox uniform? 

After the Bruins and Celtics each won on Sunday afternoon was there any question that the Patriots would win? 

Also on Sunday, Mookie Betts won Chris Paul’s 2019 CP3 Celebrity Invitational (bowling). 

If Sports Illustrated can get away with giving the “Sportsman of the Year” award to the Golden State Warriors, I say give the Super Bowl MVP to the Pats “D”. 

Speaking of the Patriots’ defense, it will be debated forever. Has it been Brady, Belichick or both of them for the past 18 years? 

Check the numbers – Punting yardage 417, offensive yardage 260, punts 9, third down conversions 3. 

The Patriots allowed a total of 122 rushing yards in their three playoff games. 

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl, say those in New Orleans. Now, we all know March 14 (3-14) is PI Day. New Orleans has added a new event to their calendar. January 20 will now be known as “No-PI Day.” (you may have to think about that for a minute) 

Not only do the Super Bowl winners get more money this year than last, $180,000 which is up $6,000 from last year, but they get more of it in their pockets due to the fact that Georgia has a lower tax rate than last year’s location, Minnesota. 

Going out on top, you’re doing it wrong. 17 seconds into the final run of her career, Lindsey Vonn (babe) crashed during the final event of her Super-G career on Tuesday at the world championships in Sweden. 

You have to make a deposit in order to make a withdrawal. 

The Sox’ equipment trucks headed south on Monday. In a related story, we turn the clocks ahead in four weeks. 

Tuukka is now the winningest goalie in Bruins’ franchise history (252). Speaking of Bruins franchise history, Patrice Bergeron became just the 5th player to play in his 1,000th game with the Bruins. That’s a lotta chowdah! 

The Virginia Tech Men’s basketball team beat North Caroline State on Saturday by a score of 47-24. The 24 po1nts was the lowest by a D1 team in the shot clock era. Meanwhile, The University of Virginia now has 9 games allowing fewer than 60 points, tops in D1. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Two sisters, Anna and Lucy DeCinque, self-described as “the world’s most identical twins” aim to get pregnant by their shared boyfriend and, if the law would allow it, marry him. Lucky guy? I’m not so sure… 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse, part deux: a 27-year old Indian man, Raphael Samuel, announced via social media that he is going to sue his parents, claiming he didn’t give his explicit consent to bring him into the world. He is a follower of antinatalism, an ideology that believes it is morally wrong for people to procreate and takes a nihilistic approach towards human life, saying that humanity brings only suffering. Oh, by the way, both his parents are lawyers. 

Trivia answer: Who are the top five in games played by a pitcher in a Red sox uniform? Bob Stanley (637), Tim Wakefield (590), Jonathan Papelbon (396), Mike Timlin (394), Derek Lowe (384) – Roger Clemens had 383. 

R.I.P. Frank Robinson (83) – MLB’s first African-American manager, Rookie of the Year in 1956, the only player to win MVP in both the AL and NL and won the triple crown in 1966 with Baltimore. Robinson was elected into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility and hit 586 homeruns (10th all-time). DYK: Robinson has the captain of a high school state championship basketball team with Bill Russell in Oakland.

R.I.P. Henry A. Jaume, Sr (65) – Died Sunday at 1pm hours before the Super Bowl. Why the mention? He was an Army vet, police officer, native of New Orleans and a Saints fan. His obituary read “Determined not to watch Super Bowl LIII”

“I wish that I could fly
Into the sky
So very high
Just like a dragonfly
I’d fly above the trees
Over the seas
In all degrees
To anywhere I please

I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah”

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