Friday, February 15, 2019

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: Who was the first goalie to shoot and score a goal? Ron Hextall, Martin Brodeur, Curtis Joseph, Patrick Roy, Kip Manseau, Bernie Parent

Trivia #2: Who played on five different MLB teams, coached three different MLB teams as well as in Japan and currently serves as the Athletic Director at Sacred Heart University?

Trivia #3: What former MLB player once threw 250 pitches in 17 innings of the quarterfinals of the 1998 summer high school baseball tournament, one day after a 148-pitch complete-game shutout?

Trivia #4: This weekend’s Genesis Open has had previous names in the past. Which of these was not one of them? – Nissan Open, Pacific Open, Los Angeles Open, Nissan Open?

4 trivia questions! Again?! 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Major League Baseball has decided to rename the disabled list as the “injured list” out of concern that the term “disabled” for injured players falsely conflates disabilities with injuries and an inability to participate in sports. 

For the first time in American history, one of the leading causes of deaths – vehicle crash – has been supplanted by opioid overdoses. According to a new report from the National Safety Council, Americans are more likely to die from a drug overdose than they are to die in a car crash. 

So on Tuesday the Celtics, without Kyrie and fresh on back-to-back pathetic outings, beat the red-hot Sixers. Meanwhile, the same day they announce top offensive player David Pastrnak will be out for at least a couple of weeks, the Bruins end the Blackhawks winning streak. Go figure! 

Quote of the week: “I always wanted to go to Switzerland and see what the army does with those wee red knives.” – Billy Connolly 

Who is Nick GIlder? 

2020 Tokyo Olympic medals will be made of recycled materials. Organizers said in a statement on Feb 8 that they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices (discarded smartphones, digital cameras and other obsolete handheld games and laptops) by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals. 

Happy Valentine’s Day, you’re doing it wrong. Hooters has announced that its annual “Shred Your Ex” promotion is back, during which customers can destroy a photo of an ex in exchange for 10 free boneless wings – with the purchase of any 10 wings – to enjoy at a participating Hooters location on Feb 14th. (sorry to be late with the news… hope you enjoyed!) 

Trivia question #2 hint: He once coached the Red Sox.
Trivia question #3 hint: He once pitched for the Red Sox.
 

Unsigned reliever Craig Kimbrel might not get everyone’s love and he did have some shaky appearances last season but DYK he has averaged 13.9 strikeouts per nine innings, has been an all-star in seven of eight full seasons and his 91% career save percentage is superior to Hall of Famers Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman. 

Headline of the week: “Fitness model bit by pig.” – I’m sure the guy resents that remark. 

Trivia #1 answer: Who was the first goalie to shoot and score a goal? Ron Hextall, Martin Brodeur, Curtis Joseph, Patrick Roy, Kip Manseau, Bernie Parent – Ron Hextall

Trivia #2 answer: Who played on five different MLB teams, coached three different MLB teams as well as in Japan and currently serves as the Athletic Director at Sacred Heart University? – Robert “Bobby V” Valentine (“Valentine” – come on, try to keep up)

Trivia #3 answer: What former MLB player once threw 250 pitches in 17 innings of the quarterfinals of the 1998 summer high school baseball tournament, one day after a 148-pitch complete-game shutout? – Daisuke “Dice-K” Matsuzaka

Trivia #4 answer: This weekend’s Genesis Open had previous names in the past. Which of these was not one of them? – Nissan Open, Pacific Open, Los Angeles Open, Nissan Open? – Pacific Open 

“Danger in the shape of somethin’ wild
Stranger dressed in black, she’s a hungry child
No one knows who she is or what her name is
I don’t know where she came from or what her game is

Hot child in the city

Hot child in the city

Runnin’ wild and lookin’ pretty
Hot child in the city”
 

(by Nick Gilder) 

That’s all I got…

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