Friday, March 15, 2019

Briefly. 

Let’s get ShamGronkd! 

Trivia #1: In true Joe Hart fashion, which team won the first National Invitation tournament in 1938? Louisville, Temple, Rutgers, Syracuse, North Carolina, Clemson

Trivia #2: Which Bruins is not in the team’s top 5 in career penalty minutes: Mike Milbury, Wayne Cashman, Keith Crowder, Zdeno Chara, Ray Bourque 

I find great pleasure in watching snow melt. 

So there I am last night, trying to watch the Celtics, Bruins, ACC basketball tournament and Major League (the movie).Several things occurred to me. 1) The Bruins have a legitimate chance in the playoffs if their goalie gets hot. The problem/question is, which goalie? 2) Too much one-on-one with the Celtics and, Kyrie is so good is pisses me off he doesn’t make the team any better. 3) Give me college tournament hoops any day of the week. 4) What a great movie! 

Life is funny and if you haven’t figured that out, then get out. 

Paid University. 

Championship week! Did I already mention college hoops? 

Most useless headline of the week: “Jose Canseco challenges Alex Rodriguez to polygraph test after ex-wife denies cheating rumors” 

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Daniel Norris has been appointed by ESPN as “the most interesting pitcher in baseball.” The 21-year old rising star lives in a beat-up VW camper he calls Shaggy in a Walmart parking lot during spring training in FL. Nothing to do with money as he received a $2 million signing bonus. He doesn’t drink, has never tried drugs, avoids TV, loves solo hiking adventures and keeps a thought journal he writes in at night with the aid of a headlamp. 

The Bruins 19-game point streak had to come to an end. What a ride! It was the second longest streak in franchise history. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: MLB has announced that teams must send in their starting player lineups at least 15 minutes before their publicly announced. Doing so, the organization claims, will “reduce the risk of confidential information being ‘tipped’.” With the move MLB hopes to “reduce integrity risks” involved with gambling on baseball. Teams previously could announced their teams at any time without notifying MLB first. 

Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction was reinstated two years after his suicide. In a related story, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead! 

Parenting, you’re doing it wrong. The aviation crew operating a recent Saudi Arabian flight to Malaysia diverted the flight because a passenger reportedly left her baby in the waiting area of the King Abdul Aziz International Airport. 

R.I.P. – Julia Ruth Stevens (102) – The last living child of baseball legend Babe Ruth. (I don’t know. Some consider this big news.) Same goes for George Foreman’s daughter. Who cares?

R.I.P. – Hal Blaine (90) – The AP describes Blaine (a session drummer) as a “virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960’s and 70’s” who played on records with Elvis Presley, the Byrds, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, the Beach Boys and many others, as well as on the soundtrack for Batman and dozens of other shows. He played on more than 6,000 records including 150 top 10 hits. 

Trivia #1 answer: In true Joe Hart fashion, which team won the first National Invitation tournament in 1938? Louisville, Temple, Rutgers, Syracuse, North Carolina, Clemson – Temple

Trivia #2: Which Bruins is not in the team’s top 5 in career penalty minutes: Mike Milbury, Wayne Cashman, Keith Crowder, Zdeno Chara, Ray Bourque – Zdeno Chara 

“It’s been a wild rover for many’s a year
And I’ve spent all me money on whiskey and beer
But I’m returning with gold in great store
And I will never play the wild rover no more”

One thought on “Friday, March 15, 2019

  1. Just last night I was looking at the water run down the street gutter. It made me smile. Happy St. Paddy’s Day my friend.

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