Friday, April 26, 2019

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: When was the last time no QB was taken in round one of the NFL draft? 2007, 2001, 1996, 1988, 1971?

Trivia #2: Who was the last kicker selected in round one and what team picked him? Same question for the last punter select in round one? 

Apparently Nashville is a popular destination for bachelorette parties. There are some brides and bridesmaids who are upset that several bars in Nashville are shut down due to the NFL draft, which started last night. I feel bad for the grooms. 

The Giants took a Duke QB at #6. ‘Nuf said. 

Some dude gave the Pats a C+ with their pick of N’Keal Harry. So what?! (My wife and I were going to name our second child “N’Keal” but at the last minute settled on Michael) 

The best thing about the Pats taking a WR at #32 is that no one, the experts, barstool geniuses and others who just knew what they were going to do, were wrong. 

I was going to go to the gym but couldn’t find my membership card. A replacement card costs $10. A coffee and donut costs $3. Guess who saved $7! 

This may be a little old news but… did you hear Gronk’s response to denting the Lombardi Trophy while using it as a bat at Fenway? “Oopsies” 

Police say three suspects broke into a medical facility on Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, last Saturday and fled with 18 colonoscopes – devices used for examining the health of patients’ colons. Now what?!?!?! (Frankly, I wish they had broken into the facility I was in on Wednesday…) 

Last Friday night the Red Sox’ Matt Barnes threw out a runner at first after striking him out. You don’t see that every day. Kinda like my one-putt for a nine last night. You don’t see that every day. 

The truth comes out. Other than Twitter rants I read about, I had heard/read nothing about “the head.” What head? The guy who’s head took up two thirds of the screen during the end of the frantic third period of Sunday’s Bruins/Maple Leafs game. NBC, which broadcast the game for U.S. viewers, came out yesterday and said that technical difficulties forced the network to switch to a replacement camera during the third period. If you were watching I think you’ll agree it was as humorous as it was frustrating. 

Cameron Platt, now 25 and former valedictorian at Princeton U, just got engaged to her 71-year old former professor at the school. I’d say she had stayed after school a few times for a little “extra help.” 

I’ve stated in the past that I like Dennis Eckersley as a color commenter for the Sox. He has some great phrases/references. He did however, stump me on Wednesday when the leadoff batter for Detroit bounced out to Bogaerts. It was an easy play and Eck said; “that’s major kitchen.” What the heck, Eck, does that mean?! 

Guys, put the seat down! The ex-boyfriend of a 37-year old Pittsburgh woman was wanted by police and had been hiding in her house for about two weeks, unbeknownst to her. Her first clue that someone was in her house was that the toilet seat was left up. DOH! 

The National Cyber Security Center teamed with Troy Hunt, an Australian cybersecurity expert to determine the most common hacked passwords. “123456” was identified 23 million times in worldwide breaches. Really? That’s like locking the door to your house and leaving the key on the doorstep. Also listed were “password”, “111111” and “qwerty”. Dudes!

There’s a fine line between a batter drawing a walk and a pitcher who can’t find the plate. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The New York Yankees have decided to no longer run Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” during their seventh-inning stretch because of Smith’s affiliation with songs that carried racist lyrics.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse, part deux: The Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliot got a massive tattoo of himself, taking up nearly all of the outside of his calf. 

R.I.P. John “Hondo” Havlicek (79) – Celtic fans may sound bias when speaking of how great he was but he is also known as one of the top 50 players in the NBA, all time. ‘Nuf said. 

Trivia #1 answer: When was the last time no QB was taken in round one of the NFL draft? 2007, 2001, 1996, 1988, 1971? – 1996 (Tony Banks was taken with the 12th pick in the 2ndround by the Rams)

Trivia #2: Who was the last kicker selected in round one and what team picked him? Same question for the last punter select in round one? – Sebastian Janikowski (Raiders) and the punter was Ray Guy (Raiders) 

“Oh, what a night
Why’d it take so long to see the light
Seemed so wrong, but now it seems so right
What a lady, what a night”

One thought on “Friday, April 26, 2019

  1. Ed,

    Little known factoid about John Havlicek. Remember the Superstars competition that was on in the 70’s. One of the events was home run derby and he was the easy winner. Also Margo and I saw Frankie Valli last year at a small theater in Medford. Margo-” I’ve never seen so many old Italian people in one room in my life”
    Me-” I haven’t seen this many old Italians in a room since my father died”.

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