Friday, June 7, 2019

Briefly. 

Just when I thought the NHL playoff schedule was a joke. The NBA Finals schedule: Thu, Sun, Wed, Fri, Mon, Thu, Sun. Bunch of snowflakes I tell ya.

Trivia #1: Which NHL team is the only one to average five goals in a four-game playoff sweep – Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings?

Trivia #2: Which goaltender has the lowest career goals-against in the Finals since the red line was adopted in 1943 (minimum 15 games played)? Ken Druden, Chris Osgood, Patrick Roy, Gump Worley, Peter Harris? 

Congratulations to Mike Yastrzemski for getting the big call-up to the bigs after seven years in minors. 

I guess it would be kinda cool to be a zombie. I mean you don’t have to bathe or change your clothes, and you’re no uglier or better looking than anyone else but all that walking must be a drag. 

I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. 

UCLA won the College World Series the other day over Oklahoma. It was UCLA’s 13th national title. 

The Red Sox are 9-3 when Eduardo Rodriguez starts. 

I saw a bumper sticker this morning that read: My Child Is Your Honor Student’s Drug Dealer 

The Red Sox drafted two shortstops this past week. With the 43rd pick they selected Cameron Cannon. I hear he’s got a strong arm. A real cannon you might say. (ouch) 

My all-name team of MLB draft picks from Monday – Trejyn Fletcher, T.K. Sikkema, Gunnar Henderson, Chas Strumpf, Jard Triolo, Jackson Rutledge, Will Wilson, Keoni Cavaco, J.J. Bleday 

Tom Terrific? How about Giselle Delicious! 

Since 2015 (through Wednesday), Xander Bogaerts leads all MLB shortstops in average (.295), RBI (375), runs (413), hits (760) and doubles (164). 

In celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the 1969 Charles Manson-led slayings, California Governor Gavin Newsom overruled a parole board decision on Tuesday to free the youngest member of the murderous cult, Leslie Van Houten. She was 19 years old at the time and now has been denied parole three times. As Red would say, “Rehabilitated? Now I don’t even know what that means.” 

That cute young girl who kicked off game 3 the other night, Kaila Anderson, is the only Blues fan I like. 

Once you understand why we put a round pizza into a square box and cut it into triangles, you will finally understand women. 

And for you baseball nuts, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, the classic baseball film, Field of Dreams, returns to movie screens this summer for two days only. Before and after each presentation, TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz will offer fascinating insight into the making and legacy of the film. Screenings will be held at more than 600 movie theaters throughout Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network on June 16th and 18th for a mere $12.50. 

You know things are not going well when you have to pull your goalie with 5:30 remaining, you let up a goal, put the goalie back in and let up another. 

Trivia #1 answer: Which NHL team is the only one to average five goals in a four-game playoff sweep – Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings? The 1970 Bruins scored 20 goals in their sweep of the Blues.

Trivia #2 answer: Which goaltender has the lowest career goals-against in the Finals since the red line was adopted in 1943 (minimum 15 games played)? Ken Druden, Chris Osgood, Patrick Roy, Gump Worley, Peter Harris? – Chris Osgood had a 1.67 goals-against in 18 Final games for the Red Wings 

“Do you, don’t you want me to love you
I’m coming down fast but I’m miles above you
Tell me tell me tell me come on tell me the answer
Well you may be a lover but you ain’t no dancer”

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