Friday, September 20, 2019

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: Who is Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs?

Trivia #2: On Sunday, Adrian Peterson scored a touchdown to move into 5th place on the all-time list for rushing touchdowns. Name the four ahead of him, bonus for the correct order. 

Strange games Sunday, first between the KC Chiefs and the Raiders. Patrick Mahomes threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns in the second quarter alone. Those would be the only points KC scored. Similarly, the Packers started the day with scoring drives of 75, 63 and 33 yards en route to a 21-16 win over Minnesota. 

The Buffalo Bills became just the 3rd team ever to win back-to-back road games at the Meadowlands, beating the Jets and Gints. 

Rafael Devers is now the 11th player EVER with 30+ HR, 100+ RBI and 100+ runs scored in a season. 

We turn the clocks back in 5 weeks. It was 39 degrees yesterday morning when I awoke. I got my annual Celtics’ tickets solicitation email this morning. The summer is ova! 

Heard this on the radio on my way in this morning: “Dating after 40 is like looking for the least damaged thing in a thrift store that doesn’t smell.” 

Hey you big bully, stay off of Tom Brady! 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The LadyBug Bikini shop closed recently in Seattle’s Capitol Hill. It’s been replaced with Dreamboyz Espresso coffee shop which features an all-male cast of shirtless baristas. 

Quote for the week: “”I’m not thinking about free agency. I haven’t gotten anyone out in two months” – Rick Porcello 

Headline that cracked me up: “Florida couple had sex inside patrol car after arrest for riding bicycles while drunk” 

So there was a holding call on the first play of last’s night’s snoozer between the Jags and Titans. The announcer stated how holding calls were up this season and that it was the 180th holding call of the season. Compared to what you ask? So did I! No mention. 

The Red Sox are 36-41 at Fenway this season. 

Go Irish! What a big game coming up vs the Bulldogs. 

Never judge a book by its cover. Back in the day, my Calculus II book had a cover on it with people that looked like they were having a good time. The book itself however, was not a good time… at all. 

This past Tuesday was not just Mike Yaz’s premier at Fenway, but it was also Nathan Eovaldi World Series Bobble Head night. Ironically, Eovaldi got the start and went 4 innings, let up 5 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks raising his ERA to 6.19. What a difference a year makes! 

The following night San Francisco Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy notched his 2000th career win. Class act indeed! The night before he put young Yaz in left field and in the leadoff spot. 

So President Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera. Excuse me while I throw up in my mouth. “No Ed, please. How do you really feel?” 

The NFL is celebrating its 100th year, and MNF celebrating its 50th years. So far, so good, I think. 

What a few weeks for NFL quarterbacks. Retirement (Andrew Luck), injuries (Brees, Big Ben, Newton, Foles, others), sucks (Eli), while many others getting their well-earned shot (Bridgewater, Brissett, Josh Rosen, Daniel Jones, etc.) 

The injury bug was so bad in Philadelphia that the Eagles cancelled practice on Wednesday.

R.I.P. Ric Ocasek (75) – lead singer of The Cars. The band’s self-titled 1978 debut album was a smash hit and helped lead the way for new wave’s influence on rock music throughout the following decade.

R.I.P. Cokie Roberts (75) – veteran journalist, political commentator, author. Cokie was named one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting by the American Women in Radio and Television, and the Library of College declared her a ‘Living Legend’ in 2008, making her one of the very few Americans ever honored. 

Trivia #1 answer: Who is Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs? – Cokie Roberts

Trivia #2 answer: On Sunday, Adrian Peterson scored a touchdown to move into 5th place on the all-time list for rushing touchdowns. Name the four ahead of him, bonus for the correct order. – From 4th to 1st – Walter Payton, Marcus Allen, LaDanian Tomlinson, Emmitt Smith 

“I don’t mind you coming here
And wasting all my time
Cause when you’re standing oh so near
I kinda lose my mind
It’s not the perfume that you wear
It’s not the ribbons in your hair
And I don’t mind you coming here
And wasting all my time

I guess you’re just what I needed” 

– The Cars

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