Friday, September 27, 2019

Briefly. (not really this week) 

Trivia #1: Patrick Mahomes now has a record 13, 300-yard games in first 20 career games. Whose record did he break?

Trivia #2: What NFL quarterback has an NFL-best streak of 19 straight games with a touchdown pass? 

Zach Short is a shortstop for the Cubs. 

The Miami Dolphins have been outscored 133-16 in their first three games. 

Right now the Red Sox have a better chance of making the playoffs than the Dolphins do. 

Eduardo Rodriguez got his 19th win the other night: 5 innings, 11 hits, 7 runs (all earned), 3 walks, 6 K’s and a HR. Quite the “win.” 

Speaking of Ric Ocasek, last week, there was a steady flow of Cars tunes at Gillette Stadium last Sunday during breaks in the action. Pretty classy, I thought. 

Speaking of Tim Tebow, not, his NCAA record of 15 consecutive games with a running and throwing touchdown was broken last week by Houston QB D’Eriq King. D’Eriq has decided to invoke a new NCAA rule and sit out the rest of the season before transferring to another school. That sux, just my opinion. 

A recent survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Bosch home appliances found that Americans throw away 103 pounds of spoiled food from their fridge every single year. The survey also found the average America has about $102 worth of product in their fridge at any given time. Also, the survey found that Americans will toss out four spoiled items from their fridge per week. The most common food wasted overall? Fruit. Specifically, bananas (55%), strawberries (50%) and apples (47%) were found to be the most commonly thrown out spoiled foods. 

Last Sunday was the first time two NFL teams were favored by 20+ points, in a non-strike season. Both underdogs from the AFC East. Go Pats. 

In case you missed it Kyrie Irving broke his face in practice the other day. 

The Bruins open next Thursday, the Celtics on the 23rd. Does anyone think the C’s will have a better season than the B’s? 

That’s it. I’m rooting for the Twinkies. Anyone but the yankees/Dodgers. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: According to Next Gen Stats, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman reached 21.7 mph on his 83-yard touchdown catch last week, the fastest a ball carrier has run on any touchdown this year. 

John Breech writes for cbssports.com. He’s a funny guy. In case you missed it, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll took a football to the face last Sunday, pregame, that required multiple stitches. Said Breech, who had picked Seattle to beat the Saints; “Now, I’m not a doctor but that man should have been in concussion protocol. I don’t even know if he had a concussion, but based on the way he coached against the Saints, I’m going to assume he did…” 

Headline of the week: “Woman sentenced for cutting off lover’s genitals after he shared sex tape” 

What happened to Craig Kimbrel you ask? He signed with the Cubbies for the final 1/3 of the season. He pitched 20 2/3 innings giving up 15 runs for a cool 6.53 ERA. Despite his shortened season he set a career high allowing nine homeruns. During Chicago’s recent playoff run he let up the game-winning HR last Thursday and blew a save (two HRs) on Saturday. The Cubs are done, again. 

Quote for the week: “If you ever sit in on a Bill Belichick meeting, don’t worry. He’ll find it.” – Devin McCourty referencing Bill finding the team’s defensive flaws despite how good they have been playing. 

Here’s a line to chew on, read in an NFL article: The randomness of the Patriots dominance is perplexing. 

Let’s face it. The Patriots defense shut out the opponent again and has let up three points in three games this season. This is after allowing three points in SB. 105 yards last Sunday. Baltimore had 643 yards of offense in week #1, the Pats have allowed 597 in 3 games. 

Another gas leak in Lawrence!?!?!?! 

If you don’t like football and have absolutely nothing to do on Sunday, you can go to Fenway Park and for $99 get 4 tickets to the 3pm game vs Baltimore, 4 hotdogs, 4 orders of fries, 4 popcorns, 4 fountain drinks, walk the outfield warning track before the game and get a pregame picture with a player, and (kids) run the bases after the game (if you can stand being there that long). Cool deal! 

Is it me or every Sunday, late afternoon, Philip Rivers stands on the sideline covered with dirt and sweat looking like someone beat him up and took his lunch money. EVERY week! 

The Sox’ Christian Vasquez says he is having more fun than ever this year, playing well and hitting all those homeruns (a career high 23). Hmmm. I guess that’s more fun than winning a World Championship? 

Trivia #1: Patrick Mahomes now has 13, 300-yard games in first 20 career games. Whose record did he break? Kurt Warner

Trivia #2 answer: What NFL quarterback has an NFL-best streak of 19 straight games with a touchdown pass? – The Vikings’ Kirk Cousins 

I try not to repeat bands in consecutive weeks but I cannot get this out of my head – all week! 

“One too many times
I fell over you
Once in a shadow
I finally grew
And once in a night
I dreamed you were there
I cancelled my flight
From going nowhere

It’s all I can do” 

 

Good night everybody!

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