Briefly. 

Trivia #1: What year did the “Original Six” era begin? 1936, 1939, 1940, 1942

Trivia #2: Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record for most regular season assists, all-time. Who is second? Ron Francis, Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, Sean Gleason 

Does it matter? Really? They’re just gonna to go for two. 

Serving beer, you’re doing it wrong. A vendor at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday completed a fan’s purchase with a personal card reader and not with the device vendors at the stadium are supposed to use. The unsuspecting fan was unknowingly charged $724 for two beers. The vendor was arrested and charged with grand theft and possession of a skimming device. The Dolphins lost again and there is no truth to the rumor that the fan is still drinking. 

Monumental Sports & Entertainment – which owns the Capital One Arena and Washington DC’s Capitals, Wizards & Mystics – is partnering with internationally known betting and gaming company William Hill U.S. to create the first sportsbook at a professional venue in the United States. Signs at the Capital Arena indicate the sportsbook will open in 2020. 

I got my 2020 office calendar yesterday and the first thing I noticed was that Christmas and New Years are on Friday next year. That is so great! 

I read an article that made a point that the deciding factor of the MLB MVP, in the case of a “tie”, should be how the player’s team fared that season. I couldn’t disagree more. 

As a public service, on October 8, 2020 Americans who fly will need to have a driver’s license that meets new federal security requirements, or they’ll have to produce another form of acceptable identification to get through airport checkpoints. TSA advises travelers not to wait until the last minute to obtain what’s known as a Real ID, and enhanced version of a standard driver’s license required by Congress in 2005, following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. 

Get in front of the ball! How many times do you think Milwaukee Brewers’ outfielder Trent Grisham had been told that in his lifetime? Tuesday night he overran a base hit to right field in the bottom of the 8th inning against the Nationals allowing all three base runners to score and blowing a seemingly sure victory for the Brewdogs in the NL Wildcard game. Doh! 

22-year old Rafael Devers is the first third baseman in MLB history to have at least 200 hits, 50 doubles and 30 homeruns in a season. 

Vontaze Burfict. Loser. 

I have never been a fan of the three-point shot. Get rid of it. It’s like fantasy football, give more points for a long touchdown. Should homeruns be worth two runs if they are over 450 feet? Two-point goals for a shot outside the blue line? Watch a little kids’ basketball game. All they want to do is chuck it up from anywhere. Get rid of it. 

During Wednesday’s AL Wild Card game, ESPN ran various stats at the bottom of the screen. I honestly didn’t even know what most of them meant. 

In case you missed it, Walgreens has joined Rite Aid and CVS in pulling Zantac and its generic versions off their shelves due to a possible cancer link. 

My kind of headline: “Reducing Red Meat May Not Be Worth It” 

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: More than 50% of America’s cats are overweight or obese. 

R.I.P. Beverly “Guitar” Watkins (80) – An unsung, blues guitar legend known for her attacking playing style. She was said to play like Jimi Hendrix (playing behind her head) and Pete Townsend, and influenced many musicians including John Lennon. 

Trivia #1: What year did the “Original Six” era begin? 1936, 1939, 1940, 1942 – In 1942

Trivia #2: Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record for most regular season assists, all-time. Who is second? Ron Francis, Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, Mark Messier, Chris Chelios, Sean Gleason – Ron Francis 

“You’re just like crosstown traffic
so hard to get through to you
Crosstown traffic
I don’t need to run over you
Crosstown traffic
All you do is slow me down
And I’m tryin’ to get to the other side of town”

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