Friday, October 18, 2019

Briefly (not so much after missing last week) 

Trivia #1: I heard this on the radio and the numbers are generalized, but close enough. In decisive playoffs games (winner-take-all), match the percentage of times the home team wins in each sport; MLB, NBA, NHL – 60%, 48%, 74%.

Trivia #2: The thong was first revealed in what country – France, United States, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico?

Trivia #3: What Boston Bruins’ player didn’t play a single game during the 1970 regular season or playoffs yet had his name engraved on the Stanley Cup that Boston won that year?

Trivia #4: Zdeno Chara (40) is the oldest active player in the NHL along with one other 40-year old. Who is that? 

Would I like some bacon? No, thank you. Said no one… ever. 

Dedication to one’s country. Tennis star Naomi Osaka (21), born in Japan but raised in the United States, has started the process of relinquishing her U.S. citizenship so she can play for Japan in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Good for her. 

Nor’easter, micro burst, bomb cyclone, you can’t make this sh!t up. Oh wait a minute, yes you can. DYK, a “bomb cyclone” is also known as a storm undergoing “bombogenesis?” Other common phrases for bombogenesis include weather bomb, or simply bomb cyclone. I know, this easily could have been filed under “useless information.” 

The Bruins are off to a great start and so is David Pastrnak, 6 goals in the last two games, 8 total. And speaking of hockey, I don’t like their tie-breaking routine, getting to a shootout if necessary. Go to three-on-three if you have to but no soccer stuff, huh. 

Article I’ll skip: “Muhammad Ali’s ex-wife weighs in on LeBron James controversy” 

Speaking of LeBron, I have an idea; shut up and dribble. 

Have you noticed that many movie channels have already started with the horror films this season? Tune in! 

The Minnesota Twins have now lost an MLB record 16 straight playoff games dating back to 2004. 13 of those losses have come to the yankees. 

And speaking of the yankees, Go Nationals! 

I saw a bumper sticker the other day: “John 3:16” – remember that guy, Rainbow Man? He used to be everywhere! 

Trivia #4 hint: Trivia #4: Zdeno Chara (40) is the oldest active player in the NHL along with one other 40-year old. Who is that? – he is a former Bruin. 

Do you think being superstitious is bad luck? 

Expectations were low but I thought Gronk came through with flying colors in his Fox debut last week. 

What ever happened to the Pats’ no-huddle offense? Let’s shake it up a little. 

Through three quarters of play last Sunday, the Rams’ Jared Goff had 27 yards passing. That is not a typo. He finished with 78. 

The last two times the Bills started the season 4-1 they finished with a losing record (6-10 in 2011 and 7-9 in 2008). 

The Coors Lite commercials just keep getting better. The latest? “Coors Lite! The official beer of drinking while golfing just to drink!” 

This has been a forever issue with me and most of you too, I’m sure. A great song comes on the radio and the DJ talks through the beginning. Drives me out of my mind. 

More than 20 years ago, Tampa Bay running back Warrick Dunn surprised a single mom with a new home. Now retired, Dunn recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity and others to give a hard-working nurse and her son a new home. It was the 173rd single-parent family Dunn has helped find permanent, stable housing. Good stuff! 

R.I.P. Cindy Murphy – I never met her but knew of her fight. If she was anything like her husband, she was something special.

R.I.P. Ted Green (79) – DYK, “Terrible Ted” won Stanley Cups with the Bruins in 1970 & 1972, three championships in the World Hockey Association with the Winnipeg Jets and five more Stanley Cups as an assistant with the Edmonton Oilers in 1983-1984 through 1989-1990. 

Trivia #1 answer: I heard this on the radio and the numbers are generalized, but close enough. In decisive playoffs games (winner-take-all), match the percentage of times the home team wins in each sport; MLB, NBA, NHL – 60%, 48%, 74% – MLB (47%), NBA (74%), NHL (60%)

Trivia #2 answer: The thong was first revealed in what country – France, United States, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico? – Brazil in the 1970’s

Trivia #3 answer: What Boston Bruins’ player didn’t play a single game during the 1970 regular season or playoffs yet had his name engraved on the Stanley Cup that Boston won that year? – Ted Green. He had taken a stick to the head in a preseason game and missed the entire season.

Trivia #4: Zdeno Chara (40) is the oldest active player in the NHL along with one other 40-year old. Who is that? – Joe Thorton 

“Baby come back
Any kind of fool could see
There was somethin’ in everything about you
Baby come back
You can blame it all on me
I was wrong and I just can’t live without you”
 

– Player 

Good night everybody!

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