Friday, November 22, 2019

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen was named AFC Player of the Week this past week. When was the last time a Buffalo Bills quarterback was so honored?

Trivia #2: On Wednesday night the Dallas Mavericks beat-up on the defending champions Golden State Warriors 142-94. It was the 6th time this season that the defending champion team did not have one player in the game from last year’s team. When was the last time a defending champion had 6 such games in a season before December 1st?

Trivia #3: Name the NCAA hockey champions from the past 5 years. Bonus if you get them in order.

Trivia #4: What is Bougainville?

Happy 24th to my son Michael!

The Celtics and Bruins. Up and down but much more up than down. Both fun to watch. 

In the aforementioned Mavs/Warriors game, of the Golden State players who started the game, the best plus/minus for the game was minus 30. Minus 30 was the best! 

The University of Pennsylvania cancelled the remainder of the women’s volleyball team’s season after “offensive, vulgar and disrespectful” posters were discovered in the team’s locker room. (you want to see them, don’t you?) 

Terry Bradshaw, love him or hate him? I love the guy, when he played and now. 

Ever been so drunk you got hit by a parked car? 

Rutgers’ football. If you’re going to lose, at least get the moral victory. The Scarlet Knights didn’t beat #2 Ohio St. last Saturday, but they did cover the 53-point spread while losing 56-21. The 21 points nearly matched the 24 total points Rutgers put up in their previous six Big Ten games combined. 

My wife says I only have two faults. Not listening and something else. 

In last Sunday’s game against Philadelphia, the Patriots’ Julian Edelman had more touchdown passes than Tom Brady. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Elon Musk shows off bulletproof truck… 

You are all invited to the N’Keal Harry breakout party this Sunday at Gillette, 4:25pm on FOX. 

You can check any time you’d like, but you can never leave. 

Sometimes the best deals are those never made. When teams like the Red Sox make horrible signings they are chastised (rightfully?) up and down. Let’s go back and give them credit for releasing Jacoby Ellsbury in 2014. The Yankees signed him to a 7-year, $513M contract. Yesterday they released him and ate more than $26M in the process. Since the beginning of 2014 his WAR ranked 67th among MLB outfielders. By comparison, Mookie’s WAR in that span was 37.2. 

Speaking of Gronk… I’m such a hater. I’m glad he is not returning to the Pats now that he has donned a L.A. Lakers jersey. I hope his event at the Super Bowl fails miserably. 

Understatement of the year? Tiger Woods’ former mentor Mark O’Meara referred to Woods’ winning three more majors to catch Jack Nicklaus “will be very difficult.” Really? 

I do like using my chainsaw but a good leaf blower isn’t far behind. 

In other worthless news, Carmelo Anthony, we don’t care. 

R.I.P. Fred Cox (80): Former Minnesota Vikings kicker, scored a Minnesota-record 1,365 points in his career, 2nd all-time at the time. Amazing in that the Vikings played outdoors throughout his career. Cox kicked in 18 postseason games including all four of the team’s Super Bowls, losing them all. DYK, Fred Cox was also co-inventor of the Nerf football. 

Trivia #1 answer: Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen was named AFC Player of the Week this past week. When was the last time a Buffalo Bills quarterback was so honored? – Josh Allen in last season’s finale. Both games were against Miami.

Trivia #2 answer: On Wednesday night the Dallas Mavericks beat-up on the defending champions Golden State Warriors 142-94. It was the 6th time this season that the defending champion team did not have one player in the game from last year’s team. When was the last time a defending champion had 6 such games before December 1st? – It has never happened once before December 1st

Trivia #3 answer: Name the NCAA hockey champions from the past 5 years. Bonus if you get them in order. – Minnesota Duluth (2019, 2018), Denver (2017), North Dakota (2016), Providence (2015)

Trivia #4 answer: What is Bougainville? – Depending on a vote by its Pacific people tomorrow, Bougainville is set to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea. 

“After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down.
After midnight, we’re gonna chug-a-lug and shout.
We’re gonna stimulate some action
We’re gonna get some satisfaction
We’re gonna find out what it is all about
After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down.”
 

-Eric Clapton

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