Friday, November 29, 2019

Briefly. 

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Having said that, for those of us slobs working for the man, this is the best day off of the year. 

Trivia #1: CT Scan – What does CT stand for?

Trivia #2: What do Mason Rudolph, Matt Ryan and Derek Carr all have on common?

Trivia #3: What does the company Buffalo BottleCraft make?

Trivia #4: What NFL team has the most Thanksgiving Day wins? Which one has the most Thanksgiving Day losses? 

The New England Patriots were 0-3 last year when scoring 17 or fewer points in any game during the regular season. They are 3-0 in such games this season. 

7 foot, 5 inch Celtic Tacko Fall has been recently hanging out at the Boys & Girls Club of Boston’s Charlestown Club. Why? He’s been taking swimming lessons having never learned while growing up in Dakar, Senegal. 

According to a Yahoo Financial analysis, since 1989 Americans have shelled out a staggering $4.12 billion to incarcerate innocent men and women. 

If you can’t be a good example, be a warning. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Washington Redskins’ quarterback Dwayne Haskins missed the final snap (kneel-down) of the Redskins’ victory last Sunday because he was taking selfies with fans. Dude?! You were 13-29 for 156 yards and an interception. It wasn’t you!

This week’s sign of the apocalypse part deux: Tesla has received 200,000 reservations, requiring $100 deposits, within 72 hours after unveiling its Cybertruck. You know, the one whose shatterproof windows were broken during the unveiling. 

I was watching last Friday when Kemba Walker went down. I swore he either had broken his neck or hurt his spine, especially seeing how tightly he was strapped down on the gurney. Glad he’s OK, lucky! 

Me: It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times you get back up. Cop: That’s not how field sobriety tests work. 

Call Guinness! 104-year old Florence Teeters bagged her first buck during her first-ever hunting trip. She shot and killed a small “spike” buck with unbranched antlers. Now from my brief research, this buck was likely no more than two years old. That means old Flo killed a creature roughly 102 years younger than she is. That’s gotta be some kind of record! 

The San Francisco 49ers are the first 10-1 team to enter week 13 as an underdog since the 2007 Cowboys. The Cowboys, then 10-1 went on to beat the Green Bay Packers. 

Bobsled. I was intrigued. Who was Bob and how did he get a sled named after him? Not to be as the name is derived from the action some competitors adopted of bobbing back and forth inside their sleds to increase speed.  

I don’t care how professional you are it’s gotta be brutal for Doug Flutie to have covered so many BC/Notre Dame football games, especially when Notre Dame romps as they did last Saturday. 

OK, so it wasn’t exactly a coming-out party but N’Keal Harry did have the game’s only touchdown on a pretty sick-looking catch. 

It’s the holiday season. Don’t forget to turn the bathroom scale back 15 lbs. 

Quote of the week: “That’s a bad white boy. Most skilled white dude in NFL history.” – Carolina Panthers’ defensive lineman, Gerald McCoy on teammate Christian McCaffrey. Now, that maybe very non-PC, and I’m sure more spoken about if vice-versa, but still I completely agree with him.

Quote of the week #2: “Life is better when there are fat people scoring touchdowns.” – Mike Golic Jr. on ESPN Radio

Quote of the week #3: “Banners can’t beat us tonight, the players have to beat us.” – Stephen F. Austin coach Kyle Keller before the Lumberjacks upset win on Duke’s home court on Tuesday night. 

Numbers surrounding Stephen F . Austin’s overtime win over Duke on Tuesday night. ESPN called it the biggest D1 upset in 15 years. Duke was favored by 27.5 points and at one point led by 15 points. It was Duke’s first nonconference loss at home since 2000. 

I read an article about the top causes of memory loss. Surprisingly, 11 beers was not on the list. 

Good thing I/we were born when we were. Most popular names in a recent Nameberry list: For boys – Alva, Acacius, Esaton, Cash, Ash, amongst others. For girls – Adah, Amina, Nova, Mika. 

Trivia #1 answer: CT Scan – What does CT stand for? – Computer tomography

Trivia #2 answer: What do Mason Rudolph, Matt Ryan and Derek Carr all have on common? – All of these starting quarterbacks were benched during their respective games last Sunday.

Trivia #3: What does the company Buffalo BottleCraft make? – They make bottle openers out of golf balls, baseballs and hockey pucks. Really.

Trivia #4: What NFL team has the most Thanksgiving Day wins? Which one has the most Thanksgiving Day losses? – The Detroit Lions have both going 37-38-2. 

“Singing in the sunshine, laughing in the rain
Hitting on the moonshine, rocking in the grain
Got no time to pack my bags, my foot’s outside the door
I got a date, and I can’t be late, for the high hope hailla ball.”
 

– Led Zeppelin

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