Friday, December 20, 2019

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: Vexillology is the study of what?

Trivia #2: What NBA player has the most assists in a single game (30)? – Bob Cousy, Scott Skiles, John Stockton, Muggsy Bogues, Rajon Rondo, Gary Payton, Jason Kidd

Trivia #3: What is the diameter of a hockey puck? – 2, 3, 4, 5, 3.5 inches? 

Fallon Sherrock became the first female darts player to beat a man at the PDC World Championship on Tuesday at Alexandra Palace in London. 

Word for the week: Flibbertigibbet (flib-er-tee-JIB-ut) – a silly flighty person 

Last night was the first time that two NBA teams squared off before January first and both were 20 or more games above .500 – the Bucks and the Lakers.  

Baseball owners voted to make a major change beginning in the 2020 MLB season, requiring pitchers to face a minimum of three batters or complete a half-inning, a switch pushed by commissioner Rob Manfred with an eye toward quickening the pace of play and shortening the length of games by reducing the number of in-game pitching changes. 

Be careful out there. Police in Florida are warning holiday shoppers this week that scammers have been placing fake barcodes on gift cards in stores. When the card is activated, the money is added to the scammer’s card instead of the card being purchased. Police recommend making sure the barcode on the back of the card matches the number on the packaging itself and they suggested checking for stickers placed over the barcode. Hey, I’m just here to help. 

Hmmmm. Multi-millions of dollars… or smoke a joint? Good choice, Josh Gordon. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Parents and staff at a London primary school are upset after the headmaster changed the lyrics to “Away in a Manger” – “in the name of inclusion and political correctness.” Students must say “little baby” instead of “Lord.” 

Man, if you missed the President’s Cup last weekend you missed some great theater. It was awesome! 

Speaking of golf, it’s so humbling to see a pro pull out his 9 iron from 180 yards out. 

Of the S&P 1500, Netflix has been the second best performing stock of the past decade advancing 3,909%, Dominos is third at 3,382%. The best? Patrick Industries has risen 4,622% in the past ten years. Because you want to know, Patrick make parts for RVs, manufactured housing and marine industries. 

The average temperature on the continent of Australia was 105.6 degrees on Tuesday, a record. Oh wait, on Wednesday it was 107.4 F. 

You only have a few days left to get into the Christmas spirit. I need help myself. 

If you use a public toilet and need to flush twice, do us all a favor… flush twice. 

So Drew Brees set the regular season record for touchdown passes and they stop the game and honor him. What happens if Brady passes him tomorrow and then Brees takes the lead again on Sunday? Will this celebratory thing go on back-n-forth until one of them retires? 

People often ask me, never, where is Blake Swihart? You may recall, doubtful, Blake was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor leaguer Marcus Wilson in April. He was granted free agency by the Diamondbacks after the season and signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on Monday. The deal also included an invite to major league spring training. 

Quote for the week: “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw 

So much for that Boston-home-teams-not-losing thing. The longest home winning streak now is the Red Sox at one! 

Rick Porcello to the Mets. I’m going to miss him. 

Trivia #1 answer: Vexillology is the study of what? Flags

Trivia #2 answer: What NBA player has the most assists in a single game (30)? – Bob Cousy, Scott Skiles, John Stockton, Muggsy Bogues, Rajon Rondo, Gary Payton, Jason Kidd – Scott Skiles

Trivia #3 answer: What is the diameter of a hockey puck? – 2, 3, 4, 5, 3.5 inches? – 3 inches 

Merry Christmas everybody! Raise your ‘nog and give a toast to life! 

“I love you and you love me
And that’s the way it’s got to be
I loved you from the start
‘Cause Christmas ain’t the time for breaking each other’s hearts

Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight with you”

– The Ramones

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