Friday, December 27, 2019

Briefly. (not so much for the end-of-the-year addition) 

Trivia #1: What are the first names of the Griswolds’ neighbors in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?

Trivia #2: What two players are tied for the most kick returns for touchdowns in their NFL career (8)?

Trivia #3: In what city is the Sun Bowl played? 

Quote of the week: Analyst Booger MacFarland on MNF: “… he has great balance and football awareness.” WTF is football awareness? Is that like being in a bar and having “beer awareness?” 

I didn’t know that former NFL running back Eric Bieniemy was the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, nor do I care. He just brings to mind one of my favorite, all-time Chris Berman nicknames – Eric “Sleeping With” Bieniemy.  

In non-news the UCONN Huskie’s women’s basketball team is ranked number one. 

Last night the Dallas Maverick’s started the fourth quarter by shooting 7-12 from the 3-point line. They didn’t attempt their first 2-point shot of the quarter until there was 4:07 remaining. 

Six NFL players weighing at least 300 lbs. have caught a touchdown this season. 

The Oakland Raiders can make the playoffs if they beat Denver on Sunday and Houston beats the Titans and Baltimore beats the Pittsburgh and the Colts beat the Jaguars. 

Oakland’s Derek Carr has never won a week 17 game. 

Mariah Carey has made over $60 million in royalties alone from her song “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” 

A new study may have found a solution to gaining weight during the holidays (that doesn’t involve depriving yourself of Christmas treats). Scientists at the University of Illinois say that consuming coffee can limit weight gain and cholesterol production, even while eating a diet high in fat and sugar. Trust me, these scientists have never had morning coffee at my house on Christmas Day! 

If you notice, 2019 backwards is 9021. If you take away the 0 and the 2 you’ll have 91. It doesn’t mean anything but thanks for reading. 

Line of the week: “The Cowboys fall to 0-2 vs. jets in 2019.” – The NFL Network’s Rich Eisen after the Cowboys’ chartered plane was deemed “not viable” and the team was stuck in Philadelphia for a few extra hours last Sunday. 

And on the 8th day God created RedZone. 

Story I refuse to read: The top celebrity breakups of 2019. 

If you’re a relative of Dallas Cowboy head coach Jason Garrett what do you say to him on Christmas Day just a few days after another nationally televised embarrassment against the Eagles? 

Michael Thomas broke the single season receiving record with one game to go. Impressive. Everyone knows he’s getting the ball, and he does just that. 

The Buccaneers’ Jameis Winston can become the first player ever with 30 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions in one season. He is currently at 31 TDs and 28 picks.

Who can argue that the best part of Christmas morning is bacon? 

Trivia #1 answer: What are the first names of the Griswolds’ neighbors in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? – Todd & Margo

Trivia #2 answer: What two players are tied for the most kick returns for touchdowns in their NFL career (8)? – Josh Cribbs & Leon Washington

Trivia #3 answer: In what city is the Sun Bowl played? – The Sun Bowl is played in El Paso, TX. DYK, El Paso is nicknamed ‘The Sun City’ with an average sunshine of 302 days a year? 

I wish all of you the best year eva in 2020! 

Christmas is over so let’s move on from all that holiday crap music and get back to some rock n roll! 

“Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspapers says, says
Say it’s true it’s true…
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one”

– U2

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