Friday, January 31, 2020

Briefly. 

I was correctly reminded that Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door was covered by Eric Clapton, written by Bob Dylan. Ya, so? 

I also left out the answer to a trivia question last week: On May 13, 2013 the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 in OT in the first-round of the playoffs. The game was chosen as the NHL’s game of the decade. Midway through the third period Toronto was leading 4-1 before their complete collapse. Boston’s Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron all scored to send the game into overtime. Who scored the game-winner? – Patrice Bergeron 

As coach Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) once said “I apologize for nothing.” 

Trivia #1: How many touchbacks have there been to start the Super Bowl in the last 26 years? – 0, 2, 7, 15, 20, 25

Trivia #2: Where did Dante Scarnecchia NOT coach? – New England Patriots, Northern Arizona, SMU, Iowa St, Oregon St, California Western, Indianapolis Colts

Trivia #3: Where was Super Bowl I played? – LA Coliseum, Tulane Stadium, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, Trinity Stadium

Trivia #4: Who was the headliner of the first Super Bowl halftime show? – Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, the Three Stooges, Metallica 

AD/HD – On the highway to hey look, a squirrel! 

Quote for the week: “No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.” – Bill Parcells 

KC – 41, San Fran – 38 

God gave men balls just so they could bust each other’s. 

Coronavirus update: As of yesterday the death toll rose to 170 with a total of 7,711 infected. Over the prior 24 hours, 38 new deaths and 1,737 new infected cases were reported. Roughly 99 percent of the new cases have appeared in China and the virus has been reported in at least 16 countries globally. Let me repeat, this virus has nothing to do with drinking Corona! 

Pitchers and catchers (and managers??) report in 12 days. 

Who are these people? New York University law professor Lily Batchelder estimates that Americans will inherit $764 billion this year. 

Remaining on that theme, Mackenzie Bezos, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, recently sold $37M worth of the Amazon shares she was awarded in the couple’s settlement. Her remaining shares are worth approximately $37B (with a “B”). Unlike her ex-husband, Mackenzie has signed the giving pledge of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet promising to donate half of her wealth over her life or in her will. Good for her, I say. 

Welcome back (to the Red Sox) Mitch “Mitchy Twobags” Moreland. 

Leaving your legacy, you’re doing it wrong. Andrea Grocer, 51, is known as a serial pooper after being arrested and charged with eight counts of wanton destruction of property after a Natick, MA police officer said he saw her defecating outside the Natick Outdoor Store. 

I really like Mike Gorman, Celtics play-by-play guy for many, many years. However, the other night he had a line for the ages as they headed into a commercial break: “As you know, a 10-point game in the NBA is well, a 10-point game.” 

Celebrating, you’re doing it wrong. A 60-year old woman has choked to death on a lamington — Australia’s national cake — during an eating competition to celebrate the country’s national day. 

Negative effects of smoking marijuana. You have less marijuana. 

R.I.P. – The nine victims of the tragic helicopter crash last Sunday in CA.

R.I.P. – Lillian “Lils” Lupi (93) – A true matriarch 

Trivia #1: How many touchbacks have there been to start the Super Bowl in the last 26 years? – 0, 2, 7, 15, 20, 25 – 2 (2013 & 2017)

Trivia #2: Where did Dante Scarnecchia NOT coach? – New England Patriots, Northern Arizona, SMU, Iowa St, Oregon St, California Western, Indianapolis Colts – Oregon St

Trivia #3: Where was Super Bowl I played? – LA Coliseum, Tulane Stadium, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, Trinity Stadium – LA Coliseum

Trivia #4: Who was the headliner of the first Super Bowl halftime show? – Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, The Three Stooges, Metallica – The Super Bowl I halftime show featured the Three Stooges, trumpeter Al Hirt, two college marching bands, two men in jet packs and 300 pigeons. (can’t make that shit up!) 

“Kings and queens and guillotines
Taking lives denied
Starch and parchment laid the laws
When bishops took the ride
Only to deceive”
 

– Aerosmith

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