Friday, February 14, 2020

Briefly.

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Customers at four U.S. Burger King locations (LA, San Fran, Boston and New York) will today be able to trade a photo of their ex for a free Whopper. 

Trivia #1: What country has the most golf courses per capita?

Trivia #2: What NHL player was the first to score a full-strength, power play, short-handed, penalty shot and open net goal in the same game? Mario Lemieux, Gordie Hull, Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Rocket Richard, Mike Bossy? 

Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some storms come to clear a path. 

The Toronto Raptors 15-game winning streak has ended. They enter the all-star break on a one-game losing streak. 

Did you hear this? Houston Astros’ owner Jim Crane claims that stealing signs (notifying batters of the oncoming pitch) didn’t impact games. If that is the case, then why bother having signs? What a fraud. 

Congratulations to Haverhill’s own Jordan Harris who scored in double OT for the Northeastern Huskies in capturing the Beanpot Championship. One local hockey aficionado predicts Jordan will be playing in the NHL by year’s end. He is currently with the Canadians. 

Tim Tebow news for the week. Six years ago the Tim Tebow Foundation started ‘Night to Shine’ where kids and adults with disabilities celebrate prom night and each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom. Last Friday over 110,000 took part in 720 churches in 34 countries. 

A gust of 209 mph was recorded atop California’s Kirkwood Mountain on Sunday. This was during a storm that caused widespread flooding in Washington and Oregon, and brought 5-foot waves on Lake Tahoe. 

What a steal by Marcus Smart last Sunday, sealing the victory over da thunda. 

Speaking of the Celtics… is it me or is it a total head-scratcher that they are going to retire Kevin Garnett’s number? Don’t get me wrong, I was a big Garnett fan but, retire his number??? 

Whatever I do drunk is none of my business! 

Headline of the week, seen in the Boston Globe yesterday: “Sox, blessedly, take the field” 

Andrew Benentendi is not a leadoff hitter. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Three high school athletes in CT, along with their families, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to prevent transgender athletes from competing in girls track and field meets, arguing that biologically male athletes have a physical advantage. (Duh!) 

Back to the “Jeter was the greatest shortstop” argument. Really? DYK, after being traded to the Cubs in 2004, Nomar Garciaparra suffered through years of injuries and never again played more than 122 games in a season. In his the prior seven seasons with the Red Sox, Nomar batted .325 with a .372 on base average, slugged .557 and averaged 24 homeruns. In Jeter’s first eight seasons, he batted .318 with a .390 on base average, slugged .462 and averaged 16 homeruns. 

Speaking of the Red Sox, they play one week from today. 

The more I watch the NBA the more I am done with it. (I may have mentioned this in the past) 

Not only did David Pastrnak score a hat trick the other night against the Canadians, but the Bruins beat the Canadians! 

May the wings of liberty never lose a feather. 

Mookie for Jeter Downs, named after Derek Jeter and thrown into the Mookie trade. “He could be ready for the big leagues as early as the second half of 2020.” He’s a shortstop! Does that mean Bogaerts will be shipped down to Triple A? Idiots. 

A jet stream accelerated by Storm Ciara last weekend aided a passenger plane en route from JFK Airport to London. The trip took 4 hours and 56 minutes breaking the previous record of 5 hours and 13 minutes. The average flight time for such a trip is 6 hours and 13 minutes. 

We turn the clocks ahead in 22 days. 

R.I.P. Jolene Archambault Dodier (50) – What a sweetheart! Too quick, too soon. 

Trivia #1 answer: What country has the most golf courses per capita? – Scotland

Trivia #2: What NHL player was the first to score a full-strength, power play, short-handed, penalty shot and open net goal in the same game? Mario Lemieux, Gordie Hull, Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Rocket Richard, Mike Bossy? – Mario Lemieux (New Year’s Eve, 1988) 

“To thrill you with delight
I’ll give you diamonds bright
They’ll be things that will excite
To make you dream of me tonight

(For your love)
(For your love)
(For your love)”
 

– The Yardbirds

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