Friday, March 6, 2020

Briefly. 

Trivia #1: Bruno Sammartino won the WWF title in May of 1963. He held the title for nearly 8 years losing to whom in January, 1971? Bonus: Who beat this guy for the title the following month?

Trivia #2: On March 2, 1962 Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game, still a record. How many rebounds did he have in that game? 

New segment? One this day: In 1912 Oreo sandwich cookies are first introduced by the National Biscuit Co. 

Last week in Dublin, Ireland, Michael Smith became the first Premier League Player in three years to throw a nine-dart leg. Now I don’t to know the game of darts and after watching the replay, am still not sure what a nine-dart leg is however his wife posted his kids’ reaction and they certainly understood! Good stuff. 

One good turn gets most of the blankets. 

For the first time in history no snow was recorded in Baltimore, MD or Islip, NY for the month of February. 

I watched “Football Life” (or something like that) on ESPN the other featuring Barry Sanders. Barry Sanders might be my new favorite athlete of all time. Not only was he the greatest running back to ever play, and he arguably was, he was one of the most humble human beings I’ve seen/heard. What a guy! 

Head-scratching headline of the week: “Why Barbara Bush never died her hair” 

I can’t wait until the Tom Brady saga ends. The consensus among different sports books in Vegas has him staying in New England. 

Australian officials announced yesterday there are no longer any active bush or grass fires in New South Wales, the state hardest-hit by massive wildfires that have scorched millions of acres in the country since July. 

Former UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun has led Division III Saint Joseph to the Division III NCAA Tournament. Just two years ago the once all women’s school didn’t even have a men’s team. 

A little corny but I think Hall & Oates said it best: “There ain’t no good guy. There ain’t no bad guy. There’s only you and me and we just disagree.” 

Chaim Bloom, welcome to the Boston Red Sox. You lose your best player and arguably two best pitchers. Have at it! 

Speaking of Chris Sale and his bum elbow, the Sox rebounded by signing former Houston pitcher Collin McHugh. Last August McHugh went on the disabled list for the remainder of the season with elbow soreness. Ironic? 

64-year old Bobby Carothers of Des Moine, Iowa was sentenced to two years in prison after beating a rabbit to death with a stick and beheading it at an animal shelter. He told the arresting deputy he was hungry when asked why he killed the rabbit. Gruesome yes, but I can’t get Elmer Fudd out of my mind – “Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, KILL THE WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAABBIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT !!!!!” 

The Celtics ruined a perfectly good Tuesday night by losing in OT to the lowly Nets after the Bruins had just beaten the Lightning earlier in the evening. 

Speaking of the Lightning, they had a goal taken back due to a reviewed offside call. Terrible call, I think. Love/Hate slo-mo replay, in all sports. 

Who do you think spends more time with his hair in the morning, President Trump or Boston Bruins’ coach Bruce Cassidy? 

Speaking of hair… Hey Shaq, lose the hairline and start shaving your head again. Jeez! 

Under the category of useless activities, don’t forget to turn your clocks back tomorrow night. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Scores of people, not just students, at Penn State gathered last Sunday night to mourn the loss of a Taco Bell location in State College, Penn after the fast-food restaurant abruptly closed. 

Trivia #1 answer: Bruno Sammartino won the WWF title in May of 1963. He held the title for nearly 8 years losing to whom in January, 1971? – The “Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff. Bonus: He promptly lost to Pedro Morales the following month.

Trivia #2 answer: On March 2, 1962 Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game, still a record. How many rebounds did he have in that game? – He had 25 rebounds to go along with his 100 points.  

“Lord, forgive me for what I’m thinking
Cause it’s Saturday night and I’m high and I’ve been drinking
But come tomorrow morning across the aisle
I look over and see her smile
Bow my head and the choir sings
Lord, forgive me; she’s bringing out the devil in me”
 

– Anderson East

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