Friday, April 3, 2020

Briefly. 

I think it’s Friday?? Who the hell really knows or cares any more? I’m just happy to be here. 

Trivia #1: On Opening Day (MLB) in 1907, the Phillies were awarded a victory after the New York Giants had to forfeit the game at the Polo Grounds. Why?

Trivia #2: What U.S. President showcased his ambidextrous talents when he threw out left-handed and right-handed pitches on Opening Day?

Trivia #3: What distinguishes viruses from bacteria? 

If you are a regular here you know I tend to have an added focus on sports. That is a little difficult right now but I’ll do my best. 

Speaking of which, the Fox News web site is one of my go-tos. For a couple/few weeks now they haven’t even had a sports section. 

Quote for the week: “Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many.” 

You have to feel for high school and college athletes who play spring sports, and winter, who are getting hosed this year. Here are examples of a just a couple of things the NCAA is doing to help some of these kids. The NCAA will grant an extra season of eligibility to spring sports athletes affected by the coronavirus outbreak and financial aid rules have been adjusted to ensure teams can roster additional scholarship athletes without forcing them to push away other athletes or incoming recruits. That might not sound like much but at least they’re trying. 

Isn’t this great? Soon everyone can go back to work with a fresh, reenergized hatred for their job. 

I posted this during this past summer after my wife and I spotted it on a T-shirt. It’s perfect for this time of quarantine. “Like a good neighbor, stay over there” 

Michelson/Brady vs. Woods/Manning. Sounds like good theater to me. 

Parenting, you’re doing it right. A father in New York reportedly banned his son from the family home after the college student went on a spring break trip amidst the coronavirus pandemic. After ignoring his father’s daily suggestions to come home the 21-year old finally made it back to his father’s house only to find his car in the driveway full of groceries. 

Tiger King? Not a fan. 

Making the most of it: The New Orleans Saints are planning to hold their draft war room at the Dixie Brewery in New Orleans, which is also owned by team owner Gayle Benson, since the NFL forced its teams to shut down its facilities amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 

1920: Alcohol prohibited. 2020: Liquor stores deemed essential businesses during national crisis. 

Why does one throw a ‘Hail Mary’ and not an ‘Our Father’? 

The NBA is considering many playoff scenarios. One is to have one host city to avoid travel concerns. Potential host locations: Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Hawaii, Louisville, Orlando, the Bahamas. 

Is a rivalry between two vegetarians still called a beef? 

There were 101,762 fans at Wrestlemania last weekend. 

Spring is here! I’m so excited I wet my plants. 

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Draft Kings is running virtual NBA and NFL games (free) in lieu of the suspensions of all-things sports. The football is done via Madden

This week’s sign of the apocalypse, part deux: The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department has converted the recommended six-feet social distancing rule into social “fishtancing” – expressing the gap in terms of lengths of several varieties of fish. For example, the recommended gap equals “4 trout,” “2 shovelnose sturgeon,” “1 paddlefish,” or “1 fishing rod” measurments.  

I told my wife how thankful I was to have someone I enjoyed being quarantined with. She said, “must be nice.” 

Trivia #1 answer: On Opening Day (MLB) in 1907, the Phillies were awarded a victory after the New York Giants had to forfeit the game at the Polo Grounds. Why? – There was a heavy snowstorm and after the Giants fell behind disgruntled fans began flinging snowballs onto the fields.

Trivia #2 answer: What U.S. President showcased his ambidextrous talents when he threw out left-handed and right-handed pitches on Opening Day? – Harry Truman on April 18, 1950

Trivia #3 answer: What distinguishes viruses from bacteria? – Viruses are not living organisms where bacteria are. Viruses are only “active” within host cells which they need to reproduce, while bacteria are singled-celled organisms that produce their own energy and can reproduce on their own. 

“Does anybody really know what time it is
I don’t
Does anybody really care
About time
If so I can’t imagine why
Oh no, no
We’ve all got time enough to cry.”
 

– Chicago

 

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