Friday, April 10, 2020

Briefly.

Until further notice the days of the week are called thisday, thatday, otherday, someday, yesterday, today and nextday.

 Trivia #1: Since Tom Dempsey’s 63-yard field goal in 1970, only 6 kickers have either matched or surpassed that distance. Name the two left-footed kickers to accomplish the feat. (“feat”, get it?)

Trivia #2: Name the Final Four teams in the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament last year. Bonus, who beat who in the final?

Trivia #3: Which band was Eric Clapton never associated with? – Derek and the Dominos, Blind Faith, The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream

 Ford CEO Jim Hackett’s salary fell to $17.4M in 2019 from $17.8M in 2018. The ratio of Hackett’s annual compensation to the median of the annual compensation of all employees was 157 to 1. Dink.

 Just a prediction that two television events coming up are going to be the most watched in quite sometime. The NFL draft, which will be held remotely from each team’s designated facility, and this Sunday’s NBA H-O-R-S-E competition between eight contestants – Chris Paul, Trae Young, Mike Conley Jr., Zach Lavine, WNBA’s Allie Quigley and Tamika Catchings, and Paul Pierce and Chauncey Billups. Should be fun. Reminds me of the old McDonald’s commercial with Bird and Jordan…

 Cops: Come out with your hands washed!

 Maybe it’s me but “essential” is a pretty arbitrary term.

 I can’t wait to go to Fenway Park again.

I’ve watched a lot of commercials lately and let me tell you, there’s some funny, creative, f*ed up people out there.

 Valet Living is actively recruiting for 10,000 positions nationwide over the next several months. The company is mostly recruiting people for “service valet positions.” The role includes duties such as doorstep trash and recycling collection. NOW, is that the most misleading company name you’ve ever heard – “Valet Living” and job title “service valet” you’ve ever heard?

 9 of the world’s top 100 billionaires actually gained money during the past two months, all were Chinese.

 I’m as bored as an Amish electrician.

 My son asked me if the offer to slap him into next year was still on the table.

 R.I.P. Bill Withers (81) – American singer-songwriter and musician. Withers won three Grammys and was nominated for six more. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

R.I.P. Tom Dempsey (73) – Former New Orleans Saints kicker (he only played two seasons) kicked a then-record 63-yard field goal that has since only been surpassed 5 times. The current record is 64 yards and the previous record had been 56 yards! DYK: Dempsey was born not only with no toes on his right foot, but also no fingers on his right hand. He died last Saturday after a bout with coronavirus and since 2013 suffered from Alzheimer’s as well as dementia.

Trivia #1 answer: Since Tom Dempsey’s 63-yard field goal in 1970, only 6 kickers have either matched or surpassed that distance. Name the two left-footed kickers to accomplish the feat. – David Akers (2012) and Sebastian Janikowski (2011)

Trivia #2 answer: Name the Final Four teams in the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament last year. Bonus, who beat who in the final? – Virginia, Auburn, Texas Tech, Michigan St – Virginia beat Texas Tech in the final

Trivia #3 answer: Which band was Eric Clapton never associated with? – Derek and the Dominos, Blind Faith, The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluebreakers, Cream – trick question as he was associated with all of them (though you all guessed John Mayall & the Bluebreakers, didn’t you?)

 Rest at Home is better than Rest in Peace… 6 feet away is better than 6 feet under.

 “If there is a load
You have to bear
That you can’t carry
I’m right up the road
I’ll share your load
If you just call me.

– Bill Withers

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