Friday, April 17, 2020

Briefly.

My apologies for last weak. A weak effort I thought. Heck, I’m quarantined. Step it up! Let’s see. 

Trivia #1: Much is made of Tom Brady being selected in the 6th round of the NFL draft. What Hall of Fame athlete from a major Boston sports team was selected in the 7th round of its draft in 1976?

Trivia #2: In 1999, the New Orleans Saints traded eight draft picks to the Washington Redskins for the fifth overall pick and selected who?

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the Patriots drafting Tom Brady in the 6th round of the 2000 draft. Yesterday was also Bill Belichick’s 68th birthday. Coincidence? I think not.

Despite everything going on I broke my own record this morning for consecutive days alive! Celebration to follow!

This week’s sign of the apocalypse – sunbathing nudists in the Czech Republic were told they were required to wear facemasks by order of a local ordinance.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse part deux: For $600, would-be criminals can take an online course in identity theft. 

Quote for the week: “God, I love baseball.” – Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford in ‘The Natural’) 

Karma: An Australian man purchased roughly $10K in toilet paper at the earlier stages of the Covid-19 pandemic but was unable to sell it online as planned. He attempted to return the items but the store from which he purchased them told him to go screw. Nice! 

Alcohol delivery app Drisly says it saw sales explode in the last week of March, climbing 537% above the company’s expectations. 42% of those orders came from new accounts. Just sayin’….   

They should make a sequel to the movie “Groundhog Day” and then just name it “Groundhog Day.”

Useless information suppose to fire my imagination: “Patriots trade in most recent mock draft…” 

To much of everything is just enough. 

“Good” coronavirus news? Doctors normally lie patients on their backs whereby the heart applies pressure on the back of their lungs and it closes off the lungs just a little. A technique called “proning” lies the patient on their stomachs whereby the heart falls off the lungs and opens up a little bit of the lung. It has proven to be the difference between life and death for some patients. 

93-year old Olive Veronesi of Seminole, PA Is staying home to help “flatten the curve” on the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to venture out and replenish her supplies she was  pictured on social media with a sign in one hand that read “I NEED MORE BEER!” In her other hand was a can of Coors Light. Coors then delivered 10 cases of beer to Olive’s home! 

R.I.P. – Corey Cave (25) – The former Boston Bruin and current Edmonton Oiler had been complaining of headaches and subsequently had a colloid tumor removed from his head that had been putting pressure on his brain. Due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns his family was not allowed to be with him during his final moments. That, my friends is an example of an indirect coronavirus death. Sad.

R.I.P. Brian Dennehy (81) – Amongst his many movie roles he was Chris Farley’s father in “Tommy Boy” and the sheriff in “Rambo.” 

Trivia #1 answer: Much is made of Tom Brady being selected in the 6th round of the NFL draft. What Hall of Fame athlete from a major Boston sports team was selected in the 7th round of its draft in 1976? – The Red Sox’ Wade Boggs

Trivia #2 answer: In 1999, the New Orleans Saints traded eight draft picks to the Washington Redskins for the fifth overall pick and selected who? – Ricky Williams from the University of Texas 

“Well, you wake up in the mornin’, you hear the work bell ring
And they march you to the table to see the same old thing
Ain’t no food on the table, and no pork up in the pan
But you better not complain, boy, you get in trouble with the man”

– Credence Clearwater Revival

 

Be careful out there

One thought on “Friday, April 17, 2020

  1. No worries about last week. A weak effort is better than none at all. Stay healthy (and thirsty) my friend.

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