Friday, May 22, 2020

Briefly.

Trivia #1: Name in order the top five NFL rushers in terms of career yardage.

Trivia #2: From the television show ‘Leave it to Beaver’, name 5 of Beaver’s friend

A pair of 1985, autographed Michael Jordan shoes ‘Air Jordan 1’ broke an auction record the other day by selling for $560,000.

In 2019, about 3.75 million babies were born in the U.S. – down 1 percent from the previous year. In addition, the general fertility rate fell 2 percent to 58.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44. It is the lowest level since the government began tracking the figure in 1909. 

How is it that time can fly by and drag on at the same time?

So MLB players can’t spit, really? I can’t mow my lawn or play a round of golf without spitting. You can’t chew sunflower seeds without spitting. Stupid!

Another new MLB rule: Personnel who rub baseballs with mud for pitchers must wear gloves. Imagine sitting down and coming up with crap like this? 

Someone just used my driveway to turn around and now I’m standing outside with two beers and a lonely face. 

Best television commercial going? How about the Geico commercials with the tap dancers in the apartment building? 

I was channel-surfing the other day and came across Halloween 5. 5!!!! When did that happen??

Now entering his 16th season in the NFL, 37-year old Frank Gore is OK with backing up Le’Veon Bell of the Jets. Ya, I’d be OK too in my 16th season making a cool $1M as a backup. 

Alcohol: The glue holding this shitshow together.

The NCAA Division 1 Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. 

Trivia #1 answer: Name in order the top five NFL rushers in terms of career yardage. – Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Frank Gore, Barry Sanders, Adrian Peterson

Trivia #2 answer: From the television show ‘Leave it to Beaver’, name 5 of Beaver’s friends. – Gilbert, Larry Mondello, Whitey, Gus the fireman, Richard (remember, guys like Eddie Haskell and Lumpy were technically Wally’s friends)

R.I.P. – Ken Osmond (76) – Ken played the “two-faced teenage scoundrel” Eddie Haskell on the show ‘Leave it to Beaver’ from 1957-1963.

R.I.P. – Phyllis George (70) – Former Miss America who became a sports broadcasting pioneer on CBS’s “NFL Today.”

I’ve been meaning to have a talk with my wife. I need more cow bell.

“All our times have come
Here but now there gone
Seasons don’t fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain… we can be like they are
Come on baby… don’t fear the reaper
Baby take my hand… don’t fear the reaper
We’ll be able to fly… don’t fear the reaper
Baby I’m your man…”
 

– Blue Oyster Cult

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