Friday, July 31, 2020

Briefly. (hmmm)

Another personal milestone, consecutive days alive!  

Trivia #1: In the 1830’s, which was NOT on the daily schedule of a student at Colgate University? – Self study, Private devotions, Exercise by manual labor, Chapel, Reading and studying, Studies and recitations

Trivia #2: What is the nickname of Colgate University?

Trivia #3: Alexander Ovechkin is the 8th member of the NHL’s 700-goal club. Which of the following is not? Brett Hull, Marcel Dionne, Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Wayne Gretzky, Phil Esposito, Mario Lemieux, Mike Gartner

Sometimes I wonder if all of this is happening because I didn’t forward that message to 10 other people. 

I was going to bash the Red Sox and then they go and win two games in a row. Well, I’m bashing them nonetheless. Bad team! Superstar youngster Rafael Devers is on pace to make 25 errors in this 60 game season which would be 69 over the standard 162 games. Conversely, Christian Vasquez is then on pace to hit 25 homeruns, 69 over a full season. Pitching? Who are these guys? The team ERA is 5.29 which frankly is far better than I would have guessed.  

Red Sox pitching have hit 8 batters and no one has been suspended. 

Radio guy Will Fleming is a goof, period. Poor Joe Castiglione. A proud product of Colgate University, Joe’s too nice a guy to say anything though.  

Speaking of Will, he was saying how good the Sox must have felt the other night scoring two runs against the great Met, Jake deGrom. The guy threw two wild pitches in the same inning! He threw two wild pitches all of last year and two wild pitches the season before as well.

DYK: In Spanish, Colgate translates to “go hang yourself.” – really 

So I’ve seen all of these advertisements for “The Secret to Bouncing Back From A Few Drinks.” Hey, if you can’t handle it, get out! 

The Bruins play, for real, on Sunday! The Celtics play sometime too as well. I’m not too excited about the NBA, obviously… 

Quote for the week: “Ringo isn’t even the best drummer in the band!” – Paul McCartney (allegedly, once upon a time) 

While I think the MLB cardboard cutout fans in some stadiums are ridiculous, there is not much funnier than a line drive, foul ball catching one of them in the face! 

We were eating corn on the cob the other night. My wife took a full ear, ate half, put it down, ate other food and then finished the ear later. Huh? I can’t do that. If I pick up an ear of corn, I eat the whole thing, at once! Doesn’t you? 

The Patriots released DB Lenzy Pipkins. Really.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The MLB Toronto Blue Jays will be playing their home games in Buffalo, NY. Editor’s note: Buffalo? Who’s going to watch?
This week’s sign of the apocalypse, part deux: With all of the postponed games due to Covid concerns, MLB is considering playing 7-inning double headers.
 

I once drove through Buffalo. I swear you could smell it as you approached city limits. 

If one gets cremated how will one ever be able to rollover in his/her grave? 

Yesterday golfer Bryson DeChambeau called an official over to argue that his ball landed in the rough next to a fire ant hill. He asked for a free drop under the “Dangerous Animal Condition” rule. Ya, Bryson, right. 

Facebook said I added to my story. I didn’t even know I had a story! 

Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong. 

Trivia #1 answer : In the 1830’s, which was NOT on the daily schedule of a student at Colgate University? – Self study, Private devotions, Exercise by manual labor, Chapel, Reading and studying, Studies and recitations – Self study

Trivia #2 answer: What is the nickname of Colgate University? – The Raiders

Trivia #3 answer: Alexander Ovechkin is the 8th member of the NHL’s 700-goal club. Which of the following is not? Brett Hull, Marcel Dionne, Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Wayne Gretzky, Phil Esposito, Mario Lemieux, Mike Gartner – Mario had 690 goals in his career

“Six o’clock. TV hour
Don’t get caught in foreign tower
Slash and burn, return
Listen to yourself churn
Lock him in uniform and book burning, bloodletting
Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate
Light a candle, light a votive
Step down, step down
Watch a heel crush, crush
Uh oh, this means no fear; cavalier
Renegade and steer clear!
A tournament, a tournament
A tournament of lies
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
And I decline

It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)” 

– R.E.M.

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