Friday, August 28, 2020

Briefly.

After my multiple faux pas last week I was tempted to hang it up. I let down you, my fans. I promise, it will never happen again, until it happens again. I mean, Ed’s head, some Friday mornings? Whoa!

Trivia #1: Which player is NOT in the top 5 of career playoff games in the NHL? – Chris Chelios, Nicklas Lidstrom, Patrick Roy, Mark Messier, Claude Lemieux, Larry Robinson
Trivia #2: What does “pixel” stand for?
Trivia #3: What rock band pair was once referred to as the “Toxic Twins?” – Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth, Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page

On Wednesday night the Bruins lost to the Lightning 7-1. Not to be outdone, the Red Sox lost to the Buffalo Blue Jays 9-1. Take that!

You talk about great smells (don’t you?). Coffee, an orange, good scotch. I think you have to have basil on that list. 

The Boston Red Sox have played 32 games, more than half of this shortened season. Three pitchers, Nathan Eovaldi, Heath Embree and Martin Perez lead the team with three (3!) wins apiece. 

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Headline: Tesla on autopilot hits police car as driver watches movie on cellphone 

Camera shots nowadays at professional sporting events are really fascinating nowadays, though I think golf takes the cake. I especially like the shot of a putt from behind the hole, low to the ground, and the red line showing a drive off the tee.

I see where NBA coaches are not wearing suits but instead dressing down. Why the suits in the past? Were they dressing for the fans??? 

Dustin Johnson won last week’s PGA tournament (The Northern Trust) finishing a whopping 30 strokes under par. DYK: He did not have a single birdie on holes 13-16!

On August 10, a rare inland storm known as a derecho tore through the state of Iowa demolishing many parts of the city of Cedar Rapids. But its that state’s farmland where the long-term impact is expected to be felt most. The 140 mile per hour winds destroyed 35%  of the state’s corn and farmers are still assessing the overall damage.

The NFL, not to interfere with individual state laws, are letting teams do what they may in regards to fans at games. As such, some teams will have a clear(?) home field advantage as other teams are not allowing fans at their stadiums. I have the question mark (?) there as there is no proof that fans actually give a team an advantage. My opinion. 

Quote for the week: “It’s a true friendship when you can bash somebody over the head and not be told, ‘You’re not my friend anymore.’ That’s a true friendship. You put up with each other’s bitching… He’s my wife. And he’ll say the same thing about me.” – Keith Richards on Mick Jagger. 

Bye-bye Tuukka.

Hats off to local kid, Nick Maccario, golf extraordinaire. Runner-up in MA Amateur (last hole), runner-up in New England Amateur (playoff), winner of another amateur tournament… shot a 56(!) at local Bradford Country Club last weekend. A 56!!! (18 holes… not 9 like me)

For you golfers; have you ever been in one of those golf carts where it is often difficult to engage the brake on the pedal? It is usually after the third or fourth failed attempt when I start to violently kick the shit out of the pedal. 

For the first time I saw a television commercial for the treatment of schizophrenia.

R.I.P. Anthony Martignetti (63) – Anthony, at the time a 12-year old Italian immigrant, found television immortality when he sprinted through Boston’s North End in an enduring (nearly 14 years!) television commercial for Prince spaghetti. “Anthony! Anthony!” DYK: In 1969, Anthony and several fellow preadolescents were approached by three men looking for Commercial Street. His friends replied rudely while Anthony, angelic and ingenuous, offered directions. The men turned out to be scouts for an advertising agency, got Anthony’s parents’ consent, and signed him up. 

Get well, Dave Hart!

Trivia #1 answer: Which player is NOT in the top 5 of career playoff games in the NHL? – Chris Chelios, Nicklas Lidstrom, Patrick Roy, Mark Messier, Claude Lemieux, Larry Robinson – Larry Robinson is #8 in career playoff games
Trivia #2 answer: What does “pixel” stand for? – Picture Element
Trivia #3 answer: What rock band pair was once referred to as the “Toxic Twins?” – Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth, Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page – Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
 

“Well, you wiggle to the left,
You wiggle to the right;
You do the Ooby Dooby with all your might;

Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby, Oody Dooby, Oody Dooby,
Oody Dooby, Oody Dooby, Oody Dooby,
Oody Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah”

– Creedence Clearwater Revival 

Good night everybody!

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