Friday, October 9, 2020

Briefly.

Trivia #1: The Yankees have won the most AL pennants, 40. What team is second?

Trivia #2: “Vote while you float” is the motto for who?

Tom Brady lost last night on national television. Poor Tom.

Tom Brady has won more playoff games than anyone else has played in. (all with the Patriots, I might add)

When life shuts a door, open it back up. That’s how doors work.

Joe Flacco is starting for the Jets this Sunday. Joe Flacco?? I could have sworn I recently saw him on a milk carton.

Speaking of baseball… check out the MLB upcoming schedule. Tonight is the deciding game 5 of the ALDS, Yankees/Rays. (go Rays!) The other three series have already been decided. There are no games scheduled on Saturday but then… The ALCS begins on Sunday and the NLCS on Monday. Both series play EVERY night until each ends. No breaks! Are you listening NHL and NBA!

Speaking of basketball, the Lakers lead the Heat three games to one. Go Heat!

Don’t say/think “that’s what they get for living there” regarding people who live on the gulf coast who are about to be battered yet again by another storm. People live down there for countless reasons with no other options. Just pray for them.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Tracie’s Place Karaoke Bar and Restaurant in Ontario, Canada is allowing customers to sing within a makeshift shower stall (on stage) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In the first spoken words in the original “Rambo” movie, John J actually smiles. He introduces himself to Delmar Berry’s mother who informs Rambo that Delmar died. It is the only time in the movie that Rambo smiles. (useless information, I know…)

The Indianapolis Colts’ kicker, Rodrigo Blankenship, has single-handedly outscored the opponent in each of the Colts’ three victories.

Training, you’re doing it wrong. A 66-year old Illinois motorcyclist was killed in a crash during her second day of a motorcycle safety training course.

Have you ever reached for your drink thinking you had one sip left and then finding out there was really more than one sip? Isn’t that awesome!

Another NFL game moved from Sunday to later in the week. I really can’t see the season ending as a full season. It’s falling apart.

Do you know that Bruce Springsteen song “Glory Days?” “I had a friend was a big baseball player back in high school. He could throw that speedball by you, make you look like a fool…” – What in hell is a “speedball?” I’m thinking Springsteen was one of those kids who stepped up to the plate back in the day and yelled to the pitcher “Don’t whip it!”

Quote for the week: “To hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is” – Eddie Van Halen

Headline of the week: “Winner of ‘Fat Bear Week’ competition crowned by Alaska national park”

R.I.P. – Eddie Van Halen (65) – Considered by many as the best and most influential guitarists of all-time. Eddie first made a name for himself with his solo “Eruption” which was on Van Halen’s first album. Eddie became a pop culture icon with the 1983 release of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”  – which featured Eddie’s iconic guitar solo. Eddie was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Trivia #1 answer: The Yankees have won the most AL pennants, 40. What team is second? – The Oakland A’s (15) – the Red Sox are third with 14.

Trivia #2 answer: “Vote while you float” is the motto for who? – Astronauts

“Happy trails to you,
Until we meet again,
Happy trails to you,
Keep smiling on til then
Who cares about the clouds when we’re together
Just sing a song an’ think about sunny weather
Happy trails to you,
Til we meet again”

– Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (Van Halen ended each concert with this song back in the day)

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