Friday, October 16, 2020

Briefly.

Trivia #1: What two states are not members in the 48-state Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact?

Trivia #2: What team did MLB HOF’er Joe Morgan debut with in 1963 as an amateur free agent? – San Francisco Giants, Houston Colt 45’s, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies

Trivia #3: In what sport, any of the major North American sports leagues, did the visiting team win all seven games of a best-of-seven postseason series?

If you’re wearing your mask inside your car, alone, with the windows up, I’m going to go ahead and assume it’s to control your urge to lick the windows.

Get your flu shot.

Dak Prescott. Not exactly a Joe Theisman replay, but close and something I didn’t watch more than once. Not to be cold but… any truth to the rumor that Dak was crying while being carted off the field because he never signed that huge, multi-year contract???

Speaking of the Cowboys… I realize they went on to win that game with Andy “Big Red” Dalton at the helm, but Andy Dalton? Cowboy fans are bummin’.

I heard an announcer say during one NFL game last Sunday, “he doesn’t want to make any mistakes here…” Tell me, who wants to make a mistake anywhere, anytime? It doesn’t matter who the announcer was because it’s been said before and will be said again. It’s just a lousy cliché.

17-year old Maci Currin of Cedar Park, TX, is 6’ 10” and now holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest legs for a woman and the longest legs on a teenager. Her left right leg measures 52.874 inches and her left leg is slightly longer at 53.155 inches.

Jimmy “G” Garoppolo. Remember him, Pats’ fans? We thought Belichick was crazy dealing him for a second round pick. The guy cannot stay on the field! He tried last weekend only to be lifted at halftime. The coaches said it was to protect him because he wasn’t fully healthy. Hmmm. I’m sure it had nothing to do with his “15” rating in the first half! Heck, my rating was nearly that high while I sat on the couch!

On Wednesday, Atlanta Braves’ pitcher Kyle Wright (or “Wrong?”) became the first starting pitcher to allow seven earned runs and pitch less than one inning in a postseason game as the Dodgers scored 11 first inning runs in route to a 15-3 win. Editor’s note: The Braves came back last night and scored 6 runs in the 6th to go up 3-1 in the NLCS. Game 5 tonight.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: San Francisco may change ‘inappropriate’ names of some city schools. At least 44 schools in San Fran could see their names changed as officials believed some were named after those with potential connections to slavery, genocide and colonization. Some of the schools listed under the proposed name changes include Abraham Lincoln High School, George Washington High School, Roosevelt Middle School and Jefferson Elementary.

Coronavirus update #11,293, the current border closure between the U.S. and Canada is set to expire on October 21 but will likely be extended for the seventh time, says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

I haven’t lost all my marbles yet but there is definitely a small hole in the bag somewhere.

Hunting, you’re doing it wrong. 57-year old Kurt Johnston of Pickford, Michigan, has lost his hunting privileges for life and will spend three months in jail for allegedly killing 18 wolves and 3 bald eagles, amongst other charges. Given the charges, he is also banned from hunting in the 48 members states of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (created to promote compliance with the laws, regulations, ordinances, resolutions and administrative rules that relate to the management of wildlife resources in the respective member states)

I tell you, there’s some funny people out there, specifically those creating Geico television commercials. How about the ones pertaining to the ants (aunts) in the home and the other with rats (Ratt) in the basement? Funny stuff.

The Masters is set to begin less than one month from now, Thursday, November 12.

Phoenix, Arizona just set the record for 100-degree days in a calendar year with number 144! Suddenly, quarantine doesn’t sound so bad!

“V”, as in “Vodka” – says the homeschool Mom.

Quote for the week: Discussions are always better than arguments because an argument is to find out who is right, and a discussion is to find out what is right.

The Lakers won.

Headline of the week: Tennessee mayor resigns after allegedly shoplifting at Target

R.I.P. – Joe Morgan (77) – A key member of the Cincinnati Red’s “Big Red Machine” in the mid-seventies. Morgan was a two-time NL MVP (’75 & ’76), 10-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner. Widely regarded of one of the greatest second baseman in baseball history, he went on to broadcast games for over 25 years following his playing career. He also stole 689 bases, 11th in baseball history. For those of us who remember watching Morgan, who didn’t imitate his at-bat, elbow twitch either on the baseball or whiffleball field?

Trivia #1 answer : What two states are not members in the 48-state Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact? – Hawaii and Massachusetts (MA is in process of joining)

Trivia #2 answer: What team did MLB HOF’er Joe Morgan debut with in 1963 as an amateur free agent? – San Francisco Giants, Houston Colt 45’s, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies – The Houston Colt 45’s

Trivia #3 answer: In what sport, any of the major North American sports leagues, did the visiting team win all seven games of a best-of-seven postseason series? – The Washington Nationals last year won the World Series over the Houston Astros 4 games to 3 with every game being won by the visiting team.

“In that case I don’t want no part
I do believe that that would only break my heart
Oh, but if you feel like lovin’ me
If you got the notion
I second that emotion
So, if you feel like giving me a lifetime of devotion
I second that emotion”

– Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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