Friday, October 23, 2020

Briefly.

Trivia #1: The Great Central U.S. Shakeout is held here?

Trivia #2: The Pittsburgh Steelers logo is based on the Steelmark logo of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). The three hypocycloids (diamond shapes) mean: steel lightens your work, brightens your leisure and widens your world. They also represent the three materials used to produce steel: orange for iron ore, blue for steel scrap and yellow for what?

Trivia #3: Mike “Doc” Emrick, 50-year NHL announcer, is referred to as “Doc” for what reason?

Longtime NHL announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick is retiring as a broadcaster, announced Monday. His resume includes calling 22 Stanley Cup Finals and winning eight sports Emmy awards for play-by-play, including seven straight from 2014-2020. In 2008 Emrick was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, which awarded him the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to hockey broadcasting. In 2011, he was the first announcer inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. (I didn’t know there was a separate “U.S.” hall???)

I lost my pizza cutter so I used my Bryan Adams’ CD. It cuts like a knife.

I mentioned last week that “launch angle” is killing baseball. A close second anyone? How about junior homerun derbys? Fun, of course, but I think it sets the wrong mindset in kids.

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.

Hey, you can’t change history. Teach it.

Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick recently had a turn of what I’ll call ‘bad luck.’ Despite having a “pretty good” season so far in 2020, he was demoted to backup in favor of rookie top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa. Yes, time for move forward for the Dolphins. Fitzpatrick’s reaction? “I basically got fired yesterday and my day consisted of zoom meetings with the guy who fired me and siting in a room with the guy who replaced me for four hours.” OK, Fitzy was benched and we can feel for him, but please don’t whine to us about “getting fired.” You got demoted, are 38 years old, in the back end of a two-year $11M contract and have made over $35M on top of that. Suck it up, Harvard Boy!

The Dallas Cowboys sit atop the NFC East with a 2-4 record.

Speaking of the Cowboys, even after missing last week’s game and some of the prior week’s game, Dak Prescott still leads the NFL in passing yards.

Speaking of the Patriots… for you/us Patriots’ fans, after last week’s loss to the Broncos and lack of late-game heroics, we now know for sure that Cam ain’t no Tom.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: “Hollywood celebs share their reactions to Trump-Biden debate”

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination, part duex: “Britney Spears reveals ‘5 most important’ beach day essentials”

Ziggy played guitar… and was a lefty.

The World Series is down to a 5-game series. Go Rays! (really, I don’t like the Rays at all but do really dislike the Dodgers). That’s correct, I’m not rooting for Mookie.

Hormel Foods made their first batch of Spam in 1937. With everyone out shopping and hoarding food they have announced they will be making their second batch later this week.

This past Sunday night, announcer Mike Tirico, on multiple occasions, mentioned that Kansas City Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker had made his last 30ish field goals inside the 40-yard line. He has also missed 4 extra points this year. Since the extra point attempt is from 33-yards out, I’d say he’s missed some kicks inside the 40, right? What’s the difference?!

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.

Quote for the week, part deux: “I hope I can handle retirement, especially since I’ve never done it.” – Doc Emrick

Headline of the week: “Florida wildlife investigators uncover flying squirrel trafficking ring”

Trivia #1 answer: The Great Central U.S. Shakeout is held here? – Anywhere in the U.S.. The main goal of the Shakeout is to get  everyone prepared for  major earthquakes. Anyone can participate, from a single person to  a major company at an office. Where ever you are at the moment -at home, at work, at school, anywhere – you should “drop, cover and roll” as if there is an earthquake at the very moment. The event takes place on the third Thursday in October (last Thursday this year) at 10:15am. Well, I missed it…

Trivia #2 answer: The Pittsburgh Steelers logo is based on the Steelmark logo of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). The three hypocycloids (diamond shapes) mean: steel lightens your work, brightens your leisure and widens your world. They also represent the three materials used to produce steel: orange for iron ore, blue for steel scrap and yellow for what? – Yellow for coal

Trivia #3: Mike “Doc” Emrick, 50-year NHL announcer, is referred to as “Doc” for what reason? – He has a doctorate in communications

“If the sun refused to shine,
I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea,
There will still be you and me.

Kind woman, I give you my all.
Kind woman, nothing more.”

– Led Zeppelin

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