Friday, October 30, 2020

Briefly.

VOTE!

Happy Birthday to my Mum, tomorrow!

Trivia #1: More for all you Doc Emrick fans. Last week we reported that Doc has a doctorate in Communications. From what school does he have that degree?

Trivia #2: What three quarterbacks have won a Super Bowl and played on 5 or more NFL teams?

Trivia #3: In what years are “Gen X” people born?

The Kansas Chiefs are favored on Sunday by 20 points (it may be down to 19 ½) over the New York Jets. 13 times in NFL history have teams been favored by 20 points or more. Those teams are 13-0 in those games but only 3-10 against the spread (ATS). Also, the Dallas Cowboys are currently 0-7 ATS to start the season. The NFL record is 0-8 by both the ‘91 Bengals and ‘03 Raiders.

“Urology Department… can you hold?”

OK, if you missed it, Atlanta Falcons’ running back Todd Gurley could have gone to the ground with about one minute to go just before the goal line to setup a chip shot, last second field goal to win the game. They were down 16-14. Instead, he busted through the line, stumbled and couldn’t control his momentum in crossing the goal line for a touchdown. Detroit subsequently went 75 yards after the ensuing kickoff and won the game on a last-play touchdown. Now everyone is blaming Gurley. I have two questions. First, why didn’t QB Matt Ryan simply kneel down? Second, why not blame the defense for allowing the ridiculous drive that ended the game? Watch where you point fingers. (editor’s note: Yours truly have both Gurley and T.J. Hockenson, who scored Detroit’s last-play touchdown, so I was pretty happy with the outcome!!!)

Don’t you hate hearing other’s fantasy sports stories?

Speaking of the NFL, The Buffalo Bills beat the lowly New York Jets 18-10 by kicking 6 field goals. They missed two others. That’s pathetic.

This week, the Philadelphia Eagles lead the NFC East with a 2-4-1 record.

The future’s open wide…..

In my opinion, if you need an energy drink to get you 5 hours of energy, then what you are about to do is not worth doing.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Two suspects in Florida have been arrested after being accused of stealing mail and mail-in ballots earlier this week by using an apparent homemade device capable of lifting letters out of a dropbox.

So the Dodgers won the World Series, abbreviated, that is. I have to admit I am happy for manager Dave Roberts. He holds a special place in the hearts of all true Red Sox fans.

Imagine being fired and then, 34 years later, being rehired by the same company? That’s what just happened to 76-year old manager Tony LaRussa. The three-time World Series champ (Oakland and two with St. Louis) is back with the White Sox. LaRussa is 2,728-2,365 in his career.

The Ohio State Buckeyes played, and won, their first football game of the season. They are currently ranked #3 in the country! Top ranked Clemson is 6-0. Six

Speaking of Clemson, all-world quarterback Trevor Lawrence “has the ‘rona” and will miss at least this week’s game against Boston College.

Headline of the week: Online cheating is on the rise amid remote learning. (Nooooo!)

Headline of the week part duex: Deer with head stuck in plastic pumpkin rescued by New Jersey animal control officers.

A loan at a bank can take 30 years to pay off. If you rob a bank, you’re out in 10 years. Follow me for more financial advice.

R.I.P. Travis Roy (45) – Former Boston University hockey player paralyzed after an injury in 1995 who became a philanthropist for spinal cord treatment. Roy had slid headfirst into the boards just 11 seconds into his first shift for BU. He died from complications from a procedure needed to maintain his quality of life.

Not exactly “R.I.P.” but I think Julian Edelman’s career is finished.

Trivia #1 answer: Last week we reported that Doc has a doctorate in Communications. From what school does he have that degree? – Bowling Green University

Trivia #2 answer: What three quarterbacks have won a Super Bowl and played on 5 or more NFL teams? – Jim McMahon, Trent Dilfer and Nick Foles

Trivia #3 answer: In what years are “Gen X” people born? – Between 1965 and 1980

Don’t forget to move your clocks forward this weekend. Not sure how much forward but 4 months should do!

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“I’ll stop the world and melt with you
You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time
There’s nothing you and I won’t do
I’ll stop the world and melt with you”

– Modern English

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