Friday, November 13, 2020

Briefly.

Trivia #1: Five players have won the Masters wire-to-wire. Which two of the following have not – Raymond Floyd, Tiger Woods, Craig Wood, Jordan Spieth, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer

Trivia #2: How many world rankings points and FedEx Cup points does the winner of the Masters receive, respectively? – 75/400, 75/500, 75/600, 100/400, 100/500, 100/600, 200/400, 200/500, 200/600

Trivia #3: What four people have been inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame as a player and a head coach? (no hints, tough one…)

Trivia #4: The New York Jet’ Frank Gore has a chance this season to surpass Lorenzo Neal for all-time games played by an NFL running back (239). Who is #3?

I’ve been watching golf this past season but it is especially noticeable during the Masters, no fans. That’s gotta stink for the players, to drain a long, eagle/birdie putt and get no reaction. I know it stinks as a fan watching.

Riddle me this (thinking ahead). What will the NFL do if one of the Super Bowl starting quarterbacks tests positive for Covid just before the big game?

After yesterday, Kevin Na is the first player to hit every green in regulation during a round in the Masters, and still shoot over par. That begs the question “How’s your three-putt?”

So how do you feel about Alex Cora? He was caught cheating as part of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, served his one-year suspension and was subsequently fired as the Red Sox’ manager, and has now been rehired following his suspension? Is he a free man having served his time or is he forever a cheater? Follow-up question, are all criminals forever criminals even after time served?

Go out and earn yourself a “Tommy Point” today

I like the Baker Mayfield, Progressive Insurance “At Home” commercials. I laugh

In case you missed it, one of the Masters’ greatest traditions, the Wednesday Par 3 contest, was not held this year due to the fact that there would be no fans. It would not have been the same without them. However, the Augusta National Par 3 course will be used in a unique way by being the sight of ESPN’s “College Gameday” on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.

Why can an offensive player give a stiff-arm to the facemask in the NFL without consequences?

If a southern woman says “What did you say?”, she isn’t asking you to repeat it. She’s asking you if you’re good with Jesus because you’re about to meet him.

Not sure whether it was Tiger Woods or not but who introduced the non-collared shirt to golf? I don’t like it and think it’s disrespectful.

Headline of the day: “Woman tries to deliver heroin-filled sandwich to her boyfriend at the Lynn Police Station”

Quote for the week: “He’s a great driver of the golf ball” – now bear with me here. This statement, made during golf tournaments and referring to a golfer, challenges my intelligence. Do we really think the broadcaster might actually be referring to the fact that the player is a great driver of a Ford Mustang?

Quote for the week part deux: “It’s not about being better than anyone else, it’s about being better than you were the day before”

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Elizabeth City, North Carolina, starting a “Calling All Elizabeths” promotion on Monday, which is encouraging any person named Elizabeth to visit and take advantage of freebies and discounts until December 30.

R.I.P. Alex Trebek (80) – A native of Canada, Trebek became a naturalized US citizen in 1998 and hosted the syndicated game show “Jeopardy” for 37 years. He received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host seven times for his work on Jeopardy.

R.I.P. Tommy Heinsohn (86) – (try to keep up here):

  • He is the only person to have been involved the Boston Celtics for all 17 of its championships, as well as all 21 of its NBA Finals appearances
  • Averaged 21.1 points during his college career, becoming The College of Holy Cross’ all-time leading scorer. During his Sr. year averaged 27.4 points and 21.1 rebounds
  • He was a “territorial pick” of the Boston Celtics in 1956 and was Rookie of the Year as well as an All-Star, averaging 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. The Celtics won their first Championship that year.
  • He played nine NBA seasons averaging 18.6 PPG and 8.8 RPG, earned six All-Star selections and eight NBA titles
  • He served as the NBA Players’ Association’s second president
  • After the 1964-65 season his #15 was retired by the Celtics
  • He spent the next three years broadcasting on the radio before coaching the Celtics for nine seasons becoming their second-winningest coach (427-263), won two Championships and was Coach of the Year in 1973
  • He retired after the 1977-78 season and spent the next nearly 40 years along side Mike Gorman in the broadcast booth
  • In 1995, he was the recipient of the Jack McMahon Award, given annually by the National Basketball Coaches Association to an individual who has made a special contribution to the NBA coaching profession
  • He was just the 4th person in NBA history to be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame as a player and a head coach
  • He was associated with the Celtics for 65 years

Trivia #1 answer: Five players have won the Masters wire-to-wire. Which two of the following have not – Raymond Floyd, Tiger Woods, Craig Wood, Jordan Spieth, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer – Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

Trivia #2 answer: How many world rankings points and FedEx Cup points does the winner of the Masters receive, respectively? – 75/400, 75/500, 75/600, 100/400, 100/500, 100/600, 200/400, 200/500, 200/600 – The winner receives 100 world rankings points and 600 FedEx Cup points

Trivia #3 answer: What four people have been inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame as a player and a head coach? (no hints, tough one…) – Lenny Wilkins, John Wooden, Bill Sharman, Tommy Heinsohn

Trivia #4 answer: The New York Jet’ Frank Gore has a chance this season to surpass Lorenzo Neal for all-time games played by an NFL running back (239). Who is #3? – Tony Richardson

“Too late to save myself from falling
I took a chance and changed your way of life
But you misread my meaning when I met you
Closed the door and left me blinded by the light

Don’t let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see
I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me”

– Elton John

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