Friday, November 20, 2020

Briefly.

Trivia #1: With the 25th pick in the second round of the NBA draft the other night, the Brooklyn Nets selected Jay Scrubb out of John A. Logan College. He was later traded to the Clippers. Multi-part question: Where is John A. Logan College? Who was John A. Logan? What is the college’s nickname?

Trivia #2: When the Patriots take on the Houston Texans on Sunday, it will mark a matchup between the oldest head coaching matchup in NFL history. Romeo Crennel is 73 and Bill Belichick is 68. What matchup holds the current record for oldest head coaches?

160’ divided by 3 = 53.3 yards.

Trivia #3: The Green Bay Packers’ Paul Hornung rushed for how many career yards in the NFL? – 3,711, 5,230, 7,002, 10,114, 12,948

Did you watch any of the NBA draft? There was the #3 overall pick Lamelo Ball sitting on his couch, no mask. To his right was his mother who was wearing a mask. To his left sat his father, wearing a mask, pulled down under his nose. I thought it looked hilarious.

Back to Alex Trebek who lost his battle to pancreatic cancer last week. What a guy. Not only did Trebek give away a great deal of money to numerous charitable organizations, he was tied more directly to World Vision – the Christian humanitarian organization that conducts relief efforts for children and families in nearly 100 countries around the world. Trebek’s relationship with the organization began in the early 1980’s and included multiple international trips as well as video appeals, where the gregarious Canadian native lent his name and reputation.

#1 pick gone bad. Brandon Martin, a former Tampa Bay Rays’ first-round draft pick, was sentenced to prison without parole for the 2015 grisly murder of his disabled father, uncle and alarm installer in California. He beat them all to death with a black wooden baseball bat with his name engraved on it.

Birthdays are good for us. Statistics show that people who have the most birthdays live the longest.

Kim Ng (52) just became the first female general manager in major league baseball history. She is with the Florida Marlins.

The NCAA is considering holding the 2021 men’s basketball tournament at a single site, bubble-like. Indianapolis is the leading candidate.

Learning a lesson, you’re doing it wrong. The New York Mets’ Robinson Cano was suspended for 80 games in 2018 for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He tested positive again and has been suspended for the entire 2021 campaign.

I was looking at the injury report for last night’s Thursday Night Football game. It got me thinking, aren’t we all “questionable” on any given day?

Honored? The Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant had a giraffe named after him at the Memphis Zoo.

Be sure to bring up politics at Thanksgiving this year to, you know, save on Christmas gifts.

For you fantasy footballers, here’s a stat. Christian McCaffrey is #26 in points scored by a running back this season. He has missed 6+ games.

I think the “neutral zone infraction” is the coolest sounding penalty in sports. It sounds a lot better than tripping, traveling or holding, doesn’t it? Neutral zone infraction!

Some good news (I may make this a regular addition): A FedEx driver in New Trenton, IN, saw a boy and his friends playing basketball using an old, broken down hoop. The FedEx driver, Aubrey, who often delivers packages in the area, dropped off a brand new hoop and basketball purchased on her own.

Headline of the day: “Stanley Cup champion Brandon Holtby struggles to get across US-Canada border due to tortoise issues”

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The 2020 Shit Show continues. Period.

R.I.P. Paul Hornung (84) – Hornung played for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers from 1957-1966. He played on teams that won four NFL titles including the first Super Bowl. He is the first Heisman trophy winner to be selected as the first overall selection in the NFL draft, play pro football, win the NFL most valuable player award, and be inducted into both the professional and college football halls of fame.

Trivia #1 answer: With the 25th pick in the second round of the NBA draft the other night, the Brooklyn Nets selected Jay Scrubb out of John A. Logan College. He was later traded to the Clippers. Multi-part question: Where is John A. Logan College? – Caterville, Illinois. Who was John A. Logan? – A civil war general who later represented Illinois in the US Congress. What is the college’s nickname? – The Volunteers

Trivia #2 answer: When the Patriots take on the Houston Texans on Sunday, it will mark a matchup between the oldest head coaching matchup in NFL history. Romeo Crennel is 73 and Bill Belichick is 68. What matchup holds the current record for oldest head coaches? – It was earlier this season between Belichick and Seattle’s Pete Carrol (69).

Trivia #3 answer: The Green Bay Packers’ Paul Hornung rushed for how many career yards in th NFL? – 3,711, 5,230, 7,002, 10,114, 12,948 – 3,711

“Well, we’re big rock singers
We got golden fingers
And we’re loved everywhere we go…
We sing about beauty and we sing about truth
At ten thousand dollars a show…
We take all kinds of pills that give us all kind of thrills
But the thrill we’ve never known
Is the thrill that’ll getcha when you get your picture
On the cover of the Rollin’ Stone”

– Dr. Hook

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