Friday, November 27, 2020

Briefly.

Keep moving the sticks.

Trivia #1: The first Macy’s Day Parade took place in what year? –  1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1941

Trivia #2: Thanksgiving football is believed to have started at the college level in 1876. What two schools are reported to have started playing football on Thanksgiving? – Yale and Princeton, Yale and Harvard, Trinity and Yale, Harvard and Princeton, NECCO and UMass Lowell

Trivia #3: Alice doesn’t live at the restaurant. Where does she live?

The Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown is still good and I still don’t want him on my team.

Why don’t NFL cheerleaders have to wear masks?? What? They do wear masks?!

Feel good story of the week: 9-year old Reese Osterberg lost not just her family home in the Creek Fire in California, but she also lost her baseball card collection. Her community heard of the loss and at first donated a binder of cards but that quickly grew to over 25,000 cards and other memorabilia. On Tuesday she gave out cards, baseballs and memorabilia to other kids who had also suffered losses. She has a website setup where kids can make requests – cardsfromreese.org.

There’s a fine line between saying too much and saying too little. I walk that line like a drunken clown at a circus.

Could Tom Brady do a better job with this Pats’ team? I think so.

Headline of the day: Dying Alabama man ready to “meet his maker” confesses to cold case murder of a 26-year-old. – Editor’s note: Buddy, if you are confessing to a murder, I’m not so sure you’re going to get a chance to meet your maker.

Headline of the week, part deux: TSA shares Thanksgiving foods you can and can’t carry on flights

Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz is leading the Triple Crown race with 40 sacks, 14 interceptions and 10 fumbles.

I’m typically not one for touchdown celebrations but I laughed at the Bucs’ last weekend when the players sat down, one behind the other, and made like rowing a boat. Good one.

I’m not buying a 2021 planner until I see a trailer.

College hoops is back!

Gordon Hayward played 139 games for the Celtics (regular season and playoff combined) and earned over $91 million in the process.  That’s a cool $658,986.27 per game.

Really, how did we go from the dumpy, white “Jake from State Farm” to the jacked, black guy? (can the T-shirt be any smaller?) I would have liked to have been a fly-on-the-wall for that meeting!

If I were a diehard Redskins’ fan I’m not so sure I would be compelled to wear their new hat.

Quote for the week: “I awoke this morning with devout Thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

No, this did not happen prior to a Pop Warner football game but instead at the Saturday night Dallas Cowboys’ team meeting last week. Coach Mike McCarthy rolled out watermelons, each one with a team objective written on it, and smashed them all with a sledgehammer. One pumpkin had a picture of Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook which DeMarcus Lawrence insisted on smashing himself. On Sunday the Cowboys ended their 4-game losing streak by beating the Vikings and Lawrence had half a sack and two QB hits. Hey, if it works, it works.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Funeral home employee fired for disturbing selfie with Diego Maradona’s body

I don’t always have time to fold laundry, but when I do, I don’t.

Reputed south Philly wise guy Anthony “Tony Meatballs” Gifoli (72) was named in a grand-jury indictment, along with others, and accused of everything from sports betting to heroin-peddling to offering loans at 400 percent. “Tony Meatballs” is not to be confused with “Jimmy Bag of Doughnuts”

R.I.P. Diego Maradona (60) – Argentinian national hero, deemed one of the greatest “football” players of all time. He played for clubs including Barcelona and Napoli and was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous “Hand of God” goal against England in the quarter-finals. Maradona, who was deemed a god by many in Argentina, in Naples and all the world, apparently died in his home of “acute heart failure.”

Trivia #1 answer: The first Macy’s Day Parade took place in what year? – 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1941 – 1924

Trivia #2 answer: Thanksgiving football is believed to have started at the college level in 1876. What two schools are reported to have started playing football on Thanksgiving? – Yale and Princeton, Yale and Harvard, Trinity and Yale, Harvard and Princeton, NECCO and UMass Lowell – Yale and Princeton

Trivia #3 answer: Alice doesn’t live at the restaurant. Where does she live? – Alice lives in the church nearby the restaurant, in the bell tower, with her husband Ray and Fasha the dog

“Ah! Mashed potatoes, ah!
Getting’ my potatoes, yeah!
Byrd! Wanna get in these potatoes, brother? (Yeah!)
Getting’ mashed potatoes, yeah yeah
(Tater!)
Getting’ my mashed potatoes! (Potatoes!)
Ha-ha (ho), French fry ‘em! (taters!), hey ho”

– James Brown

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