Friday, January 1, 2020

Briefly.

Happy New Year!

I stayed up last night not to see the new year in, but to make sure the prior one left.

Never make a snow angel in a dog park.

Trivia #1: What is the most commonly shoplifted food in the world?

Trivia #2: I didn’t know the “Gilligan’s Island” cast had last names as in recently deceased Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers. What were the last names of the others, excluding of course the Howells?

Trivia #3: Name the two conferences that have never sent a team to a BCS (Bowl Championship Series) bowl.

Trivia #4: Which of the following celebrities never played college football? Bonus to name where the others played. – Bill Cosby, Tommy Lee Jones, Vin Diesel, John Goodman, Nick Nolte, Gerald Ford, Mark Harmon, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Trivia #5: Who is the oldest Stooge? – Larry, Moe, Shemp, Joe, Curly

Trivia #6: Zdeno Chara was drafted by which NHL team in 1996?

Trivia #7: USC has appeared in the Rose Bowl more times than any other school (34). What school is second? – Ohio State, Washington, Stanford, Michigan, UCLA, Wisconsin

Go Irish!

Please, just once, call traveling in the NBA. For the love of God, just once!!!!

Have you heard yet of the Fan Controlled League? It’s coming soon. This will be a real, actual football league where fans control everything about their team from the name of it to the coaches they sign and decisions those same coaches make. More to come on the details.

Good news: Ahold Delhaize, the largest grocery retail group on the East Coast with brands including Stop & Shop, Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company and Hannaford, on Tuesday announced a $10 million relief package to address critical needs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Puh-lease! “Lori Loughlin has tearful reunion with daughters after prison release”

Tom Brady is the first player in NFL history to play 20+ seasons with one team and then go on to make the playoffs with another.

Headline of the week: “Kentucky man goes viral for clearing snowy driveway with a flamethrower” – Man, and I thought using a snow blower was fun.

Remember when the Pittsburgh Steelers were 11-0? That was dope!

Quote for the week: You can only be young once, but you can always be immature.” – Louisiana Senator John Kennedy

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Lute Letlow, newly elected member of Congress from Louisiana, died from complications related to COVID-19. Letlow (41) was a husband, father of two and days from being sworn into office. Now look, I know this shit is happening every day it’s just that some stories for whatever reason, seem to hit harder than others.

I may be wrong, but I doubt it.

Next Gen useless stat of the week: Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts is second in the NFL in “Average Intended Air Yards” at 9.8 yards. Hey, good intentions.

I want a simple life. I want to get up late, drink tea and read old books. I also want a spaceship and a pet dragon.

Trivia #1 answer: t is the most commonly shoplifted food in the world? – Cheese

Trivia #2 answer: I didn’t know the “Gilligan’s Island” cast had last names as in recently deceased Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers. What were the last names of the others, excluding of course the Howells? – Ginger Grant, Professor Roy Hinckley, Jonas ‘The Skipper’ Grumby and Gilligan, who had no last name.

Trivia #3 answer: Name the two conferences that have never sent a team to a BCS (Bowl Championship Series) bowl. – Conference USA and the Sun Belt

Trivia #4 answer: Which of the following celebrities never played college football? Bonus to name where the others played. – Vin Diesel. The others: Bill Cosby (Temple), Tommy Lee Jones (Harvard), John Goodman (‘Southwest’ Missouri State), Nick Nolte (Arizona State), Gerald Ford (Michigan), Mark Harmon (UCLA), Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (University of Miami)

Trivia #5 answer: Who is the oldest Stooge? – Larry, Moe, Shemp, Joe, Curly – Shemp

Trivia #6 answer: Zdeno Chara was drafted by which NHL team in 1996? – The New York Islanders

Trivia #7 answer: USC has appeared in the Rose Bowl more times than any other school (34). What school is second? – Ohio State, Washington, Stanford, Michigan, UCLA, Wisconsin – Michigan (20)

R.I.P. Phil Niekro (81) – Legendary, Hall of Fame knuckleball pitcher played 24 years in the majors, 21 with the Atlanta Braves.                 He finished his career with 318 wins, 2,912 strikeouts, 226 complete games and was a five-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner.

R.I.P. Dawn Wells (82) – Miss Nevada in 1959 before she was casted in “Gilligan’s Island” in 1964 as Mary Ann Summers.

R.I.P. Sam Little (80) – Referred to as the country’s most prolific serial killer, confessed to more than 90 slayings. He was a former boxer and investigators said the believe he knocked out his victims with a punch before strangling them while masturbating.

Be careful out there.

“We’re gonna cause talk and suspicion
We’re gonna give an exhibition
We’re gonna find out what it is all about
After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down
After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang down”

– Eric Clapton

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