Friday, January 22, 2021

Briefly.

To those who still wear their mask below the nose, it’s almost a year now, it takes less time to potty train a toddler.

Trivia #1: Who is Stefani Germanotta?

Trivia #2: With a win on Sunday, Tom Brady would join what three quarterbacks as the only ones to lead two different franchises to a Super Bowl appearance?

Trivia #3: How many times zones are there in Canada – 3,4,5,6,7? Bonus: Name them?

Trivia #4: As of May 2020, of the 326 players in the NFL Hall of Fame, how many played for just one franchise throughout their career – 84, 99, 117, 133, 159, 182, 221?

Trivia #5: What 1965 hit is said to be the most played on radio and television in the 20th century?

People often ask; “Ed, what can you tell me about Fan Controlled Football?” – The following are the winning hashtags of each team chosen by you, the fans: The Beasts – #BeastModeBeatDown, Glacier Boyz’ – #IcedOut, The Wild Aces – #TheAceIsWild, the Zappers – #ZapEm.

At 9:21 P.M. last night it was the 21st minute of the 21st hour of the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century.

Good news: I’m really trying here…

Good Bruins “win” last night. I mean, another shootout… As a friend recently said “why don’t they just cut cards?”

Brady/Rodgers, NFC Championship, Lambeau Field – ‘nuf said

Speaking of Tom Brady, for a Patriots’ fan, it is a little surreal that A) the Pats weren’t in the playoffs at all and B) Brady is in the playoffs only with another team.

I don’t think a healthy Mahomes can beat the Bills. I’ll take the points and the I’ll take the points in Lambeau. Brady’s kind of weather. Didn’t I just say “’nuf said???”

Headlines…

Say what? – Oklahoma Rep. introduces bill to create Bigfoot ‘hunting season’

OK??? – Skipping dinner might lead to weight gain, new study says (now I can see skipping breakfast or lunch but who skips dinner?)

Say it ain’t so: IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics, now set to open July 23, will be cancelled. Tokyo has already spent about $25 billion to organize these Olympics, most of which is public money.

Tiger Woods is on the shelf yet again after he announced that he underwent a microdiscectomy procedure on his back to remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching a nerve. He hopes to be ready for the Masters in April.

Tesla Inc. CEO and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk yesterday took to Twitter to promise a $100 million prize for development of the “best” technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions. Let’s get a 30-pack and see what we come up with?!

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Carli Lloyd, one of the faces of U.S. Women’s Soccer, received backlash from a reporter after standing during the national anthem. (For standing!)

I wrote a song about Elton John… it’s a little bit funny

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Adele reaches divorce settlement with estranged husband nearly 2 years after split.

Soooo many postponements and cancellations in the NFL and the NBA. Very discouraging.

Speaking of which, the NHL Dallas Stars finally get under way tonight to start their season after their first four games were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Quote for the week: “Some birds are just not meant to be caged” – Red (in Shawshank Redemption) – can’t get enough AMC these days

It’s not about how far apart we are but how close we can be.

R.I.P. Phil Spector (81) – Legendary music producer; Spector’s “Wall of Sound” – merging vocal harmonies with lavish orchestral arrangements – revolutionized music production in the 1960’s, and John Lennon called him “the greatest record producer ever.” And oh ya, he died while serving a 19 years-to-life sentence for murdering actress Lana Clarkson.

Trivia #1 answer: Who is Stefani Germanotta? – Lady Gaga

Trivia #2 answer: With a win on Sunday, Tom Brady would join what three quarterbacks as the only ones to lead two different franchises to a Super Bowl appearance? – Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning and Craig Morton

Trivia #3 answer: How many times zones are there in Canada – 3,4,5,6,7? Bonus: Name them? – Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Atlantic and Newfoundland

Trivia #4 answer: As of May 2020, of the  326 players in the NFL Hall of Fame, how many played for just one franchise throughout their career – 84, 99, 117, 133, 159, 182, 221? – 133

Trivia #5: What 1965 hit is said to be the most played on radio and television in the 20th century? – “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” – written by Phil Spector

Be careful out there.

“Now there’s no welcome look in your eyes when I reach for you
And now you’re starting to critize the things I do
It makes me feel just like crying (baby)
‘Cause baby, something beautiful’s dying

You lost that lovin’ feelin’
Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’
You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’
Now it’s gone… gone… gone… woah”
– The Righteous Brothers

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