Friday, May 21, 2021

Briefly.

I haven’t lost all my marbles yet… but apparently there is a small hole in the bag.

Trivia #1: What player had the longest touchdown reception in Gillette Stadium history?
Trivia #2: Arnold Palmer and Jordan Spieth are among three players missing the PGA Championship for the career Grand Slam. Who is the other? – Raymond Floyd, Tom Watson, Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Gary Player

Another 3, one-goal games in the NHL playoffs last night. There have been 14 such games this postseason with 9 of those ending in OT, including one in two OT’s. The Bruins and Capitals have now played 12, straight one-goal playoff games. Ahhh, playoff hockey!

One more on the Bruins/Capitals. The Bruins have led in the series for 8 minutes and 47 seconds. The Caps have led for 156:33.

What a great win for the Sox last night as J.D. Martinez cracked his 250th career dinger with two outs in the 9th for the 8-7 back-n-forth, comeback victory. The win keeps our Red Sox in first place and it came against the Toronto Blue Jays, a team everyone talks about. So, when are they going to start talking about the Sox???

When I was a kid I thought the epitome of wealth and sophistication was having a jar a Grey Poupon in the fridge.

Quote for the week: “I just want my name on the damn Cup.” – Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy

In rare NAZCAR news, Danica Patrick is returning to the Indy 500 this year… to drive the pace car.

Don’t look now but Tuukka Rask has tied Gerry Cheevers for career playoff wins with the Bruins.

The major league batting average was .237 as of last night. The lowest ever was in the “Year of the Pitcher” in 1968 (.238).

There are 13 players in the American League who are batting > .300, 5 of them are with the Houston Astros.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers played golf with Denver Broncos’ President of Football Operations John Elway.

Speaking of the NBA, the Celtics won their “play-in” game on Tuesday. They now play the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow night. That’s just enough time in between games for me to totally lose interest. I do want them to beat the Nets (badly), but can’t say I’ll see too much action.

Having said that, the Celtics could be part of a Boston triple-header next Tuesday night if a Bruins/Caps game is necessary. Let’s hope not!

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Peercoin, Namecoin, Dogecoin, etc.

Trivia #1 answer: What player had the longest touchdown reception in Gillette Stadium history? – Ben Watson from Tom Brady (63 yards), January 7, 2006 vs. Jacksonville
Trivia #2: Arnold Palmer and Jordan Spieth are among three players missing the PGA Championship for the career Grand Slam. Who is the other? – Raymond Floyd, Tom Watson, Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Gary Player – Tom Watson

Remember, the more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe, eat more cake!

Be careful out there.

“There are men high up there fishing,
Haven’t seen quite enough of the world,
I ain’t seen a sign of my heroes,
And I’m still diving down for pearls.

Let me flow into the ocean,
Let me get back to the sea,
Let me be stormy and let me be calm,
Let the tide in, and set me free.”

– The Who

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