Friday, June 11, 2021

Briefly.

I will paint a house with a Q-tip before I worry about why you aren’t speaking to me.

Trivia #1: Adam Vinatieri is the all-time NFL kicking leader in field goals (599) and points (2,673) and is second in regular season games played. Who is second in those first two categories and who is first in the last?
Trivia #2: What was the result of Adam Vinatieri’s last field attempt of his career? – Blocked and returned for a touchdown, wide left, good from 51 yards, wide right, good from 37 yards
Trivia #3: Who is the only New England Patriot since 1987 with: Combined tackles > 1,000, Sacks > 30 and Interceptions > 10?

Research shows that NBA player injuries were up after the condensed ’20-’21 season. Well, I did my own research and it showed that they are all just pussies.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: A contestant on The Wheel of Fortune read this – THE N_XT GENER_T__N and guessed “THE NEXT BUTTERCUP” – Now, I’m not saying the guy is stupid, I just think he has bad luck when it comes to thinking.

If they are called “scissors” then why isn’t he called “Edward Scissorshands?”

It’s still good to be a Boston sports fan. Win totals in the past 20 regular and post season: Patriots (#1 in the NFL), Red Sox (#3 in MLB), Bruins (#3 in the NHL), Celtics (#3 in the NBA).

Top seed East Catholic High (CT) will play for the Class M championship tomorrow afternoon. East Catholic is led by MLB draft candidate Frank Mozzicato who has a current 42 1/3 inning scoreless streak. Last Saturday he had his 30 1/3 inning hitless streak snapped. He has struck out 113 batters in 46 2/3 innings and has a 0.21 ERA. He is committed to UConn.

Julio Jones is overrated, period. Not worth the price, says me.

Article I will not read: Did You Know Your Body Is Full of Toxins?

After last night’s game the Red Sox are 34-3 when scoring 4 or more runs.

The NBA playoffs are still going on, apparently.

The Mets’ Jake Degrom is having a historic season… or is he. On April 28 he tied Nolan Ryan for the most strikeouts through five starts (59). He currently has 93 K’s in 58 innings and his ERA is 0.62. His 2021 season is already being compared to the legendary Bob Gibson’s 1968 season. However, Degrom is ensnared in a league-wide scandal involving the doctoring of baseballs. He is being accused of cheating, period. I hate that crap. As coach Herman Boone (Remember the Titans) said: “Cheater!”

Quote for the week: My source is weak but the quote is classic. After David Pastrnak’s goal to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead in game 5 against the Islanders, “one” of the color commentators came out with this gem; “That’s hockey, Johnny!” (Am I the only who thinks that is hilarious?)
Quote for the week, part deux: “I don’t scratch my head unless it itches and I don’t dance unless I hear music.” – Coach Herman Boone

The World Bank on Tuesday said it expects the global economy to rebound by the fastest pace in 80 years, although many of the world’s emerging and developing economies will continue to face an uphill battle through the recovery.

Speaking of the Bruins… there will be no Bruins/Canadiens Stanley Cup playoff. What a disappointing end to the season. Tuukka may be on his way out but a good deal of the blame should fall on the coaching staff.

Speaking of coaching staffs… when is someone going to take the fall for the Yankees historically poor start to this season? While manager Aaron Boone insists that the Bombers will emerge from their malaise and turn things around, after 60 games, things are not going well, at all. The yanks are 14th in the AL in runs, 12th in batting average and 13th in slugging, their .228 batting average and 7.4 hits per game are their lowest since 1968. They have grounded into 0.97 double plays per game, highest in the majors. Their 3.71 runs per game are their lowest since 1972.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Fingernails grow three times faster than toenails.

Sayonara Adam Vinatieri who, at age 48, is retiring from the NFL as the all-time leading scorer. (Remember that first Super Bowl win in 2002?!)

R.I.P. Dante Coppola (76) – Former Haverhill police officer, Vietnam veteran, proud father, proud grandfather, active Garibaldi Club member, all-around great guy.

Trivia #1 answer: Adam Vinatieri is the all-time NFL kicking leader in field goals (599) and points (2,673) and is second in regular season games played. Who is second in those first two categories and who is first in the last? – Morten Anderson is the answer to both
Trivia #2 answer: What was the result of Adam Vinatieri’s last field attempt of his career? – Blocked and returned for a touchdown, wide left, good from 51 yards, wide right, blocked and recovered, good from 37 yards – Blocked and returned for a touchdown
Trivia #3 answer: Who is the only New England Patriot since 1987 with: Combined tackles > 1,000, Sacks > 30 and Interceptions > 10? – Tedy Bruschi

Be careful out there.

“At the ‘Copa, Copacabana…” – just kidding

“Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today”

– Marvin Gaye

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