Friday, September 3, 2021

Briefly.

DYK: Replacing your potato chips with grapefruit as a snack you can lose up to 90% of what little joy you still have left in your life.

Trivia #1: Rafael Devers is now the 3rd Red Sox player, 24 years or younger, with 30+ homeruns and 30+ doubles in a single season multiple times. Who are the other two?
Trivia #2: Through August 30, the S&P 500 has made 52 all-time highs this year. How many times (years) has seen more than 50 new highs before the end of August? Bonus if you can name the year(s).
Trivia #3: What city was the Eiffel Tower originally intended for? – Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Berlin, Lawrence
Trivia #4: Who has the most birdies on the PGA tour this season? – Corey Conners, Sungjae Im, Patton Kizzire, Scottie Scheffler, Charley Hoffman, Joaquin Niemann

Fun, it’s what everything’s about.

Garrett Richard’s, Red Sox’ reliever? Closer? OK!

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: dr. linda manyguns, associate vice-president of Indigenization and decolonization at Mount Royal University, said she was joining local leaders to reject symbols of hierarchy “wherever they are found,” and will not use capital letters “except to acknowledge the Indigenous struggle for recognition.”

Football is back! Last night the Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 45-31. No, I didn’t bet the game and really don’t care either but it was college football! It’s back!!!

Cam Newton. It was the last Super Bowl win for Patriots’ fans when they/we have felt so good!

Great theater last Sunday on the PGA tour with Patrick Cantlay hanging on for a win over Bryson (that’s Bryson) DeChambeau in 6 playoff holes.

In fishing news… According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Billy Gerlach caught a blue marlin that weighed in at 1,135 pounds. Gerlach had been participating in the 30th Mid-Atlantic fishing tournament in Ocean City.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: The Patriots’ Rhamondre Stevenson now has the most pre-season rushing touchdowns, in a single season, in the Belichick era.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination, part deux: During the first inning of each Red Sox game NESN shows the defense for each team. It shows, for example, that the Red Sox have committed 91 errors which is a 94% fielding percentage (for example). WTF does that mean?? They never tell you what the league average is, whether they are 1st in the league or last, or whether the number of errors they have committed compares favorably or negatively to other years or other teams! Useless!

Shohei Ohtani update: He stole home! Now granted he did it on a throw down to second trying to gun down a runner stealing second but still, stealing home is stealing home. The guy does it all!

The Baltimore Orioles were officially eliminated from the playoffs on August 28.

And so it begins. After having to practice in Texas for the better part of the past two weeks, the New Orleans Saints will be playing their “home” opener on September 12 in Jacksonville, FL.

Th Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen, 25, is the oldest starting quarterback in the AFC East.

The Red Sox have lost 13.5 games to Tampa in the standings since July 6.

Speaking of the Red Sox, you figure them out. I can’t!

Headline of the week: “World’s fastest accelerating roller coaster closes due to reports of broken bones.” Duh! I mean, who builds a roller coaster out of bones???

The 2018 Alabama Crimson Tide now has 15 players starting in the NFL. Starting!

Beach: A place of relaxation, rest and tranquility; a place to lose your mind and find your soul.

Don’t look now but leaves are fallin’ all around…

R.I.P. Ed Asner (91) – Asner had more than 300 acting credits but was best known for his role as the lovable newsman Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 70’s.

DYK: 99-year-old Betty White is the lone surviving main cast member from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Trivia #1 answer: Rafael Devers is now the 3rd Red Sox player, 24 years or younger, with 30+ homeruns and 30+ doubles in a single season multiple times. Who are the other two? – Ted Williams (3x) and Nomar Garciaparra (2x)
Trivia #2 answer: Through August 30, the S&P 500 has made 52 all-time highs this year. How many times (years) has seen more than 50 new highs before the end of August? Bonus if you can name the year(s). – 1964 & 1995
Trivia #3: What city was the Eiffel Tower originally intended for? – Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Berlin, Lawrence – Barcelona
Trivia #4: Who has the most birdies on the PGA tour this season? – Corey Conners, Sungjae Im, Patton Kizzire, Scottie Scheffler, Charley Hoffman, Joaquin Niemann – Sungjae Im (483) – 2nd place has 431 (Patton Kizzire)

I felt uncomfortable driving into the cemetery. The gps blurted out you have reached your final destination.

Let the Mac Jones era begin!

Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)

“Levon sells cartoon balloons in town
His family business thrives
Jesus blows up balloons all day
Sits on a porch swing watching them fly

And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus
Leaving Levon far behind
Take a balloon and go sailing
While Levon, Levon slowly dies”

– Elton John

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