Friday, October 29, 2021

Briefly.

How to eat candy corn: 1. Open bag; 2. Pour candy corn into trash can; 3. Eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Trivia #1: Damien Harris has 1,141 yards rushing through his first 236 carries, good for fifth n Patriots’ history. Which player is NOT in the top four? – Steve Grogan, Sam Cunningham, Dion Lewis, Larry Garron, Don Calhoun
Trivia #2: Since 1960, how many times has Congress raised the debt ceiling? – 11, 39, 61, 79, 91, 99, 118
Trivia #3: Bob Neumeier was the original voice of what NHL team?
Trivia #4: Rafael Devers has the most postseason RBIs (26) for a player younger than 25 years old. He is also tied for the most homeruns (8) in the same category, tied with what two players?

Last night’s NFL Thursday night matchup was pegged as a clash of the titans (7-0 Arizona vs. 6-1 Green Bay). It actually turned out that way as the Packers intercepted all-world Kyler Murray in the endzone with 12 seconds left to secure a 24-21 victory. (no, I wasn’t up for the ending)

The good news is the wildfire season is over in the western part of the U.S. The bad news? A train of storms along the Pacific Ocean, along with an atmospheric river of moisture, impacted areas of British Columbia, Canada to parts of southern California for multiple days. In Sacramento, for example, which went 212 straight days without measurable rain from March to mid-October, tallied 5.41 inches of rain on Monday topping the 24-hour record of 3.77 inches from 1962. Those 5.41 inches accounted for nearly 82% of the year’s total rainfall. The rain caused widespread flooding, debris flows, rockfalls and hazardous driving conditions. Some other numbers from the Pacific Northwest Bomb Cyclone – 159 mph wind gust at Mammoth Mountain, CA; 16.56” of rain in Middle Creek, CA; 42.0” of snow in Mount Rose, NV; 942 mb, the lowest barometric reading for the NW coast eva!

The weather here in the northeast ain’t been no picnic either lately!

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: The Patriots’ Pro Shop is offering a FREE team photo with all in-store purchases.

Article I’ll skip: Sitting Bull’s great-grandson confirmed through breakthrough DNA method

If I went through the hassle of dressing you up and hauling you around town to collect candy then yes, I am taking 30%.

Yes, it’s that time of year where AMC is playing Halloween-type movie after Halloween-type movie. You still have time…

Last Saturday started great for the UMASS Minutemen football team. They recovered the fumbled opening kickoff against Florida State and later kicked a field goal for a 3-0 lead. The rest of the game? Not so much. They then went on to lose 59-3.

The Celtics, through Monday, have taken 188 3-point attempts through 4 games, the second most through 4 games in NBA history.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: In week 2 of this NFL season, Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson kicker four field goals and made two extra points in the Raiders’ 26-17 victory over the Steelers. Carlson kicked so well that he lost to himself in fantasy football as his opponent had Carlson on his team.
This week’s sign of the apocalypse part deux: A supply chain issue kept Major League Baseball from getting enough World Series patches for jerseys sold in stores. Due to this problem, the league decided to keep patches off altogether.

Quote for the week: “A date with Gisele. A date with Gisele and I’m in.” – Tony Romo, during a broadcast, acting as the fan who had Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown ball as if he was negotiating with a Buccaneers official.
Quote for the week, part deux: “I’m sorry.” – Braves’ pitcher Charlie Morton, who took a 102 mph line drive to the lower leg in Game 1 of the World Series, threw 10 more pitches that same inning with one strike out and then returned to strike out Jose Altuve on 6 pitches the next inning before going down with what turned out to be a broken fibula. Meanwhile in the NBA, LeFraud James sat out the Lakers’ game that same night with “right ankle soreness”.

I just helped my neighbor bury a rolled-up carpet in the woods. Her boyfriend would have helped her but he’s out of town.

R.I.P. Bob Neumeier (70): “Neumy” was the original radio voice of the Hartford Whalers, went on to be sports anchor for WFSB-TV in Hartford, and then to Boston, where he became one of the most popular and respected sport media personalities in New England.
R.I.P. Paul Salata (94): Salata, after playing football at Southern California and in the NFL and Canadian Football League, created the Mr. Irrelevant Award that honors the last selection of the NFL draft.

DYK: Neumy, alongside ESPN-creator Bill Rasmussen, called the April 11, 1975 World Hockey Association playoff game “Brawl in the Mall” between the Hartford Whalers and the Minnesota Fighting Saints. The game resulted in a record 41 penalties totaling 217 minutes. The call became the B-side, opposite Brass Bonanza, on a record sold at the Whalers’ gift store and around town. (it is available on YouTube) – somewhere, Munnsy is smiling…

Trivia #1 answer: – Damien Harris has 1,141 yards rushing through his first 236 carries, good for fifth n Patriots’ history. Which player is NOT in the top four? – Steve Grogan, Sam Cunningham, Dion Lewis, Larry Garron, Don Calhoun – Sam Cunningham
Trivia #2 answer: Since 1960, how many times has Congress raised the debt ceiling? – 11, 39, 61, 79, 91, 99, 118 – 79 times
Trivia #3 answer: Bob Neumeier was the original voice of what NHL team? – The Hartford Whalers
Trivia #4: Rafael Devers has the most postseason RBIs (26) for a player younger than 25 years old. He is also tied for the most homeruns (8) in the same category, tied with what two players? – Mickey Mantle and Albert Pujols

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

“If you see something that looks like a star
And it’s shooting up out of the ground
And your head is spinning from a loud guitar
And you just can’t escape the sound
Don’t worry too much it will happen to you
We were children once, playing with toys
And the thing that you’re heairng is only the sound
Of the low spark of high-heeled boys”

– Traffic

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