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I was in the liquor store yesterday and the clerk wished me a Merry Christmas as if she wasn’t going to see me 11 more times before then.
Trivia #1: Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson reached 2,000 career receiving yards a couple of weeks ago, in just his 24th game. He is the second-fastest player reach 2,000 receiving yards in the Super Bowl era, behind what receiver?
Trivia #2: Which of the following bands did NOT cover the song “Good Lovin’”? – Eddie Money, The Who, Captain Cardiac and The Coronaries, The Grateful Dead, The Raveonettes, Paul Revere and The Raiders. Bonus: What band sung the original?
Trivia #3: Who currently leads the NHL in points scored?
It is now OK for you to hang your Christmas decorations.
Good news/Bad news: In August, college basketball announcer Dick Vitale announced that he had had multiple surgeries for melanoma. Last month, Vitale announced that he has lymphoma (unrelated to the melanoma) and would undergo six months of chemotherapy. After several weeks away from the game, this past Tuesday night Vitale, emotional and in tears, returned to the broadcast booth for ESPN’s coverage of the Gonzaga and UCLA.
Speaking of Tuesday… (well, I was), this past Tuesday, November 30 marked the 50-year anniversary of the movie classic “Brian’s Song”. Starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, the film is often cited as one of the greatest television films ever made, as well as one of the greatest sports films. So I watched it the following night (cost me $3.95 or something) and I cried… again.
Thought for the week: Be remembered for how you lived, not how you died. – As George Halas said of Brian Piccolo at the end of the flick.
Patriots’ quarterback Mac Jones: Has the most wins by a rookie QB in Patriots history; Is the first rookie QB in NFL history, with >= 80% completion percentage in two straight games (minimum 20 attempts) against both Cleveland and Atlanta.
One more for Mac: He leads the NFL in most games with 65%+ completion percentage this season – 10 games. Trailing him with 8 such games are Tom Brady, Joe Burrow, Kirk Cousins, Kyler Murray, Dak Prescott. Not bad, rookie!
They Said It: “Oh, but I’m special!” – Gronk, looking as goofy as ever, in the USAA commercials.
This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Now, I understand that all of the recently signed baseball contracts are absurd but… 37-year old Max Scherzer was signed by the Mets to a 3-year, $130M contract. Scherzer had back and shoulder issues his recent medical reports and missed time this past season with groin and biceps injuries. I’ll sure he’ll earn every penny!
Shohei Ohtani unanimously won the MLB AL MVP. He batted .257 with 46 homers and 100 RBI, and went 9-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 23 pitching starts with 156 strikeouts and 44 walks in 130 1/3 innings. Ruth-ian to say the least!
Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Shohei Otani’s exit velocity at the plate was 93.6 mph, sixth among qualified batters.
That’s it for baseball for a while. Sometimes you need a break from the bullshit.
I may have/did go down this path a few weeks ago but the Montreal Canadians have played 25 games this season. The New York Islanders have played 18.
Why doesn’t this happen to me?! 61 pubgoers/concertgoers were stranded in the Tan Hill Pub, the highest (elevation) pub in England, to see the band “Noasis”, an “Oasis” tribute band. Powerful storm “Arwen” unleashed destructive winds, dumped heavy snowfall and left three dead in its path. After three days trapped with the band the spectators jokingly renamed the band “Snowasis”. – Stuck in a pub for three days. I can hear it now; “But honey, they wouldn’t let me leave!”
Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that adult subjects followed for a decade who took at least 7,000 steps per day had approximately 50 to 70 percent lower risk of mortality. Just sayin’.
It’s “Jimmy V Week” again, 15th annual. Jim’s former wife, Pam Valvano Strasser, wrote recently of Jimmy and Dick Vitale and how great friends they were. The article ended: “The mission that Jim, Dick and the V Foundation set out for – victory over cancer – is still as important as ever. If you are able, please support cancer research by visiting V.org/donate.”
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R.I.P. Man, busy week for us locals, especially ones my age-ish. I’ll just send out a general “R.I.P.” to the several people I knew who recently passed away.
Trivia #1 answer: Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson reached 2,000 career receiving yards a couple of weeks ago, in just his 24th game. He is the second-fastest player reach 2,000 receiving yards in the Super Bowl era, behind what receiver? – Odell Beckham (21 games)
Trivia #2 answer: Which of the following band did NOT cover the song “Good Lovin’”? – Eddie Money, The Who, Captain Cardiac and The Coronaries, The Grateful Dead, The Raveonettes, Paul Revere and The Raiders. Bonus: What band sung the original? – The Raveonettes. Bonus: The song was written by Rudy Clark and first released in 1965 by “Lemme B. Good” (soon after made famous by The Rascals)
Trivia #3 answer: Who currently leads the NHL in points scored? – Leon Draisaiti of the Edmonton Oilers.
Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)
“I was feeling so bad
I asked my family doctor just what I had
I said, “Doctor” (Doctor)
“Mr. M.D.” (Doctor)
“Now can you tell me what’s ailing me?” (Doctor)
He said, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah”
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yes, indeed, all I, I really need
(Good love) Now gimme that good, good lovin’
(Good love) All I need is love
(Good love) Good lovin’, baby
– Lemme B. Good
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