FRiday, December 10, 2021

Briefly.

Don’t you hate it when people accuse you of lolly gagging when you’re quite clearly dilly dallying?

Trivia #1: In baseball, why is a strikeout known as a ‘K’ and not an ‘S’?
Trivia #2: In 2014, the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame was created. Fictitious athletes such as Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Bobby Boucher (Waterboy) and Forrest Gump have all been enshrined. Who was the inaugural inductee?
Trivia #3: What NFL kicker in NOT in the top 5 in career field goals made? – John Carney, Morton Anderson, Adam Vinatieri, Matt Stover, Gary Anderson, Jason Hanson
Trivia #4: Who is the only driver in history to have won the Indy 500 and also have a sibling and a child win the same race?

On November 22 Nolan Sprengeler, a Minnesota angler, broke a decades-old record when he reeled in a 55-pound muskellunge “muskie” during a fishing trip to Millie Lacs Lake.

Good news: Two Ohio siblings have donated more than 50,000 toys over the past six years to one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the country through their annual toy drive. The siblings have taken advantage of their schools’ expansive network of students and staff to get volunteers and donations. The Ohio Virtual Academy, an online public school for K-12 students, serves more than 18,000 kids from across the state.

The Patriots started the season 2-4. No team has ever played in a Super Bowl that started the season < .500 through 6 games. Just sayin’

Quote for the week: “A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.” – Helen Keller

They said it: “I’ve have never seen snow.” – Mac Jones in 2015
They said it, part deux: “They don’t build them like you anymore.” – ESPN’s Chris Berman referring to the generation of men who fought during WWII.

DYK: Purdue men’s basketball is ranked #1 in the country? Did you also know they got beat last night on a last second bomb versus unranked Rutgers? DOH!

I heard a commercial on the radio for some ED treatment. The advertisement stated; “If you don’t see results in the office, then your visit is free!” Think about that for a minute.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: A driver wearing a clown mask rammed a Vegas airport fence, called himself the ‘chosen one’, and requested an Area 51 flight. – The chosen one, eh? Wearing a clown mask???

About a month ago, the Washington Redskins released their veteran kicker, Dustin Hopkins, and signed unproven Chris Blewitt who hadn’t kicked since 2016 then with the University of Pittsburgh. How did Chris make out? You guessed it; he blew it! He did make two field goals and two extra points but also had three kicks blocked resulting from low kicks, before being released himself.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Article: Christmas car decorations: What you need to know to be stylish and safe

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is flirting with his first losing record with the team. Thy currently stand at 6-6-1. My heart goes out…

R.I.P. Bob Dole (98) – Former state representative, U.S. representative and U.S. senator from small town, Kansas who was seriously wounded in Italy during WWII trying to rescue a fellow American. As Tom Brokaw said; “Bob Dole epitomized the World War II generation. When the WW II Memorial was built and became a popular site for WW II veterans around the country, they often encountered Dole, who visited regularly as a volunteer greeter. He was always on duty.”
R.I.P. Al Under (82) – Four-time Indy 500 winner and three-time Indy Car Champion

Trivia #1 answer: In baseball, why is a strikeout known as a ‘K’ and not an ‘S’? – Because ‘S’ was already taken to stand for a “sacrifice.”
Trivia #2: In 2014, the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame was created. Fictitious athletes such as Crash Davis (Bull Durham), Bobby Boucher (Waterboy) and Forrest Gump have all been enshrined. Who was the inaugural inductee? – Rocky Balboa
Trivia #3: What NFL kicker in NOT in the top 5 in career field goals made? – John Carney, Morton Anderson, Adam Vinatieri, Matt Stover, Gary Anderson, Jason Hanson – Matt Stover
Trivia #4: Who is the only driver in history to have won the Indy 500 and also have a sibling and a child win the same race? – Al Unser (you all know I’m a big fan of that “turn left” thing that some call a sport)

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

“Where do we go from here?
Which is the way that’s clear?

Still looking for that blue jean baby queen
Prettiest girl I’ve ever seen.
See’em shake on the movie screen.
Jimmy Dean.

Rock on, rock on,
Rock on, rock on”

– Toni Basil

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