Friday, January 14, 2022

Briefly.

I wonder how many WTFs today will bring.

Trivia #1: With which sports team did the “tomahawk chop” originate? – Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs, Florida State Seminoles, Winnacunnet Warriors
Trivia #2: What does NVRQT stand for and bonus: What is its significance?
Trivia #3: Who was born Veronica Yvette Bennett?
Trivia #4: During the decade of the 1980’s, there was one year where the Meadowlands crew had to work overtime, as the Jets played there on Saturday and the Giants played there the next day, on Sunday. What year was it?
Trivia #5: What is the plural of ‘attorney general’, bonus: Why?

Man, it’s a good thing I make an effort to avoid commenting on political subjects/topics. I’d be here all day with a 20-page blog.

Speaking of avoiding politics, can we just drop a couple big ones on North Korea and get it over with?

Happy Wildcard Weekend (NFL) everyone! This season we get two games on Saturday, three on Sunday and a first-ever Monday Night game. Oh, the glory…

Speaking of which, this is Rams’ quarterback Matthew Stafford’s moment. Having never won a playoff game having played his entire career with the always-struggling Detroit Lions. Now, can he win with a team with some studs on both sides of the ball? His legacy either starts or ends on Monday night vs. the Cardinals.     

Article I’ll skip: Britney Spears slams her family, younger sister Jamie Lynn

So apparently the story is that Gronk needed n-number of catches and n-number of yards last Sunday to meet some big incentives in his contract. QB Tom Brady argued with his coaches to get back into the game that was all but over. He fed Gronk and got him his bonuses (both worth $500,000).

Quote for the week: “Gronk can have his dinner with all his tight ends, I’m going out with the O-linemen. Sorry Gronk, I’m going to miss you. Just make sure you don’t stay out too late.” – Tom Brady after learning he wasn’t invited to Gronk’s dinner.
Quote for the week, part deux: “Soon, I’m going to meet somebody around my own age, and she’s going to be smart and beautiful, and I’m going to date her daughter.” – Bob Saget

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Student lender Naviant has announced that it has canceled over $1.7 billion in student loans as part of an agreement to settle ongoing litigation with various state attorneys general.

Can you coach football? Well, there are plenty of openings in the NFL. Take your shot!

You think Big Brother has been watching? Well, yesterday SpaceX successfully launched the two-stage Falcon 9 rocket sending 105 more satellites into orbit.

Jon Lester announced his retirement. Three-time World Series Champion (Cubbies and twice with the Red Sox), 200 wins, 2488 strikeouts, threw over 200 innings 8 ties, threw a no-hitter and survived cancer. Always a big-game pitcher come playoff time, going out on his own terms. Good for him!

You know its winter in New England when there is a “warmer sea breeze” and the water temperature is 46 degrees.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Former New England Patriot Julian Edelman allegedly bet $100K that the Patriots would meet Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl.

Why do eggs come in flimsy Styrofoam cartons and batteries come in a package you can only open with a chainsaw?

R.I.P. Bob Saget (65) – Stand-up comedian, actor and television host.
R.I.P. Ronnie Spector (78) – Along with her sister and cousin, formed the Ronettes in 1957 and sang lead for the group on a string of hits in the early-to-mid 1960’s.
R.I.P. Mrs. Arch (80-something) – Joanne Archambault, local mother and matriarch, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, legend. She loved her family to the fullest, lived life to its fullest. An all-timer.   

Trivia #1 answer: With which sports team did the “tomahawk chop” originate? – Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs, Florida State Seminoles, Winnacunnet Warriors – The nod goes to the Florida State Seminoles. The school’s band invented the tune in the 1980’s.
Trivia #2 answer: What does NVRQT stand for and bonus: What is its significance? – NVRQT stands for “never quit” and the NVRQT Campaign, run by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation,
helps to raise awareness and funds for children’s cancer research with the help of Chicago Cubs pitcher, Jon Lester (launched by Lester and his wife in 2012)
Trivia #3 answer: Trivia #3: Who was born Veronica Yvette Bennett? – Ronnie Spector
Trivia #4 answer: During the decade of the 1980’s, there was one year where the Meadowlands crew had to work overtime, as the Jets played there on Saturday and the Giants played there the next day, on Sunday. What year was it? – 1985
Trivia #5 answer: What is the plural of ‘attorney general’, bonus: Why? – The plural is ‘attorneys general’ because the word ‘general’ is an adjective and the plural goes to the noun. Hey, I’m here to educate

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

“The night we met I knew I needed you so
And if I had the chance I’d never let you go
So won’t you say you love me
I’ll make you so proud of me
We’ll make ‘em turn their heads every place we go

So won’t you, please
(Be my, be my baby) Be my little baby
(My one and only baby) Say you’ll be my darlin’
(Be my, be my baby) Be my baby now
Wha-oh-oh-oh”

– The Ronettes

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