Friday, January 28, 2022

Briefly. (Hmmm)

When you can’t think of a word say, “I forget the English word for it.” That way people will think you’re bilingual instead of an idiot.

Trivia #1: In the 1984 movie “The Natural”, the bat given to Roy Hobbs by the batboy Bobby Savoy is called what? Bonus: The movie depicts the 1939 season. The name of the bat also referred to something else in 1939. What was that?
Trivia #2: Sticking to “The Natural,” how old was Wilfred Brimley, coach Pop Fisher, when the movie was filmed? – 35, 48, 57, 65, 68, 73, 112
Trivia #3: What is
Cenosillicaphobia?
Trivia #4: In the previous Winter Olympics (2018), which country finished with most medals? – The United States, Norway, China, Sweden, China, Germany, Canada
Trivia #5: Who is Pearl Aday?

What a weekend in the NFL in the Divisional Round! All 4 games decided on the last play of the game, three won by the underdog. As for the final game on Sunday (KC/Buffalo) there is literally too much to say. I’ve watched the 4th quarter and OT four times since.

And please, don’t bitch about the NFL OT rules now. You can do that all year long and not just when it happens. I don’t like it either.

And while I’m at it, Jim Nantz and Tony Blomo can stop talking about how the Mahomes/Allen rivalry is what the AFC will be all about in the coming years. That is a great disservice to guys like Joe Burrow and Jim Herbert. Sorry Pats’ fans, Mac hasn’t entered the argument just yet.

The Celtics won the other night over the Kings 125-78, the biggest margin of victory by the Celtics at home, eva. The margin of victory probably had to do more with the fact that Sacramento sucks. Just sayin’.

Speaking of the NBA, there was a game the other night. One team took a shitload of 3-point shots while the opponent did the same. Thrilling.

Good news: During the Hershey Bears’ annual charity game, they are the Washington Capitals development club, more than 52,300 stuffed animals were tossed from the stands onto the ice setting a new world record. The stuffed animals will be handed off to more than two dozen charities and eventually, into the arms of children in need.  

Scientists with the National Institute for Understanding Basic Anatomy shocked the world yesterday by announcing the discovery that in humans, the nose is attached to the lungs. The revelation deals a stunning blow to the growing community of those who wear COVID masks below the nose.

All geared up for the Olympics? Neither am I.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: ANY speculation on what Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Sean Payton or any other NFL player/coach is doing next year in terms of playing or retiring. Spare me, I can wait for a final decision.

Article I’ll skip: Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen relationship ‘is over’, NBA great says

I watched some of the Army/Navy men’s basketball game last weekend. Let’s just say it is a slightly different atmosphere than the football game between the two.

Speaking of Army/Navy… I watched Georgia/Alabama basketball the other night. Again, not exactly the same atmosphere, unless of course you are a Georgia fan. Despite the fact that Georgia was 0-6 in the SEC, 5-14 overall and 14 ½ point underdogs, they prevailed by stunning the Tide 82-76. Git ‘er done!

The Rams will win the Super Bowl.

A 28-year-old Florida man was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly causing a disturbance at a Cape Coral Waffle House over the way his bacon was cooked. “You better cook the f—-ing bacon right!”, Martin Jose Alvarez, 28, is accused of yelling. One of the charges Alvarez is facing is disorderly intoxication. Shocking!

Quote for the week: “#11 over there just played his ass off. Pardon my language.” – Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes immediately after last Sunday’s epic game against the Bills, before talking about anything else. Class act, that guy.
Quote for the week, part deux: “Keep his balls empty and his belly full.” – Linda Shelby, Arthur’s wife from the Netflix’ series Peaky Blinders, quoting her own mother.

Taking stubbornness to a new level. The parents of a 31-year-old in need of a heart transplant at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital said their son has been removed from the transplant list because he has not been vaccinated for COVID-19. The man is the father of two.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Many of the free at-home COVID-19 tests, part of the White House’s newly launched initiative to work with the U.S. Postal Service to mail out 500 million of the tests to Americans in the coming weeks, were made in China.
This week’s sign of the apocalypse, part deux: Several students at a Maryland high school in the Washington, D.C. area neglected to call 911 about a bathroom shooting and instead tweeted about the incident and went back to class, leaving the teenage victim bleeding out until he was discovered by a security guard.

You know it’s cold outside when you trip over dog poop instead of stepping in it.

The PGA, smaht. The start to this week’s Farmer Insurance Open was pushed back to Wednesday as to avoid a potential conflict with the final round going up against the NFL’s championship games on Sunday.

Hey you, get off of my cloud!

Trivia #1 answer: In the 1984 movie “The Natural”, the bat given to Roy Hobbs by the batboy Bobby Savoy is called what? Bonus: The movie depicts the 1939 season. The name of the bat also referred to something else in 1939. What was that? – The bat was called the “Savoy Special.” Bonus: “Savoy Special” was also a brand of beer in 1939.
Trivia #2 answer: Sticking to “The Natural,” how old was Wilfred Brimley, coach Pop Fisher, when the movie was filmed? – 35, 48, 57, 65, 68, 73, 112 – He was 48 years old
Trivia #3 answer: What is
Cenosillicaphobia? – It is the fear of an empty beer glass
Trivia #4 answer: In the previous Winter Olympics (2018), which country finished with most medals? – The United States, Norway, China, Sweden, China, Germany, Canada – Norway with 39
Trivia #5 answer: Who is Pearl Aday? – Meatloaf’s daughter. Imagine, she will go on through life as “Meatloaf’s daughter.” Sorry, but I find that hilarious.

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

“When I first met you girl you didn’t have no shoes
But now you’re walkin’ ‘round like you’re front page news
You’ve been awful careful ‘bout the friends you choose
But you won’t find my name in your book of Who’s Who

I said I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone (no girl, not me)
I, I, I, I, I’m not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
I’m not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone
Not your steppin’ stone”

– Paul Revere & The Raiders

2 thoughts on “Friday, January 28, 2022

  1. I’ve been meaning to text you. These weekly Heads On Friday emails are outstanding!!Please keep me on your list.Be safe in this blizzard.See you soon!!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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