Friday, February 4, 2022

Briefly. (Well..)

Like my mother always said, “What the f*k is wrong with you?”

Trivia #1: Who is Milltown Mel?
Trivia #2: I found one record that Tom Brady doesn’t hold: In the Super Bowl era, regular-season, minimum 100 starts, Brady is second in winning percentage against the spread (58.9% 186-124-6) What quarterback is #1?
Trivia #3: Of all 32 NFL teams, Tom Brady has a losing W/L record against only two, name them
Trivia #4: What was “The Beanpot” hockey tournament originally called? – The New England Hockey Invitational, The Boston Hockey Tournament, The Boston Invitational, The Hockey East Tournament, The Wicked Big Boston Hockey Extravaganza

Tom Brady’s middle name is Edward, just like my name. Isn’t that f*in’ awesome!

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: From 1886 to 2021, Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow 105 times and hasn’t seen his shadow 20 times. Another 10 years don’t have any weather predictions recorded, according to The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club data. Data shows the groundhog has about a 39% accuracy rate.

You know, they say time flies when you’re having fun. And time does certainly fly, not necessarily the hours but the years. I hope you’re having fun. If you’re not, you might want to get busy with that.

So, apparently the NFL’s team in Washing ton, DC has settled on their name, finally. The Washington Commanders. Ya, go Redskins!

Happy Birthday! – You’re doing it wrong. A 29-year-old California mom of five died last weekend after falling from a party bus while celebrating her 30th birthday with family and friends. She fell at 3 a.m. and was subsequently killed by an oncoming 2006 Isuzu truck. I have yet to determine the need for pointing out that it was a 2006 model… 

Article I’ll skip: “How to look better in selfies and group photos” – Hey, it is what it is
Article I’ll skip, part deux: “Troy Aikman may have been with the Chargers, if not for Doug Flutie”

Chew on this: Tom Brady never played in a game while eliminated from playoff contention, 21 seasons. Really.

OK, I have to comment. David Ortiz, Hall of Fame, good for him. He’s certainly got the numbers. But what, his steroid story is not as proven as Roger Clemens or Barry Bonds? Is that it? Either put them all in, or put none of them in. And while you’re at it, please Put Pete Rose in!

Oh, I have more: If Tom Brady had retired in 2012, 10 years ago, he would still have the most playoff wins (17) in NFL history

The Rams will win the Super Bowl.

Quote for the week: “The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” – Rabindranath Tagore

She said it: “When I met you over 15 years ago, I didn’t know the first thing about football. But cheering for you and seeing you do what you love most made me learn about this wonderful game to the point that I seriously believed I knew more than the referees!” – Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen – Ya Gisele, join the club!

The National Hurricane Center (NHC), along with several branches of the National Weather Service, are set to begin assessing the idea of moving the start of the Atlantic hurricane season back from June 1 to May 15.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Shohei Otani is being featured on the cover of Sony’s MLB’s 2022 video game, the first Asian athlete to appear in such a spot. Now, I don’t point this out because he is the first Asian, I point it out because who cares? The guy is the face of MLB. I don’t care if he’s Asian, black, white or if he has three penises. Society needs to back off!

Yo, meet my homies! – You’re doing it wrong. Six-time Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson invited all current Pro Bowlers – and specifically 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel and Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs – to an IHOP breakfast in Las Vegas, where the game is set to take place Sunday. None of the Pro Bowlers accepted Johnson’s social-media invitations, however, forcing the former Cincinnati Bengals star to eat alone. DOH!

Sad: At least 30 police and law enforcement officers were shot in the month of January – up 67% from the same time last year as the head of the country’s largest police union calls the violence against cops, “the worst I’ve ever seen.”

In 2019 the Cincinnati Bengals won two games. They won three games last month.

Beanpot – Go Northeastern!

Without getting into the Brian Flores thing, they say he is risking his coaching career. Not in my eyes. Maybe his NFL coaching career, but you can’t tell me college’s won’t be flocking towards hiring him.

Please see above. If you know my mother you know she is a saint and would never talk like that to me or anyone else. Now, that doesn’t mean she never thought it.

Trivia #1 answer: Who is Milltown Mel? – A New Jersey groundhog, much like his Pennsylvania counterpart, who makes weather predictions every February 2nd. Mel recently died prior to this year’s prediction.
Trivia #2 answer: I found one record that Tom Brady doesn’t hold: In the Super Bowl era, regular-season, minimum 100 starts, Brady is second in winning percentage against the spread (58.9% 186-124-6) What quarterback is #1? – Joe Montana (61.6% 101-63)
Trivia #3 answer: Of all 32 NFL teams, Tom Brady has a career losing W/L record against only two, name them – The New Orleans Saints (4-5) and the Seattle Seahawks (1-2). He is .500 vs. the Rams (3-3) and the Chiefs (5-5). He is also undefeated vs. the Vikings (6-0), the Falcons (9-0), the Buccaneers (4-0), the Cowboys (6-0) and the New England Patriots (1-0)
Trivia #4 answer: What was “The Beanpot” hockey tournament originally called? – The New England Hockey Invitational, The Boston Hockey Tournament, The Boston Invitational, The Hockey East Tournament, The Wicked Big Boston Hockey Extravaganza – It was called The New England Hockey Invitational

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

“Baby, do you understand me now
Sometimes I feel a little mad
But don’t you know that no one alive
Can always be an angel
When things go wrong I seem to be bad
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood”

– The Animals

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