Friday, February 18, 2022

Briefly.

With the rise of self-driving vehicles, it’s only a matter of time until there’s a country song where a guy’s truck leaves him.

Trivia #1: Who of the following is NOT in the Beanpot Hall of Fame? – Jerry York (BC), Herb Wakabayashi (BU), Bob Sweeney (BC), Jack Parker (BU), Dan McGillis (NU), Lane McDonald (HU), Joe Cavanagh (HU)
Trivia #2: Who is Sofia Jirau?
Trivia #3: Who is the NHL’s all-time leader in overtime goals? – Wayne Gretzky, Brad Marchand, Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Jaromir Jagr, Sergei Fedorov, Mario Lemieux
Trivia #4: What college did the Rams’ Cooper Kupp attend? Bonus: What is the school’s mascot?
Trivia #5: (5, I know…) What team has the #1 pick in the upcoming USFL draft? – Birmingham Stallions, Philadelphia Stars, Michigan Panthers, Houston Gamblers, Lawrence Convicts

Maybe you know one, maybe you are one, but bear with me. Meteorologists suck. I mean does anyone hold these buffoons accountable?

The Winter Olympics are still going on. Norway has won a ton of medals.

Funny how, this year, Valentine’s Day fell the day after the football season ended. “Honey, I love you… now that football is over…”

5-star football recruit AJ Vinatieri, son of Patriots/Colts stardom, passed up scholarship offers from the likes of LSU and Indiana and will attend UMass Amherst. Cool (for us locals, that is)

Why is it that I take such pleasure in the misfortunes of others? Not only do I root for a crash in all those NAZCAR races that I don’t watch, but give me a good wreck when watching Olympic speed skating, downhill racing or luge/bobsled/skeleton. “The thrill of victory… and the agony of defeat!”

Yes, I know how to spell “NASCAR.” Above is simply an insult to those who refer to it as “sport.”

An 8-year-old kid asked me if Bingo is the name of a farmer or a dog and now I am questioning everything I thought I knew about life.

It looks as though MLB spring training is, at the very least, delayed for this season. The sides met yesterday for all but 15 minutes without progress. 15 minutes?! I have longer conversation with the paperboy!

To each his own, I guess. Prior to his execution in Oklahoma, Gilbert Ray Postelle’s (35) last meal included 20 chicken nuggets and an assortment of dipping sauces, three large fries with ketchup, a crispy chicken sandwich, a large cola and a caramel frappe.

Along those same lines, said the death-row prison guard to the woman on death row; “What do you want for your last meal?” Said the woman: “I don’t know, what do you want?”

Virginia’s Reece Beekman’s three-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining to beat Duke Monday night should get you excited for next month’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. It’s right around the corner!

Speaking of which, daylight savings (as much as I think it’s a farce) is three weeks from tomorrow!

Article I’ll skip: Tony Robbins gets real about success in life and health: ‘Just thinking positive is B.S.” – I am using the word “buffoon” again this week.

The Rams won the Super Bowl… or did the Cincinnati Bengals just lose? The Bungals had zero turnovers and scored just three points off the Rams two turnovers. The Bungals were sacked 7 times, punted on four straight 2nd half possessions and just couldn’t stop the Rams on their final drive. The Bungals lost.

Quote for the week: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo

OK I have to at least give tennis star Novak Djokovic credit. He refuses to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and his decision led to his being deported from Australia and missing the Australian Open and now he will miss the French Open for the same reason. Said Djokovic: “It’s the price I’m willing to pay.”

Father Andres Arango resigned from St. Gregory Catholic Church in Phoenix after it was determined he incorrectly performed thousands of baptisms for decades by changing one word. He used the words “We baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” instead of the correct phrase “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Apparently, the issue with using ‘We’ is that it is not the community that baptizes a person, rather, it is Christ, and Him alone, who presides at all of the sacraments, and so it is Christ Jesus who baptizes. Says one of those incorrectly baptized – “Now what??”

Trivia #1 answer: Who of the following is NOT in the Beanpot Hall of Fame? – Jerry York (BC), Herb Wakabayashi (BU), Bob Sweeney (BC), Jack Parker (BU), Dan McGillis (NU), Lane McDonald (HU), Joe Cavanagh (HU) – Sorry, they are all in the Beanpot HOF
Trivia #2 answer: Who is Sofia Jirau? – Sofia appeared in Victoria Secret’s Love Cloud Collection, which was put together to highlight diversity and inclusion. Sofia is the lingerie brand’s first model with Down Syndrone.
Trivia #3 answer: Who is the NHL’s all-time leader in overtime goals? – Wayne Gretzky, Brad Marchand, Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin, Jaromir Jagr, Sergei Fedorov, Mario Lemieux – Alexander Ovechkin (24). DYK: Wayne Gretzky had only 2 OT goals!!!
Trivia #4 answer: What college did the Rams’ Cooper Kupp attend? Bonus: What is the school’s mascot? – Eastern Washington University. Mascot – The Eagles
Trivia #5 answer: What team has the #1 pick in the upcoming USFL draft? – Birmingham Stallions, Philadelphia Stars, Michigan Panthers, Houston Gamblers, Lawrence Convicts – The Michigan Panthers

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

“See, don’t ever set me free
I always wanna be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can’t sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don’t know what I’m doin’, now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can’t sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me

– The Kinks

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