Friday, March 11, 2022

(Not so) Briefly.

I’m glad I learned about parallelograms in high school math instead of how to do my taxes. It comes in so handy during parallelogram season.

Trivia #1: In what year was te granddaddy of all U.S. highways, Route 66, established? – 1923, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1931, 2011
Trivia #2: What is the mascot of Bellarmine University? Bonus: Where is the school located?
Trivia #3: What is the nickname for Furman University?
Trivia #4: What is a “Paladin?”

So it happened, and baseball is back! Ya, I’m still ticked off at both sides but I love the game and now the season will go on, apparently in its entirety. Both MLB and the Players Association need to sign off on the deal, but right now Opening Day is slated for April 7.

But really, folks. Saturday night we turn the clocks back and spring begins. Selection Sunday is this weekend and bracket-filling will soon follow. It is a glorious time of the year.

Remember, there was a time when we all chipped in $2 for beer and $1 for gas? That $1 for gas today wouldn’t get us around the block.

Speaking of college hoops, although I really don’t like Duke men’s basketball, I do respect coach K. Back to my now liking Duke (hater), seeing the team lose to UNC last Sunday in what was coach K’s last home game, really didn’t bother me. You might even say I was elated.

Chew on this: If Malcolm Butler doesn’t make that pick in the endzone, incredibly denying Seattle a Super Bowl win, does Russell Wilson get traded or would he have had more value to the franchise?

Speaking of NFL trades, how is former New England Patriot offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel feeling these days? Now the coach of the AFC West Las Vegas Raiders, he now has to face, twice per season, Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Justin Herbert and Kahil Mack.

Article I’ll skip: “Colin Kaepernick ‘still working’ in hopes of landing NFL job”

Go away, Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim. As their season ended yesterday with a 16-17 record, Boeheim’s first losing season in his 46 years, he still insists his son Buddy was wrongfully suspended after punching a Florida State player in the stomach on Wednesday. Arrogant prick.

Go away, part deux, John Kerry. Again, downplaying the crisis in Ukraine; “…while the Ukraine refugee crisis is a “problem” amid Russia’s invasion, it pales in comparison to the wave of migration that will come if climate change is not addressed.Priorities, John, priorities.

There is the “agony of defeat” and then there is Furman University’s loss to Chattanooga in the SoCon tournament final this past week. Look it up.

People often stop me in the street, I never walk in the street, and ask: “Gee whiz, Ed. What is Tim Tebow selling these days?” – Tim’s new book is out “Mission Possible.” Says the former two-time national football campion, Heisman trophy winner, first-round NFL pick, former pro baseball player and ESPN contributor, I believe that it is possible for every single one of us to have, to truly have, a life that counts. God created each of us to have a unique, awesome purpose, and it’s why we’re here.”

Believe it or not, the Boston Celtics sit atop CBS Sports’ NBA power rankings. Really.

DYK: Jayson Tatum/Kobe Bryant points, first 350 games, 24 or younger Jayson Tatum – 7,183 Kobe Bryant – 6,610. What does that mean, nothing really, other than Jason Tatum is pretty good.

Speaking of the Bruins, my “website of the week” is stanleycupofchowder.com. Check it out for all things Bruins.

Now that’s just stupid. Bellarmine University was promoted from Division II to Division 1 and its men’s basketball team won the Atlantic Sun conference’s tournament final, a victory which usually comes with the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. However, the NCAA does not allow teams to play in postseason tournaments until their fifth season at the D-1 level. Now I can see that if they moved down a division, but up? I don’t get it.

Using a bad analogy can make you look like you aren’t the sharpest knife on the tree.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Well, Putin is still targeting civilians.
This week’s sign of the apocalypse, part deux: Massachusetts DPH is set report new numbers regarding COVID-19 deaths that are 15% fewer than previously reported.

Russell Westbrook Westbrick, now that’s funny. What’s even funnier, at least to me, is that he genuinely hates the nickname and is speaking out. Lighten up, Rusty!

They said it: “If the audience doesn’t like it, that’s the f*n audience’s problem.” – Andrew Dominik, director of the upcoming Marilyn Monroe biopic, defending the film’s NC-17 rating.

Trivia #1 answer: In what year was granddaddy of all U.S. highways, Route 66, established? – 1923, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1931, 2011 – 1926
Trivia #2 answer: What is the mascot of Bellarmine University? Bonus: Where is the school located? – The Knights. The Catholic school is located in Louisville.
Trivia #3 answer: What is the nickname for Furman University? – The Paladins
Trivia #4 answer: What is a “Paladin?”
The Paladins are twelve fictional knights of legend, the foremost members of Charlemagne’s court in the 8th century. Or, a knight renowned for heroism and chivalry.

Happy ‘National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition’ Day!

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

“And even though we ain’t got money
I’m so in love with you, honey
And everything will bring a chain of love
And in the morning, when I rise
You bring a tear of joy to my eyes
And tell me everything is gonna be alright”

– Loggins & Messina

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