Friday, May 27, 2022

Briefly.

Beer… because you can’t drink bacon.

Trivia #1: Which of the following is slang for marijuana? – Mary Jane, Bobby Sue, Ella Mae, Rosie Dee, Dick Hurtz
Trivia #2: Of the four major professional sports, in the past 15 years in each league, Boston sports teams are in the top five in total playoff wins. Where does each of the four teams rank (1-5) in their sport?
Trivia #3: A group of penguins in the water is called a “raft.” A group of penguins on land is called what?
Trivia #4: Tomorrow, the Division III women’s lacrosse team from Gettysburg College will take on Middlebury in the semi-finals of the DIII tournament. What is Gettysburg’s nickname?
Trivia #5: The Red Sox’ Trevor Story has 32 RBI this month with 6 games to go. Who holds the Red Sox record with RBI in one month (41)?

The Celtics are really something. Tonight, they are 9-point favorites over the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals and the Heat are the #1 seed. If Smart and Williams play, I don’t see any reason why they don’t win/cover. The Heat just look D-U-N.

Did you enjoy Tiger Wood’s collapse in the Open Championship last week, or did you feel bad for him and his injured leg? I can’t say I enjoyed it in any way, but I certainly didn’t feel bad for him.

Article I’ll skip: Colin Kaepernick impresses during workout with Raiders

Back to Tom Brady… Fox must be out of their collective minds signing Brady to a 10-year, $327M contract to commentate on NFL games when he retires. I don’t get it. Brady is far from articulate in his interviews. I really don’t think he is a fit for the job, but who am I? I’m not rooting for him to fail, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he sucks at it.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: All these shootings, I’m speechless. I’m really not speechless here but there isn’t enough space…)

This week, for the first time this season, each Red Sox regular starting outfielder is hitting .200 or better at the same time. Hard to believe.

Miami Heat starters combined for 18 points on Monday night.

In the past 60 years, the Red Sox’ Trevor Story is just the 6th player in MLB, in a 5-game stretch, with 6 or more HRs and 17 or more RBI. Editor’s note: That was before last night – 1 HR and 4 RBI

Keeping on the Sox, over his past 22 games, JD Martinez is batting .446. That’s an awfully long stretch to be hitting at a clip like that. One would have to assume, in this day of babying athletes, that he is due for a day off. You know, to cool him down.

Quote for the week: “Man, I did love this game. I’d have played for food money… I used to love traveling on the trains from town to town. The hotels… brass spittoons in the lobbies, brass beds in the rooms. It was the crowd, rising to their feet when the ball was hit deep. Shoot, I’d play for nothing!” – Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) in the movie “Field of Dreams”

R.I.P. Ray Liotta (67) – Legendary actor known for his career-defining performance in the crime classic “Goodfellas” (Henry Hill), the critically acclaimed film “Field of Dreams” (Shoeless Joe Jackson) and many other film and television roles.

Trivia #1 answer: Which of the following is slang for marijuana? – Mary Jane, Bobby Sue, Ella Mae, Rosie Dee, Dick Hurtz – Mary Jane
Trivia #2 answer: Of the four major professional sports, in the past 15 years in each league, Boston sports teams are in the top five in total playoff wins. Where does each of the four teams rank (1-5) in their sport? – Patriots 1st – (18), Celtics 1st – (105), Red Sox 2nd – (46) and Bruins 2nd – (93)
Trivia #3 answer: A group of penguins in the water is called a “raft.” A group of penguins on land is called what? – A “waddle”
Trivia #4 answer: Tomorrow, the Division III women’s lacrosse team will take on Middlebury in the semi-finals of the DIII tournament. What is Gettysburg’s nickname? – The Bullets
Trivia #5: The Red Sox’ Trevor Story has 32 RBI this month with 5 to go. Who holds the Red Sox record with RBI in one month (41)? – Ted Williams

From monkey to human: 10 million years. From human to monkey: 10 beers

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

Happy National Road Trip Day!

And, of course, Happy Memorial Day. Fly/Salute an American flag, thank a veteran, be grateful

“Well, I don’t know, but I’ve been told
You never slow down, you never grow old
I’m tired of screwin’ up, tired of going down
Tired of myself, tired of this town

Oh, my my, oh, hell yes
Honey, put on that party dress
Buy me a drink, sing me a song
Take me as I come ‘cause I can’t stay long

Last dance with Mary Jane, one more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin’ in and I’m tired of this town again

– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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