Friday, June 10, 2022

Briefly.

Don’t run with bagpipes. You could put an eye out or worse yet, get kilt.

Trivia #1: What is an informal term for when someone changes what one is saying during speech because one is not sure of what to say or because one is trying to avoid saying something?
Trivia #2: In the last 25 years, one NBA player has shot >= 60% from the field (>= 50 attempts) and >=60% from the three-point range (>=25 attempts) in a single season. Who is that player? Hint: He’s playing in the NBA Finals.
Trivia #3: The last place finisher of an LIV golf event wins a minimum of how much money? – Zero, $50, $1,000, $50,000, $120,000, $250,000, $500,000
Trivia #4: What is another name for the Root Beer Float (root beer and vanilla or chocolate ice cream?

Article I’ll skip: NBA commissioner Adam Silver says league lost ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars after fallout with China. (My heart goes out…)

It’s June, 2022 and Pete Rose still is not in the MLB Hall of Fame and Warren Zevon still is not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Speaking of which, Judas Priest in being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. Now don’t get me wrong, I like Judas Priest but over Warren Zevon? Please!

Quote for the week: “I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.” – Groucho Marx

Golf’s U.S. Open is really shaping up to be an interesting event. The likes of Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia and several other golfers, who are jumping over to the LIV Saudi Arabia golf league, are being allowed to play. How awkward is that going to be out on the course?

A Texas woman gave birth to identical twin daughters this past March. What’s the big deal, you ask? Gabby was born on March 7 at 24 weeks and four days, while Bella was born on March 10 at 25 weeks. Hmmm.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish changed the lyrics of their fight song from “… while her loyal sons are marching onward to victory…” to “… while her loyal sons and daughters march on to victory…” Give me a break! Was there any discussion of changing the reference of “HER loyal sons and daughters” to “HIS loyal sons and daughters?”

Romeo Crennel has retired after nearly 50 years coaching in the NFL. As an assistant, his teams won 5 of the 6 Super Bowls (two with the Giants, three with the Patriots). In 2020 he was awarded the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award for lifetime achievement as an assistant coach. His most recent title, in 2021, was Senior Advisor for Football Performance with the Texans.

In unrelated news, the Boston Bruins fired coach Bruce Cassidy after his teams posted the third most wins in the NHL over the course of his tenure.

The Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi. Apparently, he had been their manager for the past three seasons. Also, the Angels fired manager Joe Madden and, as of Thursday, are now 0 for their last 13. Ouch!

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: A 7-day weather forecast in New England

Can you even believe the Celtics can go up 3-1 with the win tonight?

DYK: The last time Jason Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford, Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III all played together and lost back-to-back games was January 5-6. The Celtics are 29-6 since January 8th with those five in the lineup. Defense!

A couple of weeks ago it was an elephant that was being considered a human being. Now, a California court has ruled that a bumblebee is a fish, under California law. WTF is going on!

Trivia #1 answer: What is an informal term for when someone changes what one is saying during speech because one is not sure of what to say or because one is trying to avoid saying something? – Hemming and hawing
Trivia #2 answer: In the last 25 years, one NBA player has shot >= 60% from the field (>= 50 attempts) and >=60% from the three-point range (>=25 attempts) in a single season. Who is that player? Hint: He’s playing in the NBA Finals. – Jaylen Brown
Trivia #3 answer: The last place finisher of an LIV golf event wins a minimum of how much money? – Zero, $50, $1,000, $50,000, $120,000, $250,000, $500,000 – The last place finisher is guaranteed a minimum of $120,000.
Trivia #4 answer: What is another name for the Root Beer Float (root beer and vanilla or chocolate ice cream? – A Black Cow

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

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

Happy National Black Cow Day!

And Happy 26th Annual Charlie Penta Memorial Golf Day, as 324 golfers and countless volunteers and supporters spend the day remembering Charlie and enjoying golf, good food, awards ceremony and raffle, and of course comradery with friends young and old. All of this in honor of Charlie and in support of Haverhill High School Athletics. Here’s to Charlie! (Class of ’81, baby!)

“So you children of the world
Listen to what I say
If you want a better place to live in
Spread the word today
Show the world that love is still alive
You must be brave
Or you children of today are
Children of the Grave, yeah!”

– Black Sabbath

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