Friday, November 11, 2022

Briefly.

Thank a veteran today.

Trivia #1: Seattle Seahawks’ linebacker Mosiula Mea`alofa “Lofa” Tatupu is the son of former NFL player Mosiula Faasuka “Mosi” Tatupu. Mosi played from 1978-1990 as a running back/special teams player for the New England Patriots. What team did Mosi end his career with in 1991?
Trivia #2: In 1978, the Red Sox Jim Rice led the majors in games played (163), plate appearances (746), hits (213), at-bats (677), homeruns (46), triples (15) and RBIs (139). Who led the AL in batting average that year (.333)? Bonus: Who led the NL (.334)?
Trivia #3: Who was the last U.S. President with facial hair? – Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Harding, William Taft, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison
Trivia #4: Who was Jan Scruggs?

I did it again. I got confused by all the political signs around the neighborhood and mistakenly voted for a realtor.

On this day: On this day, at 11am, “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” the WWI armistice signed by the allies and Germany comes into effect and World War I hostilities end.

Atta boy, LeBron. Your team sucks so let’s come up with an injury – sore groin. Pussy. LeBron “Pat Magroin” James.

Speaking of non-pussies, the Bruins’ 24-year-old Charlie McAvoy returned (early) from shoulder surgery last night and scored the eventual game-winning goal while delivering a game-high five hits.

The Boston Bruins are 12-2, a perfect 8-0 at home and have had 18 different goal-scorers already this season.

Life’s been good to me, so far.

They said it: “I’m like Ricky Bobby, I don’t come here to lose.” – Georgia Senate candidate, Herschel Walker. This could have fallen under the sign of the apocalypse. A senate candidate, on the podium, quoting Ricky Bobby. I was waiting for him to thank the Baby Jesus next.

Article I’ll skip: Protester who threw eggs at King Charles III barred from carrying eggs in public as part of bail.

R.I.P. Peter McNabb (70) – NHL Hall of Famer who spent time in Buffalo, Boston, Vancouver and New Jersey. He finished his career with 363 goals and 818 points in 954 games. McNabb was later a television color analyst first for the Devils and then he spent 25 years in the same role with the Colorado Avalanche since their inception in 1995.

Trivia #1 answer: Seattle Seahawks’ linebacker Mosiula Mea`alofa “Lofa” Tatupu is the sone of former NFL plater Mosiula Faasuka “Mosi” Taupu. Mosi played from 1978-1990 as a running back/special teams player for the New England Patriots. What team did Mosi end his career with in 1991? – The Los Angeles Rams
Trivia #2: In 1978, the Red Sox Jim Rice led the majors in games played (163), plate appearances (746), hits (213), at-bats (677), homeruns (46), triples (15) and RBIs (139). Who led the AL in batting average that year (.333)? Bonus: Who led the NL (.334)? – Rod Carew led the AL (Minnesota) and Dave Parker led the NL (Pittsburgh)
Trivia #3: Who was the last U.S. President with facial hair? – Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Harding, William Taft, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison – William Taft
Trivia #4: Who was Jan Scruggs? – The Vietnam veteran, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, who first came up with the idea for the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

Running is great unless you compare it to not running.

I love the electronic signs on the road that tell you how fast you are going. Hey look, I know perfectly well I’m going 52 MPH in a 30MPH zone. I don’t need no stinkin’, flashing sign to tell me.

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

Happy Veterans Day!

“Maybe you’ll wanna give me kisses sweet
But only for one night and no repeat
And maybe you’ll go away and never call
And a taste of honey’s worse than none at all

Oh little girl, in that case I don’t want no part
I do believe that, that would only break my heart
Oh, but if you feel like lovin’ me
If you got the notion
I second that emotion”

– Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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