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Comment 17 Oct 2020
First naughty thing spoken on american TV was June Cleaver: "Ward, you were a little hard on the beaver last night."
Comment 07 Oct 2020

The downside in the AFC North is that CLE, CIN, and BAL all have shifted to more mobile QBs.

If that's the case, then perhaps the AFC North teams will tailor their personnel to defend more mobile QBs, which might then prove advantageous to the team with the less-mobile, cannon-armed QB. If they're all gonna zig, maybe you should zag.

Comment 23 Sep 2020

I don't know what Rosen's potential ceiling is, but it's worth mentioning that, despite the fact he's in his 3rd NFL season, he's younger than Joe Burrow. Rosen probably would have benefitted from another year at UCLA.

Comment 23 Sep 2020

His worst start is 6IP and 3ER. 

That's the equivalent of 5 shutout innings, and 1 Phil Maton inning.

Comment 07 Sep 2020

Here are a few excerpts from a terrific song ("Seems Like a Long Time") written by Ted Anderson, from Rod Stewart's terrific "Every Picture Tells a Story" album:


Nighttime is only the other side of daytime
But if you've ever waited for the sun
You know what it's like to wish daytime would come

Hard times are only the other side of good times
But if you ever wished hard times were gone
You know what it's like to wish good times would come

War time is only the other side of peace time
But if you've ever seen how wars are won
You know what it's like to wish peace time would come

Comment 06 Sep 2020

"She had been born with a face that would let her get her way
He saw that face and he lost all control"

Comment 06 Sep 2020

Read an article about Steve Miller two years ago. Now living in NYC, he met people at the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Musical Instruments. They have the first piano, Segovia's guitar, ... major league stuff. Miller ends up on a visiting committee for the Department of Musical Instruments. 

Then

Before long, Miller was invited to be on the board of Jazz at Lincoln Center, too.

“I walked in and said, ‘Jesus, this is a real fuckin’ board. That’s the guy who built the building. That’s the guy who raised the twenty million.’ ” And now there’s the guy who wrote “Ab-ra-ca-dabra / I wanna reach out and grab ya.”

Comment 09 Jul 2020

the surface was hard and ground balls really moved. 

I recall watching my girlfriend's softball team play in the 'shoe. 

As I recall, the diamond was laid out with the first base line on the football sideline, and the third-base line on one of the yard-lines. The middle of the field was approximately 3 or 4 feet higher than the sidelines, and the artificial turf fibers were very short (maybe 3/16 or 1/4 inch) and abrasive. All of this led to some interesting effects:

  • running from 1st to 2nd was uphill
  • running from 3rd to home was downhill
  • the infielders' throws to first base were downhill
  • when one of those hard grounders got thru, once it crested the slope at the middle of the field, the ball would actually pick up speed as it rolled downhill. It wasn't unusual for a hard grounder to turn into a home run as the ball rolled all the way across the field and up against the wall at the opposite side of the stadium.
Comment 07 Jul 2020

I asked around once and found that they got rid of it because it couldn't get enough sunlight, not sure if that's true.  

I believe that is the case. At some point they lowered the field, and added D deck; while that increased seating capacity, it increased the "canyon effect" of the stadium, and reduced available sunlight below needed levels.

Now, if at some point they decide that natural turf is an advantage, perhaps they'll line the west side of the stadium with solar panels and use the electricity to power "grow" lights pointed at the grass...

Comment 10 May 2020

A couple more:

"Vehicle" by Ides of March

"Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock. (Strawberry Alarm Clock was a California psychedelia band. After they broke up, they learned that some other musicians had picked up the name and were playing gigs back east. Legal proceedings later, the original band ends up playing in Atlanta, where Ronnie Van Zandt happened to see them. One thing led to another, and SAC guitarist Ed King ended up a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. )

Comment 09 May 2020

I'm late to this party, and most of the good ones are taken. But here's an obscura: 1973: "Brother Louie" by Stories

Comment 09 May 2020

Did 10cc make the top 40 with "I'm Not in Love"? Godley and Creme were in 10cc at the time, but neither of them have writing credit for "I'm Not in Love".