02/16/22 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

The precedent and temptation are there, but don’t do it, Detroit.

With the St. Louis Rams of Inglewood (CA) winning SB LVI, I’m happy for Sony Michel, but mostly for Cooper Kupp. Obvi.

Boston University wins 2022 Beanpot; the Terriers short, regional nightmare is over.

Celtics? Worst team riding a nine-game winning streak in all of sports.

Tuukka Rask overshadowing Marisa Ingemi is soooo hockey of him.

Cheered to see that Richard Seymour will be duly enshrined in the Football HoF. More, please.

Well I’m glad that cryptocurrency can never go the way of, say, Pets.com!

Big ups to the IOC for averting an invasion of Ukraine by overturing the suspension of that doped-up 15-year-old Russian figure skater. (Editor’s Note: Please disregard if the scheduled Russian invasion transpires.)

Cakes are cooking for LeVar Burton, John McEnroe, Andy Taylor, Bebeto, Larry Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, and, ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd.

Ahmad Rahad may still have the lead, but Bill Belichick is coming up fast on the rail in the Worst Friend Picker Derby.

The league, er, Association is propping up the 22-36 Spurs.

Why didn’t Tom just ask Easterby to Jesus the footballs to the desired PSI?

I’m sorry but why would a non-hierarchical relationship be looking for a term that’s the equivalent of a hierarchical one? If you have the equivalent of a primary partner, don’t you just have a primary partner? Am I missing something here?

Whatever, Brookline.

Andre the Giant absolutely stacked up and then pinned six midget wrestlers.

Marisa Ingemi is again a free agent.

I know it is not practical, but a fun option would be to poll the fans arriving at the park on whether they want to see a DH or pitchers batting. One ticket, one vote. The teams don’t know until game time which way it will go. Think about it; lot of fun.

Why are there power lines in these bruise evidence photos?

I was recently made aware of a few offensive tweets I made when I was in my late 30’s that have since been addressed. I wanted to apologize if I’ve ever offended anyone on that platform. I’m not the same person I was when I was younger & I’m committed to being a better person everyday.

Have you ever used pink Himalayan salt?

It’s a great feeling when that giant frozen-over hunk of snow finally flies off your car’s roof when you’re on the highway. Liberating, really.

Losing to the US in Olympic Hockey serves Canada right for beating us at the soccer.

Only the ephemeral lasts.

Nice suit, Jimmy Harden. I didn’t even know someone had an ‘ Urban Herman Munster’ collection. Looks good on you, though.

No, really: how many people are in the Dick Butkus twitter account writers room?

Giada could make a can of sardines seem appetizing.

When did OBJ become America’s Sweetheart?

Some dink commented on one of my articles saying he hasn’t seen a good piece from me yet. How brave of you to bash someone’s work while you hide behind a fake name! Try writing about a sport during a months-long lockout when there’s no real news and then you can talk shit.

Gotta say that Jacobellis snowcross run haven’t jumped out of my seat cheering like that since a Phelps race.

Marisa Ingemi is no longer a free agent.

Between Ivan Reitman and P.J. O’Rourke, it’s been a sad week for Harvard/National Lampoon alums. RIP.

Lechina.

Zero carbohydrate Budweiser must be pretty tasty, huh?

I don’t know if Mina is going to be able to smirk her way past all the Angry Philly Fans.

Hey gang of true romantics! This week’s Phrase that Pays is; “To my best friend and the love of my life. The one. The love”

Is David Chase broke?

You’re telling me none of the Gamgees or Brandybucks or Tooks or even the Sackville-Bagginses could have taken care of Ben Volin’s sick family, forcing him to miss covering the Super Bowl?

Honk if you remember Glick University.

I keep hearing about these Overton Windows: is that the manufacturer Johnny Pesky was associated with?

Big bottom
Big bottom
Talk about bum cakes
My gal’s got ’em.
Big bottom
Drive me out of my mind.
How can I leave this behind?

Don’t feel bad Cincinnati. You still have inedible chili, Pro Football Focus HQ and Jimmy Koch’s airport and bus station main brewery.

Cedar Waxwings! Right outside! Did you see them?

I hear it took fifteen takes for that T-Mobile commercial with Miley Cyrus before they got one where she didn’t have a wardrobe malfunction.

A skit that’s like Plato and Socrates on Around the Horn…is this anything?

Fun fact: The Goodyear Blimp is the official bird of Redondo Beach, California.

So when is Super Bowl SBK?

Since you asked, the federal government specifically divides YOUR tax dollars between Israel and gay abortions. Just yours.

Slovakia? That’s like half a real country now! You can’t be losing to them! Bad hockey team! Bad!

Ask more questions! I can’t! Or can I?

Have a Happy John Valentin’s Day this Friday.

Best bet for the weekend: pitchers and catchers not reporting.

Lorum Ipsum, Larry.

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Meta, other writers, league and team sources, Bill James, BSMW poster Lebron, and the members of #the15 were used in this column. The15 remind you to clear all snow and ice from your vehicle before taking to the roads.

Not Jhene Aiko, but Kay Adams.

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