12/22/22 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

Winter Classic playing surface realignment SZN.

Did Deuce not mention he wanted the Celtics to win for his birthday? Encouraging 2nd half last night, tho.

Ben Drieth was looking up and smiling at the officiating costing NE a win against the Raiders on a game played December 18th.

Congratulations Argentina, good match, France. Is the World Cup Pro Bowl this weekend?

Jeff Saturday has got to be the first NFL head coach to coach a game on a day of the week that is also his name, right?

Once people realize the MLS draft is happening right now they’ll forget all about the Patriots for a day or two. They got a Boston College kid!

Goodbye, JD Martinez, hello Justin Turner.

I hope Meyers feels bad for ruining Judon’s Hanukkah.

Steelers waited 40 years to retire Franco Harris’ number and he won’t be down for breakfast a couple days before it was going to happen. Good job reading the actuarial tables for former Pittsburgh players.

Cakes are cooking for Tyrell Biggs, Ralph Fiennes, Mike Sullivan, Dina Meyer, Kirk Maltby, DaBaby, Meghan Trainor, and Casper Ruud.

Is any actress more talented than Margot Robbie? Can’t wait to see Babylon.

MBTA Update: All Charlestown, East Boston and Hingham/Hull Ferry service has been cancelled for tomorrow, December 23, due to the forecast high winds.

Mattapan Trolley Update: Regularly scheduled service has resumed.

Well, at least RB Victor Rosa showed up to play at Myrtle Beach.

Hey gang of zombie hunters, this week’s Phrase that Pays is, “Your father lost to cholesterol. Cry.”

I don’t understand these NFT’s at all. How can they sell it if they’re digital?

Happy for Interim Coach Deion Branch.

Matty Journeyman, everybody!

The NFL has announced that it reached a multi-year deal with Google giving YouTube TV and YouTube Primetime channels exclusive rights to NFL Sunday Ticket in the United States beginning next season. Whoa.

News Item: Jay Mohr is engaged to Lakers owner Jeannie Buss. Also, Jay Mohr is still alive.

I am dissenting, I’m looking differently
I do whatever I please, exactly what I want to be
I don’t fit into general rules
Ignore them all the time

Breakin’ the rules, gonna take my share
Live my own life, I don’t care
I don’t fit into general rules
Ignore them all the time

United we stand – Eternal ban
Together we are strong – Eternal ban.

Whopper Whopper Whopper Whopper. #SorryNotSorry

I really just like Root Beer.

Visa Vanilla Gift Cards are the modern American Express Travelers Cheques.

Les Bruins sont un wagon!

Kenny Albert looks like a Jimmy Kimmel DALL-E.

At this point, I think David Andrews is made of 85% Ihedigbo.

The dream police, they live inside of my head.

Franco’s Italian Army didn’t participate in the Spanish Civil War? Huh.

I believe in John Henry and I believe in Tom Werner, and never in the world would I second-guess the current leadership of the team, C Bloom and others. I’m just not sure I can see where the foundations are.

Had an oven roast this week. It was kind of flavorless. If only there was some kind of local powdered spice rub available I could have added to it.

I wanna be a race car passenger – just a guy who bugs the driver…Man, you really like Tide.

Have the sense to stay dead, dummy.

Lexus December to Remember>Mercedes Winter Event>Toyotathon>Chevy Red Tag Sales Event>Happy Honda Days

Honk if you remember the Sears Wish Book.

Great news, NFL officiating looked at the tape, and now says it was Agholor who lateraled away the game, not Meyers.

Brocton Rox sign C Marika Lyszczyk. CONSONANTS. (And sometimes Y.)

I don’t want to hear any nonsense about a Kirk Minihane podcast being boring or focused on an esoteric feud.

This just in; Francisco Franco Harris is still dead.

Peppermint bark?

That was some Wasabi Fenway Bowl.

I think Chris Berman looks great. They did a really nice job on him.

Remember: steer away from the skid.

Best bet for the weekend: visions of sugarplums. Whatever they are.

And bon anniversaire to French model/actress/singer Vanessa Paradis.

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Meta, other writers, league and team sourcesMitch Hedberg, Bill James, BSMW posters Bedford Dad and Lefty, plus the members of #the15 were used in this column. Merry Christmas and God bless us, every one.

Italian actress Gina Lollabrigida wishes you all a Merry Christmas. As do we.

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