02/15/2023 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

Gunnarwolfe Fontaine? That’s your name?

Congratulations on the Beanpot shootout win, Northeastern! Stay in college an extra year to celebrate.

(sniff) Cute little two chip dynasty.

Pitchers and catchers officially begin workouts in Fort Myers today. As sure a sign of spring as crocuses blooming.

A Good Kid scores goals in overtime.

How were Rhianna’s backup dancers not costumed like the Damar Hamlin lookalike they trotted out for the Bengals playoff game?

Yes, Bucks honks, Milwaukee pulling out an OT win versus a Celtics squad down four starters is a great comp for the C’s winning the playoff series last year with Middleton out.

If Andy Reid retires who are they going to have call plays next year?

Cakes are cooking for Joe Hesket h, Jane Child, Edgar Bennett, Jaromír Jágr, Ugueth Urbina, Óscar Freire, Brooks Wackerman, Adam Granduciel, Gordon Shedden, Diego Martínez, and Megan Thee Stallion,

The Panthers do what so many others had tried: They hire Jim Caldwell as a senior assistant.

Pritchard should just shut his yapper and keep playing well.

Imagine having to borrow money from your Broadway starlet fiancée to buy a bankrupt football team that ended up living with you. De Benneville “Bert” Bell was the original cuck.

Charlie Coyle becoming a #girldad is so for the brand. Here for this.

Worcester Line Train 515 (11:45 am from South Station) is operating 10-15 minutes behind schedule between Boston Landing and Worcester due to a signal issue.

The nice thing about a predicted last-place finish is that you can always surprise people.

I think if anyone thinks after the Brooklyn Nets failed superteam that NBA superteams are now going to be a thing of the past should remember what the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase once said, “everybody has a price.”

David Byrne even asked, “Rhianna, why such a big coat?”

Jason Mastrodonato didn’t want that March Sadness HEAT! Good luck in your new West Coast endeavors.

Have more stage names, dead De La Soul guy. RIP.

Grandmas love the E*Trade talking baby commercials.

One thing that analytics has contributed to football is an understanding that TIME can be more valuable than points. But was that the first time ever in a Super Bowl that a team has passed up points to take time off the clock? How many times has it happened in regular season?

That Hamlin hologram was really impressive.

Hey gang of historic Buckeye cagers, this week’s Phrase that Pays is, “Do some homework son.”

Brad Stevens got white shooters everywhere; we might as well be in Texas.

When is Groton or Newport going to get a NCIS franchise?

It was a hold. It was!

Condolences to Alex Ovechkin, who announced the death of his father on Instagram this morning. Hopefully not from falling out a window.

Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy, all day.

Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight.
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Never thought I’d let a rumor ruin my moonlight.

Well, somebody told me you had a boyfriend,
Who looked like a girlfriend,
That I had in February of last year.
It’s not confidential, I’ve got potential.

We’re hearing encouraging reports that Chris Sale can now spend several minutes in the same room as a baseball.

Heath Ledger was the best damn Joker of all time and so tragic the end of his life.

Is the Super Bowl a) a reasonable, even admirable, part of our common culture, even of our civil religion, bringing us together to enjoy competition but also camaraderie, commercialism but also excellence? Or is it b) a decadent spectacle of late capitalism and bloated empire? Or c) both? Let us know in the comments.

I’ve seen this ‘most-watched broadcasts in US history’ stat enough times that I have to ask: what sort of grip did MASH have on the American public?

Honk if you remember Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday as separate holidays.

Carolina wrens!

You can’t win the Big Game without a true WR1 to take the top off the defense!

Corn dog nuggets from Trader Joe’s with the pickle flavor are way up the power rankings of TJ snacks.

Why haven’t we traded for Jakob Chychrun yet? I hearda him! Two weeks ago!!

To be clear: Yankees/doctors don’t know yet exactly what’s wrong with Frankie Montas’ shoulder. Boone said doctors will “scope” it and “we’ll have a better idea of the time frame once that happens.” Several ramp ups/shutdowns in Montas’ throwing program in the winter.

Michael Keaton is older now than Adam West was when Batman came out in 1989.

Larger bases sounds like a solution in search of a problem.

Best bet for the weekend: a Ford driver winning The Great American Race down to Daytona.

Happy birthday as well to Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken.

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Meta, other writers, league and team sourcesMitch Hedberg, Bill James, plus the members of #the15 were used in this column. Hail to the king. Hail to the one. Kneel to the crown. Stand in the sun.

And a happy heavenly horsey birthday to Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.

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