Hey all, I hope you’re well or well as can be considering all the shit that going on ( pandemic, politics, vaccine roll out, whatever). In my corner of the world, it was announced today that as of 12:01 AM Thursday that the province of Ontario is under “stay-at-home” orders. Which basically means stay the fuck home unless getting food or meds, or if you are going to your essential job. Kidlets to be virtually schooled. No gatherings. Delivery or curbside pick up for anything non-essential. Wow. I was thinking we’d get a curfew and not the stay at home thing, but understand that something needs to be done with the number of COVID cases through the roof for us. To me, other than we all need the vaccine, and like NOW, there are no good options. Trying to not get too negative here, so trying to keep it light today. So let’s see what else is going on or has in the world.
[Fires up WebCrawler]
Smoking Joe Frazier was also born today in 1944.
And Happy 61st birthday to Dominique Wilkins, who was posterizing people long before it was even a thing.
Since the NHL starts tomorrow, to get you into the spirit of hockey here’s a few hockey things that happened today:
In 1918 Montreal Canadien’s center Joe Malone scores 5 goals in a 9-4 win over Ottawa to become the first 20 goal scorer in NHL history. He goes on to score 44 regular season goals
In 1993 Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He’d be out of hockey for a bit, but does come back a few month later after radiation treatments are completed.
Some rando NFL things that happened on today’s date:
The forward pass was legalized back in 1906. Norv Turner did not approve. Now git off my lawn.
In a sign of things to come, in 1946 the Cleveland Rams are given permission to move to LA.
Today in 1969, Super Bowl III was played in the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL. The New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts by a score of 16-7. Non other than our favoUrite drunkin’ QB, Joe Namath, was the game MVP..
[Hippo skip the next paragraph, please, it’s a Donks thing]
Back 2013 the “Mile High Miracle” occurred in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game to put the Denver Broncos ahead of Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime. Sorry Hippo.
Some random history:
New Orleans was purchased from France by the US back in 1803.
In 1583 Holland starts to use the Gregorian calendar. Netherlands also starts to use this calendar in 1701.
The first Xray photo was taken today back in 1896. No indication of when the first Xray selfie was taken.
This song peaked at number 1 on the charts back in 1974.
There’s some hoops and JV hoops ball on tonight, but let’s be honest we’re not watching much of this roundball thing until whatever they do with March Madness this year, starts. But check your local listings if you are interested (Aka I’m too lazy to look it up and type it out).
Have at it below. Or not.