Odds ‘n Ends

As it turns out, Election Day, NFL trade deadline and National Sandwich Day both fall on today. So if your candidate doesn’t win election and your team doesn’t make a deal, the only sure thing is…You can always get a Roman Burger at Mr. Hero!

If free-agent pitcher Jon Lester has pitched his last game for the Chicago Cubs, he’s going out on a high note with the fans. Lester, 36, bought beers for patrons over Halloween weekend at four Chicago bars, tweeting out his tab, which included a 34% tip, the same number he wore on his uniform.

Lester spent $47,094.90 between Friday and Sunday, which included $31,082.63 on Miller Lites and $16,012.27 in gratuity. Now that’s the way to treat your fans.

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced yesterday that he is starting rookie QB Jake Luton against the Houston Texans on Sunday in place of Gardner Minshew.

And while Minshew is out indefinitely with a thumb injury, it marks the second quarterback in the NFL over the last 2 weeks that we’ve never heard of. The first being Ben DiNucci of the Cowboys last week. Luton was drafted in the 6th round out Oregon State in last years draft. Anyone remember another 6th round QB? Does Tom Brady ring a bell?

ESPN is reporting that the NFL competition committee is expected to present a resolution to owners that includes a 16-team playoff scenario. as games are lost because of the coronavirus pandemic and would feature eight playoff teams from each conference

The contingency, if necessary, would take four division champions and four wild-card teams from both the AFC and NFC. Stay tuned.

By now, just about every thinking person is aware that using passwords like “123456,” and “abcdef” is colossally stupid. What you might not know? That using the name of your favorite band isn’t far behind. Cyber security experts say passwords like “blink 182,” “metallica,” “eminem,” and “50cent” are also among the most easily hacked. Behind them, you’ll find fictional characters such as “superman,” “batman,” and “deadpool.”  

DraftKings has taken another step into the world of sports advertising by inking their first endorsement deal. The PGA’s Bryson DeChambeau has signed on the dotted line for a multi-year plan that’ll require him to wear the DraftKings logo on his hat, which isn’t a bad gig if you can get it. DeChambeau will also take part in “marketing, promotional, and VIP responsibilities” which include “giving golf lessons to bettors.” Currently, he’s ranked number-six in the world of golf. 

Shaquille O’Neal revealed his ultimate starting five, which – of course – includes him at center. From there, he’s picking:

  • Allen Iverson – point guard
  • Kobe Bryant – shooting guard
  • Michael Jordan – small forward
  • LeBron James – power forward

With that lineup, Shaq says, “ain’t nobody beating this team in a seven-game series.

Now that people can buy their very own robot dog from Boston Dynamics for just $75K. A bar in Spain is using one to help maintain social distancing and serve beer to customers, it’s also a great way to get viral video and social media love, as well.

Today is Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Today in

Sports History

1929 – Providence became the first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights.

1972 – Joe Namath was featured on the cover of LIFE magazine. 

1998 – Minnesota elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its governor. 

Today in Music History

1972 – James Taylor and Carly Simon were married. They separated in 1982 and were divorced later.

1992 – “Keep The Faith” by Bon Jovi was released. It was their first album in 5 years. 

1995 – An out of court settlement was reached by Hootie and the Blowfish and Bob Dylan concerning the group’s unauthorized use of Dylan’s lyrics in their song “Only Want To Be With You.” 

Celebrity Birthdays today

Former Heavy weight Boxing Champ Larry Holmes – 71

Roseanne Barr – 68

Dolph Lundgren, aka Ivan Drago – 63