November 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 11 comments

Checking amazon to see if they offer a bottled formula of whatever it is that helps Frank Gore get up and go to work every day, always giving maximum effort. Regardless of roster or standings.

I want a bottle for myself and am also thinking of holiday gifts for family and friends, but the first bottle goes to JC Jackson (and a few of his Pats teammates).

posted by beaverboard at 08:03 AM on November 10

As she was growing older, my mom used to take Geritol. She swore that it did her a lot of good. I read the label on the bottle one day; the stuff was about 60 proof. No wonder mom had a little hop in her step.

posted by Howard_T at 10:35 AM on November 10

Geritol was likely responsible for the bubbles on the Lawrence Welk Show and the huge smile on Myron Floren's face.

(This is where Howard and I leave all you youngsters behind with our hip cultural references.)

Also, if you want to live to be 100 and have people thinking you're getting more action than Jane Fonda ever will at your age, you need to get started early.

posted by beaverboard at 12:48 PM on November 10

you need to get started early

Betty White would have been 32 when that commercial was made, and I would have been 13. I was just then coming to the realization that there were many more things about girls than I had originally considered. A 32-year-old Betty White would have been a bit too old for my tastes, but perhaps a few shots of Geritol might have been enough to make things interesting for both of us.

posted by Howard_T at 01:43 PM on November 10

posted by yerfatma at 02:33 PM on November 10

Also: TIL that Geritol was boozy!

posted by yerfatma at 02:34 PM on November 10

My wife just saw the news of Tommy Heinsohn's passing, and I was opening Sports Filter to post it. This has not been a good year. Most of you know that Heinsohn is in the Basketball HoF both as a player and as a coach. I have always been of the opinion that he should be in as a broadcaster as well. For many years he was the analyst on the national broadcasts of the NBA and of course there's the long relationship with the Boston Celtics. His voice will be missed by Celtics fans.

posted by Howard_T at 02:56 PM on November 10

One of my favorite memories is my dad explaining to middle school me why CBS had to let Tawmy go.

posted by yerfatma at 06:37 PM on November 10

When I listened to Heinsohn broadcasts, I couldn't figure out if all that sound was coming through the TV speakers via his microphone, or whether someone had left a side door of the arena ajar and his voice was carrying through the night air all the way to my town. I always felt as though I could step outside and expect to hear it coming across my neighbor's yard to the east.

posted by beaverboard at 07:42 PM on November 10

In a crazed alternate paradise, Tommy would be hosting Jeopardy! and Alex Trebek would be calling Pitino-era Celtics games.

posted by beaverboard at 07:47 PM on November 10

BING BANG BOOM, DANA BARROS!

posted by yerfatma at 07:53 PM on November 10

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