Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top Five

Top five reasons Rink Rats is back:
1). We got bored.
2). Spring break is over
3). We love to write
4). There is only so much of “The Young and Restless” you can watch
5). I ran out of rum.

Top Five things we learned on spring break:
1). National Center for Disease Control has labeled “reply all” email as an epidemic.
2). My golf game stinks!
3). Women’s softball is entertaining to watch “live”.
4). Students do not study over spring break.
5). Road runners do not fly.

Top Five National Hockey League teams for the 2017 Stanley Cup:
1). Chicago Black Hawks
2). Pittsburgh Penguins
3). Ottawa Senators
4). Anaheim Ducks
5). San Jose Sharks

Top Five Faygo sodas:
1). Rock & Rye
2). Orange
3). Grape
4). Creme Soda
5). Red Pop

Top five schools/teams with the best music during games:
1). University of La Verne Softball
2). UCLA Women Basketball
3). Detroit Red Wings
4). Chicago Cubs
5). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Women Basketball

Top Five songs played on the iPhone over spring break:
1). “Chain of Fools”, Aretha Franklin
2). “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, George Thorogood
3). “Famous in a Small Town”, Miranda Lambert
4). “One for My Baby (And One for the Road)”, Frank Sinatra
5). “Clair De Lune”, Claude Debussy

Top Five Jack Asses of the Month:
1). Sean Spicer
2). Mark Meadows
3). Pin Ball Wizard
4). Charles Barkley
5). Nancy Pelosi

Top five reasons to go to an academic conference:
1). Orlando, Florida
2). Ketel One Vodka
3). Me, myself and I
4). Professional Networking
5). Social Networking

Top Five things that have surprised me recently:
1). How bad the Detroit Tigers will be this coming season
2). Most people do not get it
3). “This is Us” is a good television show
4). “Homeland” is a bad television show
5). The Federal Government is in trouble

Top Five tax preparing apps/software:
1). Dewey Cheatum and Howe
2). TurboTax
3). Tax Act
4). eSmart
5). H&R Block

Top Five Home Run Calls:
1). “Farm to table”
2). “Baba booey”
3). “She is gone”
4). “Hurt me Ernie”
5). “It is high, it is long, see ya”

Top Five birthdays this week:
1). Tara Pugliese (16)
2). Bob Woodward (74)
3). Mitt Romney (70)
4). Andrew Young (85)
5). Diana Ross (73)

Top Five stocks to watch:
1). Dow Chemical (DOW)
2). DuPont (DD)
3). Viacom (VIAB)
4). Disney (DIS)
5). Starbucks (SBUX)

Top Five books on the night stand:
1). “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much”, Mark Shaw
2). “High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the making of an American Classic”, Glenn Frankel
3). “Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character”, Marty Appel
4). “The Making of the President 2016”, Roger Stone
5). “The Old Man and the Sea”, Ernest Hemingway

Top Five picks this week of The Swami:
1). North Carolina 85 Gonzaga 74, NCAA Championship game
2). Gonzaga 77 South Carolina 75, NCAA semi-final
3). North Carolina 92 Oregon 82, NCAA semi-final
4). Saturday April 1: (NHL) Edmonton Oilers 5 Anaheim Ducks 4
5). Friday March 31: (SCIAC Baseball) University of La Verne Leopards 6 Occidental College Tigers 4

Next Blog: 2017 Major League Baseball predictions and spring has sprung.

Until April 4, Adios

Claremont, California

March 28, 2017

CARTOON OF THE WEEK – Jason Patterson, The New Yorker