The day – Dr I: Why are these people who “unmask our children” so angry?
Idle Thoughts, while waiting for Aroldis Chapman to throw a strike, the return of GameDay and Cam Newton to get vaccinated:
• Dr. Idle, Dr. I to his close friends, is known to have a temper tantrum or two in his day.
But never in his hallowed existence – not even when that dope dope Doug Pederson threw the game away and cost the Giants a playoff berth last year – has Dr. I been so furious, furious and irascible. than those “unmask our children” creatures who disrupted the government. Lamont’s press conference last week.
Gloryoski. Has Vesuvius ever been so volcanic? Are their lives SO miserable? Dr I thinks life in Cheshire, where the connections took place, is pretty, you know, idyllic.
Again: this is a mask, not a catheter.
Mix a little decaffeinated.
And stop feigning moral outrage. It is inappropriate.
• Happy to announce that Mike Buscetto, member of Dr. I’s cabinet, is back as chair of the annual Safe Futures 4K Safe Walk.
The march will take place on October 17 at Waterford High. Same-day registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and walkers arrive on the trail at 9:00 a.m. Participants can also register online prior to the event at http://www.firstgiving.com/413648/Safe-Futures-2021-Annual-4K-Safe -Walk or by visiting Filomena where forms are also available.
Safe Futures is a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence.
No one is more civic than Buscetto. It’s for a great cause. So let’s go.
• Our guy Jared Kotler, who runs the CT Scoreboard Podcast (which is worth listening to) says “the new Yankees / Red Sox rivalry is to see who has the worst closest.”
No argument from this corner.
• Here’s a doctor I saw last week: “The year 1939 is as close to 1980 as 1980 is to 2021.
Dr I remembers 1980. (Lowlight: George Brett hit Goose Gossage late in the ALCS and the Royals finally beat the Yankees).
But if you had mentioned “1939” to Dr. I in 1980, he would have thought it was right around the time Fred and Wilma were eating Bronto Burgers.
God’s goodness. The children think WE are so old now.
• Congratulations to the great Tom Cantone of Mohegan Sun, recently named by Celebrity Access as “Innovator of the Year”.
Cantone is the president of sports and entertainment for The Sun and the key man to secure the ECC Basketball Championships and now the upcoming Day Holiday Classic at Mohegan Sun Arena. The award recognizes Cantone as “largely responsible for turning casino entertainment into one of the most ambitious and far-reaching on the planet”.
I couldn’t have said it better.
• Isn’t it interesting how all of the infectious disease experts suddenly turned into military strategists?
• Social media (Twitter) recently came up with their top college football names for the coming season. Dr I’s favorites:
Tank Bigsby (Auburn), Connor Assalley (Iowa State), Octavious Oxendine (Kentucky), Smoke Monday (Auburn) and Buck Coors (Wyoming).
• RIP, Bobby Bowden. The biggest post-game line of all time came when Bowden sent two snaps in a crossover pattern: “If you put all your eggs in one basket, you’re on the wrong tree.”
• Reminder: GameDay returns on September 9 with boys’ football from Ledyard-Stonington and one night later with football from Killingly-Waterford.
That’s what all cool people do.
• Quiz: Name a phrase or line from a TV show you watched as a kid without naming the show. Dr I’s three favorites:
“Do you want to choke yourself?”
“I missed it so much.”
“Oh, Oscar, Oscar, Oscar.”
• Kudos to Andrew Cavasino, who recently shot rounds of 64 and 63 one week apart at Great Neck Country Club.
If this guy was more fuego, he would have to stop, drop and roll.
That’s the opinion of Day sports columnist Mike DiMauro