The Daily Dose/Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Daily Dose/November 13, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
The In The News segment will return.

Today at the Site
Sparrow gets off another of his classic lines at the retailer in today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody. Also, he gets the snow tires put on his car.

In the midst of all this, I actually managed to be useful to customer…

It’s the tightest race for the ESPNCup in years on The Bottom Ten/NCAA Week 12. Rice continues to set the pace, and UTEP returns to the medal stand, as Division III Earlham wraps up another glorious 0-10 season, becoming the first team to earn three (3) straight Continental Cups – issued to the team with the longest all-division losing streak in the Saudi sphere of influence.

5, Navy (2-8; lost to Central Florida 35-24)
Mitigating Factors: Navy – still favorites for Sgt Bilko Trophy, symbolic of service academy lousiness – impresses B-10 pollsters with first seven (7)-game skid since 2002 squad lost ten (10) straight…Middies hampered by pregame Navy Secretary order requiring team – in order to better celebrate Marine Corps birthday – to call all audibles to tune of Happy Birthday To You.
FunFact: Revered 2002 squad was also last Navy team to produce two (2)-win season, going 2-10.

Next Loss: Tulsa

Today’s Thought for the Day is an encore from September, from the book Roots, with Alex Haley talking about minding one’s business.

Minding our own business is nothing more than one way to eliminate outside influences from dominating our lives…This is difficult if we are using our time for fretting about other people’s affairs.

On This Date
In 1956 – The United States Supreme Court upholds a lower court opinion in Browder v. Gale, which struck down an Alabama law requiring segregated buses. The decision upheld a US District Court ruling that had been handed down in June. The suit was part of the Montgomery Bus Boycott which had begun in December 1955, following the arrest of Rosa Parks.

In 1982 – Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a 14th round TKO to defend his WBA lightweight title at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Immediately after the fight ended, Kim collapses in the ring goes into a coma and dies four days later in a Las Vegas hospital. The fight brought changes to boxing, namely the end of 15 round fights, the addition of the standing eight count and changes to the medical test boxers receive.

In 1971 – Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn are at #1 on the Billboard country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – with Lead Me On. The song would spend one week at #1 and also went to #1 on Canada’s country chart. Lead Me On was the second of five consecutive #1 songs for Twitty and Lynn, who would have twelve country hits together, all of them reaching the Top 10. As solo acts, Twitty had 31 #1 country hits and Lynn had 11.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The first professional football team in America was located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In 1897 the Latrobe Athletic Association was comprised entirely of professional players. They went 10-2-1, including some games against college teams.

Today’s Stumper
What was Conway Twitty’s real name? – Answer Next Time!

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