We right here at FishOn perceive they’re taking part in one thing known as the Tremendous Bowl this Sunday, which sort of confused us. We thought it may solely be an official Tremendous Bowl if the Patriots have been taking part in. They alter the rule or one thing? Do the Krafts find out about this?
So that is our particular Tremendous Bowl preview. Sources inform us the sport will pit the Chiefs of Kansas Metropolis in opposition to the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay and apparently the oldest dwelling man on planet Earth performs quarterback for the Buccaneers.
There. That is it. All we all know. And actually all it’s worthwhile to know. Look how a lot effort and time we saved you. Have fun by means of the next environs of FishOn.
Onward, into the stuff.
Particular FishOn Tremendous Bowl quiz query
Who’re the one 4 quarterbacks to guide completely different groups to a Tremendous Bowl?
Trace: They do not embrace Fran Tarkenton, Joe Kapp, Jim Plunkett, Babe Parilli, Tom Yewic, John Huard, Tom Sherman, Mike Taliaferro, Matt Cassel, Tony Eason, Zeke Bratkowski, Ryan Leaf or Cate Blanchett. Although if we may take any of them, should say we’re on the Cate Freight Prepare
The reply goes no-huddle down under.
USCGC Tahoma gettin’ er carried out
We bought a missive from the U.S. Coast Guard final week that described a latest 58-day tour of the North Atlantic fisheries by the 270-foot, Kittery, Maine-ported Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma.
Marvel in the event that they bumped into the Buccaneers whereas out on the excessive seas?
The cutter participated in three search-and-rescue missions – together with one on Christmas Eve when the F/V Angela Michelle was disabled about 100 miles east of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. That mission included help from vessel and crews from Station Gloucester.
In early December, the Tahoma responded to 170 nautical miles east of Nantucket, the place the F/V Fearless had develop into disabled. The Tahoma towed Fearless 260 nautical miles, over 5 days, till relieved close to Buzzards Bay by a business tugboat. These numerals are usually not typos.
All instructed, in line with the Coast Guard, the Tahoma helped save 9 lives. That there’s a truthful piece of labor and worthy of the coveted FishOn seal of approval. We clap our fins.
We shut at present on the saddest notice of all. Our buddy Ozie died final week at his house in Gloucester, leaving an immense void on the earth during which he travelled and the legions of people that knew and cherished him.
He was, fairly merely, nearly as good and first rate an individual as we have ever met. He was sensible, fascinating and humorous – not simply humorous, however rapier-quick humorous with a view typically sufficient only a hair off plumb to make it it a hoot.
We right here at FishOn weren’t spared. He thought we should always recast the title of FishOn. He advised FiSean.
Gloucester is a wonderful city of people, traversed by these of extremely impartial thought and deed.
But The Wizard stood out. Ozie was beneficiant, tolerant and fiercely loyal. As he navigated his personal well being challenges, he by no means as soon as complained. By no means. He had the center of a fighter and the soul of an optimist, his eyes squarely on the skinny line of the horizon. The previous, for Ozie, was by no means prologue.
Earlier than his well being points sidelined him, he was an artist as a carpenter. Or maybe a carpenter as an artist. At play, he was an achieved fisherman, skier and poker participant. He was harmful on the pool desk and nonetheless holds the shotput file at Hamilton-Wenham Excessive College. You may look it up. Go Generals.
And there’s this: Ozie may eat an oyster. One yr on the Mayor’s Reception through the Schooner Pageant, which he considered his second Christmas, we watched our man go for 66 or 68 (as normal, the Russian decide) on his personal. Then and there, he was the Oyster Whisperer.
Our hearts and good ideas are with Mary Beth, his beloved spouse, and their mixed households. And to Fortunate the Marvel Pup, in fact.
There’s a tendency, actually a kindness, to lionize individuals of their passing, to gild the lily of their life in a parting present of heat remembrance.
However not right here.
Regardless of the homage or accolade, something you say about Mark Osborne, at the same time as you elevate a glass, as we did Friday night time on the Crow’s Nest and Saturday eve at Pratty’s, the trajectory falls wanting his extraordinary essence and short-arms how a lot we already miss him.
Particular FishOn Tremendous Bowl quiz reply
There may be in fact, the Previous Buccaneer, our Tom, who will probably be making his tenth look within the large recreation and Brady’s first with somebody aside from the Patriots. The opposite three are Craig Morton (Cowboys and Broncos), Peyton Manning (Colts and Broncos) and Kurt Warner (Rams and Cardinals). Manning is the one quarterback thus far to win a Tremendous Bowl with two completely different groups (2007 Colts and 2014 Broncos).
We right here at FiSean says that modifications Sunday. Bucs within the upset.
As at all times, no fish have been harmed within the making of this column.
Contact Sean Horgan at 978-675-2714, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Observe him on Twitter at @SeanGDT