Well, here I am today. Still working. Just trying to make a buck. No winning Mega Millions lottery ticket for me.
Chances are, if you are reading this, you didn’t win either.
Someone else got the $656 million. Easy come, easy go.
I did have a list of sports items to purchase, just in case I did win…..
– $2 Million: This would be to build two field-turf fields in Bangor. I think this may be the greatest need in sports for the Queen City right now.
– $1 Million: Wheaties cereal needs a marketing makeover. I read the other day that sales of Wheaties is down double digits. We can’t lose this product. Wheaties is the breakfast of champions!
– $500,000: A donation to the Hockey Hall of Fame. I think that might be enough for them to let me have the Stanley Cup for a day. That would be a hoot.
– $20 Million: This represents a little less than half of what the Red Sox owe John Lackey. Take the $20 mill now John, and just go away. You are free to sign with any team. Even the Yankees. Just go.
– $375: A pair of Gucci sneakers. I’m told they are one of the most expensive athletic shoes in the world. “Dark blue lace-up sneakers made out of Guccissima leather with a signature web-and-runner-sole” says the advertisement. I realize this is a little bit of a splurge but I’ve never had anything Gucci.
– $1 Million: Or whatever it costs to have the folks at Cianbro carefully remove the Bangor Auditorium roof, as is. We need to put this thing on display. Think about it. Have you ever seen another roof design like this?
– $500: If the greens fee is more than this to play a round of golf at Augusta National, just let me know.
– $100: I want Maine’s Mike “Fluff” Cowan as my caddie to guide me around the course.
– $250 It may be too late now, but I still want to buy a share of the Green Bay Packers. Apparently they’ve already sold 268,000 or them. Hey, I’ll give someone a chance to double their money.
Quick math tells me I’ve still got enough money left over to buy everyone a ticket for the upcoming Gordon Lightfoot concert at the Collins Center. You in?
ITEMS FROM THE DUFFEL BAG:
– By the way, the winning numbers 2 – 4 – 23 – 38 – 46 – mega 23….attach an athlete and how about this: 2 Secretariat, 4 Bobby Orr, 23 Luis Tiant, 38 Curt Schilling, Jacoby Ellsbury (before he changed to 2), mega 23 Michael Jordan.
– Under the useless sports knowledge category: when Kentucky or Kansas wins the title it will mark 10 consecutive NCAA champs with blue in their uniforms.
– No matter what you think of the Red Sox pitching situation, remember this. The Pittsburgh Pirates opening day starter is Erik Bedard and the Colorado Rockies number two starter is 49-year-old Jamie Moyer.
–Mike Bordick taking over the Baltimore shortstop job from Cal Ripken. Shouldn’t that be one the greatest stories ever by a Maine athlete?
– Former Red Sox shortstop Jed Lowrie may start the season on the DL with a thumb injury. Raise your hand if you find this surprising.
– The Sox first 15 games are against Detroit, Toronto, Tampa Bay, Texas and the Yankees. Ouch!
– Sox vs Tigers. It starts Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m., live on AM620 WZON.