On Second Thought

One man’s long list of short takes

Bruins rookie Torey Krug is tied with Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson for goals (6) by a NHL defenseman.
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Bruins rookie Torey Krug is tied with Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson for goals (6) by a NHL defenseman.

Time for another twirl around the sports world in Twitter verse (140 characters or fewer):

If Joseph A. Bank sold Gronk and Napoli shirts, who would you pick as the three free shirts? Would any of them have buttons?

Volunteer football coach in Oregon takes middle school team to Hooters. Gets canned by school’s AD. Object is to win, not objectify.


MGH heart doc Sanjeev Francis on benefits of daily exercise: “Adds years to your life . . . and life to your years.’’

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Dave Mellor, Fenway’s expert groundskeeper, says he smiled when his young daughters professed love for dandelion bouquets.

Absent a right-church-wrong-pew analogy with Terry Francona and John Farrell, it’s sacrilege Farrell not named AL’s top manager.

Couldn’t watch all those Sox beards getting shaved without thinking of the 1960s Noxzema girl: “Take it off . . . take it all off.’’

Pats-Broncos next Sunday night, NBC, in Foxborough. If Fox had the broadcast, it wouldn’t be over by Thanksgiving.


Simmering anti-Boston vibe around US, mostly because of Brady and Bosox. Yanks fans know, not everyone loves a winner.

The Fenway Forever crowd desperately needs a road trip to Detroit and St. Louis. It’s OK to move on. More than OK.

Richie Incognito. “From a place of love.’’ Sure, you bet. With a right turn at loathing, a quick left down hate.

Column here last week calling to stop NHL fighting brought some 30 e-mails, all but three in support. Tide. Shifted.

Attention NBA Quality Control Office: the final 4:57 of Celtics’ loss to Charlotte Wednesday night took 21:48 to play. Drudgery.


Bruins rookie Torey Krug tied with Ott’s Erik Karlsson for goals (6) by NHL defenseman. Hardly a secret, but not far from it..

Bills legend Joe DeLamielleure upon CTD diagnosis: “Can’t be from anything else but football.’’ Says he suffered hundreds of concussions.

If I had to spend stupid money, would give it to Jacoby Ellsbury before Carl Crawford. Don’t think Ben Cherington spends stupid money.

If you can find it on Internet, be sure to check out Matt Lauer’s tribute to Muhammad Ali on Thursday’s “Today Show’’. Knockout.

Songstress Joni Mitchell, who just turned 70, longed for a river to skate away on. I bet she’d take a ride on Jake Peavy’s Duck Boat.

DNC, owner of Bruins, may move HQs out of Buffalo. Prime office space soon available in commercial buildings in front of DNC’s TD Garden.

Report says Tigers willing to trade Prince Fielder. Great talent. But desperately needs to get same grip on diet that he has on bat.

NHL GMs finally realizing shootouts not so great. May the motto “Fewer Gimmicks, More Goals’’ lead them.

Tom Menino lands new gig at right end of Comm Ave. Will spend endless hours at Agganis Rink, rooting on BU Beagles.

Sabres finally shake out front office, bring back Pat LaFontaine in “Neely’’ role. Jim Benning or Rick Dudley possible GM.

Celtics will have better roster when Rajon Rondo is in the lineup. Somehow I don’t believe that will mean a better record.

Now 155 days to go till April 21 Marathon. Headline already in type: “WE WIN!’’

 Painful to see Steven Stamkos shatter his leg Monday at the Garden. Underscores, once more, NHL most dangerous of all pro sports.

Quintin Berry was the one African-American in this year’s World Series. One. Trail blazed by Jackie Robinson has gone cold.

Bruins-Rangers at Garden for Friday after Thanksgiving. Scalpers already asking three times face. For a November matinee.

Montville is back. Ryan remains in the house. I’m hanging in Globe parking lot, Hachi-like, waiting for Ray Fitzgerald.

Every cent of my World Series check would go to my high school baseball program. Even if I hadn’t already banked millions.

People are so unbelievably nice in St. Louis that it takes some of the joy out of beating them. Even if you did suffer through ’67.

Rex Ryan, dead man walking, likely will improve his Jets to 6-4 after Sunday’s matinee in Buffalo. Upright, taking liquids, and hireable for ’14.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra plays the Garden next month. If you see Evgeni Ryabchikov, wish him a happy upcoming 40th.

To witness the unfolding glory of the Seaport District makes it ever more painful that the Patriots and Sox missed chances to land there.

Francona never named Manager of Year during his Boston tenure. We ignored it then. We should ignore it now.

The group statue of all-time underappreciated Hub athletes must have Dwight Evans (385 HRs, 1,384 RBIs, golden arm) front, center.

Gunilla Knutson, who became the Noxzema girl in the ’60s, was born in 1948. Age 65 this year. Don’t nick selves, gents.

Kevin Paul Dupont’s “On Second Thought” appears on Page 2 of the Sunday Globe Sports section. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter@GlobeKPD.