Bob Newhart’s lineage to Maysville

Ron Bailey -

One of my favorite Bob Newhart comedy routines is his comedy bit on Abner Doubleday trying to market the invention of baseball.

Mr. Newhart is a comedy icon and he has spanned many generations.

Speaking of generations, Bob Newhart’s maternal grandparents are from Maysville. Bob’s maternal grandfather was John Joseph Burns of Maysville and he worked for James Wood Drug Store on Second Street. Bob’s maternal grandmother was Laura Aloysius Shea, whose family owned a Hardware store here in Maysville. John and Laura were married in St. Patrick Church on June 28, 1893 and later moved to Chicago and they had a daughter, Julia Pauline Burns and she married George Newhart, who are the parents of Bob.

So, the next time you watch the iconic Bob Newhart, just think his roots have ties to Maysville.

The answer to last week’s trivia question was that Emery Clark of Fleming County caught two touchdowns in UK’s victory in the 1952 Cotton Bowl. I had three correct answers and they were Mallory Denham, Tom Sims and Wilbur Jackson.

This week’s question: Heisman Trophy winner Paul Hornung (The Golden Boy) played against the Maysville Bulldogs in the MHS gym. What high school did he play for?

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This week’s picks: (Last week: 15-5)

Reinhardt University over Georgetown: The Tigers hit the road for this tilt with a nationally ranked team.

Ohio State over Rutgers: The Buckeyes will again put up over 55 points in their Big 10 opener.

Georgia over South Carolina: This SEC East battle goes to the visiting Dawgs.

Notre Dame over Ball State: The Irish defense looked good against Michigan and the offense will shine against the Cardinals.

Cincinnati over Miami (Ohio): The Bearcats might still be celebrating their big upset win last week, but I pick them by two in this game.

Louisville over Indiana State: The Cards ran into a buzz-saw last week, but this week they will do the hammering.

Western Kentucky over Maine: The Black Bears travel to Bowling Green and they will find the Toppers not to be a gracious host.

Clemson over Texas A&M: The Tigers will be in a close game with the Aggies, but I pick Clemson and their defense.

Missouri over Wyoming: The Tigers can flat out score, and the Cowboys will find that out.

Florida over Kentucky: I know the losing streak must end sometime, but not this year in the swamp.

Oklahoma over UCLA: The Bruins were upset last week by UC and it doesn’t get any better in Norman.

Purdue over Eastern Michigan: The Boilermakers make amends to their losing at home to Northwestern.

Penn State over Pittsburgh: The Nittany Lions were lucky to win last week, but I pick them by six over Pitt.

Morehead State over Mount St. Joseph: The Eagles are home and they should put up over 50 in this game.

Mississippi State over Kansas State: I almost pick the Wildcats to upset the Dogs, I said almost.

Stanford over USC: A nice Pac 12 tilt early in the season, I pick the Cardinal by one.

Nebraska over Colorado: The Huskers will be playing their first game as last week’s game was cancelled due to weather.

Wisconsin over New Mexico: The Badgers hope to keep their vaulted running game going in this game.

Navy over Memphis: My upset pick of the week as the Midshipmen will find a way to win.

Alabama over Arkansas State: Just do not ask Coach Saban about his quarterback rotation.

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