Monday, December 26, 2011
Let The Tournament Begin
As always there are questions about Team Canada going into this tournament and while this team doesn't have the star power it could have, this is still a hockey team that can and should contend for gold, but everything will have to go right for them. Some solid goaltending wouldn't hurt either. Mark Visentin did not look spectacular against Sweden in a pre-tournament loss December 23rd, but he gets the start today and he has a cross to bear after being the guy who was in goal for "The Collapse" last year so we'll see. It all starts this afternoon at 3 on both TSN and the Sportsnet FAN Radio Network. GO CANADA!!
Was Santa good to you? The man cave at Casa De Blair has a few more items and I am now the proud owner of a Winnipeg Jets jersey. A Jets jersey???? Hey, I said I wanted something with the Jets logo when they came back into the NHL and now I have it. I'll wear it when I go see them play sometime this year---unless of course they are playing the Oilers. I also received a pretty nice piece of Oiler memorabilia as well. When its something that has been autographed by the opening night lineup, I would say its something that is pretty nice.
The story about the intoxicated mall Santa at the Cornwall Centre on Xmas eve is just so funny on so many levels. The devil in me just wishes Santa would have been speaking to the kids before being hauled away cuz I'd love to hear how those conversations would have went. C'mon admit it...you do too. Because of this story, I now know what High Impact Wrestler Rex Roberts was doing to scrape up some cash in December.
Speaking of Santa, the LP's Rob Vanstone interviewed the Southland Mall Santa in what is a priceless read. You can read that article right here.
Unless its the New Orleans Saints, no one else will beat the Green Bay Packers this season unless Aaron Rodgers gets hurt.
This is the way it should be. I am in the finals of a fantasy football league that I am in with me going into tonight's Monday nighter down by 4. My opponent and I each have one player left---he has Atlanta QB Matt Ryan and I have Saints QB Drew Brees. I like my chances.
Viking fans must feel like they were given one gigantic lump of coal when seeing the Adrian Peterson injury. That was not for the squeamish. Peterson says he will back for opening day next year. If he is, its a medical miracle.
Did you watch the year in review shows? I disagree with some of the top 10's in both. I'll have my top 10 list which includes Saskatchewan stories and national stories later this week and I'll let you decide what takes number one in Saskatchewan----although if the fortunes of the /=S=/ are involved, I may already know the answer.
The Ron Wilson contract extension is going over like a kick in the you know where to many in Toronto. The Leafs should have waited until they made the playoffs before doing that. A 2nd half collapse and it will get ugly in T-O.
The guy that owns the Ottawa franchise coming into the CFL doesn't like the fact they can't call the team Roughriders because the team that currently has that moniker vetoes that and would not have thrown their support behind the team if they were going to be called that. Memo to Jeff Hunt---the name has been taken, grab another, there are a lot out there. The Ottawa Sun story can be found here
Why do old people drive so freaking slow when they have such little time left?
GO CANADA!!! By the way, whatever happened to that lame Pepsi/Team Canada chant. Was that the worst marketing gimmick we've seen in years. If not, what was worse?