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Thursday, February 21, 2013

This And That


Just an assorted collection of thoughts in no particular order of importance.


TSN showed why they are affectionately referred to as the "Toronto Sports Network" again on Wednesday afternoon. The CFL and the network agreed to do the 2013 Hall of Fame announcement live. However, the network had to lead with a preview of the Leafs-Buffalo game followed by one for the Habs game against the Islanders before getting to the CFL announcement. Would it have really killed TSN to drop hockey down in the nightly lineup for one night to give the CFL its due---especially when you are the exclusive home of the CFL. I understand TSN's bread and butter is hockey, but the Leafs game was not going to be on TSN that night and either was the Canadiens game. The CFL gets the short end of the stick again. The argument is made, people want to see the Leafs. Really? People in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver want to know if Ben Scrivens or James Reimer is starting. I don't think so. That argument is a weak one.

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With the CFL Hall of Fame, how is it guys like Dave Dickenson and Kent Austin are not in yet a guy like Brian Fryer is? Brian Fryer? Yes, he was a part of five Grey Cups with the Eskimos, but Charlie Huddy and Lee Fogolin were part of the great Oiler teams that won Cup after Cup and they aren't in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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The story of the 68 year old Regina man getting killed by a drunk thief who speeds through a red light is sickening. Why is this individual even going to court? Put this individual and his friend in a nice cell and tell him to enjoy it for the next 25 years because that is his home.

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After a great start, it will be tough for Jill Shumay to make the playoffs at the Scotties. I don't think we expected her to challenge for the crown, but after a 4-0 start she had people talking. The Shumay rink has done quite well for themselves in Kingston and while the first half of the event will certainly be better than the 2nd half, they should walk away from the event feeling good about their performance.

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I will be surprised if Jennifer Jones doesn't play Rachel Homan in the final of the Scotties. They have shown since early in the week that they are head and shoulders above the rest of the field.

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I am 1 for 2 in Rolling Up the Rim. How are you doing?

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It is time to show some Cougar love this weekend. The womens hockey team has a playoff matchup against UBC at the Co=Operators Centre while the womens basketball team has a playoff matchup against Victoria at the CKHS. Get out there and enjoy one of them. A win by Sarah Hodges team and they are off to nationals. As you know, Dave Taylor's lady hoopsters are already going to the Canadians seeing they are the host team.

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No-good cowboy Rex Roberts takes on Robbie Gamble for the belt at the February performance of High Impact Wrestling at the Victoria Club tonight. While I won't be shocked to see Roberts win, I am hoping Gamble can keep the strap. I will be waiting for interference from Thrillin Dylan. DON"T LET ME DOWN DYLAN!!

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Spring training has arrived. Baseball will soon be back!! Yes, this Cubs fan is excited for the season. I know its probably going to be another long one at Wrigley, but I am ready for the 2013 baseball season.

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I do not know what the future of Pats goalie Matt Hewitt holds, but I hope for the young man's sake that he gets an opportunity to attend an NHL camp. He deserves one. I can't imagine where the Pats would be this year if it weren't for the play of the 20 year old tender.

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I have often said the WHL is the best developmental league in hockey. The league proved that on Thursday with a release saying 156 of 778 players (20 percent) who suited up for an NHL game in the first month of play are WHL graduates. Add another 65 to that list when you add on front office personnel and coaching staff. The teams with the best representation are Calgary and Dallas with nine apiece.

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With the Riders signing Carlos Thomas on Thursday, I would be shocked if you see Chris McKenzie back in a Riders uniform this year.

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The poll question on the Canadian Curling Association's website Thursday was what superhero would make the best curler. The options were Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman and Iron Man. One of my facebook friends said "The Flash" would make a bad curler and then went on to say the best Superhero curler would be "Thor" because he always has the hammer. This makes me wonder about the quality of some of my Facebook friends. SIGHHHHH!!!

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KISS might be coming to Moose Jaw? That is once again a sentence you could not say five years ago!

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The two guys in the KD ads are just another example of Canada needing better and more creative ad agencies. How can anyone approve that schlock!

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Watching the Minnesota Wild makes me want to go out and shovel the driveway. It would be more exciting. They may have added Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, but they are still the trap-happy, sucking the life out of the game Minnesota Wild that they've always been.

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The NFL Network's Rich Eisen will once again run the 40 at the NFL combine. Can the Riders have their media run the 40. The question is not who would win (my vote would go to Lee Jones), but who would have the slowest time. I could run a quicker 40 than Murray McCormick couldn't I. Then again as I've always said "In a race with a pregnant woman, I would finish 3rd".

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How can you tell when you're getting old. You used to think about heading out to the club on Friday or Saturday night and now the only club I want to head to is Club Bed featuring MC Pillow and DJ Blanket! SIGHHHH!!!

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The only way to describe the Minnesota Wild is "sleep-inducing". What a horrible style. If they're winning though, why change!

Anonymous said...

Agree with you a thousand percent on the drunk kid that killed that oldtimer. Its disgusting that he is going to go through the system when everyone already knows he is as guilty as can be.

Anonymous said...

An absolute crock that Austin and Dickenson aren't in!

peter dalla riva

Anonymous said...

Hey scruffy, this is a hockey mad country, who cares about an 8 team semi-pro football league.

Anonymous said...

Hey jackhole, I'd rather watch a CFL football game any day of the week over a hockey game with a bunch of spoiled pretty boys who act real tough and think they're someones.

peter dalla riva

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon 3.

In these parts, its Riders 365/24/7. Get used to it!

Anonymous said...

Yeh, anon #3. Around here we check for Rider news everyday. We keep hoping Taman will find a DE.