Thursday, June 19, 2014
This And That
--The weekly assortment of thoughts running through my muddled mind in no particular order
--Riders receiver Ryan Smith not only looks like Weston Dressler, but he sounds like him too. Does anyone have tape of Weston when he came here as a wet behind the ears rookie because that's what Smith sounds like. Hopefully Smith has a Dressler-like career in Saskatchewan.
--Has it really been 20 years since the OJ Simpson chase? The ESPN 30 for 30 on that night and how it intersected with the NBA finals and other sporting events might be the best one ever done.
--The Kansas City Royals lead the American League Central and the Toronto Blue Jays lead the American League East. Its like I've entered a time warp. Are George Brett and George Bell playing for their respective teams.
--A story in Edmonton suggests the Oilers and Jets are talking about an Evander Kane-Nail Yakupov trade. There is NO WAY the Jets front office is that dumb. Kane for Gagner maybe, but Kane for Yakupov. This Oilers fan would be dancing in the street if that happened.
--What did Jonas Hiller do the Ducks? How did the goalie fall so far out of favour with the team.
--Who is Fake Gainer? Who is Bitter Gainer?
--Damn this is one shiny piece of bling
--There can't be many happy English soccer fans these days. Then again, I'm guessing a few sheepish Spaniards are out there too.
--On June 19, 2006, the Carolina Hurricanes hoisted the Stanley Cup having beat the Edmonton Oilers. 2920 days later, the Oilers have not had another playoff game. SIGHHHHH!!!
--Any WHL team wanting to bid for the Memorial Cup in 2016 must do so by July 15. Who's throwing their hat into the ring? My guess is Vancouver or Victoria might be putting one together.
--The pic of Seth Doege going head over heels and the reaction of Darian Durant and Taj Smith on the sidelines that was in Monday's LP and has gone viral is one of the sports pics of the year if you ask me. Well done!
--Have a good weekend. Go Riders!