All I had to do was listen to 60 seconds of last night's Pats game to get what I wanted. Rod Pedersen informed me it was 5-0 Brandon and that the Wheat Kings had just scored their 4th powerplay goal. CLICK! Final score Brandon 10 Regina 2. Playoff chances---POOF! As much as I would like to see this team make the playoffs, it is time to recognize that simply won't happen because they just aren't good enough. How a team that has Jordan Eberle, Colten Teubert, Carter Ashton and Jordan Weal is not going to the playoffs is one that will and should anger Regina hockey fans. In reading Rod's blog, it sounds like the striped shirts were once again not on Regina's side which is not an excuse, but you can't win a game in the penalty box.
The Pats are back on the ice tonight as the Chilliwack Bruins come to town in a game that Kelly Remple and I will bring to you on Access 7. I'm guessing the bus ride home was a very quiet one. We will see tomorrow if this team has given up on the season. If they play their ass off, you will know they are going to fight until the end. If they come out of the gate looking as if they want to be elsewhere, it could be another long night and it will be a sign that perhaps they are ready to mail in the final couple of weeks. I hope its not that scenario.
Many, many different views on Tiger's 13 minute speech yesterday. A lot of it positive and a lot of it negative. I just wonder how this story would have changed had Tiger just spoken less than 48 hours after the incident outside his home happened instead of hiding from authorities.
I don't care what you say---skeleton is cool! I think it would be a rush to hurtle face first down a solid sheet of ice at 140 km/h. Jon Montgomery thinks its cool and Canadians think he is cool today after he wins a gold medal last night. Melissa Hollingsworth should have been on the podium as well, but she gagged it big-time on her last run and finished 5th. Hollingsworth was one of those that many believed would win gold. She is just the latest in a long list of Canadian athletes who were supposed to do that and failed at Olympics present and past. Canada ends the first week in Vancouver with 8 medals. We are not "owning the podium". I'm not disappointed with the first week, but I'm not ecstatic either.
Its been a long time since I had a meal at Bonanza. It will be a long time before I have another meal at Bonanza. The price compared to the serving is brutal. I should have known.
What is Steven Jyles waiting for?
I had an unflattering comment(that wasn't published because of the language) about my comment yesterday regarding the 97 Rider team that went to the Grey Cup under Jim Daley. The "anonymous" (what a surprise) commenter was not happy with the fact I said the 97 Riders couldn't compete with the 2008 Riders. Is there anyone else out there that believes the 97 Riders were better than the 2008 version. I'm thinking if I asked Jim Daley that question he would laugh and answer the 2008 team. If you think I am wrong, fire away and let me know why, but keep it clean.
I hope a lot of you are at the Pats game tonight, but if not, hopefully I'll talk to you tonight on Access.
As you start the weekend, ask yourself this....
What if you got away from it all and there was no place to stay?