Congratulations Team Canada

By | Feb 28, 2010

Congratulations Team Canada on winning the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal for Ice Hockey!  I don’t know if it came to be; but estimates I heard predicted that 16 million Canadians (1/2 of the country’s population) were expected to tune in to watch the defeat of the Americans.  To the defeated, you are saluted.  The Americans […]

NFL Starts

By | Sep 13, 2009

Other than a Pittsburgh game earlier this, the NFL starts today.  I’m not really a football follower (at least not the American variety) but I am always fascinated by the support the game draws in the United States.  I find it fascinating that the game is so well loved in the US, yet has never […]

Touché Mr. Balsillie

By | Aug 20, 2009

It’s not news that Jim Balsillie wants a hockey team.  After attempts to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins several years back (which was approved by the league, except for his desire to move them to Hamilton, Ontario) as well as the Nashville Predators (same story), he is now trying to get his hands on the Phoenix […]

The NHL Playoffs

By | Apr 16, 2009

The NHL Playoffs are upon us.  We now begin the two month marathon hockey season that will see the Stanley Cup be awarded in May. Here are my predictions for the first round (albeit late): West: San Jose over Anaheim, Columbus over Detroit, St. Louis over Vancouver, Chicago over Calgary East: Boston over Montreal, New […]

How the East was lost…

By | Mar 30, 2009

A look at the NHL standings this year is interesting.  For the first time that I can think of, there’s a potential for no Canadian teams in the East to make the playoffs.  Montreal is in eigth spot and teetering, with Buffalo and Florida right behind them ready to take their place.  To my knowledge, […]

The Point Structure of the NHL

By | Mar 19, 2009

The NHL plays an annual 82 game regular season.  Each win is worth one point, each loss is zero.  Games ties after the end of regulation time go into overtime, and if they are still tied after the 5 minute overtime they go into a shootout.  The losing team in overtime or shootout gets one […]

Respect

By | Mar 16, 2009

We’ve all seen them.  The ‘ armchair’ coaches screaming at referees, demanding justice for some perceived foul so that their supported team can come out on top in this key match.  No, I’m not talking abou tprofessional sports.  I’m talking about a kid’s game. Parental pressure in sports has always been a problem for many […]

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers

By | Feb 2, 2009

Congratulations to the Superbowl winning team – the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Arizona gave them a game last night though, but ultimately fell short in the last minute.  Nevertheless, the city of Pittsburgh can now celebrate its sixth superbowl victory, the most of any team. This has been a interesting year for even casual American football observers.  I’m […]

January 2009 in Review

By | Jan 28, 2009

As February approaches, I thought it’d be worthwhile to look back and consider some of the issues and events that our world has faced this past month. 1- The Inauguration of President Obama – Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America On Jan 20, 2009.  He was the first African-American […]

Arizona Cardinals make it to the superbowl…

By | Jan 18, 2009

In light of it being Sunday, I thought I’d write something a little light-hearted and fun tonight, so I will discuss football.  Tonight the Arizona Cardinals made it to the superbowl.  They haven’t been in a championship game since 1947.  Let me put that into perspective.  Since the last time the Arizona  Cardinals have been […]

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