Category Sports

A Sense of Normalcy

Admittedly there were only a thousand fans, which isn’t many in a 24,000 seat stadium. But, I hadn’t been to a sporting event since January of last year. Which made Saturday’s event special. It wasn’t even a game, just a practice – but a lot more fun than watching the Olympics on television. After not […]

The Dream Is Alive

It was so long ago that there were no DVDs. The internet was in its infancy; there was no World Wide Web.┬áNo streaming. In 1993 the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup. Since then no Canadian team has won the iconic trophy. When my son was very young and just discovering sports we would borrow […]

Wanna Buy A Car?

Those who aren’t sports fans watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. It is the most watched television event of the year, with advertisers paying millions of dollars for a short spot and putting their most creative advertising minds to work on the product. As a Canadian, I rarely watch the game – and if […]

Super Bowl LV

Forget the Roman numerals. There’s a big game tonight, but I probably won’t be watching. The championship game of American professional football starts well after midnight, my time. Which is a bit late to stay up for a spot I don’t usually follow, even if this year I have been keeping track, more or less. […]

Turns Out I’m Dead

I’ve been feeling a little tired as 2020 draws to a close. You too perhaps – it has been a stressful year. Turns out I’m not as tired as I feel. I’m actually dead. That is me in the picture. This comes as a great surprise to me. I don’t feel dead. I don’t remember […]

No Game Today

For the first time in my life, there is no Grey Cup game. Canada’s national football championship, scheduled for today, has been canceled. The Canadian Football League is a gate-driven enterprise. Unlike the league to the south, television revenues are not enough to allow the teams to break even, or even operate at a small […]

Can You Believe It?

The boys of winter are back. The Stanley Cup playoffs start today. Can you imagine anything more ridiculous than ice hockey in August? Many years ago, when National Hockey League teams played a 50-game schedule, the trophy was handed out around the end of March. With expansion and more games that was pushed into April, […]

No Hockey Tonight

I was planning on going to the hockey game tonight. Then the season was canceled. I’m not sure how I feel about that. The Freiburg Wolves were at the bottom of the league during my first two seasons here, fighting to avoid relegation. This season the team was a powerhouse, one I could see taking […]

Is It Over?

  I did the unthinkable. I’m a political junkie, but I watched not a minute of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Nor have I read any news articles on it, though I have seen the headlines. It seemed like such a pointless procedure that I couldn’t be bothered. Given that the outcome was pre-ordained, I didn’t […]

What Super Bowl?

I’ve suddenly realized that I’ve missed the hype. I had to look up who was playing in the Super Bowl today. Not that it matters. I’m not likely to stay up for most of the night to watch the American football championship. I don’t care enough about the game, and I suspect most Americans would […]