Category Sports

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 […]

Game Day

Some days it seems as if  time flies by. Today’s post was written in October, but somehow got stuck in my phone and never published. So, a little later than intended, here it is. There were plenty of tickets left, and with the rest of the family out of town, I took in a hockey […]

Signs For Troubled Times

We continue to recap the most-read posts here during 2019. Strangely enough, none of the were from the year but from previous ones. This one, which came in at number three for the year. The best seller at the U2 concert last Friday at the Rogers Centre in Toronto was one of The Joshua Tree tour t-shirts that […]

Stopping The Puck

Maybe it was the subject matter. Maybe they wanted too much money. Maybe they don’t want to celebrate the past. For whatever reason, it was absence that struck me most about Goalie, the Terry Sawchuk biopic I watched on a flight this week. Absent from the film were any mention of National Hockey League team […]

Only In Canada

The Calgary Flames hockey team fired their coach last week. Well, he resigned before they could fire him over an alleged racial slur made a decade ago. Bill Peters might have been fired anyway, given the team’s poor performance of late, but the situation has cast the spotlight once again on the Canadian double standard. […]