Category Sports

The Pool

I succumbed to the temptation. I signed up for an NHL hockey pool. It was free, and you can win big prizes. As a Canadian I know a thing or two about hockey, it is in our national DNA after all. I figured the top prize was mine. You know how these things work. You […]

The Bandwagon

I’ll admit it. I’m checking the win column daily. Which is weird for someone who doesn’t really care for the Toronto Blue Jays. It isn’t that I don’t like baseball. It is more that as someone raised in Montreal I remain a die-hard Expos fan. Political wrangling inside Major League Baseball saw the Expos leave […]

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 […]