Sunday, December 18, 2011

David vs Goliath: Today's game between the Patriots and Broncos affects the public opinion of Tim Tebow


In my short lifetime of watching sports, I don't think I have ever seen a more polarizing figure than Tim Tebow.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Blowing off cobwebs, and figuring out what I'll do for the rest of my life

Well, it's been a while.

I haven't posted on here for a while, but I have good reason. Well, maybe not good reason, more so laziness and a focus on other topics not relating to said blog.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Redemption Against a Bitter Rival


Photo courtesy of James Patterson




I hate them.

No, no, no, hate isn't the right word. I despise them. I absolutely, positively, without question, despise St. Thomas Aquinas.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reaction on the death of Wade Belak



Wade Belak blows his wife and daughter a kiss




The sun has set and I'm still crying. As I write this piece, tears fall from my face and hit my keyboard. The feeling in my stomach is familiar to the one I had when my Uncle Archie died. It's gut-wrenching.

Earlier today, retired NHLer Wade Belak was found dead in his Toronto home, leaving the hockey world speechless. Numerous reports coming from multiple outlets are saying different things, but we have no way of knowing forsure at this time what happened to the former Maple Leaf.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tiger's back, and not a moment too soon

Can Eldrick return to old form?


Well, it's not spectacular, but it's better than nothing.

Tiger Woods just shot 72 in the third round of the WBC Bridgestone Invitational, putting him at +1 overall, tied for 38th. After firing off a first round 68, he has now shot two straight rounds over par, including yesterday's 71. Woods is missing putts that you would normally assume he would make with ease, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. While he hasn't limped or shown pain like we have been accustomed to seeing the past few years, the frustration from every bad shot or missed opportunity is hard to watch.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Credit to Rory McIlroy for standing by his caddie


Just a quick post, but it was something that I thought earned a bit more than a tweet.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Making a case for Nnamdi Asomugha

Photo courtesy of NFL.com
I hope Asomugha can breathe in this "Ryan" sandwich.



Dear Nnamdi,


I know there is zero chance you will ever read this. And frankly, the odds of anyone reading this is un-likely as well. But because I am a football fanatic, as well as having nothing else to do this afternoon, I want you to hear me out.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The things we think and do not say

"You...complete me. Now where's a couch to jump on when you need one?"



There's a scene in Jerry Maguire where the ruthless sports agent has a sudden life realization and starts typing furiously on his laptop, spitting out what he called "A mission statement". The 5500 word essay, in which Jerry chews out the profession that has brought him endless success, opens the door for some to see him in a brighter light, but also well as leave him open to get destroyed by his co-workers. Nevertheless, the fake mission statement becomes an integral part of the film, emerging as the base for what Jerry believes in, and also the reason why he gets fired from the agency.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Dustin Penner effect: Why NHL teams don't make qualifying offers to Restricted Free Agents


In the 2007 off-season, Edmonton Oiler General Manager Kevin Lowe made two monumental contract offers to RFA's Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres and Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner. Lowe got Vanek to sign a 7 year/$50 million offer sheet, which was then matched by a Sabre squad that had extra cap space with the departures of Chris Drury and Danny Briere. The Ducks, on the other hand, weren't so well off financially, having just won the Stanley Cup with a team that was already up against the cap. Facing a tough decision, Anaheim GM Brian Burke allowed Penner to walk and sign with the Oilers for a 5 year deal worth $21.5 million. In return, the Ducks received Edmonton's top three picks in the 2008 draft (1st, 2nd, and 3rd rounders).

The following that ensued is exactly why signing RFA's is a bad idea.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thoughts on tomorrow's "Black Keys/Cage the Elephant" concert


The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant will be performing at the John Labatt Centre on July 12th, 2011.


Rock and roll is dying -- that is a fact.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Unwritten Codes of Canada


I love Canada. I also love beer. And Molson Canadian is a beer. Coincidence?

Anyway, Molson made these commercials a few years ago, and I think they are hilarious. In them, they go over 39 facts that only Canadians can truly appreciate. I'm going to post all of them in order, and then tell you how many I have done.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day

"2002-2003 Minor Atom House League Champs -- Sifton Properties"


I met my father when I was four.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

An Open Letter to Steve Simmons



Dear Steve,

Every Sunday morning, I make the trip to the variety store near my apartment, and buy a copy of the Toronto Sun. I go straight to the sports section, disregarding the rest of the paper, and search my way towards your weekly column, Simmons says.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Prom

"Does this blue tux make me look like a fag?"


I have no idea how to attack this animal, but I'm gonna give it a shot.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

What exactly is a skilled writer?


I sit here, wondering what to write, when nothing comes to mind. I have two essays that are due next week for my history classes, along with answering more questions for the mailbag from the site. I can't think of anything in particular to talk about, other than the fact that I have nothing to talk about.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why I love the Masters


Tomorrow, instead of focusing on school, I will be on my computer with a pair of headphones on, minimized window and all, watching one of the most historic events in sports.