September 2010

Football

Canadian in Tiger Country

It all started with a comment from a Memphis local at the neighborhood corner store; the Canadian version of the Beer Store. “You getting ready for the tailgate, son?” As a matter of fact, I was, it was my first one and I enthusiastically replied as such. Disheveled, the cashier looked at me, “You better bring more than 18 if you want to last the entire day”. And thus the first lesson of my crash…

Other Sports

Sports travel takes a leap forward

In the year 2010, all it takes is the push of a button to receive up-to-the-minute updates from the vicariously covered sports world. This is due in large part to the millions of dollars devoted annually by technology companies such as Apple and Research In Motion (RIM) to consistently advance their products through software engineering. It is because of this reliance on top-notch convenience that sports fans, along with the rest of cosmopolitan North America,…

Hockey

Love what game?

“Tell them I’m through, ‘for love of the game,’ Billy Chapel.” Clear the mechanism. Snowstorms, rain, hail, tornado warnings, or maybe it was sunny skies. You drag your net out onto the shovelled street or driveway with a smile on your face. You throw sticks to decide on teams and usually argue on who is playing net. Ilya Kovalchuk turned down a 12-year, $101 million contract extension from the Atlanta Thrashers. Imagine what you could…

Baseball

What Kevin Brown, Kevin Brown and Kevin Brown have in common

It felt like I was hit by a sack of bricks. There I was on a lazy Sunday afternoon; folding my laundry and listening to a baseball game on the radio. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were hosting the Toronto Blue Jays. Midway through the match, Jerry Howarth, the long-time Blue Jay announcer, stated that Francisco Rodriguez was warming up in the Angels’ bullpen. I was motionless. How could Francisco Rodriguez be warming up?…

Football

NFC Preview 2010

With my AFC Preview already in the books, it’s time to turn over to the NFC. Home to the defending Super Bowl Champions from New Orleans, the NFC’s offseason has been highlighted by two quarterbacks: Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb. How will they fare? Let’s find out. [php snippet=1] NFC NORTH 1. Green Bay Packers The Pack are a popular pick to make the big game this year, and it’s not hard to see why….