Wednesday, January 17, 2018

look back at.... 1924 winter olympics

the countdown to PyeongChang is on.  today is the 1924 winter olympics.  the first winter olympics were held in Chamonix France from January 25 to February 5.  it was originally called "international week of winter sport."  16 nations participated in these games.  highlights include:  the first gold won by Charles Jewtraw of the United States in speedskating, winning the 500m event, Canada winning gold in hockey.  they were the second to "defend" their 1920 summer games gold (who knew eh).  Gillis Grafstrom of Sweden was the first winning gold in figure skating.  Sonja Henie was in her first Olympics at 11 years old.  although she finished last, she was popular with the fans and wins gold in the next three games she is in.  Canada finished with one medal - the gold in hockey.  here is the poster for the games.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

the flag bearer for Canada is........

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.  they are the first duo to carry the Canadian flag at an opening ceremonies.  they will be formally announced live shortly.  now i can't wait for the Olympics to start..

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Crazy finish

The Vikings just scored a last second touchdown as they beat The Saints 29-24.  They will be heading to Philly next Sunday to play The Eagles for The NFC championship.

Jags claw Steelers

The Jacksonville Jaguars are making their first trip to The AFC championship game since 1999 after beating Pittsburgh 45-42.  They will go to New England to face The Patriots next Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Pats pound Titans

This wasnt much of a game.  New Enfland just beat Tennessee 35-14 and will host the AFC Championship game against either Pittsburgh or Jacksonville. That game is tomorrow.

Eagles claw Falcons

Game just ended.  Philadelphia will host the NFC Championship Game after barely beating Atlanta 15-10.  They host either New Orleans or Minnesota.  That Game is tomorrow.  Coming up has Tennessee at New England.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

one month to go

we are a month to the Olympic games.  damn a month away already.  looking forward to them.  time difference is going to hurt though.  16 hours between PyeongChang and here.  loads of medals to be handed out, world records - and Olympic records - could fall, and some wonderful moments  to be had.   Opening ceremonies will start after 8pm PyeongChang time, which will be 4am Edmonton time.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Saints to Minny

The Saints are heading to Minnesota after hanging on to beat The Panthers 31-26.  That game is next weekend along with Atlanta at Philly.

Canadian mixed curling trials

Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris will be representing Canada at the winter Olympics next month in mixed curling. Mixed curling is a New sport. Woohoo.

Jags "Buffaloes Bills

In a low scoring game, Jacksonville beats Buffalo 10-3.  Jacksonville will go to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers while Tennessee goes to New England.  Both game are next weekend.  Coming up has Carolina at New Orleans.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Falcons slaughter Rams

The Falcons goes to L.A. and beats the Rams 26-13.  They will go to Philadelphia to play the Eagles next weekend.  Tomorrow has Jacksonville vs Buffalo and Carolina at New Orleans.

Titans win on a wild comeback

The Titans were trailing 21-3 and came back to beat The Chiefs 22-21 in this wild card.  They will go to either Pittsburgh or New England, depending on The Jaguars vs Bills game tomorrow.  Coming up has Atlanta at L.A.