Wednesday, November 30, 2005

ya know its christmas when..... room gets lit up. heres my room all lit up. im happy with it. and colorful too. cheers

Sunday, November 27, 2005

edmonton eskimos 2005 grey cup champions

GREY CUP IS COMING HOME!!!!! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!! quite the thrilling game that went into overtime. first overtime both teams score a touchdown. 2nd overtime edmonton gets a field goal, then held montreal to nothing. the final score - edmonton 38 montreal 35. ricky ray was named mvp. this was the first overtime game since 1961 with winnipeg beating hamilton 21-14. this is edmonton's 13th grey cup. the other twelve: 1954, '55, '56, '75, '78, '79, '80, 81, '82, '87, '93, and 2003. congrats to the eskimos.

Friday, November 25, 2005

93rd grey cup on sunday

the grey cup is less than 48 hours away. it will be the edmonton eskimos and the montreal alouettes. kickoff is sunday just after 4 pm here. the game is in vancouver bc. i smell a grey cup party somewhere.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

the heritage classic

got the heritage classic on now. the first ever nhl outdoor game that montreal won 4-3 over edmonton. the alumni game had edmonton beat montreal 2-0. geez two years ago today. this is also the anniversary of the nhl forming. yep 88 years ago today. the answer to the quiz question from an earlier entry - the toronto maple leafs was the other team that was at the start of the nhl that is still around today. they were originally called the arenas, then the st. patricks. then a guy by the name of conn smythe bought the team. decided to change the team name and the colors. out was the team name (the st.patricks) and the colors (green and white). in was the more "patriotic" name. the maple leafs. in was the new colors. the blue and white. quiz question. what season did toronto start as the maple leafs?

Sunday, November 20, 2005

tony stewart 2005 champion

he won it. greg biffle won the race. tony stewart wins the big trophy. he finished 15th. jimmie johnson crashed and finished 40th. carl edwards finished 4th and led the most laps. tony wins by 35 pt over biffle and edwards. mark martin finsihed 4th, 105 pts back and jimmie johnson ended up 5th, 127 pts. back. congratulations to tony stewart. time to celebrate.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

owner of the heritage classic

i am now the owner of the heritage classic outdoor game between edmonton and montreal. at least the dvd anyways. the first outdoor nhl game between edmonton and montreal on november 22 2003. the oldtimer game was played that afternoon. played at commonwealth stadium in perfect -20c weather. im still hearing the puck hitting the stick, the skates on the ice and seeing the breath from the players and the fans. just like playing street hockey in that kind of weather. i think i will watch it on tuesday - the two year anniversary of that game. november 22 was signifigant in two ways. 1. game was on a saturday (first game of a cbc doubleheader). 2. that was the date on which the nhl was formed way back in 1917. and montreal is one of two teams who was part of the beginning of the nhl that is still playing today. quiz question. who was the other? answer at a later date.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

checker auto parts 500

kyle busch held off greg biffle and wins in phoenix. biffle led the most laps in this one. tony stewart finished 4th, carl edwards finished 6th and jimmie johnson 7th. tony stewart leads jimmie johnson by 52 points. carl edwards is third, 87 back and greg biffle is 102 back in fourth. these four has a shot to win it in homestead next week. who will win the 2005 points championship? stay tuned.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

great game in montreal

quite an exciting game between toronto and montreal. toronto won 5-4 in overtime. both teams had excellent chances to score and there were stretches where they went end to end with no whistles. fun game. now im watching colorado at calgary in the second half of the cbc hockey night in canada double header.

update: final score in calgary. flames 5 avalanche 3. a wierd one here. calgary scored four in the first. colorado scored three in the second and calgary scored their 5th one in the third. and all eight goals were scored on one side of the ice.

Friday, November 11, 2005

the beijing 2008 mascots

the mascots have arrived. the mascots are named beibei, jingjing, huanhuan, yingying, and nini. heres the cool part (and its on the beijing 2008 website). take the first syllable in each name and you get the phrase "beijing huan ying ni" (i hope i got that right) which means welcome to beijing. cool.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

must be christmas time

i must be feeling the christmas spirit. went to kingsway mall to pick up a flames jersey (there were flames jerseys in small sizes so i struck out there), undies and a calendar, which i got. i go to sears to look around, not paying attention to the music until i went upstairs. thats when i heard christmas music. im thinking good grief. im not ready for the music yet, although im in the christmas spirit. somehow theres an irony in that story. i even heard it in the bay too, so there ya have it. in the christmas spirit, but not ready for the music. maybe after the grey cup. but not now.

Monday, November 07, 2005

sunshine and snowflakes

heres something that darren sent to me and im about to share it. its a christmas album done in 1973 called suneshine and snowflakes. just click to sunshine and snowflakes. great listening i think.
i must be insane - or not

i may be going insane. then again i dont think so. this goes back to the 2004 stanley cup playoffs. i cheered for the calgary flames. now that there is hockey again, im cheering for the flames al well as the oilers. the oilers lost to dallas 4-0 while the flames beat vancouver 4-3. its all cool. ive gone flames fan for sure.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

dickies 500

wow! carl edwards did it again. gambled on a two tire stop late in the race, came out 6th and ended up catching mark martin and won tonite. mark martin came second and matt kenseth was third. those three had great cars. tony stewart finished 6th and jimmie johnson finished 5th. johnson gained 5 pts. tony now leads by 38 pts over jimmie, and carl edwards is 77 back. two races left - hpoenix next week and homestead on the 20th. gonna be an exciting 2 races.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

olympic countdown

96 days to torino 2006. good grief. i cant believe theyre almost here. the torino olympics start feb. 10. doesn't seem so long ago the 2002 olympics in salt lake games happened. or even athens 2004. best salt lake memories - well i got two. the double hockey gold won by the mens and womens hockey teams and the saskatchewan trip with darren during those olympics. gosh that was fun. dont know if that will happen for the torino olympics. one week from today the mascot(s) for the beijing olympics will be released. november 12 would mark 1000 days to the beijing summer olympics. cant wait.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

cool idea

this is something that michelle put on her blog. it shows where you've been. its check it out. idea michelle

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

november already?

good grief. okay, where to start. october saw the chicago white sox win the world series, the nhl season start, loads of car racing and football, halloween and the end of daylight savings time. november brings the grey cup on the 27th, three car races to go on the 6th, 13th and 20th (texas, phoenix and homestead) and remembrance day. oh yeah and more nfl football and lots of hockey. anyways thats all for that.