Friday, November 30, 2007

end of november already? is it almost decemober already? eeeeeeekkk

how about that? last day of november already. what happened? jimmie johnson won the nascar championship winning 10 races. wow. saskatchewan rough riders win grey cup. woooohooooo. u.s. thanksgiving football and the macy's parade. december has a lot of college bowl games coming, lots of hockey, a little chrismas, new years eve (party hearty) and the run for the nfl playoffs. thats all for now.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

meet the vancouver 2010 mascots
here they are. sumi, quatchi and miga were unveiled today. they were inspired bu the first nations creatures. you can check them out at enjoy.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

95th grey cup

the saskatchewa rough riders just won the grey cup over the winnipeg bluebombers. it is now their 3rd gry cup win to go with 1966 and in 1989, which was also in toronto. kent austin was quarterback in 1989 and was coach this year. full circle for the riders and for kent austin and for defensive co-ordinator richie hall.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

a skiff of snow and the road to the grey cup

got a bit of snow today. i finally snowed. and according to global, its supposed to snow on sunday and monday. some white stuff for the grey cup in toronto. the 95th edition will have the saskatchewan rough riders and the winnipeg blue bombers. it will actually be the first grey cup meeting between the two. should be a fun game. they will be playing indoors at the rogers centre. game time is after 4pm here

Sunday, November 18, 2007

ford 400

matt kenseth just won. jimmie johnson is the 2007 points champion with a 7th place finish and jeff gordon finished 4th. congratulations to jimmie johnson. see you in daytona.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

the 1974 summit series

i am watching the second game of the '74 summit series between the canada and the soviets. the canadian team features the stars of the world hockey association. players like marc tardif, gordie, mark and marty howe (mark and marty the sons of gordie), gerry cheevers, and three stars of the original 1972 series, paul henderson, pat stapleton and frank mahovlich. the original tapes were destroyed, but "third genereation" copies were found, except for game 5 which couldn't be recovered. the soviets won this series with four wins, one loss and three ties.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

checker auto parts 500

can you believe jimmie johnson won AGAIN. four in a row. last driver to do that was jeff gordon in 1998 when he won the championship then.with an 86 point lead, all johnson has to do is finish 18th or better to lock up the championship. its just been unreal to watch. next race is the finale in homestead and the ford 400.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

1972 summit series on dvd

i have the complete dvd series of the '72 summit series. it features all 8 games between canada and the soviet union. it also features one of two exhibition games between canada and sweden in stockholm, a feature presentation of the series capturing the highlights and reactions, a featurette 'where were you in '72?' the best of '72, player interviews, hockey hall of fame induction, a return visit to luzhniki ice palase in moscow and the team reunion. an 8 disc set. so far ive watched the first 3 discs (the feature presentation, the sweden exhibiton game, where were you in '72 and the first 2 games of the series). people that were alive then will always remember the series winning goal scored by paul henderson. as foster hewitt called it, 'henderson has scored for canada.'

Sunday, November 04, 2007

dickies 500

jimmie johnson won AGAIN. thats 3 races in a row and now he has the points lead, after jeff gordon finished 7th. jimmie is on a roll at the right time. and a good way to win a championship as well. next race is the checker auto parts 500 on rememberance day.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

end of cfl season leads to grey cup

with b.c. and calgary playing the last game of the season, the playoffs are around the corner. calgary will visit saskatchewan on the 11th with the winner going to b.c. on the 18th. out east, toronto, after beating saskatchewan this afternoon, will host the eastern final in the 18th. montreal will go to winnipeg on the 11th with the winner to go to toronto. the grey cup is the 25th.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

nait going green

heres one for ya. nait has been going green by using biodegradable fork, spoons and knives made of corn (even though they look like plastic). they stopped using the individual mustard and ketchup packets and using pumps on the containers. they even shut off the lights on the coke machines saving $6000 a year. very cool.