Wednesday, December 31, 2008

new years eve fireworks

watching canada vs usa in the world jrs and this one has been a good one so far. its tied at four and its been a feisty one. later its the battle of alberta doubleheader with the oilers in calgary to play the flames and the hitmen here to play the oilkings. plus royal canadian air farce's final ever episode tonight. fun night already.

update 1: canada 7 u.s. 4. canada goes to semi finals. u.s. goes to quarterfinals

update 2: last chicken cannon target ever was the canadian party leaders and the canadian coalition attempt.

update 3: calgary hitmen 4 edmonton oil kings 1.

update 4: calgary flames 6 edmonton oilers 4. thats it for 2008. see ya in 2009

Thursday, December 25, 2008

merry christmas

have a safe and merry christmas. and enjoy unwrapping the presents.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

welcome to winter bigtime

officialy winterbegan today. from cold weather to snow storms, much of north america has seen it all. travel plans have gone askew, roads are rough and people stranded everywhere. so a nasty winter already. and a white christmas.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

im dreaming of a white christmas

with the cold weather here and the amount of snow we have, its liable to happen. with a slow warm up to wednesday, it will happen. so yay for that.

Friday, December 12, 2008

cold weather arrives near red green after a hockey game

the cold weather is on the doorstep and the wind has a bite already. bundle up or stay home. why freeze?

i finally got the red green show - the 2000 season on monday. already a few episodes into it and already a craving for m&m's. goes back to when the show first started airing and i was always munching a bag of m&m's.

was at the oilers game last night and boy was it a bummer of a game. lost to the florida panthers 2-0 despite outshooting the panthers 41-15. their goalie saw all the shots, gave up no rebounds at all. plus the oilers didnt forecheck, crash the net or had much energy at all. it was frustrating to watch. next time - hopefully.

Monday, December 08, 2008

lousy cold and confusing weather

been dealing wiht a cold the last few days. not exactly fun. and i still have it a bit. no wonder ive been feeling lazy lol.

i think weve ditched the freezing rain. it was a rain/snow mix a few days ago. its snowing now and its supposed to sonow again tomorrow and friday. from what global is saying, we could hit highs of -20 by the weekend. and global has been pretty accurate with their forecasts. theyve only shown the four day forecast. so the six day will be interesting.

Monday, December 01, 2008

december has arrived

december has arrived via a gust of wind and a bunch of snow in northern alberta. rest of alberta still waiting for snow to show up even thouhg a couple of local ski hills opened up with man made snow. with lots of hockey and nfl football, it will be a good month for sure. hopefully it will snow here

Sunday, November 30, 2008

end of november already.

cant believe it's the end of november. still trying to figure out where it went. let's see what happened. 1. jimmie johnson wins third straight nascar championship. 2. calgary stampeders wins the 96th edition of the grey cup. 3. it snowed twice and disappeared twice. although its supposed to cool off and snow in the next couple of days. on to december we go.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

96th grey cup in montreal

the calgary stampeters just beat the montreal allouettes 22-14 in the 96th edition of the grey cup. the calgary defense was huge in the second half holding montreal to one point. calgary's touchdown late in the first half i think was the turning poing. sandro deangelis was named most valuable canadian and henry burris was named most valueable player. so theres another cfl season.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

jimmie johnson 3 in a row champion

with a 15th place finish, jimmie johnson has won his third championship in a row and chad knaus became the first crew chief ti win 3 in a row. last driver to win thre straight championships was cale yarborough in 1976-77-78

Saturday, November 15, 2008

cfl division final saturday

it will be the montreal alouettes and the calgary stampeders for the grey cup. the alouetes beat the eskimos 36-26 in the east final. in the west the stampeders beat the lions 22-18 to go to the grey cup. so the 96th grey cup will be nov.23 in montreal. a "home game" for the als. im guessing it will be sold out

Monday, November 10, 2008

jimmie johnson wins in phoenix, closer to history

jimmie johnson won his 7th race in phoenix by beating out kurt busch by a couple of car lengths. the win plus carl edwards finishing fourth moves johnson 141 points ahead of edwards. with the finale in homestead on sunday, johnson needs to finish 36th or better to win the championship. if he does he will be the first driver since cale yarborough in the late '70s to win three championships in a row.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

cfl division semi final saturday

the edmonton eskimos, who finished 4th in the west and got the crossover spot (by virtue of having more points than the third and 4th place team in the east), beat the winnipeg blue bombers 29-21 in the east semi final. they play the montreal allouettes in the east final next saturday. meanwhile in regina, the b.c. lions beat the saskatchewan roughriders 33-12 and will go to calgary to play the stampeders in the west final, also next saturday. can you believe it? last years grey cup finalists are out. with the riders out, there will be new grey cup champs.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

barack obama the 44th united states president

barack obama has become the first african american to become president of the united states. with cnn projections pegging him winning 297 electoral votes (270 needed) and beating john mccain convincingly, even with the popular votes close. he will be sworn in on january 20th 2009.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

carl edwards wins in texas

carl edward won his 8th race of the year and it took fuel mileage for the umpteenth time. jimmie johnson finished 15th and his points lead is now 106. this chase is nowhere year over. there two races left - phoenix and homestead. it will be a great finish

Saturday, November 01, 2008

welcome to november

november is what i call championship month because of 1. the nascar championship and 2. the grey cup. the run starts this weekend with the last weekend of the cfl regular season and the final three races to determine a championship. gonna be a great finishe in both ways

Friday, October 31, 2008

the night when ghosts and goblins go nutsy coocoo

its the night when little runts go door to door for free candy. also the time where i can hide from them. hopefully not rotten teeth, but the sugar rush can make one nutsy coocoo.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

philadelphia phillies world series champions

the phillies have just won the world series with a 4-3 win over the rays. brad lidge got the final out by strike out. the phillies second ever world series and first since 1980. steve carlton got the win and tug mcgraw got the save in 1980. cole hamels won world series mvp and won a 2010 chevy camero.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

the finish of game 5 moved to wednesday

with the rain not letting up in philly, game 5 will now be concluded on wednesday. game 6, originally scheduled for wednesday will now be thursday, and game 7 will now be on halloween night.the game will continue in the bottom of the 6th with the score tied at two and the phillies batting.

Monday, October 27, 2008

game 5 suspended due to rain

game 5 was suspended with the rays and phillies tied at two going into the bottom of the 6th. weather permitting, the game would be resumed tomorrow at 6pm with the phillies coming to bat in the 6th. first ever world series game to be suspended to rain.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

phillies win game four big time

the phillies bats woke up and beat tampa bay 10-2 behind 4 home runs inclidung the starting pitcher joe blandon (ryan howard with 2 and jason werth with the other). the phillies can wrap up the series tomorrow night in philadelphia.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

phillies take game three and a busy night in hockey

after an hour and a half rain delay the phillies win game 3 5-4 after a crazy 9th inning that had to be seen to believe. this one took 3 hours 41 mins. the phillies are up 2-1 in the series. game four is tomorrow night in philadelphia.

meanwhile ALL 30 teams were in action tonight. a busy night all around.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

tampa bay takes game two

the rays win game two 4-2 and evens the series at one. james shields gets the win and brett myers gets the loss. game 3 is saturday in philadelphia.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

world series game one

the phillies win game one 3-2. cole hamels gets the win, scott kazmir gets the loss and brad lidge gets the save in a well pitched game. last world series win by the phillies was 15 years ago tonight in a 2-0 win over toronto. curt schilling got the win in that one.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

rays world series bound

the tampa bay rays are going to the world series with a 3-1 win over the boston redsox. their first trip in their first postseason appearance. they will face the philadelphia phillies starting wednesday night in tampa bay. matt garza wins a.l.c.s. mvp

Saturday, October 18, 2008

red sox do it again

the red sox win game 6 4-2 to force a 7th game tomorrow night in tampa bay. two key two out hits sealed it - a jason varitek homer and a david ortiz rbi base hit. the winner of game seven tomorrow night goes to the world series.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

can you believe this one at fenway?

tampa bay HAD a 7 run lead - and lost 8-7. j.d. drew hit the game winninh base hit for the red sox who scored 4 in the 7th (helped by david ortiz 3 run homer) and a 3 run 8th helped by drew's two run homer. so we go back to tampa bay and game 6 saturday night. tampa bay still leads 3 games to 2. this series isn't over yet.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

phillies in world series

the philadelphia phillies are in a world series with a 5-1 win in game five and a four games to one series win. they will face either tampa bay or boston. cole hamels won the national league mvp.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

election night and rays stranglehold on red sox

its election night and by looks of the results so far and by projections the conservatives will have a minority government. 155 seats to get majority and they have 145 at the moment. eeek (in a comical way)

meanwhile in boston, the rays are killing the red sox 13-2 in the 8th inning. theyre likely going up 3-1 in the series.

update: tampa bay 13 boston 4. rays are up 3 games to 1 and can go to the world series thursday night in boston

Monday, October 13, 2008

tampa routs boston, phillies take command on dodgers

the tampa bay rays are up two games to one in the series with a 9-1 thrashing of the red sox. the rays roughed up boston starter john lester. game 4 in boston tomorrow.

meanwhile the phillies are one game away from a trip to the world series with a 7-5 win over the dodgers. the phils can wrap it up thursday night in los angeles

Sunday, October 12, 2008

dodgers win game 3, oilers open 30th season with win

the l.a. dodgers just won game three with a 7-2 win to make this a series. the phillies still lead two games to one. game four in l.a. tomorrow.

meanwhile the oilers open their 30th season with a 3-2 win over colorado at rexall place. ugly win for the oilers. they were outplayed, but still won. they played in their vintage 1980's uniforms which was cool.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

bank of america 500 and slugfest in tampa bay

jeff burton won in charlotte tonight. he also gained on points leader jimmie johnson who finished 6th. carl edwards had an ignition problem and finished 33rd and fell back in the points. burton trails by 69 pts.

meanwhile in tampa bay the red sox and rays are in a slugfest. theyre going to the ninth inning tied at eight. update in a bit

update: tampa bay 9 boston 8 in 11 innings. a game that took over 5 and a half hours to complete

Friday, October 10, 2008

phillies take game two

the phillies are now up two games to none with an 8-5 win over the dodgers a four run second and a four run third would do it. game three is sunday in los angeles. coming up is the red sox at the rays.

update: red sox 2 rays 0. a well pitched ball game tonight. game 2 tomorrow in tampa bay

Thursday, October 09, 2008

phillies take game one

the phillies draw first blood in the N.L.C.S. by winning game one 3-2. it was a good game tonight. game 2 tomorrow afternoon in philadelphia.

Monday, October 06, 2008

rays move on, angels @ red sox next

the tampa bay rays are in the american league championship series with a 6-2 win over the white sox and 3 games to one series win. they will face the red sox or angels. that game starts in 15 minutes.

update: red sox 3 angels 2. red sox win series 3-1 and will face tampa bay in the a.l.c.s. beginning on the 10th

Sunday, October 05, 2008

sunday mayhem on the track, at the ballpark and on the football field

right now the amp energy 500 is running and are almost halfway and we already had a mini big one with 9 cars involved. kyle busch currently leads. update later.

the philadlephia phillies are in the n.l.c.s against the los angeles dodgers with a 6-2 win over milwaukee brewers. the rays and white sox are up next and the red sox and angels are tonight. updates later.

to top it off its the usual sunday afternoon nfl action. the morning games are dont and the 2pm games are underway. scores on http://www.nfl.com/.

update 1: tony stewart has on the amp energy 500. a great finish on an insane day. there was a 10 car crash with 14 to go and took out most of the chase contenders. i think jimmie johnson has the points lead still. anyways next race saturday night in charlotte.

update 2: white sox 5 rays 3. rays lead series 2-1. game 4 tomorrow in chicago.

update 3: angels 5 red sox 4 (12 innings) red sox lead series 2-1. game 4 tomorrow in boston

Saturday, October 04, 2008

brewers stay alive, cubs and dodgers underway

the milwaukee brewers stay alive another night with a 4-1 win over philadelphia at miller park in milwaukee. game four is tomorrow in milwaukee. meanwhile through an inning anda half, the dodgers lead the cubs 2-0. update later.

update: dodgers 3 cubs 1. dodgers win series 3-0. off to the national league championship series against either milwaukee or philadelphia

Friday, October 03, 2008

rays up two, redsox vs angels coming up

the tampa bay rays are up two games with a 6-2 win over the white sox. they are one win from the american league championship series. game 3 is saturday. meanwhile the red sox and angels are about to start. update later.

update: red sox 7 angels 5. boston leads series 2-0. game 3 sunday night.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

october baseball night two

two day games today. the tampa bay rays win their first ever playoff game with a 6-4 win over the chicago white sox. game two tomorrow. they are up one game to none. the phillies beat the brewers 5-2 to go up 2-0 in the series. game 3 on saturday. right now the dodgers lead the cubs 5-0 after two innings. update on that later.

update: dodgers 10 cubs 3. dodgers lead series 2-0. game three in los angeles saturday

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

mlb playoffs begin

october baseball began this afternoon in philadelphia with the phillies winnin 3-1 over milwaukee. right now the dodgers lead the cubs 7-2 in the top of 9 in their series opener. the angels and redsox start at 8pm in l.a. by the way the white sox beat detroit on monday and the twins yesterday and face tampa bay starting tomorrow.

update: dodgers 7 cubs 2. dodgers lead series 1-0
update 2: red sox 4 angels 1. boston leads 1-0

Sunday, September 28, 2008

where i am - or is it where am i?

i dont know, but my head finally stopped spinning after the baseball events of the weekend. like philadelphia phillies winning the national league east, the l.a. dodgers winning the n.l. west and today the milwaukee brewers winning the wild card. the national league division series match-ups are: the phillies vs the brewers and the cubs vs the dodgers. the tampa bay rays are american league east winners, the red sox are wild card winners and the l.a. angels are the west winners. the central is up in the air as minnesota (at 88-74) leads the white sox by 1/2 a game(87-74). the white sox will play detroit tomorrow (a make up game from earlier this month due to rain). if the white sox win, they will play the twins tuesday in a one game playoff for the central. if the sox lose, the twins win.

lost in this was a car race that was won by jimmie johnson today. he's now leading the points after the third of 10 playoff races. kyle busch struggled for the third race in a row and i think is basically done. its looking like a jimmie johnson vs carl edwards show. 7 races left. who knows.

Monday, September 22, 2008

welcome to fall

its the first official day of fall. started at 9:44am and boy it feels like it. its rainy and windy. and the leaves are flying off the trees like nothing. its supposed to be fall like for the upcoming week so stay warm.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

final game at yankee stadium

the yankees and baltimore orioles just finished the last ever game at yankee stadiume. the yankees won 7-3. mike mussina gets the win, mariano rivera pitched the 9th and jose molina hit the last homer there, 85 years after babe ruth hit the first ever homer ther in 1923. the yankees will move across the street to a brand new yankee stadium starting in 2009.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

a rare cubs feat

the chicago cubs made it to the post season in back to back seasons in a century by winning the nl central division. in 1907 and 1908 was the last time the did it, which is the last time they won a world series.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

a no hit sunday in milwaukee

no it does not involve the brewers. the cubs and astros are using miller park in milwaukee to play two games (tonight and tomorrow) due to hurricane ike. anyways carlos zambrano of the cubs just finished throwing a no hitter against the astros in a 5-0 win. he is the 8th cubs pitcher since 1900 to throw one. an accomplishment to remember.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

"save"ing history

francisco rodriguez of the los angeles angels recorded his 58th save in a 5-2 win over the seattle mariners, breaking the old record of 57 set by bobby thigpen in 1990. it will be likely that rodriguez will hit 60 by the end of the season, which ends on the 28th of this month.

Friday, September 12, 2008

weather mayhem

weather mayhem all over, and not just hurricane ike. hurricane ike has the potential of major damage. the cubs and astros had to postpone the game tonight and tomorrow for safety reasons. five other games further east were rained out (detroit at chicago, minnesota at baltimore, atlanta at n.y. mets, tampa bay at n.y. yankees, and milwaukee at philadelphia). the game in philly wil be made up on sunday. the other four in brackets will be made up tomorrow plus toronto at boston and kansas city at cleveland has double headers from previous rainouts. gonna be ugly - or fun.

Monday, September 08, 2008

monday night after sunday mayhem

just finished watching green bay beat minnesota 24-19 in the first half of the monday night doubleheader. up next is denver at oakland. this follows a busy sunday with the full slate of week one nfl games that followed the giants beatin the redskins last thursday. plus a plethera of baseball games and jimmie johnson winning his second race in a row yesterday. ten races to go and twelve drivers in the race for the championship. gonna get good.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

a good day to remember

day after labor day means the kids are back in school for another year. also i picked up season 10 of cheers. that came out today. and today marked the return of radios best duo ever after 14 years. yep this morning on 96.3 capital fm marked the return of rob christie and audie lyns together on the radio. they havent lost their touch either from what i heard this morning. i remember listening to them when i was in grade school during the 80s. they were on 630 ched then (when ched was a music station) and power 92 (now 92.5 joe fm). there was even a launch party for them today too. 96.3 is in west edmonton mall as one of the newcap radio stations. one of the people at the table let me go see them which was cool. anyways a good day to remember.

Monday, September 01, 2008

labour day classics

edmonton beat calgary 36-17 in calgary this afternoon. right now toronto is playing hamilton at ivor wynne stadium.

update. toronto 34 hamilton 31

Sunday, August 31, 2008

end of august musings

end of august. im watching the series finale of frasier. afterwards i will join the car race in california already in progress. cant believe august is over. we had the beijing summer olympics, lots of cfl football, baseball, my birthday, one heck of a heat wave and a sickness thats almost gone. for now thats it. until tomorrow.

update: jimmie johnson dominated leadind 227 of 250 laps in winning in fontana

Friday, August 29, 2008

long weekend already?

sadly yes. and the end of august is on sunday. can't believe august is almost done. seems like it just started. and the labour day classic in calgary is monday. even toronto and hamilton meet up out east. two heated rivalries on one day. cant get better than that

Sunday, August 24, 2008

closing ceremonies and afterthought

watching the closing ceremonies that i taped this morning. and it was quite the show. canada finished with 18 medals, which is a pretty good showing. hopefully more than that come the next summer games in 2012 in london. the vancouver 2010 winter games come next. after watching the olympics the last 17 days, it will be a shock to turn on the tv and watching something else. anyways thats the beijing games, from fantastic performances, close finishes, and close-to-medalling finishes. a good show to say the least.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

canada's flag bearer at the closing ceremonies is.......

...... karen cockburn. she was selected by the canadian olympic comittee. the closing ceremonies is tomorrow morning here.
adam's redemption

adam van kouverden got a silver in the k-1 500m kayaking event. redemption bigtime. after the 8th place yesterday, he knew he had to make it up and did so. now its 3g 9s and 6b. not much events left. and the closing ceremonies is tomorrow morning here. damn almost done already.

Friday, August 22, 2008

two more medals

a silver from karine sergerie in taekwondo -welter (57-67kg) final and a bronze from thomas hall in c-1 1000m event. surprising that adam van kouverden didnt win a medal today. hes bummed about it, yet hes got another chance tomorrow in the k-1 500m. so now we have 3g, 8s and 6b for 17 total. now its one less than barcelona 1992. 17 is already their third best total in a non-boycott year (canada got 44 in 1984 when the eastern bloc countries boycotted the l.a. games for the 1980 moscow boycott). hopefully more tomorrow.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

a gold and a silver

eric lamaze won gold in the individual portion of the equestrian event. great to see coming fronm the past he had. emilie heymans won silver in the 10m platform diving event. so now we have 3g 7s and 5b for 15 total passing sydney 2000 and tying l.a. 1932 and amsterdam 1928. hopefullly more coming.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

more medals in. and maybe more to come

last night, simon whitfield won silver in the triathlon after getting passed by a german. today 2 silvers anda bronze. alexander despatie won a silver in the 3m springboard diving event. jason burnett won silver in the mens individual trampoline event. and the bronze went to priscilla lopes-schliep in the womens 100m hurdles event. with 2g, 6s and 5b = 13total, we now won more medals in beijing than in athens when canada had 12 there.

Monday, August 18, 2008

two more medals for canada

two more silvers for canada. first in the equestrian mixed team event (includes 61 year old ian miller whos in his 9th olympics). the second silver comes from karen cockburn in trampoline. so now we have 2g 3s and 4g = 9 medals

Sunday, August 17, 2008

a hatrick of medals

3 more rowing medals for canada overnight and this morning here. a gold from the mens 8 with cox (kevin light, benjamin rutledge, andrew byrnes, jacob wetzel, malcolm howard, dominic seiterle, adam kreek, kyle hamilton and brian price on the team), also a bronze from the mens lightweight sculls (iain brambell, jonathan beare, mike lewis and liam parsons on the team), and a bronze from womens pairs lightweight sculls (melanie kok and tracy cameron on the team). so canada now has 7 medals ( 2g 1s and 4b).

Saturday, August 16, 2008

he did it. 8

michael phelps has 8 gold medals. after the first two swimmers, he got his team in front in his leg of the 4x100m medley and jason lezak finished it. phelps broke mark spitz record of most golds in one olympics and the team got (no surprise) a world record. a hearty congrats to phelps and to his team.
a bronze in the pool

no. not phelps. ryan cochrane of victoria b.c. won bronze in the 1500m freestyle just a few minutes ago. that makes 4 medals now - 1g 1s and 2b. michael phelps comes up in a few minutes.
canada FINALLY picks up some medals

canada got three while i was at work. a gold bycarol huynh in wrestling freestyle 48 kg, a silver by david calder and scottfrandsen in mens rowing the coxless pairs, and a bronze by tonya verbeek in wrestling freestyle 55kg. hopefully more to come. on the cbc now its the womens marathon.

Friday, August 15, 2008

7

michael phelps JUST BARELY won his 7th gold. he won the 100m butterfly by .01 over milorad cavic who was leading 3/4s of the way through. he's got one more - a 4 x 100m medley.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

phelps now with 6 golds

yep he just won the 200m individual medley (freestyle, breast stroke, butterfly and back stroke - although not in that order) and he won it in, what else, a world record time. this guy is really impressed me alot - and he's 23.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

he's got another one

phelps just won the 200m butterfly. thats four in beijing to go with the 6 in athens in 2004. he now owns the most career golds with 10 passing mark spitz's 9.

update: now its FIVE. phelps and the u.s. relay team won the 4 x 200m freestyle in world record time. all five of phelps golds have been world records. canada was in this race and finished 5th.

Monday, August 11, 2008

hat trick for phelps

he won the 200m freestyle tonight. won it running away - or swimming away. he tied mark spitz record of career gold with 9. he is to swim in the 200m butterfly semi final in a little while. he'll need a good time to get to the final. the final is tomorrow with that. and no medals as of yet for canada.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

michael phelps with two - albeit barely

phelps and the u.s. 4 x 100m frestyle relay beat the french team by .08 seconds when the u.s anchor got close the the lane barrier to "drag" off the frenchman (the french were leading at the time) at the last 50m and beat him to the wall. quite a finish. canada was in the relay and finished 6th.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

michael phelps - first of eight golds?

michael phelps on the 400m individual medley. i heard theres a chance he can win eight golds to beat mark spitz's record of seven in one olympics. we shall see.

Friday, August 08, 2008

the olympics have arrived

the cauldron is lit. the athletes are in beijing. and the opening ceremonies was a wonderful blend of art and history. and the way the cauldron was lot was cool. now we focus on the sports and in an hour or two, the mens road race is set to go and kyle shewfelt is up in mens gymnastics late tonight. and the dressage in equestrian is happening in hong kong. so thats some of the events already happening or about to happen. there is a 14 hour difference between here and beijing (its 10:32 am in beijing as i write this). so let the games begin.

update: first gold medal goes to katerina emmons of the czech republic in the 10m air rifle.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

brett favre a jet.

it finally happened. my fave quarterback is a new york jet. i still like the packers, but the way they handled favre wanting back was poorly done. i only blame favre for retiring, thats it. then again from what he said, the packers front office were reluctant to keep him. then when favre wanted to play again, he was told 'we wont let you go, and we dont want you here' for fear of him going to a division rival. the nfl accepted favre's wanting back. the packers eventually let favre go to the jets for a conditional pick. im still going to cheer for brett and the jets. im not so sure about green bay.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

an almost "perfect" day

jeff karstens of the pittsburgh pirates threw 7 2/3 innings of perfect baseball before chris young of the arizona diamondbacks singled in the 8th inning. karsens threw a complete 2 hit shutout win and the pittsburgh pirates won 2-0.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

weather insanity in the windy city

nasty weather in chicago last night had fans fleeing wrigley field in a torrential downpour as a nasty storm passed through. the game between the houston astros and the chicago cubs was ended after the 8th inning with houston winning 2-0. i think everyone was safe. quite an insane thing.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

a day amongst others

sitting here on a saturday night watching an episode from season 10 of the simpsons - the treehouse of horrors IX and enjoying my birthday. its been a good day - minus a few afternoon hours at work (the morning part was good). getting hungry for food.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

end of july. finally

finally the last day of july. the last couple of weeks felt really slow. even with capital ex and the rexall indy here, it still took an eternity to get here. hopefully august flies by. heritage days are this weekend and the fringe is later this month. oh yeah the olympics. hoefully august and the rest of summer goes fast.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

an unsummerlike day

man, is it ever. rainy, cool and more fall like. 12 degrees at the moment. by the weekned its supposed to be nice again. not overly hot acording to global. just seen the 4-day and its supposed to be sunny and 21 and 22 on saturday and sunday. comfy weather.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

allstate 400 at the brickyard

jimmie johnson wins a 'tire'ing race. the race was marred by rather rapid tire wear. goodyear, from what i read didnt have the best tires there. anyways johnson wins his 2nd of the year.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

rexall edmonton indy

scott dixon won the first indy racing leagues first edmonton race (first since the i.r.l. and champ car merge). paul tracy, running his second race this year here, started 15th and finished 4th. helio castroneves stayed close with dixon and almost took himself out on old tires and finished 2nd.

Friday, July 25, 2008

a weekend of business and fun

its a busy weekend. there's the rexall indy at the city centre airport (blatchford field to some), capital ex, there's a word baseball championship at telus field and the world canoe polo championships at hawerlack park. plus the weather is great for these events. people should go while its still here. enjoy while you can.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


the olympic poster
the poster was unveiled on sunday for the olympics in august. another thing added to my olympic collection. enjoy.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

saskatchewan 4-0? yep

the riders just beat montreal 41-33 to run their record to 4 wins in 4 games. first time the've done that since 1970. they went 14-2 that year and coaching then was eagle keys. fascinating stat.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

m.l.b. midsummer classic

the american league wins the 2008 all-start game at yankee stadium with a 4-3 win in 15 innings on a sacrifice fly by michael young scoring justin morneau from 3rd in a close play at the plate. the game tied a record for longest game by innings (15) and broke a record for longest game by time at 4h50m. the american league is unbeaten in the last 12 all-star games (including the tie game in 2002). the managers of boht the a.l. and n.l. are happy in one respect - they had used their last pitchers that were available for the game. j.d. drew wins the ted williams trophy for all-star mvp and wins a 2009 chevy tahoe hybrid in the process. a long night.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

lifelock.com 400

kyle busch took the lead from jimmie johnson on the final restart to win his SEVENTH win of the season. busch got right to johnsons bumper and went outside for the winning move. what a finish. next race is the 27th in indianapolis.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

hell's kitchen finale and wacky summer weather

christina won the kell's kitchen finale and has a new job running a new los angeles restaraunt (sorry i cant remember the name of it).both her and petrozza battled hard running their kitchens and the odd tempermental staff (6 previos contestants came back to fill out the kitchen staff. 3 per side). both perseverd and chef gordon ramsay felt christina was the better choice. congrats to her.

some pretty heavy duty weather lately. we went from total hot on the weekend to severe weather last night. quite the downpour too. little bit of hail and the usual thunder and lightning. it rained earlier this morning and it looks like it will rain again. no complaints about the rain..

Saturday, July 05, 2008

coke zero 400

this was a wild finish. and i do mean wild. kyle busch won the craziest race of all time with jeff gordon spinning and not brining out the caution and a multi car wreck that did bring one out. kyle busch's 6th win of the year.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

happy canada day

canada turned 141 today. lots of activities in edmonton and all across canada as well. fireworks tonight at 11pm at kinsmen park.

Monday, June 30, 2008

end of june sweating like....

a hot end of june. not pleasant to work in. lots of water going down nice. ice packs help. some people took today off to take a four day break with canada day tomorrow. with the euro ending yesterday and the dog days of summer in baseball and the cfl season already underway, june came and went in a hurry. plus my vacation to start june. its been a good month and with july on the doorstep, hopefully its not as hot. the rexall grand prix, the mlb all star game at yankee stadium (the yankees start next year at new yankee stadium), more nascar, more cfl and tomorrow is free agent frenzy tomorrow. oh yeah, hells kitchen's last two episodes of season four is a two parter between petrozza and christine for the title of head chef of a new l.a. restaraunt. and im nearly done watching frasier (im in season nine there), the simpsons (im almost done season 8 and the first 10 seasons were released) and the muppet show (almost done season one, the first three seasons out there and two left). july will be good.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

euro 2008 final and rain shortened lenox tools 301

spain defeated germany 1-0 to win their first euro championship in 44 years. 1964 was a long time ago. congrats to them.

meanwhile kurt busch (no not kyle, kurt) won the rain shortened lenox industrial tools 301. the rain came out at lap 284 and kurt won with a little luck by staying out while everyone else pitted. next race is saturday night in daytona.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

euro 2008 semifinal #2

spain beat russia 3-0 in the other semi final and will face germany sunday in the championship game. spain scored all their goals in the 2nd half.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

euro 2008 semifinal#1

germany just defeated turkey 3-2 on a goal by philipp lahm in the 90th minute. turkey gave germany a run for their money, yet germany barely hung on. russia plays spin tomorrow in the other semi final and the winner will play germany on sunday for the championship

Sunday, June 22, 2008

toyota/save mart 350

kyle busch wins again. pretty mcuh owned the race. his first road course victory. there were 3 cautions in the last 15 laps after 3 cautions in the first 3/4ths of the race. next up is new hampshire.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

nba finals game 6

it was an old fashion BEATING! the boston celtics are nba champions with an 131-92 ass kicking of the lakers. the celtics led by four after one and turned it on afterwards. on june 17th, the celtics win their 17th nba championships and their first since 1986. paul pierce was named playoff mvp

Sunday, June 15, 2008

nba finals game 5

the lakers hung on to win tonight 103-98 to send the series back to boston for game 6 tuesday night. the celtics lead the series 3-2.
lifelock 400

dale earnhardt jr snaps a 76 winless streak by barely winning in michigan today. survived a green-white-checkered finish by crossing a finish line on gas fumes - literally. got help with a caution at the end. i think there was a ton of relief on his part.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

nba finals game 4

can you believe this one? the lakers had a 18 point halftime lead - and LOST. the celtics win 97-91 in los angeles tonight. ive been noticing that halftime leads are not safe. anyways game 5 is in los angeles on sunday night and boston can win the championship then. they're up 3 games to 1.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

nba finals game 3

the lakers won game three in a close one, 87-81. i think were bound for a good series. boston still leads 2 games to 1 in the series. game four is in los angeles on thursday.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

nba finals game 2

the celtics hung on for a 108-102 win over the lakers. the celtics were up by 12 at halftime and by 17 partway into the 4th, but the lakers came back to make a game of it. boston now leads the series 2-0 with game 3 in los angeles on tuesday night.
pocono 500

kasey kahne won this afternoon. there was pit strategy and cautions got that had the crew chiefs thinking strategy. point leader kyle busch finished 43rd after crashing, then spinning near the end. interesting race.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

beginning of euro 2008

euro 2008 began with the czech republic defeating switzerland 1-0 in the opening match of europe's best soccer nations. turkey and portugal is now currently playing with the score tied at nil-nil (0-0). greece is the defending champion, winning it in 2004.

update: portugal 2 turkey 0. thats it for day one of euro 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

nba finals game 1

the boston celtics beat the los angeles lakers 98-88 in game one of the nba finals. i think this will be a long series by how close the game was. would you believe this is the 11th time these two teams have met in the finals? the lakers won the last one in 1987. game 2 is sunday night in boston.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

stanley cup game 6

the detroit red wings are stanley cup champions with a 3-2 win in game 6 and a 4-2 series win. waht a game and what a series. kudos to the penguins on a great series and congrats to detroit for winning their 4th cup in 11 years. henrik zetterburgh won the conn smythe trophy as playoff mvp

Monday, June 02, 2008

stanley cup game 5

the pittsburgh penguins have beaten the red wings at 9:57 pf the 3rd overtime to stave off elimination and extend the series to wednesday night. peter sykora scored a powerplay goal to win it. detroit still leads the series 3-2. game 6 wednesday night.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

bust buy 400

kyle busch wins AGAIN! his fourth win of the year after a solid run. he admitted he had a third place car, but he still won. his first win at the "monster mile" and he gets the monster trophy (the trophy is a replica of the main one outside the track and can hold an actual car in it. yes its huge) with a die cast replica of his winning car.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

stanley cup game 4

detroit is one win from the cup after beating pittsburgh 2-1. another tight close good game. first time that the team scoring first ended up losing. so game five is monday night.

Friday, May 30, 2008

celtics knock out pistons

the celtics are making their first trip to the nba finals since 1987 with a 89-91 win over detroit. they will play the lakers starting june 5th. first time the lakers and celtics have met in the finals since 1987.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

lakers "spurred" san antonio

the l.a. lakers knock out the san antonio spurs 100-92 and the series four games to one. the lakers are in the nba finals where they will start in either boston or detroit (both with better records than the lakers). now that the spurs are out, there will be new nba champions.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

stanley cup game 3

sidney crosby scores two goals in helping pittsburgh win game 3 by the score of 3-2. this was a far better game by pittsburgh. and a far better game of the series thus far. this was the kind of game expected - skating, checking, and end to end play. both teams have the talent and both showed tonight. detroit leads the series 2 games to 1. game four is saturday in pittsburgh.

Monday, May 26, 2008

stanley cup finals game 2

detroit took game two in convincing fashion 3-0. they have outplayed pittsburgh so far this series. detroit is up two games to none in the series. game 3 in pittsburgh wednesday night

Sunday, May 25, 2008

coca cola 600

kasey kahne wins nascar's longest race of the year after tony stewart brushed the wall and blew a tire. carl edwards coasted to a 9th place spot with no fuel. jeff gordon finished fourth after also running out of gas. kahne owns lowe's motor speedway with winning the all star race and this race.
the 92nd indianapolis 500

scott dixon just won the indy 500. i caught the last 10 laps of it. the end was pretty good. congrats to scott - his first indy win.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

stanley cup finals game 1

michael samuelson scored two goals and detroit outplayed pittsburgh in a 4-0 win to start the stanley cup finals. detroit leads series 1-0. game two is monday night.

Monday, May 19, 2008

wings put out stars, game 7 spurs/hornets near end

the detroit red wings finally put out the dallas stars in game six with a 4-1 score and a 4-2 series win. they will start the stanley cup finals at home against pittsburgh. game 1 to be announced shortly.

meanwhile san antonio is leading new orleans by four late in the fourth quarter. update in a bit.

update: san antonio 91 new orleans 82. san antonio faces the lakers starting wednesday.

update 2: game 1 between detroit and pittsburgh starts saturday.
lester's no-no

jon lester of the boston red sox just threw a complete game no hitter in a 7-0 win over kansas city. comes nearly a year after clay bucholtz's feat.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

russia takes gold in canada, penguins "fly" into finals and celtics get by cavaliers

russia beat canada at the world hockey championshis 5-4 in overtime. canada had a 4-2 lead, lost it and lost in overtime after a rick nash delay of game penalty resulting in russia scoring.

meanwhile in pittsburgh, the penguins beat the philadelphia flyers 6-0 and will go to the stanley cup finals - their first visit since 1992. they will either play detroit or dallas. detroit is up tree games to two.

in boston, the celtics got by the cleveland cavaliers 97-90 to go to the eastern conference finals against the detroit pistons. only the hornets and spurs are left to finish their series.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

sprint cup all-star race

kasey kahne won the all-star race AFTER he got voted into the race by the fans. a.j. almendinger and sam hornish jr got in being the first two cars in the sprint showdown. kasey kahne also wins a cool million dollars.

Friday, May 16, 2008

lakers silence jazz

the lakers win game six 108-105 (it was a rout earlier in the game) and win the series in six games. the now wait for the winner of the san antonio/new orleans series. san antonio won game six last night to even it and look to win in new orleans on monday night. meanwhile the cavaliers evened their series at three winning 74-69 over the celtics. game seven is sunday.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

nba updates

dtroit knocked out the orlando magic two nights ago in 5 games and they wait for the boston/cleveland series to end. boston is up 3 games to 2. tonight san antonio is killikng new orleans by 21 points in the 4th quarter and looks to even that series at 3 games a piece. last night the lakers went up 3 games to two on the utah jazz and look to end it tomorrow night. the three series still in progress have been won by the home team and san antonio is about to continue the trend.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

dodge avenger 500

kyle busch won last night in darlington. and took the points lead as well. after the incident the week before, he responded well. cant wait for the all star race on saturday in charlotte

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

a twins cycle

in a 13-1 win over chicago, minnesota's carlos gomes hits for a rare cycle (single, double, triple and home run in a game). he was the first twins player since kirby puckett hit one for minny in 1986. a good night at the plate.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

penguins move on while nba playoffs in full swing

the pittsburgh penguins beat the new york rangers 3-2 in overtime to go to the conference final against philadelphia this afternoon. tonight dallas has another chance to knock off san jose at home. game starts at 7pm

meanwhile, the boston celtics knocked off atlanta to go to the second round and will face cleveland. detroit is up one game on orlando, the lakers are up one game on utah and new orleans are up one game on san antonio in second round match ups.

update: dallas knocks off san jose 2-1 in the 4th overtime. brendan morrow scores on the power play. goal came at 12:24 am edmonton time

Saturday, May 03, 2008

crown royal 400

denny hamlin dominated the race and led everything - until he had a right front went flat. then kyle busch and dale earnhardt jr were side by side racing for the lead, then busch got loose and took out jr. that lead to the green-white-checkered flag. clint bowyer ended up leading and winning. hamlin led 381 laps.
philadelphia flies into conference finals

the flyers just knocked out montreal 4 games to one with a 6-4 win tonight. they will start in either pittsburgh or new york. game 5 between those two is tomorrow along with dallas/ san jose game 6.

Friday, May 02, 2008

detroit buries avalanche, await shars vs stars

last night the red wings buried the avalanche 8-2 and swept them 4 games straight. they await the winner of the dallas/san jose series. dallas lead that series 3-1 and start game 5 tonight at 8pm in san jose. update later.

update: san jose 3 dallas 2 o.t. san jose scores 1:05 into o.t. and extend series to sunday night

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

cheers on dvd

picked up my copy of season 9 of cheers yesterday and already watched the first two episodes of it. got it at london drugs at the mall for 30 dollars. it came out after almost 2 years after season eight came out so naturally im happy. it even has the special 200th episode on it. hopefully nobody as to wait another two years for season 10.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

game 7 pressure cooker night

philadelphia beat washington 3-2 in overtime to win the first game 7 of the night. philadelphia will face montreal in one east semi while the n.y. rangers faces pittsburgh in the other. they're about to drop the puck in san jose where the sharks faces the flames in the other game 7. update at the end of the game.

update: san jose 5 calgary 3. san jose wins series 4-3. san jose will play dallas in one west semi and detroit will play colorado in the other

Monday, April 21, 2008

habs take out bruins, caps force game 7

montreal just knocked out the bruins 5-0 and win game 7. they are moving on. meanwhile alexander ovechkin scores two goals in the 3rd period to help washington beat philadelphia 4-2 in gams six and force a 7th game tomorrow at home against philly. its now starting to get fun

Sunday, April 20, 2008

wings clip preds and two other games

detroit just beat nashville 3-0 to move on to west semis with a 4-2 series win. san jose @ calgary starts at 6 and anaheim @ dallas at 7.

update 1: calgary 2 san jose 0. series tied at 3. game 7 tuesday
update 2: dallas 4 anaheim 1. dallas wins series 4 games to 2

Saturday, April 19, 2008

avalanche bury wild, bruins take habs to game 7

the colorado avalanche just eliminated the minnesota wild with a 2-1 win and a 4-2 series win. it was a fairly close series. earlier boston beat montreal 5-4 to force a 7th game monday night. and washington beat philly 3-2 so make the series 3-2 for philly. games tomorrow: detroit at nashville game 6, san jose at calgary game 6 and anaheim at dallas game 6. detroit, san jose and dallas can advance tomorrow.

Friday, April 18, 2008

rangers take out devils and a potential star-ry night

with a 5-3 win, the rangers eliminated the new jersey devils out of the playoff with a 4 games to 1 win in the series. the nashville predators and detroit red wings are going into overtime tied at one and the series tied at two. the dallas stars can advance with a win tonight over the anaheim ducks. game starts at 8:30. updates later.

update 1: detroit 2 nashville 1 ot. johan franzen wins it 1:48 into ot detroit leads series 3 games to 2
update 2: anaheim 5 dallas 2 anaheim stays alive. dallas leads series 3 games to 2

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

penguins move on while sens go golfing

game just ended. the pittsburgh penguins have knocked out the ottawa senators in a four game sweep with a 3-1 win in game four tonight. meanwhile the rangers are one game from moving on by beating the devils 5-3 tonight. tomorrow the montreal canadiens can move on with a win over the bruins in game 5 at home. stay tuned.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

subway fresh fit 500

can you believe this one? it came down to fuel mineage and jimmie johnson wins by over 8 seconds after everyone else behind him pitted. i think he still had enough to do a burn out. frist win this season for him

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

road to stanley cup begins

the playoffs begin tonight in four locations - calgary @ san jose, ny rangers @ new jersey, ottawa @ pittsburgh and colorado @ minnesota. other first round series include detroit vs nashville, anaheim vs dallas, montreal vs boston and washington vs philadelphia. time for thos stanley cup rituals. will anaheim repeat? or will we have a new champion? stay tuned.

Monday, April 07, 2008

kansas jayhawks national champions

the kansas jayhawks are the 2008 ncaa champions by beating the memphis tigers 75-68 in overtime. great game. kudos to them. that ends march madness there - even though its april

Saturday, April 05, 2008

the final four now final two

it will be memphis vs kansas on monday night for the ncaa championship. tonight, memphis beat ucla 78-63 and kansas beat 84-66 to get to monday.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

a red green musing

i'm sitting here watching a season 9 episode of red green and i thought 'i need m&ms.' i still remember the early season episodes and eating a bag of m&m's on almost every episode. mmmmmm m&m's.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

battle of alberta live

the flames beat the oilers 3-2 and sadly knocked the oilers out of the playoffs. i got to go to the game. sat in the corner in the oilers attack twice zone and a good view of the rink.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

a final four full of ones and a homestate native wins

for the first time ever, the final four will feature all #1 seeds.ucla, the #1 seed from the west will face memphis #1 from the south. the other matchup is kansas, #1 in the midwest vs north carolina, #1 in the east. the semis are saturday and the final is april 7th.

meanwhile in martinsville, denny hamlin wins the goodys cool orange 500 beating out jeff gordon. i got lazy and didnt tape the race.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

baseball season underway

the boston red sox and oakland athletics began their regular season yesterday in japan and finished the two game series this morning. boston won yesterday 6-5 in 10 innings and oakland won this morning 5-1. the rest of the teams begin monday and tuesday.

Friday, March 21, 2008

ncaa tourney underway

its day 2 of march madness and there been a couple of upsets and close calls. like duke winning by one. 2- time champion florida gators didnt make it so we'll have a new champion this year

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

food city 500 and a little green

on sunday jeff burton blew past denny hamlin and won the food city 500. hamlin got passed like he was standing still - well figuratively. this after kevin harvick and tony stewart bumped into each other causing stewart to spin out. i think harvick kinda slid into him.

yesterday was st. patricks day. the one day of the year where people can drink green beer and wear green. there was celtic music played on bourbon street at the mall to celebrate the day. a good day to be irish, even if youre not.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

andrew cogliano sets nhl record

andrew cogliano set an nhl record last night by scoring 3 straight overtime winners in three straight overtime games. he set the record with 4.9 seconds left in overtime against st. louis. he also scored against columbus on the 7th and chicago on the 9th.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

kobalt tools 500

kyle busch ran away this one. led the most laps and at the same time toyota became the first foreign plate to win since al kellar took a jaguar to victory lane in 1954. kyle busch also became the youngest winner in atlanta. he now has the points lead.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

springing forward

yep, that time to move our clockes forward one hour. 2am tomorrow morning makes it official. it would be a wise idea to adjust your clocks before you go to bed.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

end of an era in green bay

brett favre officially announced his retimrement at a press conference today. a wonderful 17 years as a packer, 3 mvps, and a whole mess of records. even a super bowl victory in 1997. he will definitely be going to the hall of fame in canton ohio. im guaranteeing first ballot. im proud to have cheered for him and because of him that i am a packers fan.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

uaw dodge 400

carl edwards won his second in a row and did his back flip again. ran away with it with two laps to go. he is now the new points leader as well. jimmie johnson finished 29. dale jr finished 2nd and jeff gordon had a nasty crash with four to go and finished 35.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

a chilly beginning to march

it sure is on the chilly side today. snow was forecast within the next couple of days. got some hockey on at the moment, montreal and n ew jersey tied at 1 after two periods. thinking about the month ahead, theres the ncaa basketball tournament, more baseball - boston and oakland start their season in japan on the 25th, more car races and the playoff drive in hockey and the nba. hopefully these events warm up march. some big puddles already and more to pop up.

Friday, February 29, 2008

good grief, the end of february already

february came and went already. so soon? lets see, ryan newman won the daytona 500 (yay for nascar season), spring training for baseball is in full swing with pre-season games bein g played already in florida and arizona, the super bowl won by the new york giants and oh yeah leap year with today being the extra day. february went by so fast i cant remember what else happened. march is almost here and it will be loads of fun.

Monday, February 25, 2008

auto club 500

carl edwards won the rain delayed race from fontana. he beat out jimmie johnson. they resumed on lap 88 after a lenthgy rain delay last night. last night the start was delayed by rain and it was red flag after a nasty crash. jeff gordon finished third

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

total lunar eclipse

we have a total lunar eclipse happening in progress. the moon is now covered. it will last until 8:52.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

50th running of the daytona 500

ryan newman wins his first carreer daytona 500 with a little help from kurt busch. a little bump draft on the backstretch got both drivers by tony stewart, who ended up third. a great finish.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

woe it sucks to be sick

i get sick just as it warms up. its not fun at all at the moment. i dont know how im getting through it. sleep works. sounds like a good idea.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

saturday night special

today is hockey day in canada this year coming from winkler manitoba. the morning game had toronto beat detroit 3-2 in overtime. in calgary, the flames beat the oilers 4-1 while the senators beat the canadiens 6-1 in ottawa for the 5pm games. right now colorado is leading vancouver 5-1 after 2 periods.

meanwhile in daytona, dale earnhardt jr won the budweiser shootout to begin speedweeks. he wins his first race with his new team.

update: colorado 6 vancouver 2. another edition of hockey day in canada until next year.

Friday, February 08, 2008

happy chinese new year - a day late

yesterday was chinese new year thus beginning the year of the rat. there will be festivities in the mall this weekend in chinatown. so happy new year. today also marks 6 months to the beijing olympics.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

super bowl XLII

the new york giants have just won super bowl 42 and ended new englands chance at a perfect season with a 17-14 victory in glendale arizona.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

watching hockey and other stuff

right now im watching dallas @ calgary on cbc and eating a freezie left over from the summer. toronto beat ottawa in the first game of the doubleheader 4-2. i can relax after finishing my laundry earlier. its scoreless in calgary at the moment.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

end of january already? egads

damn where did january go? started downtown and the fireworks and ends tonight with most of canada shivering literally. in between there was nfl playoff football with super bowl 42 on sunday. there was the nhl all star game. and today is the last day for the licence plate survey for brand new alberta plates. the site for the survey is www.licenceplate.alberta.ca. the current ones is to expire in 2009.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

a blast of winter to remember

a blast of winter is here. started sunday with a major snow storm. on top of that it got cold throughout the day. plus it was windy leaving drifts all over the place. it was pretty unreal. i dont know how much snow we got but it was quite a bit. the streets are plowed and people are shoveling drifts. nothing left bu the shivering

Sunday, January 20, 2008

conference championship sunday

the new york giants just beat the green bay packers with a field goal in overtime to win the nfc championship game with the score of 23-20. earlier the new england patriots beat the san diego chargers 21-12 to win the afc championship. so in two weeks it will be the giants and the patriots in super bowl XLII. can the patriots win and finish the season undefeated? can the giants pull off an upset? stay tuned in two weeks.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

the return of jason maas

the eskimos resigned him today. dont know the exact details. he led edmonton to the grey cup in 2005. he played in hamilton and montreal the last two seasons. what role he will play here will be known at the start of the season.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

oilers autograph session

the yearly autograph session in the mall was this afternoon and as usual the line-ups were long. its the most popular event. good way for the fans and players to interact. i was sooooo close to getting fernando pisani and robert nillson. but one of the event staff people said i couldn't because i wasnt in line (i was on my break at the time). lots of oilers jerseys and player cards signed and alot of happy fans.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

gold medal sunday

canada won its fourth straight gold with a 3-2 overtime win over sweden in the world jr. hockey tournament. next year the tourney will be held in ottawa. go canada go.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


dont i look like a dork or where was i?
got the 2008 glasses at the first night downtown on new years eve. yeah i look like a dork, but there were other people that had them too. it was fun though.
frasier season one

im watching season one of frasier on dvd. started watching it a couple of weeks ago and hopefully i'll get all 11 seasons. frasier was a spinoff of cheers (and im still waiting for the last three seasons of that). frasier was a funny show. and pretty good too.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

happy new year

happy new year to all. and a warnigng - 2008 is a leap year AND an olympic year as the summer games are in beijing. also went to the fireworks last night and they were cool. 13 minute firworks show. happy new year