Thursday, December 31, 2009

new years eve excitement.

getting close to 2010. what a hockey game in saskatoon between canada and the u.s. canada comes back from 4-2 down to tie it and send it to overtime. that settled nothing. it goes to a shootout and canada wins it there. canada wins 5-4 and goes to the semi final, while the u.s. goes to the quarter-final against finland. the other quarter final is russia vs switzerland. canada and sweden has the byes to the semis each winning their pool. now the countdown begins to the new year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

canada beats slovakia, showdown on new years eve

canada just beat slovakia 8-2 ans will set up a new years eve showdown against the u.s. for first in pool a and a bye to the semi final. both canada and the u.s. are 3 wins and 0 losses, so this one is HUGE!!!!!! oh by the way steve yzerman will announce canada's olympic team tomorrow morning at 10am (or thereabouts). so an exciting two days coming.

Monday, December 28, 2009

world juniors underway

the world junior hockey championships are underway. canada has already played twice and won both (16-0 over latvia and 6-0 over switzerland) canada plays slovakia tomorrow and the u.s. new years eve (cant wait for that). survivied boxing day. christmas was good. cant wait for new years. 2010 is on the doorstep and a party brewing.

Monday, December 21, 2009

martin brodeur sets yet another record

after surpassing partick roy for career appearances, martin brodeur surpasses terry sawchik for career shutouts, getting his 104th shut as the devils beat the penguins 4-0. a great accompishment there.

Monday, December 14, 2009

the end of the "roar of the rings"

the canadian curling trials ended yesterday. saturday night cheryl benard beat shannon kleibrink 7-6 to represent canada in womens curling at the vancouver winter olympics. yesterday, kevin martin beat glenn howard 7-3 to represent canada in mens curling at the winter olympics. both are alberta teams. benard from calgary and martin from edmonton. good luck to both.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

winter blast of nastiness

got a bigtime snowstorm that finally let up overnight. a little more is supposed to come down today. i'm guessing we got 10 - 15 cm here. and its supposed to get nasty cold too. bundle up- just dont kill yourself shovelling.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

97th grey cup

the montreal alouettes just won the grey cup with a 28-27 win over the saskatchewan roughriders. david duvall won it with a field goal with no time left. congrats to them

Sunday, November 22, 2009

jimmie sohnson still champ and new cfl champ to be crowned

with a 5th place finish, jimmie johnson wins his FOURTH STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP. a remarkable feat. mark martin finished 12th. denny hamlin won the ford 400 b.t.w.

meanwhile the saskatchewan rough riders knocked out the defending grey cup champions calgary stampeders 27-17 and will face the montreal alouettes who massacred teh b.c. lions 56-18 in montreal. the grey cup is next week. and that will end "championship weeks" as i named it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

checker auto parts 500

jimmie johnson redeems himself by winning in phoenix and leading the most laps on top of that. with mark martin finishing 4th, johnsons lead is now 108. johnson can win the championship with a 25th or better in homestead - which is the final race of the year one week from tonight.

Monday, November 09, 2009

20th anniversary in berlin

today marks the 20th anniversary of the berlin wall coming down marking the beginning of the end of communism in europe as we knew it. from the unification in germany toe the end of soviet communism change came. mass celebrations and reunions happened. there are still parts of the wall up. other parts are up around the world as a tribute to the event. an event to remember.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

dickies 500

kurt busch wins in texas. jimmie johnson gets into a crash with sam hornish and david reutimann (johnson got some help i think) and finishes 38th. mark martin finished 4th and jeff gordon finished 13th to close the gap on johnson considerably. martin is 73 back and gordon is 92 (if my memory serves me right). next week in phoenix and the last race is in homestead in two weeks. the two races should be good ones. thats 8 down and two to go. see ya in phoenix.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

new york yankees champions

the new york yankees are world series champions for the 27th time with a 7-3 win in game 6 over the phillies. hideki matsui drove in 6 runs to secure the win ( 2 run homer, 2 run double and 2 run single. a triple short of the cycle). first world series in the new yankee stadium. first yankees world series win since 2000 when they beat the mets. andy pettite got the win. hideki matsui was named world series mvp. he went 8 for 13 at the plate, including the 3 hits and 6 rbi's tonight. congrats to the yankees.

Monday, November 02, 2009

world series game 5

the phillies have won game 5 8-5. cliff lee got the win. a.j. burnett got the loss after giving up 6 runs in 2+ innings. chase utley got 2 home runs tonight and tied the world series record for most home runs in a world series with 5. game 6 is wednesday night in new york.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

world series game 4

the yankees are up three games to one with a 7-4 win in game 4. a pretty good game tonight. johnny damon started a two out three run rally in the top of the ninth with a heck of an at bat to secure it. game 5 tomorrow night in philadelphia.
amp energy 500

after a caution that brought a 13 minute red flag for ryan newmans crash, jamie mcmurray wins a wild finish under a green-white-checkered finish which had another crash starting after kurt busch got hit from behind. the wreck collected mark martin and jeff gordon. points leader jimmie johnson was ahead of the wreck and finished 6th increasing his lead to 186 pts over mark martin. jeff gordon is third 192 back. 7 races down 3 to go in the chase. next race is next sunday in texas and the dickies 500.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

world series game 3

the yankees won game 3 8-5 after trailing 3-0. andy pettite settled down and pitched pretty good. cole hamels struggled and came out in the 5th. 5 home runs in this game - three by philly and two by the yanks. the yankees lead the series 2-1. game four is tomorrow in philadelphia.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

world series game two

the yankees have evened the series at one with a 3-1 win. a.j. burnett got the win and mariano rivera got the save to win it. game 3 is saturday in philadelphia.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

phillies win game one

the phillies win game one 6-1 on a complete game 6 hitter pitched by cliff lee. he also threw ten strike outs and 122 pitches in the game. the yankees run came on an error. chase utley hit two solo homeruns to get the game going. game two is tomorrow night in new york.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

yanks in world series while chase for the championships inch close to end

the new york yankees are in the world series with a 5-2 win in game six and the series 4-2. their 40th american league pennant. they will face the philadelphia phillies starting wednesday in new york.

meanwhile earlier denny hamlin beat out jimmie johnson to win in martinsville. johnson adds to his points lead with four races to go with mark martin finishing 8th.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

phillies in world series. who will they face?

with a 10-4 win over the didgers, the philadelphia phillies are in the world series with a four games to one series win. they will face either the new york yankees or the los angeles angels. game five of that series is tomorrow night.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

bank of america 500

great finish at the lowe's motor speedway. jimmie johnson hangs on to win the final race under the lowe's sponsorship at the charlotte motor speedway. he maintains his points lead heading into martinsville. 5 down and 5 to go

Sunday, October 11, 2009

weekend sports update

hmmmm where to start. lets start in california where jimmie johnson wins his second chase race and his 5th overall and took the points lead after mark martin finished 4th. yesterdat the l.a. dodgers advanced to the national league championship after beating the st. louis cardinals three straight. today the new york yankees and the los angeles angels advanced to the american league chapionships with three game sweeps of their own. the yankees beat the minnesota twins and the angels, who were trailing 5-1 came back to beat boston 7-6 in game three and knocked out the red sox. the a.l.c.s starts on friday while the n.l.c.s. starts thursday. right now im watching the indianapolis colts and the tennesee titans in sunday night football.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

night one of baseball postseason

tonight began the road to the world series with the dodgers just beating the cardinals 5-3. earlier the phillies and rockies began the day with the phillies winning 5-2. the yankees, playing the first playoff game at the new yankee stadium, beat the twins 7-2. the twins yesterday beat the tigers in a one game playoff for the a.l. central. three more games tomorrow. this shall be fun

Sunday, October 04, 2009

price chopper 400

tony stewart gets himself back into chase contention with a BIG win in kansas today. mark martin finished 7th and is ahead of jimmie johnson by 18 points. johnson finished 9th. jeff gordon also gets himself back into it with a 5th place finish. the top 6 are 99 points apart and 7th is 4 points behind 6th. 7 races to go. getting interestin now.

Friday, October 02, 2009

and the city that will host.......

......the 2016 summer olympics is rio de janeiro brazil, who beat out madrid spain, chicago and tokyo japan to host. the first time the olympics will be in south america. yay for rio.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

october's leafy fun

raked the front yard earlier and used one bag. compared to tuesday when i raked the front and back and used 8 bags. quite the workout i say. got survivor on now. sweet beginning to october

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

end of september already? yikes

wow september flew by already. lots of baseball, football, preseason hockey and loads of leaves falling. the yankees, red sox, angels, phillies, and cardinals are in postseason baseball already and the dodgers have a chance to join them tonight. the chase for the championship began and mark martin leads jimmie johnson by 10 points after two races so far. the nfl season began and monday night football began its 40th season and the origianl AFL teams are celebrating its 50th season this year. cant wait for october to begin. lots of playoff baseball, the cfl and nfl continues, and more nascar racing. and lots of leaves to rake.

Monday, September 28, 2009

monday night musings

with monday night football on and the final week of baseball going, heres what's going on. 1. fall officialy showed up over the weekend. freaking cold mornings can and will wake you up guaranteed. plus the wind can blow you over - assuming youre not in the dark ages (the wind was strong enough to knock out power. luckily not near me). 2. the yankees won the a.l. est divsion and the st louis cardinals won the n.l. central title. more spots coming. 3. jimmie johnson won the AAA 400 in dover yesterday. he trails mark martin by 10 points (martin finished 2nd) next race is in kansas and the price chopper 400 (i dont make up the names) on october 4th. 4. the hockey season is on the doorstep wanting in. makes for a good october alreay. that is almost here too

Sunday, September 20, 2009

sunday night massacre in a good fun way

right now im watching the cowboys and the giants at the cowboys home opener in their new stadium. right now the giants lead 20-17 in the htird quarter. earlier mark martin wins his fifth race of the year and first in the chase for the championship by winning the sylvania 300 in new hampshire. 3 time champ jimmie johnson finished 4th and is second in the points tied with denny hamlin. 1 down 9 to go. next race in dover deleware and the AAA 400 in one week.

Monday, September 14, 2009

it's monday night football

its opening night of the 40th season of monday night football featuring two games involving four of the eight original AFL team. first up - the buffalo bills at the new england patriots in their original uniforms. at 8:15 its the san diego chargers at the oakland raiders in their origianl uniforms. on the 40th season of mnf begins the 50th season of the original afl teams.

update: new england 25 buffalo 24. oakland currently leads san diego 7-0 after one quarter

Saturday, September 12, 2009

chevy rock and roll 400

on his home track, deny hamlin dominates and wins the chevy rock and roll 400 on the last race to the chase in richmond virginia. brian vickers beat out kyle busch for the last spot by 8 points. along with vickers, hamlin, jimmie johnson, jeff gordon and tony stewart, mark martin, kurt busch, ryan newman, kasey kahne, juan montoya, carl edwards and greg biffle are in the chase. race one of ten begins on the 20th in new hampshire

Monday, September 07, 2009

labor day fun, including a couple of "classics"

its labor day and it means a couple of labor day classic games in hamilton and calgary. at 2pm its the toronto argonauts and hamilton tiger-cats and at 5:30 its the edmonton eskimos and calgary stampeders.. saskatchewan beat winnipeg yesterday and b.c. beat montreal on friday. all these teams play this weekend in the second half of the home and home series. on top of the cfl, theres loads of day games in baseball, including the first game of a day/night doubleheader between the rays and yankees.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

pep boys auto 500

great race and great finish. kasey kahne wins in atlanta after passing kevin harvick on the last restart of the race. harvick finished second. denny hamlin joins tony stewart, jeff gordon and jimmie johnson for the chace to the championship. the last race for the chase is saturday night in richmond and the chevy rock and roll 400. six spots left. who will be in? tune in saturday night.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

a new month, fun begins

its a new month. here is the fun: 1. nascar's race to the chase begins. 2. nfl season begins. 3. cfl season gets into high gear beginning with the labour day classic weekend. 4. kids go back to school (woohoo). 5. less stress at work hehe. 6. nhl training camps and preseason. let the fun begin

Monday, August 31, 2009

end of august. finally.

last day of august FINALLY arrives. man it was slow. at least it felt slow. hmmm did anyone add an extra week? even with the fringe and heritage days, it seemed slow. september is tomorrow. a new month and hopefully better.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

saturday night's alright for winning

kyle busch won barely hanging on to the lead with mark martin TRYING to get by. kyle and mark improved their chances with getting into the chase with their finishes. tony stewart finished 33rd with problems with the radio, batteries and other. he is in the chase along with jimmie johnson (finished 9th) and jeff gordon. quite the race.

Monday, August 17, 2009

mid month musings

quite a month so far. brian vickers won in michigan yesterday after jimmie johnson ran out of gas on the LAST LAP! the last few days have felt like fall and i loved it. ive noticed the leaves are already turning color. the fringe began on thursday and crowds have been turning out. it ends on sunday. its been a good month so far.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

an anniversary that began the 500 club

80 years ago today, george herman "babe" ruth hit his 500th homer to be the first player to hit 500. he hit it off of cleveland indians pitcher willis hudlin. there are now 25 players that have hit 00 or more homers, but babe ruth will always be the first.

Monday, August 10, 2009

heluva good finish at the heluva good! sour cream dips at the glen

with enough gas, tony stewart holds off marcos ambrose and wins his fifth career race at the glen and his 3rd win of the season (yes he has more than five wins in his career. thats how many times hes won at the glen). he keeps the point lead. and an awesome finishe for ambrose as well. he won the nationwide race on saturday. congrats all around.

Monday, August 03, 2009

pocono 500

denny hamlin wins in pocono. he had the car to beat today. juan montoya finished 2nd, an excellent finish for him. sam hornish had his best finish ever with a 4th place. tony stewart and jimmie johnson struggled (stewart with handling and johnson with spark plugs), had their cars fixed through the race and finished 10th and 13th respectively. quite a race. next race is sunday in watkins glen.

Friday, July 31, 2009

end of july already? eeek

can't believe its the end of july already. the month just flew by. with capital ex, rexall indy, the taste of edmonton, and the street performers, it was busy. with august near and heritage days here literally and the fringe upcoming, it'll fly by - hopefully.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

a racing double header that heated up summer

on a scorcher of a day, two races in two cities and in two countries heated things up. first in edmonton, will power won the 2009 rexall edmonton indy. helio castroneves finished second and scott dixon finished third. paul tracy finished 9th and alex tagliani finished 13th. meanwhile in indianapolis, jimmie johnson won his second straight brickyard 400 barely beating mark martin. tony stewart finished third and still leads the points. thats race day and its still sizzling. its 25c right now.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

buerle pitches perfect

mark buehrle pitches a perfect game as the chicagop whtie sox beat the tampa bay rays 5-0. he faced the minimum 27 batters to get the perfect game. no hits, no errors, no walk, no hit batsmen no nothing. way to go.

Monday, July 20, 2009

the 40th anniversary

today marks the 40th anniversary of the first landing on the moon. neil armstrong was the first to walk on it. "thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

cfl retro week

tonight begins retro week in the cfl. the lions and eskimos begin the week wearing retro jerseys from the 1960s. the remaining games will also do the same. the lions and eskimos jerseys are pretty cool. cant wait to see the rest of them.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

the old guy did it again

mark martin has done it again. led the most laps and won the lifelock.com 400. the car was dialed in all race. tony stewart finished fourth and still leads the points. next race is july 26 in indianapolis and the allstate 400 at the brickyard.

Friday, July 10, 2009

the first no hitter of the season

the first no-no goes to jonathon sanchez of the san francisco giants and he pitched a gem against the san diego padres. only a fielding error prevented a perfect game. the giants won 8-0. it is also the giants first no hitter in 33 years. congrats.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

a sunny break from the rain

it took awhile to recognize the sun out after its been cloudy and rainy the last few days. no complaints about the rain, it was much needed. the farmers were really needing the rain. hopefully they get something for a crop. the grass will get greener in short order now. there should be enough moisture in the ground to do so. times when rain is nice. maybe a couple more days will help.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

coke zero 400.

what a finish to the coke zero 400 in daytona. kyle busch took the lead from tony stewart with a lap to go and jummue johnson 3rd. busch tried to block stewart a first time and stayed in front. stewart went to the outside and got the nose of his car past the back bumper of busch when busch tried to block again and wrecked himself. i dont know how stewart kept his car straight but he did and ended up winning it followed by johnson. busch ended up taking two more hits aterwards. not much left of his car. so stewart wins again. next race in chicago next saturday night.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

weather fun in edmonton

rainy fun at commonwealth between the eskimos and the winnipeg blue bombers. rain storm has been passing through edmonton and is coming down still. whats a football game without a little rain.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

happy canada day

its canada's 142nd birthday today and peopel are celebrating all over the country. on top of that the CFL season began with the toronto argonauts beating the hamilton tiger cats 30-17. the montreal alouettes and calgary stampeders just began moments ago and montreal just scored a touchdown. happy canada day.

update: montreal 40 calgary 27

Monday, June 29, 2009


the 2010 olympic posters
appropriately time before canada day, the posters for the vancouver 2010 paralympic and olympic games. as seen, put side by side they form the maple leaf. cool eh.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

rookie wins in louden - with a little rainy help

yep, in his 20th nascar start, 19 year old rookie joey logano wins a rain shortened lenox industrial tools 301. his crew chief, greg zippadeli saw the rain coming and had logano stay out during a caution, and it worked. congrats to logano.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

toyota save mart 350

kasey kahne held off tony stewart, marcos ambrose and jimmie johnson to win his first of the year. this one went to the green white checkered finish. great finish. next race is in louden new hampshire and the lenox industrial tools 301.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

los angeles lakers nba champions

the l.a. lakers are the 2009 nba champions with a 99-86 win in game five and wining the series four games to one. coach phil jackson wins his 10th championship (6 with chicago and 4 with the lakers) passing red auerbach for most championships as a coach. his 10 championships have been in the last 19 years. remarkable. kobe bryant got the bill russel trophy for playoff mvp.

Friday, June 12, 2009

pittsburgh penguins champs

the pittsburgh penguins win the cup with a 2-1 win in game seven. maxime talbot scored both goals and evgeni malkin won the conn smythe trophy as playoff mvp. congrats to the pittsburgh penguins.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

nba finals game four

the l.a. lakers are one win from their 15th nba championship with a 99-91 win in overtime. orlando had a 12 point lead at halftime. the lakers had a great third quarter and it was even the rest of the way and into overtime where the lakers finished it off. the lakers lead the series three games to one. game five is sunday in orlando.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

nba finals game three

the orlando magic are back in the series with a 108-104 win over the lakers. two close games in a row. the lakers lead the series two games to one. game four is thursday in orlando.
stanley cup game 6

pittsburgh just won game six 2-1 to force a game seven on friday night. pittsburgh owned detroit in the first half of the game and it was even afterwards. goalies were outstanding. so frieday night ends the hockey season.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

nba finals game 2

the lakers are up two games to none with a 101-96 in overtime over the magic. closer game this time. game three is tuesday in orlando.
pocono 500

tony stewart wins is first points race as a car owner and he won it with fuel strategy (something he has nevr cared for how ironic). jimmie johnson ran out of fuel on the front stretch and still crossed the finish line 7th. stewart increases his point lead to 71 over jeff gordon. atta bot tony

Saturday, June 06, 2009

stanley cup game 5

the red wings just won game 5 5-0 over the penguins. three power play goals and pittsburgh lost their composure. chris osgood gets the shut out. detroit leads series three games to two. game six is tuesday in pittsburgh.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

stanley cup game four plus nba finals underway

pittsburgh just beat detroit 4-2 to even the stanley cup finals at two. pittsburgh got three goals in a span of five minutes to put them ahead. game five is saturday night in detroit. meanwhile the nba finals have finally begun and the lakers are ahead of the magic by 18 points with six minutes left in the third quarter. update later.

update: lakers 100 magic 75. lakers up one game to none

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

we have a series now

just like last year, detroit went to pittsburgh up two games. and just like last year, pittsburgh won game three. pittsburgh won 4-2 on evgeni malkins two goals and marc andre fleury stood on his head to preserve the win. detroit still leads the series two games to one. game four is thursday night in pittsburgh.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

game 2 on last day of may

on the last day of may, the detroit red wings win game 2 3-1 and go up two games to none. pittsburgh came close to scoring a couple of times. anyways game 3 is tuesday in pittsburgh.
autism speaks 400

jimmie johnson has won in dover, deleware after restarting on the last caution in 8th with 22 laps to go. he passed tony stewart with two to go and walked away with it. next race is june 7th in pocono.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

red wings draw first blood, magic on verge of finals

the red wings have won game one 3-1 to begin the stanley cup finals. two of the goals came on lucky bounces. all in all, a good game. meanwhile in orlando, the magic are less than 6 minutes from knocking out the cavaliers. theyre up by 17. update in a bit.

update: orlando 103 cleveland 90. orlando will meet the lakers in the nba finals.

Friday, May 29, 2009

west final done in six games

the lakers are moving on to the nba finals with a 119-92 win over the denver nuggets. they await the winner of the cleveland/orlando series. game six of that series is tomorrow.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

loner of an nba game

the cavaliers live another game with a 112-102 win over the magic. the magic lead the series three games to two and game six is saturday night.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

a trip to telus fied along with out of town playoff action

went to another capitals game. the caps lost to the long beach armada 5-3. a two run homer i think was the difference. meanwhile in detroit, the red wings knocked out the black hawks with a 2-1 win in overtime and the series 4 games to 1. game one of the stanley cup finals between detroit and pittsburgh, i beleive, start saturday. also, the lakers beat the nuggets 103-90 in nba action to go up three games to two in that west final. game 6 is friday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

pens in stanley cup, cavs/magic do battle

the penguins are in the stanley cup finals with a 4-1 win in game four and a four game sweep of the hurricanes. they will play either detroit or chicago. they play game 5 tomorrow. at the moment the cavs and magic are in the third quarter. i dont remember who is winning. final score later.

update: orlando 116 cleveland 114 (ot) orlando leads series three games to one

Monday, May 25, 2009

playoff loner

one playoff game tonight and the denver nuggets beat the l.a. lakers 120-101 to even the series at two. this after the wwe booted out of the pepsi arena. both the wwe and the playoff game ended up with tonight booked (nobody planned the nuggets getting this far). so the nuggets got the building tonight and the wwe went to los angeles. so thats that.
a rainy coca cola 600

david reutimann wins the coca cola 600 after a two hour rain delay on lap 227 ended the race officialy. his first win, and michael waltrips first car owner win. next race in dover, deleware and the monster mile on sunday.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

playoff action amungst car racing

there is playoff action. detroit beat chicago 6-1 to go up three games to one. game 5 wednesday. cleveland and orlando start later today in the nba.

update: orlando 99 cleveland 89. orlando leads two games to one
93rd indianapolis 500

helio castroneves has won his third indy 500. won it convincingly. an emotional win for him despite what he has gone through. dan wheldon finished second and danica patrick finished third.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

saturday night showdowns

the penguins are now up three games to none with a 6-2 win over the hurricanes. it was close for awhile despite what the score says. next game is tuesday. meanwhile the lakers and nuggets are playing game three of their series. halftime there. update later.

update. lakers 103 nuggets 97. lakers lead series two games to one

Friday, May 22, 2009

friday night excitement

wow! first the black hawks beat the red wings 4-3 in overtime to cut detroits series lead to two games to one. meanwhile the cavaliers nearly blew another big lead - this time 23 points - yet they win 96-95 over the magic. that series is tied at one. great night there.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

opening night on homefront ignoring playoffs

came back from the edmonton capitals home opener. the caps beat the victoria seals (their first season) 10-6 in front of over 6,100 people at telus field. a good night even though it was chilly. while i was there, the pittsburgh penguins beat the carolina hurricanes 7-4 to go up two games to none. in the nba, the nuggets evened their series at one with a 106-103 win over the lakers. both those series see action again on saturday.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

a shocker to begin nba east final

in a tight game, the orlando magic beat the cleveland cavaliers 107-106 to draw first blood. that ends clevelands little playoff streak of 8 wins. game two is friday

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

playoff action on a milestone nite

on the 25th anniversary of the oilers first stanley cup win over the islanders, the detroit red wings beat thechicago blackhawks 3-2 on overtime to go up two games to none in the west final. even though they are down two games, chicago reminds me of the oilers in 1984 - young, fast and playing like they have nothing to lose. meanwhile the lakers and nuggets begin their west final in the nba playoffs. update later.

lakers win game one in a doozy 105-103.

Monday, May 18, 2009

eastern conference final kicks off

the pittsburgh penguins draw first blood with a 3-2 win over the carolina hurricanes in the only playoff game of the night. game two is thursday.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

nba game 7 times two, plus nhl conference finals begin

the l.a. lakers are in the west final with a 89-70 win over houston and will face the denver nuggets beginning tuesday night. orlando and boston tip off in a bit. meanwhile the detroit red wings began the western conference final with a 5-2 win over the chicago black hawks. game two there is tuesday.

update: orlando 101 boston 82. orlando wins series 4 games to 3 and wil face the cleveland cavaliers in the east final starting wednesday.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

the 25th annual nascar all star race

tony stewart won his first all star race and first as a car owner. a great pass with 3 to go on matt kenseth. this after an insane 10 lap segment. and i do mean insane. so congrats to tony.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

wings clip ducks, magic makes game 7

the detroit red wings are in the conference finals with a 4-3 win over the anaheim ducks. they will play the chicago black hawks. the bruins and hurricanes are tied at two in the last game 7 in the conference semis. meanwhile the orlando magic have forced a game seven with a 83-75 win over the boston celtics. game 7 is sunday.

nhl update: carolina 3 boston 2 (ot) carolina wins series four games to three and will face pittsburgh in the east final. schedule out shortly.

nhl note: detroit vs chicago starts on sunday in detroit, pittsburgh vs carolina starts monday in pittsburgh.

nba update: the houston rockets forced a game seven with a 95-80 win over the lakers. game 7 is sunday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

one series ends, possibly one more

the pittsburgh penguins have beaten the washington capitals 6-2 and won the series 4 games to 3 in what was an awesome series. they will wait the winner of the boston/carolina series. boston vs carolina is tomorrow night. meanwhile the denver nuggets and dallas maverics are currently playing game 5 in their nba series. a denver win puts them in the west conference finals.

nba update: denver 124 dallas 110 denver wins series 4 games to one and will face the lakers or the rockets in the west conference finals

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

one boston team survives. can the other?

the boston bruins force a games seven with a 4-2 win over the carolina hurricanes. game 7 thursday night. meanwhile the boston celtics and orlando magic are in the third quarter with orlando leading. later its detroit at anaheim and houston at the lakers.

nba update: boston 92 orlando 88. boston leads series three games to two.

nhl update: anaheim 2 detroit 1. series tied at three.

nba update 2: lakers 118 rockets 78. lakers lead series 3 games to 2

Monday, May 11, 2009

one series going the limit, one done in short order and two that could be done

the wasington capitals have forced a game 7 with a 5-4 win in overtime over the pittsburgh penguins. meanwhile the cleveland cavaliers knocked out the atlanta hawks in four straight, winning game four 84-74. they now await the winner of the orlando/boston series. the denver nuggets can knock out the dallas mavericks with a win. they are underway as well as the canucks and black hawks. chicago can knock out vancouver with a win as well.

nhl update: chicago 7 vancouver 5. chicago wins series 4 games to 2. their first trip to the conference final since 1995.

nba update: dallas 119 denver 117. dallas hangs on for another night. they trail denver 3 games to 1.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

sunday afternoon delight.

detroit just beat anaheim 4-1 to go up three games to two in their west semi series. meanwhile in the nba the houston rockets evened their series at two with a 99-87 win over the lakers. tonight carolina is in boston and the celtics are at the orlando magic. updates later.

nhl update: boston 4 carolina 0. carolina leads series 3 games to 2.

nba update: boston hung on to win 95-94 over orlando. series is tied at two.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

its saturday night and its fun

denver is one game from the west finals with a 106-105 win in dallas. right now cleveland and atlanta is underway. plus a race from darlington and nhl playoff action. stay tuned.

nhl update: pittsburgh 4 washington 3 (ot) pittsburgh is up three games to two.

nba update: cleveland 92 atlanta 82. cleveland has a stranglehold on this series, now leading three games to none.

nascar: mark martin wins at the track "too tough to tame" in darlington. jimmie johnson finished second, tony stewart 3rd, ryan newman 4th and jeff gordon 5th.

nhl update: chicago 4 vancouver 2. chicago leads 3 games to 2

Friday, May 08, 2009

more playoff action

pittsburgh has evened their series with washington after winning game 4 5-3. series tied at two. game five tomorrow. in the nba, orlando has gome up two games to one with a 117-96 over boston. game four there is sunday.

update: carolina 4 boston 1. carolina has a stranglehold on the series. they now lead three games to one.

update 2: lakers 108 rockets 94. lakers lead series two games to one

Thursday, May 07, 2009

cavs on a roll, overtime in chicago

the cavaliers are on a roll. with a 105-85 win over atlanta, theyare up two games to none and have won the first six games they've played. wow. meanwhile in chicago, the canucks and black hawks are going into overtime tied at one. final score when its done. detroit @ anaheim is underway in game four of that series.

nhl update: chicago 2 vancouver 1 (ot) series tied at two.

nhl update 2: detroit 6 anaheim 3. series tied at two.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

two overtimes and a blowout

both nhl games went into overtime and both finals were 3-2. pittsburgh beat washington to cut the caps series lead to two to one and carolina beat boston to go up two games to one. meanwhile the celtics blew out the orlando magic 112-94 to even that series at one. houston @ l.a.lakers set to tip off.

nba update: lakers 111 rockets 98. series tied at one.
a home streak of historic interest

the l.a. dodgers so far have a perfect 12 wins and 0 losses at home that passed the 1911 detroit tigers. quite an interesting tidbit.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

two-nie tuesday.

two nhl games and two nba games tonight. and at the moment two finals. first nhl game done and vacouver won 3-1 and is now up two games to one on chicago. in the nba the cleveland cavaliers beat the atlanta hawks 99-72 to start that series up one game to none. now for the two late games now underway - detroit at anaheim in the nhl and in the nba its dallas at denver.

nhl update: anaheim 2 detroit 1 anaheim leads series two games to one
nba update: denver 117 dallas 105. denver leads series two games to none

p.s. i said it was a two-nie tuesday. i didnt expect it to mean that literally

Monday, May 04, 2009

manic monday light

little playoff action with lots of baseball. anyways washington beat pittsburgh 4-3 to go up two games to none. orlando @ boston are currently playing their opening game of the east semi. houston @ l.a. lakers start at 8:30.

nba: orlando 95 boston 90. orlando draws first blood here.
houston 100 l.a. lakers 92. houston up one game to none

Sunday, May 03, 2009

nba game 7, start second round and more hockey drama

the atlanta hawks knocked out the miami heat with a 91-78 win and will face the cleveland cavaliers the the remaining east semi final matchup. also the denver nuggets opened their series with the dallas mavericks with a 109-95 win to draw first blood in that series. meanwhile in hockey, the anaheim ducks tied the series at one with a 4-3 win over detroit in triple overtime (3 overtimes eek). carolina at boston start shortly.

nhl: carolina 3 boston 0. series tied at one

Saturday, May 02, 2009

saturday night's alright for racing and playoffs

loads of action in richmond on the three quarter mile track as i write this. its been good. one nhl game starting shortly that being chicago at vancouver. this afternoon wahington beat pittsburgh 3-2 to start that series. right now, boston and chicago are playing game seven in nba action. a fun night already.

nba update: boston 109 chicago 99 boston wins series 4 games to 3 and will face orlando in one east semi. the other will be decided tomorrow night.

nascar: kyle busch wins the crown royal 400 and became the second driver to win on his birthday, the other was cale yarborough and he did it twice. happy birthday kyle.

nhl: chicago 6 vancouver 3. series tied at one

Friday, May 01, 2009

more playoff action. MAY DAY! MAY DAY! MAY DAY!

detroit began their semi final series with anaheim with a 3-2 win with a last minute goal, i foget by whom. meanwhile boston killed carolina 4-1 to start that series. in nba action late in the third quarter miami leads atlanta 74-50.

update: miami 98 atlanta 72. series tied at three

Thursday, April 30, 2009

man, the end of april already?

cant believe its the end of april already. lots of playoff basketball and hockey, baseball, the renaming of the crackercats - now the capitals. and trees are slowly blooming and no snow. for may, the first games of the capitals, lots of playoff hockey and basketball. and football around the corner.

update: two nba games: chicago 128 boston 127 (3ot) series tied at 3. orlando 114 philadelphia 89. orlando wins series 4 games to two and awaits the chicago/boston series.

update 2: vancouver beat chicago 5-3 to open the conference semi finals. vancouver had a three goal lead and chicago came back to tie it at three. vancouver still wins. meanwhile the houston rockets knocked out the portland trailblazers with a 92-76 win. houston will now face the los angeles lakers in the second round

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

two nba playoff games

no hockey tonight so a light night nba wise. the denver nuggets just eliminated new orleans in five games with a 107-86 win. denver will face dallas in the next round. meanwhile the atlanta hawks beat the miami heat 106-91 in game 5 of that series, the hawks lead the series three games to two.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

game 7 in nhl and possible moving on in nba

the washington capitals have eliminated the new york rangers with a 2-1 win in game seven. the caps were at one point down three games to one and now theyre in the secind round. meanwhile the devils leads the hurricanes in the other game 7 3-2 after two periods. the winner here dediced the east matchups.

update: nhl - carolina 4 new jersey 3. carolina wins series 4-3. carolina scores two late goals to win. carolina plays boston while washington faces pittsburgh in the east semis. nba - orlando 90 philadelphia 78. orlando leads series three games to two. boston 106 chicago 104 (ot) boston leads series three games to two.

update 2: nba. portland 88 houston 77. houston still leads series three games to two. dallas 106 san antonio 93. dallas wins series four games to one and will face either new orleans or denver.

Monday, April 27, 2009

more playoff madness, possible elimination night

two nba games done. the atlanta hawks evened their series at two with the miami heat winning game 4 81-71. game 4 in new orleans just ended and denver put a severe whooping on the hornets winning 121-63. the nuggets are up three games to one. lakers and jazz are underway and the lakers can move on with a win. nhl games feature the blackhawks at the flames and the sharks at the ducks. the hawks and ducks can move on with wins tonight. stay tuned.

update: nikolai khabibulin makes 43 saves as the chicago blackhawks win game 6 4-1 and the series 4 games to two.

update 2: anaheim 4 san jose 1. anaheim wins series four games to two and will face detroit in the west semis while chicago will face vancouver in the other west semi. meanwhile the lakers knocked out the jazz with a 107-96 win. lakers win series four games to one.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

crazy ass sunday.

some sunday. tha caps beat the rangers 5-3 to even the series at three. (yes theres the first game seven), the bulls beat the celtice 121-118 (2ot) to even the series at two and the cavaliers knocked out the pistons in four straight with a 99-78 win. and did anyone see the end of the aarons 499? i saw the replay and im still speechless.

update: nba - orlando 84 philadelphia 81. series tied at two

update 2: nhl - carolina 4 new jersey 0. series tied at three

update 3: nba - houston 89 portland 88. houston leads three games to one

Saturday, April 25, 2009

elimination, or on the verge of, night

in the nhl, the penguins knocked out the flyers with a 5-3 win in game six. thew win series 4 fames to 2. calgary @ chicago should me under way while anaheim @ san jose is at 8. in the nba, the dallas mavericks are a game away to the next round with a 99-90 win over san antonio. dallas seads series 3 games to one. miami took a two games to one leads in theirs series with atlanta with a 107-78 win. game four monday in miami. in new olreans, th hornets got some home cooking and got into the win column by beating denver 95-93. denver stll leads series, its two games to one. the lakers and jazz start soon.

update: mhl - chicago 5 calgary 1. chicago leads series 3 games to 2. game 6 monday. nba - lakers 108 utah 94. lakers lead series 3 games to one

update: san jose 3 anaheim 2 (ot) ananehim leads series 3-2

Friday, April 24, 2009

caps hang on, cavaliers on verge

the washington capitals staved off elimination for one night with a 4-0 win. rangers still lead 3 games to 2. meanwhile the cleveland cavaliers are one win away from moving to the next round with a 79-68 win over the detroit pistons. theyre up three games to none.

update: 76ers 96 orlando 94. philly leads series two games to one

update 2: houston 86 portland 83. houston leads series two games to one

Thursday, April 23, 2009

wings knock out jackets, flyers save their butts

the red wings are moving on after beating the blue jackets 6-5 and the series in four straight. meanwhile the flyers hang on for another day after shutting out the penguins 3-0. the pens still lead the series 3 games to 2.

nhl update: new jersery 1 carolina 0. new jersery leads three games to two.
nba updates: boston 107 chicago 86. boston leads two games to one. dallas 86 san antonio 67. dallas leads san antonio two games to one.

final update: nba - utah 88 lakers 86. lakeres leads series two games to one. meanwhile the anaheim ducks are on the verge of knocking out the sharks after winning game 4 4-0. ducks lead series 3-1.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

boston moves on, rangers on verge and nba

the boston bruins have just knocked out the montreal canadiens four games to none with a 4-1 win in game four. meanwhile the new york rangers are on the verge of moving on with a 2-1 win over the washington capitals. the rangers are up three games to one. in the nba the orlando magic tied their series with the philadelphia 76ers with a 96-87 win.

nba update: miami 108 atlanta 93. series tied at one

final update: calgary 6 chicago 4. series tied a t two. nba - denver 103 new orleans 93. denver leads series two games to none

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

more playoff action (does it ever end lol)

three early nhl games done detroit beat columbus 4-1 and are one win away from moving to the next round. detroit leads three games to none. carolina beat new jersey 4-3 to even that series at two. pittsburgh is also one win away from moving to the next round with a 3-1 win over philadelphia (man i was expecting a good series from this one). pittsburgh leads 3 games to one. vancouver and st.louis is tied a two in the third period and anaheim vs san jose begins at 8:30.

nba update: cleveland 94 detroit 82. cleveland leads series two games to none.

nhl update: vancouver 3 st.louis 2 (ot) vancouver wins series 4 games to none.

nba update 2: portland 107 houston 103. series tied at one.

final update: san jose 4 anaheim 3. great game in anaheim. anaheim leads series two games to one. meanwhile the lakers beat the jazz 119-109 to go up two games to none in that series.

Monday, April 20, 2009

bruins on verge of moving on while celtics even series

both boston teams were in playoff action and both won. the bruins are on the verge of moving to the second round with a 4-2 win over montreal. bruins up 3 games to none. meanwhile the celtics beat the bulls 118-115 to even the series at one. in the other early nhl game, the caps beat the rangers 3-0 to get back in the series. they trail 2 games to one.

update: nhl - calgary 4 chicago 2. chicago leads series 2 games to one. nba - san antonio 105 dallas 84. series tied at one

Sunday, April 19, 2009

more afternoon playoff action with more night games

the l.a. lakers beat the utah jazz 113-100 to begin that series. meanwhile in the nhl, the flyers beat the penguins 6-3 to trail the penguins 2 games to one. more updates as the evening goes along.

update: nba - philadelphia 76ers 100 orlando magic 98. philly leads series 1-0.

update 2: nhl - vancouver 3 st.louis 2. vancouver leads series 3-0.

update 3: nhl - new jersey 3 carolina 2(ot) new jersey leads series 2-1. nba - atlanta 90 miami 64. atlanta leads series 1-0.

update 4. nhl - anaheim 3 san jose 2. anaheim leads series 1-0. nba denver 113 new orleans 94. denver is up 1-0.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

subway fresh fit 500

mark martin has just won the subway fresh fit 500. hes become the oldest driver to win at phoenix and is one of four drivers to win at age 50. atta boy mark
multi playoff action in hockey and basketball

the new york rangers are up two games to none with a 1-0 win over washington. hendrick lundqvist shut the door on the caps. meanwhile the nba playoffs began this afternoon with the chicago bulls beating the boston celtics 105-103 in overtime. also the cleveland cavaliers beat the detroit pistons 102-84. cleveland and chicago lead their series one to none.

update: nhl - detroit 4 columbus 0. detroit leads series two games to none.

update 2: nhl - boston 5 montreal 1. boston leads series two games to none. nba score - dallas 105 san antonio 97. dallas leads series one game to none.

update 3: nhl - chicago 3 calgary 2. chicago leads series 2-0

update 4: nba - houston 115 portland 98 houston leads series 1-0

Friday, April 17, 2009

overtime night

pittsburg just beat philadelphia 3-2 in overtime on the powerplay scored by bill guerin. pittsburgh is now up two games to none. new jersey and carolina is also in overtime. st.louis and vancouver is in the first period.

update: carolina 2 new jersey 1 (ot) series tied at one

update 2: vancouver 3 st.louis 0 vancouver leads series two games to none

Thursday, April 16, 2009

night two of nhl playoffs

the detroit red wings began defense of their title with a 4-1 win over the columbus blue jackets. meanwhile in boston, the bruins resumend their rivalry with montreal with a 4-2 win to begin that series. at the moment calgary is playing chicago and at 8:30 its anaheim at san jose.

update: chicago 3 calgary 2 ot

update 2: anaheim 2 san jose 0. all winners are up one game to none

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

night one of the nhl playoffs

the first night of the nhl playoffs began tonight with three games and one about to start. the rangers beat the capitals 4-3, new jersey beat carolina 4-1 and pittsburgh beat philadelphia 4-1. st. louis @ vancouver start in a few minutes.

update: vancouver 2 st.louis 1

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

on the eve of the playoffs

the nhl playoffs begin tomorrow night with pittsburgh at home to philadelphia and st.louis at vancouver. other series have detroit vs columbus, san jose vs anaheim, chicago vs calgary, montreal vs boston, washington vs ny rangers, and new jersey vs carolina

Monday, April 13, 2009

back to back milestone home runs

on this easter monday, jermaine dye and paul konerko of the chicago white sox hit back to back home runs against the detroit tigers in detroit. dye hit his 300th career homer with his blast and 6 pitches later (literally the next batter) konerko hit his 300 career homer. the back to back milestone homers came off zach miner. a unique moment in baseball.

Monday, April 06, 2009

north carolia tarheels 2009 ncaa champions

the tar heels win with a pretty convincing 89-72 win over michigan state. they were up as many as 24 pts. the most glaring stat - michigan st had 20 turnovers. so kudos to the tarheels.
2009 baseball season under way

first full day of games fill the monday schedule today (albeit with two rainouts). atlanta and philadelphia began the season last night in philly with the braves winning 4-1. spring is officially here.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

samsung 500

jeff gordon ended a 47 race winless drought by winning at a track he has never won at - in texas. beat out teammate jimmie johnson to win. gordon's only track he's never won at is in homestead and that isnt until november. until then we worry about the next race.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

michigan state spartans vs north carolina tarheels monday night

it will be michigna state vs north carolina for the ncaa title. the tarheels just beat villanova 83-69. earlier the spartans beat conneticut 82-73 to get to monday night. looks like a great game to be. stay tuned.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

wondering.

the weather is warming, the snow is melting (by monday 10 above) and i wonder what i need to do. a vacation is a good idea but i think i need more.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

end of march already?

wow march is done already. flew by like yesterdays news. with april on the doorstep, a new month brings a new baseball season, the nhl and nba playoffs and the end of the ncaa tournament. and bye bye snow.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

final four set

north carolina is in the final four with a 72-60 win over oklahoma. they will face villanova in one semi final matchup next saturday. michigan state is also in the final four with a 64-52 win over villanova and will face conneticut next saturday also.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

ncaa tourney rd 4.

conneticut held of a pesky missouri team and is now in the final four with a 82-75 win. meanwhile, villanova hung on to beat pittsburgh 78-76 to also advance to the final four. villanova will face withe oklahoma or north carolina and conneticut will face either louisville or michigan st. oklahoma/north carolina and louisville/michigan state is tomorrow

Friday, March 27, 2009

ncaa round 3 continued.

louisville slaughtered arizona 103-64 to get into elite 8. they will face either kansas or michigan state. oklahoma beat syracuse 84-71 to move on to the elite 8 as well. they will face either north carolina or gonzaga. kansas vs michigan up next. north carolina vs gonzaga in 30 minutes. stay tuned.

update: michigan st. 67 kansas 62. michigan state will play louisville on sunday.

update 2: north carolina 98 gonzaga 77. north carolina will face oklahoma on sunday. on tap tomorrow, it will be conneticut vs missouri and pittsburgh vs villanova

Thursday, March 26, 2009

ncaa tournament round 3

in the west bracket, it will be connneticut vs missouri in one 'elite eight' matchup. conneticut beat purdue 72-60 while missouri beat memphis 102-91. pittsburgh and villanova will meet in another 'elite eight' matchup. pittsburgh beat xavier 60-55 and villanova killed duke 77-54. tomorrow to finish round 3, it will be louisville vs arizona, kansas vs michigan st, north carolina vs gonzaga and syracuse vs oklahoma. the winners will round out the elite eight.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

food city 500

kyle busch OWNED bristol motor speedway leading almost 400 of 504 laps (yep another green white checkered finish) and won the food city 500. unbeatable would be the appropriate word. teammate denny hamlin finished 2nd, jimmie johnson was third and jeff gordon was 4th.

Friday, March 20, 2009

march madness day 2 with 2 upsets

two more top teams went down. the first was #12 arizona beating #5 utah 84-71. the second one just happened with #13 cleveland state beating #4 wake forest 84-69. pittsburgh was nearly the first #1 seed to lose, but came back to beat ETSU 72-62. more action tomorrow and sunday with round 2 games on both days.

update: a third upset. #12 wisconsin 61 #5 florida st 59 (ot)

note: there may be two #12 and two #5. its because there are 64 teams split up in four regions. hopefully that explains it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

beginning of march madness and new name for edmonton's baseball team

march madness oficialy began today. no major upsets so far, but it can still happen. meanwhile yesterday, edmonton's baseball team has a new name - the capitals. the cracker-cats moniker was dropped after darryl katz bought the team from dan orlich (thank god for that). so with the new name, they're will be new front office people and hopefully al coates will be back in the radio booth. maybe mel kowalchuk will be back. a new exciting time.

update: major upset. #12 western kentucky hung on to beat #5 illinois 76-72. western kentucky had a 17 point lead with four minutes left and hung on

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

happy st. partricks day

happy st. partricks day to all. and dont forget to wear green - or else.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

stupid weather

good grief. its cooled of and its snowing not even 24 hours after three days of spring. why must the warm weather torment us? its time to put an end to the winter.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

kobalt tools 500

kurt busch hung on and won this one on the green white checkered finish. he took the lead from carl edwards with less than two laps to go to take the victory. jeff gordon also passed edwards to take second. edward finished 3rd. next race is the 22nd

Sunday, March 01, 2009

shelby 427

kyle busch won after winning the pole and having to start at the back due to something (i dont know what). once he took the lead it was his. jeff burton finished 2nd. matt kenseth was in an incident and finished last. next race in atlanta next week.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

its the end of february. bring on march

the last day of the shortest month and a renewed excitement for spring. officialy three weeks from today if i remember right. time for the warm up and the melting of snow. oh yeah march also means baseball. that reminds me the edmonton cracker-cats are no longer. they are staying but they are getting a name change.there is a rename the team contest at www.baseballedmonton.com going. contest closes march 6th and the lucky winner will get to attend the may 21st opener in a luxury suite.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

auto club 500

matt kenseth wins AGAIN. first driver to win the first two races of the year since 1997 with jeff gordon doing that. jeff gordon finshed 2nd, kyle busch 3rd, and greg biffle finished 4th. matt kenseth still leads the points. next race in las vegas next week.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

hockey day in canada

another saturday with all 6 canadian teams in action. this time campbellton new brunswick hosts this one. in the afternoon game, montreal beat ottawa 5-3. right now, toronto leads vancouver 2-1 going into the third period. at 8pm, its the battle of alberta with the flames visit the oilers.

update: vancouver 3 toronto 2 (so)

update 2: calgary 3 edmonton 2 (so) thats another hockey day in canada till next year

Sunday, February 15, 2009

51st running of the daytona 500

matt kenseth has won the rain shortened daytona 500 after taking the lead and keeping it for seven laps. kyle busch had the dominating car leading 88 laps until he and ten other cars (including jimmie johnson. he finished 31st) got caught up in a wreck started by dale earnhard jr touching brian vickers car. so thats daytona. next week is california.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


vancouver 2010 torch
with today being the one year to go, vancouver 2010 decided to unveil the torch to the public. it will be carried by 12000 people and 45000 km around canada. im excited.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

brett farve retires again - hopefully permantly.

hes retired again after a rough end of the season. from what i heard in his interview, it sounds like hes sure this time. even with the season in new york, he had a great career.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

budweiser shootout

kevin harvick won after a crazy end to a great race. this one went into overdrive and out of nowhere harvick moves to second, passes jamie mcmurray to take the lead and afterward a mass wreck ensued behind them. tony stewart avoided it to finish third. daytona 500 a week from tomorrow. great way to start wpeedweeks in daytona.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

cracker cats news

its official. the oilers bought the team from dan orlich. dont know the cost. i think now there is some optimism for the team now. orlich was not a goood owner. he never had the teams interest in mind, and it seemed no one wanted to work for him. hopefully now there will be some baseball minded people in the front office and out promoting the team. and hopefully more people at the ball park.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

slack day tuesday after lazy monday

im on the second of my two days off. watching mash from season 4. i have the last season of cheers here too. next tuesday i try to get season two of simon and simon. not too far the 2001 season of the red green show is released. gotta get my hands on that too. in due time of course.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

pittsburgh steelers super bowl champions

what a great finish to superbowl 43. down 20-7, arizona came back to go up 23-20. pittsburgh marched downfield and scored the game winning touchdown. final score pittsburgh 27 arizona 20. pittsburgh has become the first team to win 6 super bowls. santonio holmes was named game mvp. what a way to start february

Sunday, January 18, 2009

a surprise and a favorite superbowl bound

can you believe this? the arizona cardinal are making their first ever trip to the super bowl with a 32-25 win over the philadelphia eagles in the nfc. meanwhile in the afc the pittsburgh steelers are making their 7th appearance in the super bowl with a 23-14 win over the baltimore ravens. super bowl 43 is in two weeks

Saturday, January 17, 2009

it feels like spring

its definitely feeling like spring out. a good day to get out of the house considering i am off today. i dont know what to do yet. i'll figure something out after my laundry is done.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

divisional sunday, onward to conference championships

the pittsburghs steelers beat the san diego chargers 35-24 and will face the baltimore ravens next sunday in pittsburgh. meanwhile the philadelphia eagles knocked out the defending champs n.y.giants 23-11 and will go to arizona next sunday to face the cardinals.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

divisional saturday

the arizona cardinals are making their first ever trip to the nfc championship game by beating the carolina panthers 33-13. earlier today the baltimore ravens beat the tennessee titans in a close one, 13-10. so divisional saturdat was "for the birds." tomorrow its the philadelphia eagles @ the n.y. giants and the sandiego chargers @ the pittsburgh steelers.
a saturday off

i actually have a saturday off. i had last saturday off as well. didn't do too much. got my laundry done. i may hit the mall to look around. and possibly get new shoes.

Monday, January 05, 2009

canda wins gold x5

canada has just won its 5th straight gold medal with a 5-1 win over sweden in the gold medal game in ottawa. it was a good game all around. great job by the guys. earlier russia beat slovakia 5-2 to win bronze. so thats it for another year. next tournament is in saskatoon next year.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

world jr semi final saturday

canada was 5.4 seconds from losing, jordan eberle ties the game at 5 and then canada wins it in the shootout. the go for gold on monday against sweden, who earlier beat slovakia to get to teh gold medal game. slovakia plays russia for bronze.

Friday, January 02, 2009

world jr semi final saturday coming up

tomorrow canada will play russia in one semi final (5:30pm on tsn) while slovakia plays sweden in the other. the winners will go for gold monday night at 5:30 on tsn while the losers play for bronze.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

happy new year 2009

happy new year to everyone. goodbye to 2008 and hello to 2009