Saturday, February 26, 2011

the 2014 sochi mascots

these guys were unveiled earlier today. the two on the left - named snow girl and fire boy - represent the paralympic games, while the polar bear, leopard and Zaya the dore hare represent the olympics.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

tim horton's heritage classic

in the second outdoor game of the season -and second in canada - the calgary flames shut out the montreal canadiens 4-0. rene bourque got two goals and mikka kiprusoff got the shutout.
rookie wins daytona 500

in his first race, trevor bayne wins his first race - the biggest race of the year - the daytona 500. i still dont know who he is. finished ahead of carl edwards and david gilliland. 5x champ jimmie johnson finished 27th. onwards to phoenix next sunday.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

budweiser shootout

in a very insane finish, kurt busch won the shootout after denny hamlin passed ryan newman under the double yellow line (which is a no-no. hamlin might have been by newman) and at the same time busch was going by newman on the high side (busch was being followed my jamie macmurray)busch and hamlin crossed almost simultaneously. busch ended up declared the winner, macmurray 2nd, newman third and jimmie johnson, who was leadin a second pack of four drivers ended up 4th. hamlin ended up the last car on the lead lap. an insane finishe to a great shootout. qualifying for the daytona 500 is tomorrow, which will determin the front row, and the gatorade dual races which will decide the remainder of the field.
the 9th annual (i think) hockey day in canada

its the annual hockey day in canada. this year yellowknife is hosting. this afternoon ottawa beat edmonton 5-3 from rexall. right now toronto is playing montreal and at 8pm its calgary vs vancouver. did anywone notice ron mcleans jacket? looked like he got it from the bay. updates of the other two games in a bit.

update 1: montreal 3 toronto 0. calgary @ vancouver in a few minutes

update 2: vancouver 4 calgary 2. thats it for another hockey day in canada

Sunday, February 06, 2011

super bowl XLV

the green bay packers have won the super bowl with a 31-25 win over the pittsburgh steelers. the packers owned the first quarter and a half. the steelers started coming on and made it a game and got to within three before the packers scored a td, keyed by a 33 yard completion from aaron rodgers to donald driver (i think im wrong) and a fg to preserve the win. it is their 4th super bowl and 13th championship overall. quarterback aaron rodgers was superbowl mvp. so there's another super bowl.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

man, february already?

wow january left in a hurry. with two snowstorms here it better have. the nhl all star game happened as well as the probowl, russia winning the world juniors, plus the shovelling. (i hear theres to be a nasty snowstorm state side). coming up, the super bowl, the start of the nascar season starting with speedweeks in daytona (budweiser shootout, the gatorade duels and of course the daytona 500), plus a boatload of hockey and other things. start your engines, this is gonna be good.