Saturday, June 29, 2013

a long hot canada day weekend

the first long weekend of the summer with canada day on monday, and its already heated up.  by monday it's supposed to get to 30c.  it's already warm out there now.  was outside earlier and i could feel it.  the forecast has it between 28c and 31c up to at least thursday.  gonna be fun working in it after the weekend.

Monday, June 24, 2013

chicago blackhawks stanley cup champions

what a finish to game six.  chicago was trailing 2-1 to boston late in the third, and ended up scoring two goals in 17 seconds to win game six 3-2 and the series four games to two.  chicago ended up the better team this year.  patrick kane won the conn smythe trophy as playoff m.v.p.  congrats to the blackhawks.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

vinyl cafe

if you ever want a good show, listen to the vinyl cafe.  go to www.cbc.ca and click on the radio tab.  then go to the schedules and programs tab.  click on the tab and it should get you to the program schedule.  you can look there or under the find a program tab.  you should find the vinyl cafe there.  it has podcasts of previous episodes.   the vinyl cafe features the adventures of dave, morley, stephanie and sam.  the storyteller is stuart mclean.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

heat burn spurs

the miami heat have repeated as nba champions with a 95-88 win in game seven and won the series four games to three.  quite a close series for most of it, despite two games being blowout wins - one for san antonio and one for miami.   that is it for another basketball season - at least until the fall.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

hawks k.o. kings in overtime

11:40 into the second overtime and patrick kane ends the game and the series on a one-time shot that beat jonathon quick high.  a pretty entertaining overtime.  kane got all three goals in a 3-2 win and the hawks win the series four games to one.  the hawks will face the bruins in an original six matchup for the staney cup finals starting wednesday night in chicago.
belmont stakes

the third and final race of the triple crown, and it produced the third different winner as 13-1 odds palace malace beats oxbow and orb to win the belmont stakes.  it was a two horse race between palace malace and oxbow until palace malace started to pull away.  orb was at the back and started to come back, but at the end did not have enough.  so maybe next year will have a triple crown winner.

Friday, June 07, 2013

bruins sweep penguins aside, goes to finals

the boston bruins just put the touches on an exciting 1-0 win over the pittsvurgh penguins and swept them in four straight games.  the bruins shut  down crosby and malkin and other top pittsburgh stars, and also outscoring pittsburgh 12-2 in the series.  the bruins will get some rest as they await the winner of the chicago vs los angeles series for the stanley cup.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

a new month means....

..... its june.  nba finals are close, nhl conference finals begins tonight and the stanley cup finals are in a couple of weeks.   loads of baseball, the cfl season is near as training camps have already begun with the season starting june 27th.  the belmont stakes are next week to end the triple crown of horse racing (and no triple crown winner this year).  summer begins on the 21st.  oh yeah more nascar.