Saturday, November 30, 2013

end of the month

wow, it's the end of november already. quite the month. got a couple or three dumps of snow already and another storm coming starting sunday night. its got cold, and will get cold again come monday. had the grey cup, with saskatchewan winning. jimmie johnson became nascar champion for the sixth time. sebastian vettel is formula one champion. december is going to be fun with more hockey, more football, more snow and cold, more christmas shoppers, busy parking lots. joys of christmas time. and college football bowl games.

Friday, November 29, 2013

black friday. why the insanity?

it is black friday. a day that started state side and moved into canada. black friday happens the day after u.s. thanksgiving. it begins the christmas shopping sales and the stores open extra early. it's catching on a bit in canada, so far civil state side though is a mad rush. everyone crams the doors just to get in. it has been known to get ugly. parking at west edmonton mall today was packed. not fun to work outside with all the cars moving in and out trying to park. the parkade crew had to stop early because of it. ick. i still think boxing day is worse. anyways, cannot believe tomorrow is th end of the month. oy.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

101st grey cup in regina

the saskatchewan roughriders are 2013 grey cup champions with a convincing 45-23 victory over the hamilton tiger-cats. it was basically over by halftime when the riders were up 31-6. 24 points in teh second quarter did it as well. kory sheets set a rushing yards record with 196 yards. the previous record was 1956 when johhny bright set it. sheets was also named most valuable player in the grey cup and chris getzlaf was named most valueable canadian. geroy simon also scored his first two touchdowns in the grey cup. third grey cup in a row that the team that hosted the grey cup ended up winning it. congrats to rider nation.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

got cold in regina. perfect football weather

i think saskatchewan got some of the cold and snow that alberta had. during the grey cup parade there is was -23c with a biting wind (i heard -35 wind chill). plus snow on top of that. cfl fans are hearty fans and will be at the game irregardless of how cold it is or the location of the game. i dont know the forecast for the game tomorrow. just looking forward to the game.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

saskatchewan wins west final

damian durant threw three touchdowns as the saskatchwan roughriders blew out the calgary stampeders 35-13 and have punched a ticket to the grey cup they are hosting. it was all sasktchewan today. so it will be the riders vs the hamilton tigercats in a rematch from the 1989 grey cup (saskatchewan won that thriller 43-40) one week from tonight. game starts after 4pm mountain time.

ford ecoboost 400

denny hamlin just won the last race of the season after a great battle with dale earnhardt jr. he had a great race, jr had a great race, matt kenseth dominated leading the most laps. congrats to denny. in the end jimmie johnson finished 7th and has won the sprint cup series, his SIXTH championship. he had a wonderful year, six wins this year and owned the chase. congrats to jimmie on another championship, now only one behind richard petty and dale earnhardt sr.

cfl eastern division final

it took 27 years, but the hamilton tiger cats and toronto argonauts finaly met in the eastern final and it turned out to be a good one. toronto had a 21-10 lead at halftime, but hamilton had an excellent second half coming back and eventually winning 36-24, thus punching their ticket into the grey cup. the hamilton defence kept ricky ray off the ball and their offence used that to their advantage. their first trip to the grey cup since 1999 when they won. next up is the riders in calgary to play the stampeders. winner here goes to regina to play the tiger cats for the grey cup.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

nationwide series

auston dillon held off sam hornish jr to win teh nationwide series. i dont know who won the race. the points must have been close. congrats to austin. this now leaves the sprint series and the ford 400. jimmie johnson has a 28 point lead and can win with a 23rd or better.

Friday, November 15, 2013

camping truck series

matt crafton is the 2013 truck series champion. all he needed to do was start tonights race and he did so, starting 8th. he ended up involved in a crash as they were in green-white-checkers scenario. kyle busch won the race. crafton finished 21st. congrats to matt crafton.

the beginning of the end of two season (three within one)

tonight begins championship weeks. this weekend is championship weekend in nascar beginning tonight with the truck race, tomorrow with the nationwide race and sunday with the sprint series. it ends next weekend with the 101st grey cup in regina, saskatchewan. stay tuned. it is going to be fun.

Monday, November 11, 2013

rememberance day in canada, veterans day in the states

today is the day to remember the war veterans from the first world war, second world war, korea and afghanistan and other parts of the middle east today be sure to wear your poppies and have either gone to or watched the services on tv. have a good one.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

riders win their own thriller

the saskatchewan roughriders hung on and beat the b.c. lions 29-25 on a chilly day in regina. i think the temperature was -12c this game ended up a thriller. both sides traded leads. saskatchewan will now go to calgary to face the calgary stampeders in the west final next sunday afternoon. almost grey cup time folks.

ticats win a windy ot thriller

on a windy day in guelph, the hamilton tiger cats win an overtime thriller over the montreal alouettes 19-16. the als got a field goal to open the ot to go up 16-13. hamilton got a two yard td score to win it. the tiger cats will now go to toronto to face the argonauts next sunday. coming up has the b.c. lions going to regina to face the riders. winner goes to calgary.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

a little horsing around with some bulls

edmonton is hosting the canadian finals rodeo this weekend. it actually started started on wednesday. rexall place goes from ice to dirt as cowboys and cowgirls buck, bronc and ride their way to winnings, prize money and some belt buckles. i think there are a couple of go arounds today. the ladies will be racing a round a few barrels with the fastest time winning. the 40th edition ends tomorrow. with the winners going to las vegas (i think it is there) going to the national finals rodeo.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

snowy snowy, quite snowy

started snowing again within the last couple of hours and is supposed to go overnight. and its supposed to snow again saturday and cool off a bit. the forecast has it warming up by mid-week. hmmm going to have greasy streets for a few days. plus it is rememberance day here on monday (check out some services on monday, it will do ya some good. or watch on tv). winter is here. going to be an interesting winter, whether it will get cold as usual or be mild. i think it will get cold for a stretch. just my opinion though.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

snowy weekend. football perhaps?

started snowing here this afternoon and is supposed to keep snowing until monday morning. by the time it's all said and done between 10 and 20 cm of snow is supposed to have fallen. winter has made its appearance. not supposed to get cold thankfully. perfect weather for some football speaking of which, the cfl regular season ended today and the playoff picture is set. in the east, the montreal alouettes travel to hamilton to face the tiger-cats in the east semi final game on november 10th. the winner faces the toronto argonauts on the 17th. in the west, the b.c. lions travel to saskatchewan to face the riders in the west semi final. the winner goes to calgary to face the stampeders on the 17th.