Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ottawa REDBLACKS Grey Cup champions

in what turned out to be a thriller, the Ottawa REDBLACKS have won the 104th Grey Cup. it took overtime to do it. they beat the Stampeders 39-33. the REDBLACKS first franchise Grey Cup and Ottawa's first Grey Cup since the Rough Riders won it in 1976 over Saskatchewan. first overtime game since 2005 when Edmonton won. Andrew Buckley of the Stampeders became the first Canadian QB to score a touchdown since Russ Jackson in 1968. Rick Campbell joins his dad as a Grey Cup winner. Hugh won 5 in Edmonton, all in a row. Ottawa had a 27-7 lead in the third (and 20-7 at halftime). congrats to the Ottawa REDBLACKS - 2016 Grey Cup champions.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Vanier Cup

in just their 20th season, the Laval Rouge et Or defeated the University of Calgary Dinos 31-26 to win the 52nd edition of the Vanier Cup - the Canadian University version of the Grey Cup - for the 9th time. wow. it was a pretty damn good game. Laval is three for three against Calgary at the Vanier Cup. congrats to Laval.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

U.s Thanksgiving means.....

it means 1. lots of food. 2. family crammed into a relatives house for dinner - or for the weekend (then again how do i know) 3. the annual Macy's day parade 4. NFL football. two games there done with Detroit beating Minnesota 16-13 and Dallas beating Washington 31-26. Pittsburgh vs Indianapolis is about to kick off. today it also means 1. a month to Christmas Eve (eeep) and the Grey Cup is on Sunday at 4pm Edmonton time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

thanksgiving U.S. style

happy thanksgiving to my friends state side. don't eat too much turkey. and drink responsibly.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Western Final

it will be the Calgary Stampeders representing the west as they blew out the B.C. Lions 42-15 and will face the Ottawa Redblacks for the Grey Cup next Sunday in Toronto. it wasn't much of a game. again it will be Calgary vs Ottawa for the 104th Grey Cup in Toronto on Nov 27. i believe the game will start after 4pm. the game will end championship weeks (at least my championship weeks).

Ford Ecoboost 400

Jimmie Johnson is the winner of the race AND NOW a seven time champion joining Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt as the only seven time champions pulled it out in overtime on the last restart. Congrats to Jimmie Johnson.

Eastern Final

at the half it was looking like a blowout for Ottawa. Edmonton started making a game of it. in the end on a snowy day in Ottawa, the REDBLACKS are going to the grey cup for the second year in a row after winning 35-23 over the team that beat them in last years grey cup - the Edmonton Eskimos. Ottawa was up 25-3 and still hung on to win. who will Ottawa face? the Western Final is next.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Ford Ecoboost 300

Daniel Suarez won the race AND the xfinity championship. his first championship, winning by two points. he became the first Latin driver to win the championship, on top of being the first Latin driver to win a race, doing so in Michigan in June. he is from Monterrey, Mexico. Congrats to Daniel.

Friday, November 18, 2016

championship weeks begins

it started tonight with the Camping World truck series and the Ford Ecoboost 200. William Byron won the race and Johnny Sauter is the series champion - his first one. he finished third in the race. congrats.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

west semi final

and yet another exciting finish. after going down 25-12 to Winnipeg, the B.C. Lions came back to win 32-31 and will go to Calgary to face the Stampeders in the west final on the 20th at 2:30pm. Winnipeg tried a 61 yard field goal to win it, but the kick was seven yards short. wow two exciting finishes to the semi finals. hopefully more next week.

east semi final

it got rather exciting at the end but the Edmonton Eskimos are going to the eastern final after barely beating Hamilton 24-21 on a Sean Whyte field goal with 7 seconds left. the Esks were up 18-3 at the half, and the Tiger-Cats made a game of it scoring a game tying touchdown with about 5 minutes left. Edmonton will be going to Ottawa to face the REDBLACKS on the 20th at 11am. coming up - B.C. vs Winnipeg.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Remembrance Day

to all the veterans who fought before and serve today - THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE. we have our freedom because you fought for it.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

last day of CFL regular season

the last day of the regular season just ended. in the west, Calgary finished 1st and gets the bye to the west final on Nov. 20th, while Winnipeg goes to B.C. to play the west semi final on Nov. 13, with the winner going to Calgary. Edmonton finished 4th and gets the crossover spot (by having more points than the third place team in the east). in the east (Edmonton could have finished 1st here. then again anyone in the west, except Saskatchewan - sorry Riders fans), Ottawa finished 1st in the east and gets the bye to the east final on Nov. 20th, while Hamilton hosts Edmonton in the east semi on the 13th. the road to the 104th Grey Cup begins now.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

some things that had happened since Cubs last world series

in 1908, there were 46 U.S. states, 9 Canadian provinces and two Canadian territories. New Mexico (1912), Arizona (1912), Alaska (1959) and Hawaii (1959) became states. Newfoundland & Labrador became a Canadian province in 1949 and Nunavut became a Canadian territory in 1999. Converse shoe company was formed the same year the Cubs won the 1908 world series. the Titanic was designed, built, sailed, sunk and rediscovered. the USSR was created, and eventually crumbled. Canadian women were given the right to vote in federal elections. radio was invented. the television was invented later. that is some of what happened.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

world series game seven

for the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs are world series champions winning game 7 8-7 in 10 innings. David Ross became the oldest player to hit a home run in a game seven at 39 years old. Ben Zobrist hit a key double that ended up winning. Rajai Davis had tied it for Cleveland in the 8th becoming the first player to hit a game tying homer in the 8th inning or later. for the first time, no pitcher recorded an out past the 6th inning. the Cubs became the first team since the 1985 Kansas City Royals to win a world series after trailing three games to one. Ardolis Chapman with the win, Bryan Shaw with the loss and Mike Montgomery with the save. game took 4h 28m to complete, plus a 17 minute rain delay. Ben Zobrist was named world series MVP and won a 50th Anniversary Edition Chevrolet Camero. congrats to the Chicago Cubs - 2016 world series champions.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

world series game 6

we have a game seven. the Cubs force it with a 9-3 win to even the series. Addison Russel had 6 rbi's, including a grand slam, matching Albert Pujols (gm 3 2011), Hideki Matsui (gm 6 2009) and Bobby Richardson (gm 3 1960) as players who have 6 rbi's in a game. he also became the second youngest player to hit a grand slam (on;y Mickey Mantle was younger) in the Cubs 59th world series game, tonight was the first three homer game. tomorrow will be the 38th game seven in world series history, and third in last six years. Jake Arrieta with the win and Josh Tomlin with the loss. game took 3h 29m to complete. see ya tomorrow.

November begins as another drought ends

today in 2010 the San Francisco Giants end a 56 year drought, winning game 5 3-1 and the series four games to one over the Texas Rangers. their last series prior to this year was 1954 when the team was in New York. the Giants had moved to San Fran after the season.