Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Ryan Dinwiddie and Todd Reesing are two of the Riders newest signings. Both Quarterbacks. Most of us have fond memories of Dinwiddie. As he was the one who threw us some pretty sweet interceptions at the 07 Grey Cup. So most people are questioning this signing. Saying he's no good and a loser. I disagree. That Grey Cup was Dinwiddies first career pro start...ever. Talk about jitters. He's 29 and could still blossom into a backup at the very least. And as far as Reesing goes, he had a stellar college career at Kanas. Look him up on youtube. He looks like a prototype CFL QB. I think both were good signings, and that's why we have training camp right?
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So its the Flyers and Blackhawks for the Stanley Cup final. I'm not sure how excited I personally am for this. But it could be a good series. And both clubs have a lot of loyal followers. So in their eyes, it's a beautiful sight. And in my eyes, I hope for Sharp and Versteeg to get me some points in the draft! I'm closing in on $100. Ha!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Will the Habs be able to pull out another miracle comeback? I'm not so sure. Last nights game 4 in which they lost, was a brutal performance. Even boring. A stark contrast of game 3 where they dominated Philly. Ya Philly played good enough to win. But that was a free pass and hard to watch. I'm not sure either team was motivated in that game. ... This afternoon the Hawks can eliminate the Sharks in 4 straight. And head to the Stanley Cup final. This is great for my pool, where I have 4 Hawks remaining. But they need to score!!
Friday, May 21, 2010
The rumour is that Roughriders receiver Weston Dressler won't be ready for training camp. The allstar broke his leg late last year, and recovery has been slow. After rumours he would return for last years Grey Cup game, this seems like maybe a few set backs have happened. Word is, he'll be ready for week one.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
With the wonderful scheduling the NHL has done for the playoffs, having both conference finals on the same night, things seem slow. It looks as though they will go each nigh now but nice momentum loss. 4 games all on same nights. Real smart. But anyways, I'm getting geared up for football season. I can't wait. The off season has dragged on big time. Not that hockey hasn't filled the gap, but it can only do so much. So as the playoffs wind down. And the draft coming up, that will be the end. And we can focus on football and baseball. Speaking of baseball, the Bluejays are a bit suprising right now aren't they?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
As I type this, Team Canada goes into the 3rd period down 3-1 to the Czech Republic. And after losing 3-1 to Sweden on Sunday, I'd say this spells the end. I was excited to see this team this year because of it's youth. Canada had nearly built a world junior team. With the exception of a couple vets, this team is very young. But I guess, maybe too young. I think with the injury to Ryan Smyth, maybe that hurt the team. But it wasn't like he was going to carry them. So the kids will will have to dig deep and pull up their socks if they plan on making an impact in Germany. Go Canada.
Friday, May 14, 2010
So tonight we have a game 7. Usually, I am all over that. I love the fact that one team moves on and one goes home in a one game showdown. But for whatever reason, I've lost interest in this Bruins/Flyers series. Boston was up 3-0 and now the Flyers have forced a game 7. Ok, the story should be interesting right? Nope. The Bruins have played so brutal in the past 3 games that they should be ashamed. They've turned the series into a boring one. And one that Philadelphia should win. And if they don't, it's because of a divine miracle in Boston tonight. We'll see how the fans react to the home team, because if that was me...I'd bring a paper bag.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Yes sir. Thank you Vancouver Canucks. All the hype. All the propaganda. All over. Sorry fans, but I was growing weary of it. They played one stellar game against a Hawks team that took it lightly. And the parade route was planned. So lesson learned? I doubt it. This is almost carbon copy of last year. Your captain is a goalie. Which is the biggest joke in hockey. And if you disagree and think it's cool, then get your head checked. It's brutal. And shame on Luongo for even accepting it, never mind holding onto it. Things must change in Van for things to progress. Or book your tee times for this time next year.
Monday, May 10, 2010
I had emailed the Roughriders months ago about the chance of SGI issued license plates with a Rider touch. Well. It's coming true. Although I doubt I'll ever get any credit for the idea, it's really cool. And count me in for one. First in line! The plates will feature a logo and will read "Pride Lives Here". Really cool.
Well I've been away for a couple days. But I doubt anyone noticed. Someday we'll have 5 followers. Maybe. Anyways, it's been a crazy few days in sports. Vancouver dominated Chicago at home, and chipped away at the series, now down 3-2. Montreal seemed to be brick walled for the most part by Fleury in Pittsburgh. And are down 3-2 in that series. Philly staved off elimination, and so on.. Can't wait to see it all play out. Some other news, Kimbo Slice was fired by UFC. And I'm not an MMA fan. So did you buy into the hype on him? In football, Kenton Keith was released by Hamilton. Probably a victim of numbers, seeing Cobb emerge as a star last year. So let the rumours start about the 29 year old and most likely the most explosive running back that ever played for the Riders. Count me in for seeing him back in green. And give me football soooon!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Unreal how some pro athletes piss it all away. The Oakland Raiders released former #1 pick overall, Jamarcus Russell. Arguably the biggest bust in NFL history. Watching him play, he really defined the point that not all college stars can make pro. But. That's not the worst part. Before he was released, he showed up at Raiders mini camp weighing in at 290 lbs. And reported weighing 300 just a few weeks prior. Wow. Yes, he is 6'6". But he is a quarterback. Not an offensive lineman. Although he should maybe try his hand at that now. His ideal QB weight is 260. So it seems it was the last straw for Oakland to make the decision. My only question is, why did it take you so long?
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
So I appreciate the Bruins and Hawks wins last night for the sake of my playoff draft. Thanks teams. But from what I saw, either games and for that matter either series could be the opposite. But that's the name of the game. Perfection and mistakes walk the same street. And that was apparent in both games last night. Tonight will the Canadiens take the series lead? Or will everyones favourite basterd son Crosby pull his team in front? Then in the other series, I'm not sure yet if the Sharks are for real. Like regular season, for real. Anyways. Happy playoffs.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Welcome Shomari Williams to the Riders and the CFL. The Riders traded to get the 1st overall pick in the Canadian Draft today. So here's to the new LB/DE making an impact this season. Williams will wear number 99, and I can already see the jersey being popular.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
So after the Habs were exposed last night, do you think they will rebound? Or are they finished versus the Pens. Tough call. Just a quick shout out to all the great catches made last night in MLB. Wow, to Pena and Byrd. Crazy stuff. But thats the stuff that gets me in the mood for ball, when the NHL playoffs are still on. And what's up with Chris Bosh asking his Twitter followers if he should stay or go? Get bent.