Monday, October 30, 2006

Stanford vs. Cal

A great commercial led me to this great college play. Keep an eye out for the one band geek who gets flattened in real clip. That'll teach him to streak the field.

Oh and PS, the Stanford QB who drove them down the field for, what was thought to be, the game winning field goal with 4 seconds left was none other than John Elway.

PPS, the kickoff was penalized 15 yards because of excessive celebration from the Stanford bench, oh the humanity!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Saturday Sport Select Hockey RoundUp

Update: I went 3-11 in total (3-6 in 6 pick) which is very horrible considering the effort I put into my picks this week. Looks like it might be back to random next week. Stay tuned.

Need a reason or help in betting Sport Select? Here is my breakdown of tonight's games. I like to bet spread on hockey because in Pro-Line, you have to pick pick ties (games that go to shootout) correctly. In Point Spread, you are only picking from two options, which team will cover the spread.

Today, I will be buying two tickets, one with the yellow 6 pick boxes which are my most confident bets (which will fetch 60$ off a 2$ bet) and the remaining games in which I was confident enough to pick a winner (the max you can do is 12 games which fetches $1000 on a 2$ bet).

Here is the breakdown:

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Daily Show Rocks

Ever not wonder what the American Midterm elections are all about?

Yes, you don't!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Colbert It

NHL News And Notes

Pool Related:

From TSN...

Forward Todd Bertuzzi (back) did not practice on Tuesday or travel with the team for their road trip. He will continue to recieve treatment on his back and will not play against the Rangers, Devils and Islanders.

Good news Jaysen, you may no longer have the pick of the draft if this comes through. From Sportsnet...
Yanic Perreault is getting closer to being the No. 2 centre for the Ottawa Senators.
Bad news Jon, you may soon have the pick of the draft. From The Score...
Continuing to shake things up, the Flyers assigned defenseman Nolan Baumgartner to the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms on Tuesday.

In other news, TSN announced the Chevy Million Dollar Shootout yesterday. You get to shoot from center ice with 2 friends on an open net, depending on how many pucks you pot after a certain time limit, you win x amount of Chevy Silverado's. The million dollar shots come from the opposing blue line, same idea, pot 15 pucks out of 20 in 24 seconds for a million dollars.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Exposing A Diver: Thierry Henry

From ESPN Soccernet...

'Fifty-eight per cent of the players who were treated on the pitch during the 2006 World Cup eventually turned out not to be injured,' confirmed FIFA in a statement.
Which leads me into today's Exposing A Diver. It was devastating for me to see this and the game turning goal it produced given that I am a French supported and Henry fan. However, this does not get you a free pass in the hallways of judgement, so Henry, you my friend are going to be forced to walk the desert.

Monday, October 23, 2006

1 Down, 9 More To Go

From Sportsnet...

Chicago Blackhawks centre Michal Handzus will miss rest of season with torn knee ligament, the team announced Sunday.
This is just great, we are like 3 weeks into the season and it is already turning into last year.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

What The Helms?



Looks like Curt.... Sounds like Curt... But most importantly, LOOKS LIKE CURT!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Some Good Colbert Tidings

Worst .... Team.... Ever.....

If you saw the highlights, you knew this would be coming.

1 Nolan Down, 2 To Go

I think we officially have a pick of the draft!

From TSN ice chips...

The Flyers have waived Nolan Buamgartner
Congratulations to Jon (faggot nuts) for his stellar pick. At least he will still see 1 assist out of his hard work.

FYI, I fully realize he can be picked up off waivers or even return to the flyers later

Quiz Time Results

Congratulations to the one person (with hockey knowledge anyway) who visits my blog! The one response I received to the quiz below was a correct answer, with the exception of the Ana Jose thing, showing signs of either incompetensy or dislexia.

So congratulations to Kevlin, who along with the aformentioned qualities, is also apparently incapable of spelling his own name correctly. Well, I guess you can laugh at everyone else while you are enjoying your grand prize: 105 JAPANESE YEN! DING DING DING DING DING DING!

I assume by now that you realize that I can't pay you in Yen and I will convert to Canadian Dollars... or more precicesly, Dollar. That's right, you have won 1/4 of a beer. It will complement your swanky lifestyle and chic clothing perfectly! Congratulations!

disclaimer: all prize winnings can only be claimed by stating that the winnes "is a panzy bitch"

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Quiz Time

Update: Really? Really? Not even for 105 Japanest Yen nobody is even going to take a shot at it!? It's free to try, low in sugar, and recommended for children under 6. Does that just mean that nobody reads the blog? Because that is quite the eye opener. Tell me, what do I have to give away for free in order to illicit a response? TELL ME!

Let's have a quiz.

First person to post the answer wins 105 Japanese Yen: What is wrong with the following TSN Ice Chip Hockey insiders?
  • Flames/Blue Jackets Matchup: Calgary Flames injuries: D Rhett Warrener (knee), RW Darren McCarty (groin). Both are game-time decisions. Columbus injuries: D Francis Bouillon (knee), D Mathieu Dandenault (hamstring). - Calgary Herald
  • Anaheim: LW Mark Bell (groin) has missed the last three games but is expected to play and possibly return to the top line with Thornton and Jonathan Cheechoo. Evgeni Nabokov is expected to get the start in net. - Dallas Morning News

Monday, October 16, 2006

Midday Violence

Update: According to Sid Sixeiro of The Score, the football announcer was fired. What a shocker.

Here is some midday violence encouraged by Blair. In the football clip, take note of the guy in the booth, I'm assuming a former player, urging on the violence. I'm sure the producers loved that one.

So I Get A Call Last Week...

It's KD-asauras, "Alex, we are all so stupid!"

"What are you talking about" I reply.

"Who is the one player that we all forgot to pick?" he poses.

"Nieuwendyk? Brad picked him in like the third round, don't worry," I assure him.

"No, Evegni Malkin" he says, his voice trembling at the thought of this superstar going undrafted, realizing that he was hurt to start the season which may have catalyzed his omission.

"I drafted him in the 19th round, you idiot" I remind him.


I guess being present at the draft, having a webpage with full draft and current season results (sans Shean Donovan), and having Jon email the draft results (plus Shean Donovan) wasn't enough information for Kevin to determine this on his own.

Well, the purpose of this email is to puff out my chest and strut to the beat of Staying Alive:

From TSN...

Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin, out since injuring a shoulder in his first pre-season game, will make his NHL debut Wednesday night against New Jersey.


Heather, I know you don't read this blog, and shame on you for it, but I am going to communicate this with you through the blog for the good of our marriage.

From CNN...

Vehicles account for a quarter of Canada's booming emissions of greenhouse gases, which most scientists say are a major cause of global warming.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Saskatchewan Population Sky-Rockets! ... For A Weekend

Here's some low quality pics from the Stones concerts over the weekend. Unfotunately, Mick wouldn't let me bring a camera to our intimate encounter afterwards.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

No Work Today

Except capturing this entertaining sequence.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Two Similar Plays, Two Similar Results

Let's talk similarities and differences.

Both teams are clad in green.

One team was playing the best team in the league. The other was playing the worst team in the west.

Both teams have passionate/drunken fans.

Both teams need a touchdown to win.

One team has a blatant forward lateral on the play, the other team legally executes it.

Both teams are on their last down.

Both teams are willing to risk the possibility that someone on youtube puts the doo doo doodle doodoo doo doo doo doo circus music to this play, but sadly, noone does.

Both teams squandered late game leads.

Both teams were looking for respectability, but sadly tossed it behind them, over and over again.

Enough Rambling...

"Something needs to be done about it"

Jon Carter of ESPN puts forth this analysis (consequently the same day as I put out this post: Exposing A Diver: Didier Zokora, which was done without the analysis of the article below).

From ESPN Soccernet...

We've known for a long time that footballers are not averse to trying to con the referee. Nothing new there. But it's surely now a case of straws and camels, enough is enough. Something needs to be done about it.

While the most blatant divers in the Premiership are getting somewhat of a reputation, and are under close scrutiny, simulation persists. The problem it seems, is that there is no retrospective punishment available for cheats.

A diver can be punished on-field with the award of a yellow card and rightly so. But if the ruse pays off and the referee is conned into giving the decision, there is nothing that can be done.


If the same player is found to be constantly diving, as Didier Drogba was accused last season, then a longer ban, maybe a fine, should be introduced for 'bringing the game into disrepute'.


Perhaps a 'three-strikes' policy could be implemented across the board. Found guilty of diving three times and you get a three match ban. Found guilty of violent conduct three times and you're banned for three months. And so on.
I still think this is too lax. The Zokora incident might be the only time he is caught diving when it actually produced a significant outcome this season. I think even doing it once merits a fine/suspension.

And from a semi-amateur editorial, C-Dog avers...
After the recent fining of Joey Barton for public indecency and "bringing the game into disrepute" I am curious as to how you could possibly "disrepute" the game anymore. Obviously looking through Rybacks blog we can see something that I and probably alot of people would agree as disreputing (not sure if this is a word) the game. I am talking about diving, let's figure out the rationale of penalizing these acts.....


- Disrespecting your team
- Has no effect in anyway on the outcome of the game
- Most fan's enjoyed this display
- Fined and reprimanded


- Disrespescting the other team

- Has a profound effect on deciding important
- Most fan's want to kill the guy


- Reprimanded in the press for a little while

Problem....I think so! I can understand why the players dive. They have so many reason's to dive and absolutley no reasons not to. We need to fine and suspend players as equally as we would if someone took drugs so that they will think twice before they dive. Thank you!!!


An amusing compilation from Matthew Good's Blog (

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


The L.O.S.E.R. (Life Of Sastisfaction Expectation Ratio) equation measures your need for a life coach as defined by Dmitri Martin on The Daily Show.

The equation is :
((age when moved out) x (age when lost virginity) + square root(net monthly income)) /
(number of cats you have + 1)

I think, however, that the equation would be better rearranged and more meaningful as:
(age when moved out) x (age when lost virginity) /
square root(net monthly income) - (number of cats you have)

My modified L.O.S.E.R. value is 6.2

What's yours?

Jon, Take Note

This may be the only shot that goes in for Ovechkin this year.

Eaves Majorized

Sorry Hockey Pool:

An important tip for poolies, Patrick Eaves is expected to skate on Ottawa's top line with Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley.
Double eat it, bitches.

Radulov Minorized

Hey C-dog:

(CP) -- Alexander Radulov, the Canadian major junior player of the year last season, was the last player cut by the Nashville Predators.

Radulov, 20, was assigned to the AHL farm team in Milwaukee just before the Tuesday afternoon league deadline to submit rosters of a maximum of 23 players.

The six-foot-one, 188-pound Russian scored 61 goals and assisted on 91 for 152 points in 62 regular-season games and led the Quebec Remparts to the Memorial Cup title last May.
Eat it, bitch.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Update: 46 and counting

The craze that's sweeping the cubicles. Current count (with googles help, not the answers) is 42.

Adam Ferrera Discusses The... Fictions

Thank God I have a wife and not a girlfriend. So... huh huh... this does not apply to me.

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S For Sanders

This clip is nowhere near long enough to do justice to his running skill. I would venture to say that you don't see anyone near his skill playing the game today.

Exposing A Diver: Didier Zokora

Acclaimed Canadian Playwright and Author Tomson Highway said:

"before the healing can take place, the poison must first be exposed."
And as much as it pains me to have to do this to a member of my favorite club, it must be done.

I have read several commentaries on possible ways to deal with diving. The most recent being that of Harry Redknapp (who has a vested interest in this particular dive) to have video monitors on the touch line for the fourth official to review. While not altogether a bad idea, I think purists will have a hard time accepting this due to the disruption of the flow of the game and the difficulty balancing the power between referee and sideline official to make the decision. I don't think it would go over very well with the fans for there to be an NFL style review to penalty decisions while the theme song to jeopardy plays over the loudspeakers.

The idea I like, is to have the review done after the game. They could suspend or fine the player as heavily as they like. This would be a huge threat given that players most likely to be diving in the box are strikers, usually a valuable commodity when you only play two or one (like a lot of teams are these days). Not only that, but imagine the backlash the player would receive.

The media would be able to garner more attention of the public to the story of the suspension/fine. The opposing fans would taunt players who got caught. And even the home fans would be angered by the loss of a valuable player. The only winner is the game of footsoccer.

On to the flailing...


This kind of dispicable behaviour should be limited to the only time it is acceptable... with small pets.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Kiss My... Back

Classy dude, that Joey Barton

Hockey Lives Here

Updated: Zherdev signed a while ago, soooorrrryy!

Here is the link to the Hockey Pool for 2006/2007

Early contenders for pick of the draft are:

C-Dog: Gionta - not yet signed
Mr. Reliable: Nieuendyk - will not score 25 goals this year
Faggot Nuts: Baumgartner - WTF?

In other hockey news, Sportsnet reports...

Despite his struggles and recent benchings, Jeff O'Neill won't be sent to the minors.
You're such a liar, Jaysen

PS, C-dog, it looks like Radulov will start the season with Norfolk of the AHL and Joe Corvoe has a broken foot. EAT IT!