Monday, November 30, 2009
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Monday, November 09, 2009
Though this popular song sounds like it was written and composed in the 30's, it actually didn't come into existence until the 1970's. And unfortunately, green isn't the original colour.
Yes, it's true, blue is actually the colour. Premier League soccer team Chelsea had the song created in 1972 (all "facts" per wikipedia). As you could imagine my shock, I heard their fans singing to the tune of Green is the Colour before a game recently. It doubly hurts to know that the Riders' version is a rip off and that they ripped off a tune from a close rival of my favourite Tottenham Hotspur.
Regardless, it's still a great fight song and I'll sing it all the way to the Grey Cup this year. Rider Pride!
Thursday, November 05, 2009
I can kick for a trip to the Grey Cup! Jen B gets props for the info.
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My response to Dave Hodge's question on hits to the head: Should the NHL institute a penalty for headchecking?
There is nothing an unsuspecting player can do to avoid getting hit in the head. Looking at the most recent examples, Booth and Toews both didn't see the hits coming. The only way to settle this is to make the checker responsible for his actions. If Richards had wanted to hit Booth in the open ice, fine. But make him have to choose his speed and shoulder contact more carefully.
And on the same topic of avoiding career threatening injuries, remove hitting after a player gives up the puck. There is too much leeway for useless physical contact. It would have saved Booth and would eliminate players running other players because it would force them to choose their speed more carefully when lining up a body check. Hitting a player with the puck makes sense by trying to free the puck; hitting a player without the puck is simply a punishment for having had the puck.