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Feb 29th, 2008
What's your gripe with Grapes?
Not only have I met the man, I donate to two charities because of him, and they are the only charities I donate to. The man is an icon, a hero and an all around straight shooter. Sure he shoots his mouth off, but so does the bulk of this forum. He's...
Another Hockey Season, Another Year of Bad Camera Angles for Goals
I don't get it, why does the camera only pan half the net when a goal is scored? The camera is so focussed on the shooter that you get only a partial picture of the goalie and net when a shot is made or a goal scored. They need to lessen the focus and...
Feb 23rd, 2010 by Risus
2010 Winter Olympics Worst Ever?
I've been hearing a lot of nonsense, especially from the Brits about how bad the Vancouver games are. The following article puts things into proper perspective, pointing out that the death of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 games may have given Munich...
(by Bar Sinister)
How to Win the Winter Olympics
Watching the current winter games in Vancouver I was struck by the number of events that featured not a single Canadian or those where Canadians had very little chance. It seems to me that if you really want to win you have to target and finance events...
(by Bar Sinister)
Feb 21st, 2010 by pgs
Massive Olympic Party In Vancouver
The streets of downton Vancouver are completely filled with people. And the masses are extremely happy with the Games. I know, I was there yesterday. Vancouver has never been this busy, ever. This is like Tokyo. The only thing missing are video...
Feb 21st, 2010 by Mowich
I am with the Russians on Evgeny's medal
I have watched figure skating all my life and know the sport well. Years ago the controversy concerning the judging by certain countries was called into question so often I wondered if the sport would ever get back on track. It seemed to for awhile...
Feb 21st, 2010 by Avro
Are Gold Medals Worth the Cost?
Interesting article outlining the cost of winning for one of the most celebrated athletes at the 2010 games. The Lindsay Vonn experience resembles that suffered by many of the East German and other athletes from communist countries during the Cold War. ...
(by Bar Sinister)
Feb 14th, 2010 by eh1eh
Looks like its shaping up into being a good race... Who do you think is going to take it, go harvick but mabye i want stweart to win!!!!
Rock band Kasabian model England's new kit... in Paris
England's new away kit has been modelled by rock band Kasabian - in Paris. The indie band from Leicester - who are fans of Leicester City Football Club - performed in front of 250,000 fans in the French capital last night, during which lead singer Tom...
Scottie's Tournament of Hearts
Island people are celebrating tonight, PEI beat the Macartle team from Ontario in the semi-final at the tournie today. They are a wonderful team and are fun to watch. They don't get their knickers in a knot and they don't lose their cool. They handle...
A British derby: England to face Wales in Euro2012 qualifiers
The UK is an unusual country in that it has four national teams, despite the best efforts of FIFA who have been expressing their wishes for years for there to be a Great Britain football team. Two of those British teams have been drawn together in the...
2010 Olympic changes
I see with the continuing mild weather and heavy rains, that some versatility is going to be in order for the Olympics. Alternate events are going to have to be planned. I'm going to start off suggesting two or three and other can add to it so we have a...
Jan 23rd, 2010 by Walter
All-White Basketball League
I am placing this in sports, but it may belong in World Affairs. I will let the moderators judge. Basketball league for white Americans targets Augusta 011910 - The Augusta Chronicle A new league for white basketball players only is set to kick...
(by Bar Sinister)
Jan 21st, 2010 by AnnaG
PE teacher sets world record for longest football throw-in
Stoke City's Rory Delap may think he's very good at launching the ball far whilst taking a throw-in, but he's a lightweight compared to British PE teacher Danny Brooks. Danny can throw a ball 163.32 feet, the equivalent of five double-decker buses. ...
Jan 18th, 2010 by Mowich
BMO Canadian Skating Championships
Our Canadian skaters are currently competing for slots in the Olympics. The mens short program was held yesterday and there are some excellent young skaters who show great potential. Vaughn Chipeur from Edmonton, AB was simply outstanding, IMHO. ...
Striker brought down to Earth by oppositios manager's boot
For any teams who are playing Bristol City this season, I think it's wise to not celebrate a goal anywhere near their manager. Bristol City were up against Cardiff City in the FA Cup, 3rd Round, on Tuesday night at Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium....
Canadian Junior Men's Hockey Team
For the ninth year in a row, the Canadian Mens Junior Hockey team will meet either the US or Sweden in the Gold Medal game. Canada beat the Swiss team 6 to 1, in what I thought was a game dominated by Canada. Late in the game, the Swiss drew a...
team canada 2010
Brodeur, Fleury, Luongo Boyle, Doughty, Keith, Neidermeyer-C, Pronger, Seabrook, Weber P. Bergeron, Crosby, Getzlaf, Heatley, Iginla, Marleau, Morrow, Nash Perry, M. Richards, E. Staal, Thornton, Toews. Team Canada was chosen this morning for...
Canadian Team Beats US - Again
It all came down the last shot-on-goal by the US during the shoot-out following a 5-minute overtime period. After Canada had scored three goals in a row, and the US had followed with two - our Canadian goalie stopped the last shot and Canada once again...
Swann flies high as England defeat SA to go 1-0 up in Series
Graeme Swann produced bowling figures for second innings of 5-54 and for the whole match of 9-164 as England emphatically completed an innings victory against South Africa in Durban, England's first victory in that city since 1964. South Africa posted...
Dec 29th, 2009 by Johnnny
World Junior hockey
Come on there isnt a thread about our world juniors? You guys suck heh We spanked latvia :canada:, back to the stone age. 2010 World Junior Schedule And i hope we crush the swiss
Dec 25th, 2009 by Johnnny
Moroccan referee knocked unconscious by football during match
We've seen Manchester United's Eric Cantona kung-fu kicking a Crystal Palace fan (1995), a young David Beckham somehow scoring from the halfway line against Wimbledon (1996), the Brentford goalkeeper injuring himself after colliding with a dog which...
Dec 21st, 2009 by Kakato
England scrape a draw in First Test against South Africa
England have shown great character after battling to a well-earned draw against South Africa in sweltering Pretoria. South Africa posted a good score of 418 in the First Innings. England then replied with a First Innings total of 356, meaning that...
Paul Gascoigne arrested for being drunk and disorderly
Paul Gascoigne, one of the stars of the great England side which narrowly missed out on reaching the 1990 World Cup Final, has been arrested for being drunk and disorderly. The former Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio and Rangers midfielder...
First Test, Day 1: Kallis puts South Africa on top against England
It is the end of the First Day (out of a maximum of five) of the First Test between South Africa and England, and South Africa demonstrated why they are ranked No2 in the world. The Springboks, recently overtaken to the top spot in the world rankings...
Does Tiger Woods Have Illegitimate Kids?
Does Tiger Woods Have Illegitimate Kids? I have to wonder how many kids Tiger Woods had with all his mistresses. I am pretty sure that will be the next bombshell on the Tiger Woods saga. I might be wrong but if you do the math it makes sense....
Dec 15th, 2009 by #juan
Is Don Cherry preaching the wrong hockey message?
Is Don Cherry preaching the wrong hockey message? Is Don Cherry preaching the wrong hockey message? - thestar.com Do you agree that comments made not only by Don Cherry could be giving the wrong example ?
Dec 11th, 2009 by china
Canada falls to Poland
Canada falls to Poland> Canadas national mens soccer team got a taste of some Polish home cooking on Wednesday, falling 1-0 in an international friendly played in Bydgoszcz. Polish midfielder Maciej Rybus fired the games only...