Category Archives for Sports

Last Week I Loved Sports, This Week I Hate Them

Last week I loved sports after watching Kris Jenkins hit the buzzer beater to lift Villanova over North Carolina in the National Championship.   We’re a Tar Heels family but it was hard not to be proud of Jenkins for hitting that ​shot in such a clutch moment, even Michael Jordan was nodding his head in […]

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The Evolution of a Canucks Fan – Full Circle

Here’s a post from September 5, 2007. Here’s my rendition of the evolution of a typical Vancouver Canucks fan based on experiences with some of my friends who’ve followed this team with fervor and undying devotion. Some of the exploits might even be mine. The Never Had A Chance Years (0-5) These are the formative years filled […]

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Who Wants to Hear Sidney Crosby?

It took a few weeks for the excitement to wear off when I found out I would be writing for the Vancouver Canucks.   Actually, who am I kidding…I don’t think the excitement ever wore off!  Someone told me one of the unwritten rules about sports journalism is to try and maintain a level of objectivity, especially […]

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99 Dreams – My Road Trip to the Gretzky House

‘Do me a favor… If you see Kim when you’re there…tell her the pictures are ready!’ With that favor request, I got back into my rental car on that cold and crisp day in Southwestern Ontario and drove with even more of a purpose than I had before.  I had already flown more than 3000 km’s on […]

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Just Call Him Luongo – Roberto Luongo

This post from February 11, 2007 was featured on the NHL.com homepage.  Did you know “Luongo” wears his goalie equipment when he eats dinner? And did you know “Luongo” sleeps with his RBK stick beside his bed every night so it’s ready for game day action as soon as he wakes up? Well, it’s true. And did […]

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Finding Gretzky – My Search for The Great One

This post is from June 5, 2007.  The only book I’ve read cover to cover in one sitting was the Wayne Gretzky autobiography co-authored with Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated way back in 1990. I got the hardcover edition for Christmas that year and had no trouble ignoring the other presents from Santa Claus. I retreated […]

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