Instigating a plan for head shots

With the recent suspensions to Montreal Canadien Tom Kostopolous and Ottawa Senator Jarkko Ruutu for head shots, the NHL’s disciplinarian, Colin Campbell recently sent out a memo to all 30 teams reminding them that the league is not going to take head shots lightly. An excerpt of the memo stated, “We cannot and will not […]


Recession means lockout for an unprepared NHL

With an inevitable recession looming and just about everybody becoming more cautious of spending money, the National Hockey League is entering their third post-lockout year in a row with an increased salary cap. In the NHL’s first season under the new collective bargaining agreement, the cap was set at $39 million with a minimum set […]


Phillies feel the brotherly love

With the Philadelphia Phanatic waving the banner on the mound at Citizens Park, it all became clear. The Philadelphia Phillies are the 2008 World Series Champions. All year long, to many people, this Phillies team has always been talked about to make the playoffs but was never considered to come out as World Champions. Entering […]

Other Sports

Around the Horn with Jim Van Horne

Jim Van Horne has long been synonymous with both radio and television broadcasting. Most prominently known for delivering sports from behind the desk as a TSN original, Van Horne is still going strong. Growing up listening to CHUM AM, Van Horne’s childhood dream was to be a DJ. He realized that dream in 1971 when […]


The mystery that is Rocco Baldelli

In life there are some problems that can’t be fixed, some questions that can’t be answered and some puzzles that can’t be solved. To find all of these, just look at the Tampa Bay Rays’ biggest question mark, Rocco Baldelli. The Rays drafted Baldelli out of high school with the sixth overall pick in the […]


Pinball Clemons bleeds the double blue

As I walk around field level of the SkyDome, excuse me, Rogers Centre, I start taking in the fact that just 10 yards away is the gridiron where such Canadian Football League greats as Doug Flutie, Damon Allen, Joe Theismann and Michael “Pinball” Clemons have all donned the Argo blue and won Grey Cup after […]


You couldn’t script a better year

The month of October gets its meaning from the Latin word “octo” meaning eight. In Major League Baseball, October has a whole different meaning, playoff baseball. This year had more storylines than I can remember any season having before and definitely solidified the fact that, even on the brink of a recession, the USAs favorite […]