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More fun every day. Emily Oldfield is pushing her photographer to sue for copyright infringements. She also claims that I almost killed her. She's been harassing me with emails for the last week.
Emily is another one of out famous Talk-Sports cyber-bullies.
Announcing Talk-Sports' 2009-10 NBA All-Star Team.
The starters are...
The bench includes...
Pete Hunter became the 2nd athlete to take us up on our latest program to shut down his girlfriend blog. Check out the message he left for his Talk-Sports fans. Pete is a retired NFL player.
Kamau Peterson became the first athlete to take us up on our latest program to shut down his girlfriend blog. Check out the message he left for his Talk-Sports fans. Kamau plays in the CFL and was outstanding Canadian in 2008.
On July 23rd, we visited Parry Sound, a.k.a. Bobby Orr country. We stayed at the Parry Sound KOA. Parry Sound is a great day trip for the hockey enthusiast. Don Cherry's restaurant, the Bobby Orr Community Centre and the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame are all within walking distance of each other. I recommend parking at the community centre and walking to Don Cherry's and driving to the Hall of Fame.
Don Cherry's is a regular sports bar with a lot of Bobby Orr and Don Cherry memorabilia. It's worth a stop, if you like hockey.
The Bobby Orr Community Centre is a hockey rink. Again for the hockey crazy, you might like this.
The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is very good. It's $8 for adults and $6 for kids. They have games and lots of jerseys and trophies on display. It's not big, but well worth the cheap price.
The national anthem and flyover prior to the 2009 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. Sorry, my kids and I were singing along and my awful singing was closest to the mic.
The Phoenix courts have admitted they are too slow to rule in a reasonable amount of time to allow the relocation of the Phoenix Coyotes. They, of course, present the argument as two months is not enough time to present all the argument. Truth is, they ajourn for several days at a time and don't move fast enough.
Yesterday, NASCAR.com published an article where Denny Hamlin's crew chief, Mike Ford, disputes Denny Hamlins claim of bad luck. God himself disputed Mike Fords claim, as 24 hours later Hamlin's engine folded when he geared up on lap #1 at Pocono. He returned to the track a few laps into the race and his engine folded once again when he geared up. If Denny Hamlin isn't the unluckiest racer on NASCAR, then I don't know what luck is. BTW, Joe Gibbs, you might want to fire Mike Ford for created a rift on his team and looking like an idiot.
Amazing does happen. Possibly one of the greatest shots of all-time.
This summer, I'm going to the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. We are parking in the infield RV parking on turn 4. We'll leave Brampton at noon on Sunday June 28th and return July 11th. We'll likely stop by Hersheypark on the return trip. Here's the racing schedule that weekend. It's gonna be awesome!
Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola Schedule
Thursday, July 2
2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
4 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
5:30 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
6:35 p.m. – 8 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
Friday, July 3
1:05 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying (all positions)
4:10 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying (all positions)
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series autograph session (Sprint FANZONE)
8 p.m. Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race (120 laps, 250 miles)
Saturday, July 4
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Grand-Am Rolex Series practice
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Grand-Am Daytona Prototype qualifying
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Grand-Am GT class qualifying
Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Grand-Am final practice
2 p.m. Brumos Porsche 250 Grand-Am Rolex Series race (70 laps, 250 miles or 2 ½ hours)
8 p.m. 51st annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (160 laps, 400 miles)
The game winning goal for the Canucks over Blackhawks last night looked like a game of shinny hockey. Note, all five Hawk players rush to the top of the circle, four of them, including one defenseman, goes for a skate behind the goalline. Vancouver doesn't immediately turn the puck up ice, there was plenty of time for the four Hawks to recover, but it appears only one of them decided to make an effort to get into the play. Is this an NHL team?
Let's start with the pass. With all four Blackhawks deep, Versteeg passes it backwards, then proceeds to leisurely skate into the corner. Havlat and Barker crash the net, which is fine, but Havlat had all day to try and come back and is nowhere to be found. Barker is a defenseman, he shouldn't be going to the net and engaging the d-man. Oddly, Barker was the only Hawk deep that was engaged with another player. Barker skates all the way back but fails to pick up the Canuck standing right beside him who scores the easy goal. What is the point of skating back, if you aren't gonna try to stop them. All three other Hawk forwards made no attempt to backcheck. Kane missed the pass, which causes the turnover, but the puck goes to the far boards and it takes several seconds to turn up ice. Where is Kane? Walker was the only Hawk on this play that played any defense, but he fails to take the guy with the puck and allows him to make a pass thru the middle.
Question. How did these guys beat the Flames? Or worse, were they trying to lose?
Here's my 1st round predictions for the 2009 NHL Playoffs.