Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
Owned by Rapid Spiral Development Inc.
Summer Vacation, Day 29, August 15th 2010.
It's Sprint Cup raceday at Michigan International Speedway. Vide of national anthem and flyover.
Giggidy giggidy giggidy, let's go racing boys.
Kevin Harvick wins the race.
Awesome Hot Wheels car in the infield.
Quite of few of us Ontarioens were there eh!
The infield has a few stores in the middle. Merchandise.
A fully stocked convenience store. I had a coffee every morning from here. They had everything you could need, except flying lanterns.
There was even a Coney Island in the infield. Oddly, they closed really early in the evening. The infield party goes on past midnight. They miss out on at least 6 hours per day of prime business.
We stayed on site 1 A 25. That's second row. First row is AA. A was 1st row only a year prior.
The stands clear out pretty quickly after the race.
A lot of the RVs leave the same night, but most will stay till morning.
One last campfire at the racetrack.
It's too bad that the media simply reports the lies coming from the NHL about the Coyotes. It wouldn't take much courage to sit there and being laughing at them. Sure the NHL would black-balled you, but you represent integrity. When they report stuff like this, then you should laugh.
Weeks ago, the NHL reported they were not in control of the Coyotes. When the Coyotes declared bankruptcy, the NHL changed their mind and claimed they had taken control of the team from the owners. A month later, the courts disagreed as the NHL couldn't produce the documents they claimed to have.
Then the NHL claimed they controlled the rights to a second southern Ontario team and that this had nothing to do with the Sabres or the Leafs. Yet how many teams have moved in the last 10-20 years? Hartford? Winnipeg? Quebec? Dallas? How many times have we heard rumors of southern U.S. teams moving to Kansas City? Why was it made public that the Leafs would allow a 2nd Toronto team solely if they paid rent at the ACC? Why did some U.S. politicians petition the courts with concerns about the Sabres franchise?
Everybody knows it's just the NHL being the NHL again. Just as they did with Nashville (which is still in trouble). The Trashers are still in trouble. The Leafs gave $millions to the Lightning late (also in trouble) in the season and Bettman didn't seem to have any problem with that blatant circumvention of the NHL rules.
Why does the NHLPA put up with the NHL protecting broken teams at the expense of their revenue share?
I know why! Too many chickens. Nobody with the guts to stand up to Bettman, the Leafs and the Sabres. What we need is someone with the balls to do it. Like Balsillie. He's the solution to the current NHL problem. Let's support him. And let's stand up to the NHL and tell them that we want a team in Hamilton. Let's stand up to the Leafs. Let's stand up to the Sabres.
This week, I started a bunch of websites. They aren't complete. Many are just started. Enjoy!
Thanks to my brother for spawning this idea.
We just updated the ECHL player rosters for the 2008-09 season.
Six of the NHL's 30 current head coaches were drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
via Wade (my brother) and Kevin. Thanks!
More weirdness is that 3 of the 30 coaches were born in the average sized city of Windsor, Ontario.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS REVISED 2008 SCHEDULE
15 vs. Bloomington Jr. High School Girls
22 vs. Cub Scout Troop #101
29 vs. CNIB Senior Team
5 vs. Spanish-American War Vets
12 vs. Crippled Children's Hospital
19 vs. St. Cloud Home for Wayward Girls
26 vs. Girl Scout Troop #69
5 vs. Ontario VD Clinic Post #3
12 vs. Church Street Boy's Choir
19 vs. Korean War Amputees
26 vs. VA Hospital Polio Patients
Special Monday Night Game:
March 3 vs. Utopia Gay Boys
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be changed to the Toronto Tampons' as they are only good for one period, and they don't have a second string.
Paul Maurice will be replaced by Pamela Anderson. No doubt she will blow a few, but she won't choke up on the BIG ONE.
1. When playing the Girl Scouts, the Leafs must not eat their cookies.
2. The Leafs will be allowed to substitute with band members at any time during the game.
3. When playing the Polio Patients, the Leafs must not disconnect any of the leg braces.
4. There will be no more dancing with opposing teams, like the last time they played the Utopia Gay Boys.
5. The Leafs MUST PROMISE to remember that when the referee drops the puck, this signals the beginning of play. This is to ensure that no more time will be wasted while the Leafs try to figure out what just happened.
6. The Leafs must also stop tangling the crippled children in the net mesh.
"GOLF LEAFS GOLF"