Go Germany! 
So then... there's some big international soccer matches going on, which means I'm suddenly all German for a brief while.

My boys are the only ones in the tournament that have won all their games.

Woot!



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My X-Games Event Idea 
I've come up with a new idea for the Winter X-Games.

I think they should send people down a slalom course inside a big plastic hamster ball wearing roller blades. They'll probably need some special gloves with very low-friction fingertips and a big rubber stopper in the palm.

Picture it. Awesome, right?

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Everything is for sale. 
The CFL has decided to sell the naming rights to the Grey Cup.

So what's next? The Home Depot Stanley Cup?? Is there no pride or sense of tradition anymore?

This trend of offering up naming rights to anything and everything has been bothering me for a while now. When MLSE immediately made a profit on the stadium we taxpayers bought for them by selling the naming rights to BMO, it was a shining example of how such a trivial thing can fetch huge money and I'm sure the politicians that brokered the deal felt at least a little stupid that they didn't just sell the naming rights themselves.

Well... I'd expect them to feel stupid if I didn't expect that they all had a big payday in kickbacks out of the whole thing.

Where do we draw the line though? If Subway sandwiches sponsors the TTC, will we get new subway stops? If I put a big logo on my garage door, will some company pay me for it?

Is there no end to what society will accept as acceptible venues for advertising?

I wonder if I'll look back on this in 10 years and long for the days when it was just the names that were for sale...


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Congratulations, Team Canada!! 
Woot!! IIHF World Junior's champions 3 years running now... and undefeated for that entire stretch!

Go Team Canada!!

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Why not show the Leafs in HD?? 
What's wrong with TSN and Sportsnet? Were the folks at MLSE charging too much for them to do HD? How come CBC can do it?

Even the ghetto LeafsTV broadcasts have a magic HD channel that pops up just for game time!!

Lick my balls, TSN and Sportsnet. Put up or shut up. If you can't do it right, let someone else show the games! Preferably someone who's not gonna charge us money. Yeah... I'm lookin' at you, you LeafsTV bastards!


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