Time for a sports update. The baseball season is finally done, and it was nice that Houston got to celebrate their first World Series win, after everything they’ve been through this year.
The Grey Cup is still to come. For the 27th straight year, the trophy will not be coming to Winnipeg, but 3-down football has had a pretty good year. The big game in Ottawa will be a legitimate sellout, and more Canadian couch potatoes have been watching the CFL than the ‘No Fun League’. It might have something to do with the fact that no one cares if a player drops to his knees during the anthem. Well done Randy Ambrosie. I repeat my mid-season advice that the games on TSN are definitely more enjoyable with the sound turned off .
Canada’s NHL teams are doing quite well, especially my Winnipeg Jets. Could they make the playoffs and stick around for more than the first round? It’s a long season but it’s definitely looking promising.
Hey, less than three months to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, and the question is, does anyone care other than the parents of our snowboarders and skiers? We’ve known for a while now that NHL players will not be taking part, and that will likely sandbag the TV ratings here in Canada for sure. Maybe the Olympic sponsors can move their dollars over to Poker Stars or ballroom dancing. Might they add in beach volleyball in the snow?
The rich white guys who sit on the International Olympic Committee will decide on December 5th if Russia will be allowed to even compete at the Winter Games. Most believe that the Ruskies should be banned as punishment for state-backed doping at the Sochi games four years ago. Canada is playing a major role on this front also. The I-O-C decision will be based on strong evidence that was detailed by Canadian Anti-Doping investigator Richard McLaren.
And so it goes from the couch.
I’m Roger Currie