Monday, February 21, 2011

Heritage Classic, Daytona, women's underwear and other Monday Morning Musings

The worst thing to come out of last night's 4-0 loss at the outdoor Heritage Classic in Calgary was that the Canadiens were dominated in a game that had virtually no hitting. That's not a good sign for a team that favors speed and skill over size and muscle...I've heard nothing but rave reviews about the Flames' old-school, yellow-on-burgundy uniforms, despite a look that's firmly entrenched in the 1920s. I guess I'm okay with that, but it's a slippery slope from vintage jerseys to knickerbockers and singlet bathing suits...Even though the game was between two Canadian teams, it was nice of them to play the American national anthem as a nod to the seven people watching on the game on ESPN 12...Speaking of which, how about NBC hockey going head-to-head with Fox's live coverage of the Daytona 500 yesterday afternoon? The NBC crew probably could have done the Pittsburgh-Chicago game in pig Latin while wearing women's underwear without anyone being the wiser... I've always been more of a Formula One fan than I am a NASCAR guy but that doesn't make me blind to what's great and exciting about NASCAR. There were 74 lead changes before rookie Trevor Bayne's unexpected and electrifying win in the 2011 Daytona 500. There might not be 74 lead changes in F1 this season...I'm a couple of weeks late with this, but could the PGA not have come up with a better name for its Phoenix tournament a couple of weeks ago than the Waste Management Open? I realize it's a sponsorship issue, but the Canadian women's curling championship is sponsored by a toilet paper company and they still have enough sense not to call it the Bumwad Tournament of Hearts.

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