Monday, July 15, 2013

We're doomed. Doomed, I tell you(and other Monday musings)

If baby steps count for anything, the Alouettes offence is at least inching in the right direction, based on Friday's loss to Calgary at Molson Stadium. Limited efficiency is an improvement over gross incompetence, even if it's only a marginal improvement. The good news is that defence and special teams, which were last season's problem children, are pulling their weight so far in 2013, so if the offence can get itself sorted out, the Als should be a contender. The challenge lies in sorting it out before they fall too far off the playoff pace, which sooner than later will require a greater length of stride than baby steps...Not quite sure what to make of Impact owner Joey Saputo calling out his team on Twitter after Saturday's 4-nil loss in New York. It resonated with the fans, who were overwhelmingly in Saputo's corner, but it remains to be seen whether the players appreciated their employer putting them on notice on social media...Watching the crowd in San Diego stand and cheer San Francisco pitcher Tim Lincecum during the 9th inning of his no-hitter against the Padres got me to wondering: is there any other circumstance in sport besides the no-hitter or perfect game bid where fans so readily reverse loyalties and support the visiting team? If there is, I can't think of it...A week after America saluted professional glutton Joey Chestnut for eating 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes, a guy named Zack Hample is basking in national acclaim for setting a world record by catching a baseball dropped 1200 feet from a helicopter. On their own and at face value, hot dog eating contests and helicopter baseball seem innocuous enough, but when they're celebrated as major societal accomplishments, it's bleakly symptomatic of the increasingly imminent collapse of western civilization.

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