NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semi-Finals 2009

This year, three of the four NHL Conference semi-final matchups are going to the seventh and deciding game, with the other (Chicago Blackhawks over Vancouver Canucks 4-2) going six. All the teams are matched up as evenly as even can … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles fly by the Vikings in Wildcard Playoff 2009

In the National Football League (that’s American Football), the Philadelphia Eagles [my preferred NFL team] made it into the 2009 playoffs with a wild card berth, thanks to a thrashing of the pre-season champion favourites Dallas Cowboys 44-6 in the … Continue reading

Politics & Sports : Philadelphia Flyers to have hockey mom Palin throw down first puck

I am a disgruntled Philadelphia Flyers fan this morning when I discovered that Ed Snider, the Flyers’ owner, has chosen to have GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin drop the opening puck at the season opener. Granted she is a … Continue reading

Liverpool v Chelsea & Flyers vs Capitals, now the Habs

As is frequently the case, in the big games, it is all about creating your ‘luck’. But in sports fan-dom (sitting in your canape or reading BBC.co.uk, etc), you win some and you lose fun (oops, I meant ‘some’). The … Continue reading

Philadephia Flyers’ Losing Streak Continues

Well, Philly fans, here we are in the midst of another stinging Philadelphia Flyers’ losing streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are now winless in a franchise-tying 10 games in a row, have lost the services of LW Simon Gagne (“A”) for … Continue reading

Will Live Earth encourage the sports world to go green?

In the aftermath of Live Earth 7.7.07, it struck me that the sporting world could also take up the green cause in a more formal fashion. Live Earth apparently attracted an audience of 2 billion people. [As an aside, I … Continue reading