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My Predictions for the 2012 First Round NHL Playoffs: A Look Back

April 30th, 2012

The first round of the NHL playoffs this year has come to a close and there was no shortage of surprises. I originally predicted that the Canucks would have a rematch with the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals, but I changed that to a Canucks-Pens final just before the playoffs started. Well, neither one [...]

Don’t Stop Playing Until You Hear the Whistle

September 20th, 2011

This comes from the context of watching sports, but you also have to realize that the analogy also applies to so many other areas of our lives. You need to keep playing until you hear the whistle, because nothing is absolutely certain until the play is blown dead. Let me explain. I was watching (American) [...]

You Don’t Have to Be Good to Enjoy Playing

August 5th, 2011

When I wrote that blog post saying that you don’t have to play to watch a certain sport, I didn’t really expect that post to somehow spawn a series. But that’s what happened. Since then, I’ve also stated that you don’t have to play to critique a player’s performance either, whether this be related to [...]

Giro di Burnaby 2011 Road Bicycle Race

July 15th, 2011

In addition to our wealth of cultural festivals, Vancouver is also home to a lot of sporting competitions. Since I happened to be in the neighborhood last night, I took the time to check out a local bike race. The Giro di Burnaby is an annual road bicycle race that pays tribute to “our colorful [...]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Riot Retrospective

June 22nd, 2011

It’s been exactly one week since the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It’s been exactly one week since downtown Vancouver was brought to ruins. Now, we can look back at the riot with sober eyes and give it the proper retrospective. Normally, I only offer [...]