I enjoy cycling and do it several times a week this weather but I have no interest in the Tour de France. I was glad to see the Tour de Gastown reinstated this year and it is exciting to attend in person. But you actually see the riders several times as they do the circuit.
I dabble at tennis. We have a court. But I love watching it. Especially the Grand Slams. With the PVR, I even enjoy the European Slams. Roanic makes it even more fun. And Poposil is coming along too.
I love football, but it has been strictly spectator for over ten years. I got turned off hockey the year of the strike and only selectively watch the playoffs. My son knows all the players on the NFL teams and their statistics. With a memory like his, I wondered why he did not ace history in school.
Like watching the end of golf tournaments mainly because the locations are so much fun. Especially playoffs where you get to see the pros choke. I used to golf but gave it up when I retired because it was no longer productive use of my time.
I'm watching the Tour right now - spectacular scenery.
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Kcowan so far the Lions look like the team to beat but I do agree with you that Ricky Rae will make a difference and it will take more then that for Toronto to win.
On hockey it turns out that the first round of the playoffs is great and the Stanley Cup final is anticlimactic which is the opposite of how it used to be. My thought is in the first round it should go 2-2-3 so that the home team gets 2 to 5 home games and the lower position team gets 2 games at home if the series goes 4 or the max 7 games. This way the regular season will make a difference and you will want to finish first.
But the Kings will be solidly against any rule change!
I'm not ignoring anyone here, but if you're talking about sports I neither like nor follow, there is not much I can say.
Is Yohan Blake the man to beat on the track at the London Olympics? - Looks like it & I love the expressions!
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Remember these priceless expressions from prior Olympics?
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
^ my opinion on Yohan Blake....I would like to say thanks....for poking the bear with a stick. Just the motivation Bolt needed prior to the Olympics. Then after he wins he can pose with Prince Harry again, like they did when Harry was in Jamaica. lol.
Although Blake should get a gold medal in the relay.
To add some Canadian content, I would like to see Dylan Armstrong win a gold in shot put......that guy is built like a truck.
I agree about the nhl (regular season-not meaning much)and that would(what dogcom is saying) up the playing level.The nhlpa and the owner's have faught with these issues and it always come back to the $$.The leauge/owner's make higher margins in the playoff's.It would be huge for the team(s) that gets home ice advantage but the remaining teams and there owners would lose a lot of revenue(obvious the home team makes more-tickets,consessions,cost savings on travel ect ect,but the flip side is the away teams would lose that revenue even more so)If you made changes like that.(not to mention the lifestyle impact on the players themselfs-upping travel)
Already the smaller capped(expansion) teams are barley hanging on.(even in good times)Id love to see the regular season amt to something thou!way to many meaningless games.Anybody think it's time to usher in a new era and get rid of betman?He has flipped the league on it's head imo(rejecting certian cities and favoring pointless expansion cities ie southern usa-they don't like hockey there.Phoneix is a prime example.
I agree Donald most ideas get nixed due to loss of revenue concerns. At some point however they may lose the money anyway as the game starts to fade away because of the lack of entertainment value.
I think the NHL should drop the season game total from 82 to 50 or 60 games a year and yes everyone must take a pay cut accordingly. Hockey is a physical sport like football and they only play 16 to 18 games depending on which league you are looking at. Then each week the Leafs for example would play most often on say Wed. and Sat. and the level of play would be much higher as the players would be better prepared and rested to play at a much higher tempo.
Tgal(ya likely don't care.)but i'll throw it out anyways(because you can't figure out precision/accuracy-watching it on tv).Each iron(3-pw(12 clubs in a bag) and including loft wedges,woods,driver)have a distance range.ie:7 iron 150-165 yrds 8 iron 140-155 yrds(you adjust for wind,lye of the ball,downhill,uphill,rough,fairway.)usually it's a sliding range of 15 yrds(swing speed stays the same for each club).Might look random to a average joe/jane,but it's not(the club"s loft is doing the work-it's club selection).Once you know how to make decent contact(the yard ranges,every player has them-never change)That's the T.A of golf distances lol,in layman's terms.
I'm having a slooow friday night.
I agree dogcom-the player's life in the game(and after)would be huge,the wear and tear.Crosby is already breaking down(body-wise-sad to watch)Lesser games would help curb the concusions(which is another hot button issue re:the nhl.)The player's pay the price for that grind(82 games)not healthy.