Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday Musings - A Day Late

Here's the (day after the) long weekend edition of our regular Monday offering. Otherwise known as a random collection of loosely organized thoughts.

  • The Memorial Cup is a wide open contest, after last night's 6-3 win by Portland over London. Going into tonight's London/Halifax tilt, all four teams carry 1-1 records.
  • As much as I'd like my hometown Knights to win the big prize, I can't see them doing it with Anthony Stolarz between the pipes. I can't believe the Philadelphia Flyers wasted a second round draft pick on him. He's easily the worst of the four starting goalies in the tournament.
  • I admit it, I stopped watching the Stanley Cup playoffs as soon as the Leafs were eliminated. I may watch a bit of the final. When's that start again? July sometime?
  • Well, it looks as though there is life after Geroy Simon and Arland Bruce III in B.C. The Lions have signed WR Manny Arceneaux after his two year tour of various NFL practice rosters. Even without Simon and Bruce, Leos QB Travis Lulay has quite an assortment of weapons at his disposal.
  • CFL training camps open in less than two weeks. This is a good thing.
  • Are the Toronto Blue Jays ever going to go on a run? The Jays are 5-5 in their last ten games, to remain solidly in the cellar in the AL East as they get set to host Tampa Bay tonight.
  • My kid graduates from grade 8 in a month. This is where things get interesting!
  • Actually, the word "graduation" isn't used anymore. It's a grade 8 "farewell" now. Further proof that society, including the education system, has gone completely overboard with political correctness.
  • Those poor people in Oklahoma. The level of devastation from those tornadoes is absolutely heart-breaking.
  • The radio wars are heating up again in Regina. Hopefully that translates into improved products across the dial. Dare to dream, anyway.
  • This has the potential to be a very exciting Regina Minor Football season. My (insert team name here) coaching staff is coming together very nicely, with at least one former CFLer on the staff. Possibly two. Details to come.


Anonymous said...

Describe the radio wars what does that mean?

Pac58 said...

Off the top of my head:

* Jack FM has gone from a three person to a two person morning show.
* New male co-host on Big Dog.
* CKRM has shaken up their newsroom operation, after years of stagnation.
* CJME (News/Talk) is launching an afternoon/evening sports show to compete directly with SportsCage on CKRM.

And the usual staffing changes/deletions and format tinkering that you can expect at this time of year.