Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sonic why do you taunt me so?

For those of you that do not know Sonic, it is a Drive-In fast food joint. They serve pretty good food and shakes and the entire menu (breakfast and lunch) is available all day. Great when you want a breakfast burrito at 7:00 pm. Now my extreme like of Sonic may have been intensified by the fact that the nearest one to me is over 50 miles away. They say that absence makes the heart grow founder. So my question is why do I see commercials for Sonic in my local area? Come on guys and gals if you are not a national chain don't advertise Nationally. The only way it could be worse is if In-N-Out burgers started advertising here. I think I would throw things at my TV with anger. Best fast food burgers around.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Canadian of the week, November 27, 2006

Today's Canadian comes to us by request. My favorite Banana asked me to feature this Canadian. Born on May 15, 1981, one day earlier and a bunch of years after yours truly, in New Westminster British Columbia. He was voted the athlete of the year of his high school. In 1997 and 1998 he was a member of the Canadian National championship Baseball teams. In 1998 he was selected as the best hitter and catcher during the National Championship. After graduation of high school he chose not to attend College. He was picked by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round, 89th overall, in the 1999 MLB Draft. Making his debut on the Majors in 2003, though he spent most of the season with the Triple A Rochester Red Wings. In 2004 he started playing regularly with the Twins, playing 61 games. During his 2005 season he was plagued by off-season illnesses and was hit on the head by a pitch. Prior to the 2006 season he played for the Canadian team during the World Baseball Classic. Our Canadian's numbers for 2006 were pretty good. He hit .321 (6th in AL) and had 34 homers and 121 RBI's ( 2nd in AL). For this he was awarded the Silver Slugger for first base and the American League's MVP award. Our Canadian of the week is Justin Morneau.

Monday, November 20, 2006

TSN gives the Capitals no respect.

This from TSN

and this one from ESPN. Why is it that Ovie and Zubbie were left of the goal leaders list?

Friday, November 17, 2006

Most Wanted

Today we have our Capitals most wanted, Tim Gleason. I don't know if the Canes will have the stones to have his first start, after his "shoulder" injury, against the Caps. But if so, he should watch his back after his cheap shot the last time he played against the Caps.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


I know that On Frozen Blog would like this idea and CapsNut would not, but after seeing Japer's Rink post on the Las Vegas Penguins, I thought this up.

Central Detroit Red Wings , Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus BlueJackets, St Louis Blues, Kansas City Penguins

New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals

Atlanta Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators

It would do two things. It would make a road trip to division games easier, and most importantly, piss the Pens fans off.

On another note. My wonderful wife and I are going to watch the Caps play Carolina with Ted Leonsis.
He invited DCSC and guest to the game. I am lucky enough to be "guest". I wanted to get ideas on things to ask. I have my list, but any other pointers would be helpful.

Pet Peeve

First of all glad to be back and able to watch the Caps live. Checking scores over the cell phone is not the same as watching live. Thank God for the DVR, that way I can watch at least one of the games I missed. No need to watch the game against Carolina, but looking forward to watching Brashear's fight. Good to see Brash getting his first fighting penalty. Now all he needs is a goal.

Now for the Pet Peeve, what the hell is up with this?

Why do people still have and wear Puffnuts (Jagr) jerseys? He did shit while he was here. He admittedly did not play his hardest and what is worse is that the Caps are still paying part of his salary. So burn those things or at the minimum put some duct tape over the name.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Canadian of the week, November 13, 2006

Today's Canadian of the week was partially inspired by our flight home from Houston. This Canadian, born in Weston, Ontario, was a medical graduate from the University of Toronto. While he worked for the university's Banting and Best Medical Research Institute as a cancer researcher, he developed an idea that helps pilots. The original idea was a suit with water filled rubber bladders that aided pilots when they were executing high speed high G turns. The suit was designed to limit the blood flow to the extremities and keep it near the brain. This helps pilots from blacking out. Current versions of the suit use compressed air instead of water. The invention is know today as the G-suite and is worn by Astronauts and Fighter pilots throughout the world. Today's Canadian is Wilbur R. Franks.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Post this will be short and sporadic. DCSC and I are visiting family and we have limited Internet availability. Plus it's vacation.
I do want to say a couple things. I was very disappointed by DC United's loss on Sunday. I was at the game and it was exciting and I thought United played much better than the previous week. They just made one crucial mistake that let in a goal. After that it was all catch up and the Revs did a good job protecting their goal. They also got lucky on a number of occasions. United dominated most of the game, but just could not get the ball in the net.

Monday was another one. Since I was in class and not able to watch live I had to record it. Now if you don't already know I have split allegiances in regards to Ottawa and Washington. I support both teams. I have to say that the Caps come up slightly ahead, but only slightly. The outcome was something I could live with (both teams getting a point), but not the how. What has become of my beloved Sens. They played very cautious at the end. Spending the last period looking like the Devils, with the offsides trap. What were they thinking? You can't win in the "New NHL" with an old NHL mindset. Look how well it worked for the Cryers.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Canadian of the week Nov 5, 2006

I am not a big fan of today's Canadian for reason that may be obvious at the end. This Canadian was born in Hamilton Ontario on October 25, 1912. During the Depression he sold encyclopedias across Canada to make money. In 1937 he was hired to manage a radio station from which he was able to amass his fortune. After World War II he purchased a AAA baseball team in Toronto named the Maple Leafs. In 1961 he moved to Los Angeles where he first purchased the Lakers for a then record price of 5.2 million dollars. Being a good Canadian he purchased the expansion rights for a NHL franchise. This team became the Los Angeles Kings. In 1974 he purchased the majority rights of the Redskins in Washington DC, where he would eventually move. If you don't know who this Canadian is and you live in Washington DC, get out from under your rock. This week's Canadian is Jack Kent Cooke.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Canadian Diving Team captain.

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Canadian Diving Team captain.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Of all the times to forget.

So today I took a little detour in my travels during work, and stopped by Ashburn Ice House. It has been a few days since I have been to a game and I needed my live hockey fix. I was fortunate to arrive just as the Zamboni was leaving the ice and the players were starting to get on. Just a few of the players were on the ice and Brent Johnson was milling about near the locker room entrance. I notice him sign an autograph for a little boy, then disappeared near the locker room again. A couple moments later here comes Brent Johnson walking toward the ice wearing a mask. Not a goalie mask, but a Nacho Libre mask. Once he got on the ice he put his goalie mask on and began warming up. It was funny watching his teammates do a double take when he passes by them. So of all the times to forget my camera, I pick today. There is a shot I would have loved to get an autograph on. Here is a poor substitute, just add goalie pads, skates and a Caps jersey.

Just got to share.

Ovie is just too funny, but I have to question his Crosby/Ovechkin answer. What up with that?