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It is heavy days over at TSN 690. Friday in the National Hockey League, the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, managed to win 3-2 over the Washington Capitals, only to get smacked 4-1 by the Boston Bruins Saturday night. TSN 690, as well the bulk of the other local media, are saying things like "trade" and "coach/GM not doing their job" with a certain degree of regularity. Then, on his Sunday morning show on TSN 690, Offsides, McGill University-trained lawyer MaÎtre (Me) Eric Macramalla talked about National Football League football, specifically about how the Pittsburgh Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin is... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at The Sky Suspended
That was a simply brutal game in the National Hockey League last night with the Boston Bruins defeating the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, 4-1. As usual in such a circumstance, everyone in Québec plays Jack Klugman's "Quincy" character from the eponymous series and offers their own, unique post-mortem, their unique qualification in that regard solely consisting of having a fire siren for a mouth while completely ignoring the fact that goals in hockey are statistically rare occurrences that rely on constellations precisely aligning at just the right moment, just like home runs on Major League Baseball. So, when TSN... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Sky Suspended
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Superb, tightly-contested National Hockey League game last night between the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, and the Boston Bruins, with the Habs forcing the Bruins into, not only an overtime period and an overtime shootout, but also a fourth round of shootouts before the Bruins finally took it 4-3. In the National Football League, things were decidedly less impressive with the New England Patriots simply crushing the Tennessee Titans. This was disappointing to me personally as a Patriots non-fan, and I only hope the New Orleans Saints triumph today to take on the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Today on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Some interesting games, predicted to be lopsided, tonight in the National Hockey League between the Montréal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins and in the National Football League Playoffs between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots I had quite a bit of ye olde Buckfast in recent days, so, when I heard the specific two words that have constituted the outrage du jour for a couple of days now, my first reaction was "Wow! Is Khan Tusion making a comeback?" FDR will always be known for "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." JFK will always be known... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Extremely rare superb performance by the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, of the National Hockey League, defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2, with Captain Max Pacioretty( an English-speaker of Mexican descent in a Province dominated by white nationalists like François Legault and Jean-François Lisée) scoring his tenth goal of the season, and his first in many games! Yesterday and Saturday's National Football League Wild Card games were somewhat of a personal disappointment. The Kansas City Chiefs are now out, as are the Buffalo Bills, the latter being only New York team in the NFL (the other two teams that have "New... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Last night, in an overtime shootout, the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, touted by all and sundry to be the best current team in the National Hockey League, 2-1 at the Bell Centre. The Habs put up a magnificent resistance in the defence and a hitherto rarely seen aggressivity in the offence. Going into last night, many Habs fans were pessimistic, based on the team's recent series of performances, aka "losing streak." That the Habs won last night proves neuroscientist Doctor Daniel J. Levitin correct when, in his superb book A Field Guide To Lies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
The Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, of the National Hockey League are squaring off against the seemingly invincible Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at the Bell Centre. Many die-hard Habs fans are quite pessimistic. I am not. Looking at the game from a mathematical, as opposed to an emotional, perspective, I know that each game is a discrete entity, that the Habs' performance tonight is entirely independent of all of their recent performances. I also know that, to believe in "streaks," whether losing or winning, is what neuroscientist Dr. Daniel J. Levitin refers to in his superb book A Field Guide... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
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Last night in the National Hockey League, the San Jose Sharks defeated the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, 4-1. Although I support the Habs, primarily because they are one of the few openly Protestant-owned businesses in Québec, I am happy with that result. Amber Rayne was a major fan of the San Jose Sharks. Amber Rayne was also one of the best human beings on this planet. I cannot help but feel that she was looking down at the Bell Centre last night as her Sharks played well. Amber Rayne was also a major fan of the Star Wars franchise.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
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Lacklustre performance in the National Hockey League last night by the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, who lost 2-0 against the Florida Panthers. Oh well, at least the Famous held their own against the paedophile Septic FC yesterday at Old Firm! That brings me to Millennial Woes, YouTubes Mope and Glaswegian in-his-own-mind, who would have us believe he is from Glasgow when a) he describes himself as "Christian" in a city where the two religions are Blue and Green, and when b) he openly proclaims his fondness for sheep-shagging, which is an Aberdeen thing and not a Glasgow thing. He... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
Last night in the National Hockey League, the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, put up a solid first two periods matching the Tampa Bay Lightning, man-for-man with a tie at the end of the second. Then, the Lightning got supercharged in the beginning of the third, leading them to a 3-1 victory over the Habs. Today, I heard all manner of yobo saying "I felt the Habs lost it when it became 2-1." This is what happens when one gets too passionately attached to a team. Each shot on goal in hockey/soccer is a discrete event. What is more, each... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
2018 is only days away and 2017 only has days left to live. The legendary, one and only, Eli Cross has a tradition of doing Years-in-Review, Best Of/Worst Of. I did one such review a couple of years back in this very space, but cannot be arsed to look it up at the moment. Anyways, I want to try and do one for 2017. It is not going to be a Best Of/Worst Of thing, since I have come to appreciate that everything, EVERYTHING, in life has both its upsides and its downsides. So, I am going to review the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
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I really should not be making an entry on Christmas Eve. Not because I am a family values-issue family man. A lot of my family are dead, so Christmas is one of those "To Absent Friends" moments for me. Rather, I should not be making an entry on Christmas Eve because my community respects this holiday as much as it respects the Twelfth. If the last two words are not enough to clue you "2017 is da Year Zero" types in, my community is that which regards "The Sash," "Every Saturday We Follow" and "The Penny Arcade" to be religious... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
I am more than a little stoked that Montréal Mayor Valerie Plante just shitcanned the Formula E Grand Prix for 2018. I am a big fan of motorsports, particularly the open-wheeled variants thereof, but I am NO FAN AT ALL of a) making fellow taxpayers who are NOT FANS thereof shell out for it, or of b) inconveniencing residents and businesses along a street circuit just because of my likes. Montréal is neither Baku nor Monaco, a factor former Mayor Fat Bastard should have taken into consideration when fapping to Formula E, an oversight which played no small part in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
Superb, tightly contested game last night in the National Hockey League between the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, and the New Jersey Devils, with the Habs winning 2-1 with three minutes and change in overtime! Equally nice, tightly contested (at least until the third quarter) Thursday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts with the Broncos coming around from behind to beat the Colts! Yesterday was also the day Bannon's apparatchiks abolished Net Neutrality. This will undoubtedly cause a lot of pain to a lot of people in that it will be a massive shock to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
Awesome Monday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots! Always nice to see someone teach the Patriots some humility. That it was Miami only made it sweeter! Almost as sweet, in fact, as is the famous Glasgow Rangers leading the scumbag Hibs FC (see Robert Carlyle's thoroughly vile "Franco" in Trainspotting 2: T2 for more details) 2-1! And now that it is over, I, as an outsider, can finally comment on the Alabama Senate race of yesterday, the one that Roy Moore lost to Doug Jones. Specifically, I am going to comment on Roy Moore.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
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Awesome, tightly-contested, game on Thursday Night Football the other night between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints! I loved how the Falcons snatched a three-point lead, and how the Saint's GM then proceeded to solidify that lead by illegally coming on the field! Then, today, the Famous Glasgow Rangers won! Good times, at least as far as sports go. In the non-sports news, things are not so good. Last night, I saw the following video from a gent named Pascal Leroux. It deals generally, as did my previous entry, with the tragic death of August Ames. More specifically,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
Last night's National Hockey League games between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Calgary Flames, and between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Edmonton Oilers left me sick. I did not have chips in either of those hands. No, what made me sick was how often I found myself saying "Fucking perps!" while watching those games. Andy Warski, you see, says that Blacks/Africans have a violent culture and thus disproportionately commit crimes. Well, the National Hockey League is overwhelmingly white, the National Football League and National Basketball Association are overwhelmingly Black/African, and while Major League Baseball is significantly Black/African, Hispanic and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
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Last night in the National Hockey League, after winning four games in a row, the Montréal Canadiens, aka "the Habs," lost 3-4 against the Saint Louis Blues. I was not surprised for a couple of reasons. First, as neuroscientist Dr. Daniel J. Levitin explains in his 2016 book A Field Guide To Lies (re-released in 2017 as Weaponised Lies), there are no such thing as "lucky/winning streaks" in objective reality. To think otherwise is to indulge in gambler's logic, which is no logic at all. Hockey games, as are most sports games/matches, are discrete events. Winning a succession of games... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
Tonight in the National Hockey League, the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, are going to face off against the Saint Louis Blues. Other than to repeat neuroscientist Dr. Daniel J. Levitin's warnings on gambler's logic, as detailed in his 2016 book A Field Guide To Lies, and its 2017 edition, Weaponised Lies, and warn hardcore Habs fans that the fact that the Habs won the last four games is entirely immaterial to their performance tonight (since games are discrete entities), I do not have much in the way of sports to talk about. Formula 1 ended last week, and I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
Nice game between in the National Hockey League last night wherein the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, defeated the Detroit Red Wings 6-3. The Habs play the Saint Louis Blues tomorrow. As I alluded to at the beginning of the previous entry, the fact that the Habs have now won four games in a row has absolutely no bearing on how they will perform tomorrow. "Streaks" do not exist in the real world. Rather, they are part of the delusion called "gambler's logic," which neuroscientist Dr. Daniel J. Levitin explains in the two editions of his latest book linked to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
That was a nice, tightly-contested, game in the National Hockey League last night, with the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, defeating the Ottawa Senators 2-1. This makes three games in a row that the Habs won. The latter fact bears absolutely no relation whatsoever to how the Habs will perform tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. NHL games, like Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League and footy/soccer games, are discrete entities, and there is no such thing as "winning streaks" in objective reality. To delude yourself that there is means you are giving in to "gambler's logic"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
Things are statistically odd these days. After winning 3-0 against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, of the National Hockey League won 3-1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. It is not just the Habs winning that is a big statistical oddity, it is also the Habs winning by that much. And remember well the phrase "statistical oddity." Tonight, the Habs will play the Ottawa Senators. Just because they won, and won big, in the last two games, do not expect a repeat performance tonight. Games are discrete entities. To believe in "streaks" is to believe... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
Superb game on Sunday Night Football in the National Football League between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers! This was tightly contested until the end. There is also the fact that, every time I hear "Green Bay Packers," I think of adult performer, production assistant and performer rep Charlie Laine who retired some years back. Ms. Laine was kind and very balanced, the latter quality shining through on social media during the Arizona seropositive scare of some years back. Then, today, I heard the joyous news that Prince Harry is to marry American actress Meghan Markle! I am... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
That was a sweet Formula 1 last Grand Prix of the Season today at Yas Marina! Both the Driver's Championship and the Constructor's Championship had been decided a couple of GP's ago, but, still, Lewis Hamilton dueled his Mercedes teammate Valteri Bottas for first today (and did not get it) and Seb Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari were nipping at the heels of the two Mercedes. There was some nice racing done by Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly of Toro Rosso (Red Bull's junior team), and I was happy to see that both Sergio "Checo" Perez and Esteban Ocon... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at The Sky Suspended
Superb, tightly contested, National Basketball Association game last night between the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors! This takes me back to something that is material to the main topic of this entry. I have liked the Pacers since their epic rivalry against the New York Knicks of the Patrick Ewing and Pat Riley era. One of the things that made that rivalry stand out was the personage of Reggie Miller of the Pacers. Reggie Miller was a superb player of PsyOps. He got into Brand-X's players' faces and messed up their game. Then, one day during the Pacers-Knicks rivalry,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at The Sky Suspended