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I am still feeling so-so. Recently--again, I cannot remember what day--I saw an excellent Major League Baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets. The Blue Jays won 9-1, but it was a hard-fought match, played in the rain, which screws up the aerodynamics of pitches and hits by adding yet another variable on top of temperature and wind, all of which complicate drag calculations and assumptions. It was also nice to see the Blue Jays pull it off and shrug off the Robinson Cano and Roberto Osuna scandals. I was also happy to see Force... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Sky Suspended
I have been feeling so-so. Not better, not well, just so-so. I was feeling well enough to see the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball recently (can't figure out which day it was.) I was sad to hear that the San Jose Sharks lost to the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoffs. In Formula 1, I am still rooting for McLaren, Force India's Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon as well as Toro Rosso's new lads Brandon Hartley and Pierre Gasly. As for The Famous, like everyone else, I am... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
I was doing better a couple of days ago. I saw a fantastic Major League Baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and theTexas Rangers. Amazing work by the Blue Jays. As far as the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix is concerned, hearty congrats to Sergio "Checo" Perez, Lance Stroll, Stoffel Vandoorne and Brendon Hartley for getting in the points! It is also sweet to see both McLaren cars in the points. As for the Famous, it is still about the Badge for me. It would be nice to have Steven Gerrard, but the Famous will always come first. Then,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
As the recent paucity of entries indicates, I am not well. I cannot find the energy to even keep up with sports on a daily basis. I know that the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoffs are under way, and that the San Jose Sharks are currently up against the Las Vegas Golden Knights. In memory of Amber Rayne, I am rooting for the Sharks. I also know that the Formula 1 Baku Grand Prix is coming up, but I do not know if I will be able to see it, just as I have not been following the Bronx... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
It has been a long time. I have not been well. I have not had the energy or the disposition to do much beyond what takes a minimum effort. For example, even though I know that the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, are out of the National Hockey League Stanley Cup finals for this year, I do not have the energy to whinge about that. I also know that Major League Baseball has started up again, and that the Bronx Bombers' Aaron Judge (#AllRise) recently made a spectacular catch, but I have not had the energy to stay up and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
I have not been around here as much of late. I have not really up to it, writing at length. Tomorrow, I am going to feel even less like writing. Two years ago tomorrow, this happened. One year ago, on the first anniversary, this was all I could say about the day. Was talking to a friend the other day. He told me how the nice guys always finish last while the schemers, the manipulators and the con artists always seem to make it on top. My friend had a point of sorts, at least. Two years ago tomorrow, Amber... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Another standard-issue lacklustre performance by the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, who got whipped 2-0 by the Florida Panthers in the NHL the other night. At least this Sunday will be the debut of the 2018 Formula 1 Season, with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. I am particularly looking forward to how Toro Rosso's two new lads, France's Pierre Gasly and New Zealand's Brendon Hartley will do. I am also looking forward to see if Williams' Lance Stroll will pick up the pace. I am a McLaren fan, which means that I have the exact same expectations from the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
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Superb match last Sunday between The Famous and the Bheasts, with Simply The Best giving the unwashed a hell of a fight, which is what losing by merely one point means. Last night in the NHL, the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, won against the Dallas Stars. This is overshadowed by Habs Andrew Shaw's possible latest concussion at the hands of former Hab and current Stars defenceman Greg Pateryn. The Pateryn story is material to the main topic of the present entry. Andrew Shaw and Greg Pateryn are both white. The NHL is overwhelmingly white, just as the NFL and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
The Famous have been doing rather well as of late, and with the upcoming match against the Bheasts, #BattleFever is on! That is the only real bright spot as of late. I have not been doing well, hence the relative dearth of entries, the decline in the frequency of entrie,s in this space. The fact that I have been less than inspired also has not helped. I was less then enthused in, and practically unengaged with, the 2018 Oscars. Last year, I was not particularly enthused about the filim Dunkirk for reasons explained here. But, last Sunday, Dunkirk was the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
The other night, the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, defeated the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League 3-1. This supports what I said in the previous entry about games being discrete entities, "streaks" being figments of the imagination of sports fans whose passion has occluded their faculties. By the same token, The Habs' victory over the Rangers has no bearing at all on whether or not they will win tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning. If there is one thing that the victory over the Rangers shows, it is that the Habs are capable of, not only winning,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
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Last night in the NHL, the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, lost 3-2 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers. Today, the usual suspects were doing the usual whinging, never taking into account--as per many sports enthusiasts--that each game is a discrete entity whose outcome is neither dependent on the previous game nor a reliable portent of the next game. That the Habs last in overtime, and not in regulation time, indicates that they put up one hell of a fight during regulation. Yes, the succession of losses whittles away at their chances of making the playoffs, but it does not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
On the positive side of things, The Famous today defeated the Hamilton Accies 5-3. On the less positive, but unsurprising--almost standard issue them days, really--side of things, the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, of the NHL were defeated 6-3 last night by the Las Vegas Golden Knights. I heard Me Eric Macramalla on TSN 690 interview the Golden Knights' owner a while back. Said owner is a lawyer, West Point graduate and USAF Veteran who does not tolerate mediocrity and who had a US Navy SEAL (I forget his name, but he is currently Secretary of the Interior) come in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
It has been a while because I have been under the weather and uninspired. On the positive side, The Famous have been doing well as of late. They are the exception. The Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, of the NHL have been losing. Yes, I know many of the recent games were tight, and were losses by only one point, but that is less inspiring to me than it usually is. The NFL has been done since Super Bowl LII--and what an upset that indeed was by the Philadelphia Eagles--and will not come back until September. Formula 1 and Major... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Being a fan of the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, of the National Hockey League these days is somewhat like being a supporter of The Famous. The Habs lost to the Saint Louis Blues 1-3 last night. The Habs are a Protestant-owned company, one of the few openly so ones in Québec. That being said, their support is cross-community, and it has scumbaggery of the type one would expect from Septic and Hibs FC support. This is why it is not as fun to be a Habs supporter in tough times as it is to be proud and loyal supporter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
Last night in the National Hockey League, the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montréal Canadiens, aka the Habs, 6-5, and now all of the usual suspects are bitching and moaning that this means changes need to occur, and trades need to be made. That is your standard-issue Habs support for you. Never fucking happy. You see, the Habs lost last night, but losing 5 to 6 means they at least put in some fucking effort! I am saying "fucking" a lot, and it is not even two paragraphs into this entry. There is a fucking reason I am saying "fucking" a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at The Sky Suspended
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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 Jan 23, 2018 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 Jan 18, 2018 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