Life , and Sports, and Things, and Stuff

Hello there all my lovely internet friends!! Today I have a couple of things to talk about; some of them sports related, some not (btw, what do you think about this whole sports idea? comment below!).

This has been an interesting week. I live in Edmonton and we’ve been having the strangest weather. Unlike the polar vortex that is ravaging the East coast as of late, its been unseasonably warm here. Like-as far as I can remember-January has always been the coldest month, but not this year. I think it was something like 5 degrees celsius here today. I’m not complaining, just saying; its weird.

Along with the warm weather, came an email from the the casting director of the Amazing Race Canada. Alas, as they said in the email “Season 2 of the Amazing Race Canada will not be the season we (you) will be running in.” It was a bit of a bummer I will admit it, but honestly I wouldn’t take back putting ourselves out there for a second. We’ve gotten WAY more views on that video than we ever expected, Russ and I had a lot of fun together and it’s an accomplishment that we are both very proud of. Plus, doing it really helped me hone my editing/writing/being in front of a camera skills.

Speaking of which, I did up another little “Three Days Late NFL Report” that you should go and check out. I talked very briefly about some of the things that went on in the games last Sunday, and discussed tactics that may prove useful for the Broncos and Seahawks in the Super Bowl (the first of a few instalments, leading up to the big game). While we’re on the topic, was I the only one who thought the San Fran/Seattle game was WAY better than the schlacking that was New England at Denver? (get it together Tom Brady)

I really shouldn’t have changed my pick on that one, because Seattle really pulled it out of the bag there in the second half. I know that probably all of you have heard about the pick that Richard Sherman pulled at the end of the game to seal the win for Seattle (and his “horrible, disgraceful” tirade to Erin Andrews right after (seriously people, get over it)), and their call to go for it on 4th and 7th-rather than kick a field goal-was quite the TSN Turning Point, but I have to say that for me neither of those were even the play of the game. My favourite was when, in the third quarter, Seattle fumbled the ball and 49er Jonathan Goodwin recovered it, ran it for a couple of yards, and then in the next play San Francisco scored a touchdown. For those of you who didn’t watch the game, Goodwin is one of those HUGE defence men, and watching him run was fairly entertaining.

Seriously girls (or just people who don’t tune in), football is so much fun to watch, even if you only have a feeble grasp of the rules. It’s almost like a soap opera in a way. The NFL has story lines that have arced over months, and years, many of which are pretty dramatic and make the games that much more interesting; and Superbowl 48 is no exception. The number one offence in the league pitted against the number one defence. Young versus old. “Crazy”(smart) dudes like Richard Sherman will be there, and even though I’m pretty green at this, I can already tell its going to be a gooder.

So if you agree with me, stick around over the next week or so, because I’ll be talking about a whole bunch of stuff Super Bowl related, and will be making my official pick on Saturday the 1st (if you want to get in on my action). I’m even potentially planning a party, that’s how into it I am.

Until next time, have a great weekend. And if you aren’t into the football thing, at least stay for the food (like most of my party guests 😉 ) PEACE!!! 🙂



  1. First of all, I totally agree about the weather we’ve been having. I mean, when was the last time you remember having SO MUCH RAIN in the winter? It’s a definite first for me!
    Second, although it is disappointing that you guys weren’t chosen to compete in The Amazing Race Canada, it doesn’t make you guys ANY less amazing. It takes so much courage and confidence to even audition, and you guys did it! I know I would be wayyy to afraid to do that, so a big ups to you two! There’s always next time, and I know you guys can do it (and kick ass).
    Side note: My mom is friends with Cory Mitic, who competed last season. We rooted for him and Jody the whole time.
    As far as football goes, I will admit that I don’t know much about it. I’m not much of a sports fan in general, although I was raised in a hockey household so I would have to say that is what I prefer to watch. I fondly remember Grey Cup parties with my famjam though, and I agree that it is a highly entertaining game.
    What I’m curious about, though, is your thoughts on the whole Sochi thing. In my opinion, it’s a pretty big deal that the Olympic athletes are refusing to even bring their families to watch. And, if I were one of them, I would do the exact same thing.
    Future blog post, perhaps?

    1. Oooh, GREAT future blog post idea!! (that one’s going in the notebook).
      I will admit that I too would probably not spring for plane tickets for my family to come along if I were an athlete at the Olympics this year. While the threats that have been issued may or may not be legit, it just rings so similar to what happened at Munich in 1972. My optimistic side wants to believe that the Russian government REALLY IS prepared if something happens, but when you look at the state that their country is in…who knows (but this is something for that blog post 😉 )
      Oh and thanks for the kind words man! I can’t believe that your mom knows Cory. Russ and I marathoned that show when we were getting our audition video ready. We already knew that the Tims had won, but honestly, if anyone should have won, it was Team Mitic.

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