Welcome to the Thursday Men's Night 2018 Season

Feb 7, 2018 | Posted by Riley

SCOUTING REPORTS FROM 2017

HERE IS A RANK OF ALL RETURNING PLAYERS BASED OFF PROFICIENCY OF POSTING TO YOUR TEAM SCORE!

CHECK OUT PLAYERS STATS FROM 2017

WITH NEARLY 50 NEW PLAYERS HOW WILL YOU RANK IN 2018?

Player Rank HDCP Rounds Gross AVG Net AVG Proficiency
Casey Hiebert 9 2 10 37.9 35.6 100%
Mark Sherwood 15 5 15 41.47 35.87 100%
Mark Zelter 70 7 6 42.33 34 100%
Mark MacDonald 77 9 9 45.44 36 100%
Rob Adamson 93 10 2 47 37 100%
Duane Sobie 1 3 21 38.76 36.38 95%
Gordon Buehler 27 5 14 42.29 35.79 93%
Jeff Scott 19 3 11 39.82 34.91 91%
Scott Masters 21 4 9 39 35.67 89%
Tyler Wood 3 3 17 38.65 34.65 88%
Rick Birdsell 45 10 16 45.38 36.25 88%
Doug Brade 75 8 8 44.25 35.25 88%
Randy Peron 24 6 15 42.53 35.6 87%
Jared Holmes 49 8 13 45.23 35.31 85%
Mitch Rabbit 33 5 12 42.33 35.33 83%
Rob Gibb 59 7 12 42.58 35.42 83%
Doug Holmes 39 8 17 45.88 35.94 82%
Sheldon Stepp 32 5 11 41.45 36.73 82%
Paul Sinclair 40 7 16 47.44 35.5 81%
Dwayne Lewis 43 10 16 48.69 35.94 81%
Wes Blinkhorn 23 6 15 42.33 35.27 80%
Scott Montgomery 54 10 15 45.93 36.8 80%
Ed Masters 84 13 10 49.9 37 80%
Jamie Scott 11 4 19 42.47 35.58 79%
Rudy Moortgat 20 5 14 41.43 36.07 79%
Rick Armstrong 36 6 14 43.43 36.29 79%
Dave Pederson 12 6 18 42.11 35.78 78%
Mason Kramer 8 3 17 41.06 34.41 77%
Nick Mushey 28 4 12 41.33 37.42 75%
Trevor Fourmeaux 50 11 12 47.17 34.92 75%
Joel Everitt 72 6 12 44.67 37.08 75%
Jeff Hilton 57 7 15 44.53 36.87 73%
Ray Horne 22 5 17 43.06 36.18 71%
Art Teppler 18 7 20 44.2 36.55 70%
Wayne Peterson 64 15 10 54.6 35.1 70%
Brad Hopper 10 2 13 39.46 36.15 69%
Jeff Vormittag 62 12 16 49.38 37.88 69%
Andrew Major 5 3 15 39.13 36.13 67%
Paul Simon 52 10 15 45.87 36.67 67%
Ryan Sanderson 65 8 15 46.6 37.67 67%
Larry Scrybalo 68 13 12 50.25 36.92 67%
Andre Daoust 76 25 15 62.73 38.93 67%
Thomas Mcgee 87 9 9 45.89 36.67 67%
Dwayne Dronyk 88 7 9 44 37.89 67%
Dan Cunin 90 23 9 60 38.33 67%
Darcy Spicer 41 12 20 47.5 37.6 65%
Dave Maksymec 2 4 22 40.41 36.05 64%
Pat Meyer 81 14 11 49.82 37.27 64%
Ross Laurie 37 11 19 46.79 36.53 63%
Scott Moortgat 26 4 16 43.06 37 63%
Bryan Miller 47 8 16 45.31 36.69 63%
Duane Strayer 48 15 16 50.12 36.75 63%
Efren Ramos 7 5 18 41.33 36.94 61%
Marvin Lum 17 8 18 43.17 36.22 61%
Moe Rabi 29 6 15 42.93 37 60%
Rick Bergshoeff 30 7 15 43.2 37.07 60%
David Hill 74 8 12 44.58 37.17 58%
Rene Bjornson 6 6 19 41.42 36.11 58%
Don Holloway 42 12 21 47.9 38.14 57%
Tyler Bird 79 12 14 47.93 38.64 57%
Gary Brooks 53 8 16 46.31 37.25 56%
Rob Hay 71 25 16 62.06 39 56%
Steve Sailer 31 5 9 40.33 35.67 56%
Serge Cazzola 34 7 18 45.33 37.33 56%
Salim Dhalla 38 10 18 46.17 36.28 56%
Oscar Russo 46 12 18 46.78 37.5 56%
Al Chapman 86 7 9 42.67 36.67 56%
Mike Mckean 35 11 20 46.4 36.55 55%
Hal Firlotte 14 8 19 43.32 37.32 53%
Ralph Sandl 4 6 22 42.09 36.64 50%
Dan Kelly 56 20 16 58.62 37.31 50%
Denis Chalifour 60 12 16 46.62 37.69 50%
Jay Bruchet 80 8 10 44.5 36.7 50%
Michael Rijavec 83 6 12 43.08 37.92 50%
Gary Blake 44 12 19 47.42 37.68 47%
Pat Quaghebeur 58 7 15 44.33 36.87 47%
Stephen Simms 63 10 15 46.13 37.47 47%
Dave Christie 25 4 13 41.54 37.77 46%
Tyler Jones 67 9 11 44.73 36.27 46%
Bruce Woolrich 69 12 11 50.09 36.45 46%
Keith Taylor 13 7 18 42.33 37.33 44%
Micheal Blake 92 10 9 50.67 40.44 44%
Scott Witzke 51 7 16 44.94 37.06 44%
George Hart 55 12 16 48.06 37.31 44%
Scott Loone 73 13 14 51.36 38.14 43%
Ron Kuzmickas 61 14 19 54.05 39.26 37%
Rob Letourneau 89 15 11 52.09 39.18 36%
Colin Nikforuk 78 16 14 52.64 38.64 36%
Shaun Mcgrath 16 6 18 43.06 37.22 33%
Kelly Keeler 85 16 12 54.17 38.08 33%
Tyler Pederson 91 9 6 47.83 38.67 33%
Ken Wood 66 10 14 45.43 37.36 29%
Bob Taylor 82 13 14 50 38.86 29%
Fred Bloom 94 21 4 62 41.5 25%


Feb 7, 2018 | Posted by Riley

Booking Classes

  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18 PLAYOFFS
 

April 26th

May 3rd May 10th May 17th May 24th May 31st June 7th June 14th June 21st June 28th July 5th July 12th July 19th Jul 26th Aug2nd Aug 9th Aug 16th Aug 23rd DATES TBA
Class 1

S H O T G U N

Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early TBA
Class 2 Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late TBA
Class 3 Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early TBA
Class 4 Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late Front 9 Early Front 9 Late Back 9 Early Back 9 Late TBA
                                       
            CLASS 1   CLASS 2      
            Mother Hackers   Boondock Shanks      
            Harlem Golf Trotters   Els Bells      
            Rusty Cup   The Fore Fathers      
                                       
            CLASS 3   CLASS 4      
            Soltens of Swing   FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN      
            3 OFF THE TEE   Village Idiots      
            Dirty Birds   Rahm & Cokes      


Feb 7, 2018 | Posted by Riley

2018 Team Schedule

AS MENTIONED IN EARLIER EMAILS, WE HAVE SWITCHED TO A HEAD TO HEAD FORMAT FOR THE WEEKLY SCORES. SO INSTEAD OF POSTING A POINT TOTAL YOU WILL NOW HAVE A WIN-LOSS-TIE RECORD FOR THE 18 WEEK SEASON

 

ROSTERS ARE ALSO UP TO DATE CHECK WHAT PLAYERS WERE ON THE MOVE!

 

3 OFF THE TEE   BOONDOCK SHANKS   DIRTY BIRDS   ELS BELLS   FORE FATHERS   FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN  
3OT Dirty Birds   Els Bells BS   3OT Dirty Birds   Els Bells BS   FTH Fore Fathers   FTH Fore Fathers  
Fore Fathers 3OT   BS Mother Hackers   Dirty Birds Els Bells   Dirty Birds Els Bells   Fore Fathers 3OT   FTH Sultans of S  
3OT HGT   BS FTH   Dirty Birds Mother Hackers   Village Idiots Els Bells   Rahm & Cokes Fore Fathers   BS FTH  
3OT FTH   HGT BS   Fore Fathers Dirty Birds   Els Bells Sultans of S   Fore Fathers Dirty Birds   3OT FTH  
Rusty Cup 3OT   FTH BS   HGT Dirty Birds   Els Bells Rahm & Cokes   Fore Fathers Village Idiots   FTH BS  
Dirty Birds 3OT   BS Village Idiots   Dirty Birds 3OT   FTH Els Bells   Sultans of S Fore Fathers   FTH Els Bells  
Mother Hackers 3 OF   BS Rahm & Cokes   Sultans of S Dirty Birds   Fore Fathers Els Bells   Fore Fathers Els Bells   FTH Village Idiots  
3OT Sultans of S   Rusty Cup BS   Dirty Birds FTH   Fore Fathers Els Bells   Fore Fathers Els Bells   Dirty Birds FTH  
3OT Sultans of S   Village Idiots BS   Dirty Birds Rusty Cup   Els Bells FTH   Rahm & Cokes Fore Fathers   Els Bells FTH  
Els Bells 3OT   BS Rahm & Cokes   Sultans of S Dirty Birds   Els Bells 3OT   FTH Fore Fathers   FTH Fore Fathers  
HGT 3OT   Fore Fathers BS   Mother Hackers Dirty Birds   Els Bells Village Idiots   Fore Fathers BS   FTH Rahm & Cokes  
3OT Fore Fathers   Mother Hackers BS   Els Bells Dirty Birds   Els Bells Dirty Birds   3OT Fore Fathers   Sultans of S FTH  
Dirty Birds 3OT   BS Els Bells   Dirty Birds 3OT   BS Els Bells   Fore Fathers FTH   Fore Fathers FTH  
FTH 3OT   BS HGT   Dirty Birds Fore Fathers   Sultans of S Els Bells   Dirty Birds Fore Fathers   FTH 3OT  
3OT Rusty Cup   BS FTH   Dirty Birds HGT   Rahm & Cokes Els Bells   Village Idiots Fore Fathers   BS FTH  
3OT Els Bells   BS Rusty Cup   Dirty Birds FTH   3OT Els Bells   Sultans of S Fore Fathers   Dirty Birds FTH  
Mother Hackers 3OT   Fore Fathers BS   Dirty Birds Rusty Cup   Village Idiots Els Bells   Fore Fathers BS   Rahm & Cokes FTH  
3OT Sultans of S   Els Bells BS   Dirty Birds Rusty Cup   Els Bells BS   Rahm & Cokes Fore Fathers   Village Idiots FTH  
HARLEM GOLF TROOTERS   MOTHER HACKERS   RAHM & COKES   RUSTY CUP   SULTANS OF SWING   VILLAGE IDIOTS  
HGT Sultans of S   Mother Hackers Rusty Cup   Village Idiots Rahm & Cokes   Mother Hackers Rusty Cup   HGT Sultans of S   Village Idiots Rahm & Cokes  
Rahm & Cokes HGT   BS Mother Hackers   Rahm & Cokes HGT   Rusty Cup Village Idiots   FTH Sultans of S   Rusty Cup Village Idiots  
3OT HGT   Dirty Birds Mother Hackers   Rahm & Cokes Fore Fathers   Sultans of S Rusty Cup   Sultans of S Rusty Cup   Village Idiots Els Bells  
HGT BS   Village Idiots Mother Hackers   Rahm & Cokes Rusty Cup   Rahm & Cokes Rusty Cup   Els Bells Sultans of S   Village Idiots Mother Hackers  
HGT Dirty Birds   Mother Hackers Sultans of S   Els Bells Rahm & Cokes   Rusty Cup 3OT   Mother Hackers Sultans of S   Fore Fathers Village Idiots  
Rusty Cup HGT   Mother Hackers Rahm & Cokes   Mother Hackers Rahm & Cokes   Rusty Cup HGT   Sultans of S Fore Fathers   BS Village Idiots  
Rusty Cup HGT   Mother Hackers 3OT   BS Rahm & Cokes   Rusty Cup HGT   Sultans of S Dirty Birds   FTH Village Idiots  
HGT Mother Hackers   HGT Mother Hackers   Rahm & Cokes Village Idiots   Rusty Cup BS   3OT Sultans of S   Rahm & Cokes Village Idiots  
HGT Mother Hackers   HGT Mother Hackers   Rahm & Cokes Fore Fathers   Dirty Birds Rusty Cup   3OT Sultans of S   Village Idiots BS  
Village Idiots HGT   Mother Hackers Rusty Cup   BS Rahm & Cokes   Mother Hackers Rusty Cup   Sultans of S Dirty Birds   Village Idiots HGT  
HGT 3OT   Mother Hackers Dirty Birds   FTH Rahm & Cokes   Rusty Cup Sultans of S   Rusty Cup Sultans of S   Els Bells Village Idiots  
HGT Rahm & Cokes   Mother Hackers BS   HGT Rahm & Cokes   Village Idiots Rusty Cup   Sultans of S FTH   Village Idiots Rusty Cup  
Sultans of S HGT   Rusty Cup Mother Hackers   Rahm & Cokes Village Idiots   Rusty Cup Mother Hackers   Sultans of S HGT   Rahm & Cokes Village Idiots  
BS HGT   Mother Hackers Village Idiots   Rusty Cup Rahm & Cokes   Rusty Cup Rahm & Cokes   Sultans of S Els Bells   Mother Hackers Village Idiots  
Dirty Birds HGT   Sultans of S Mother Hackers   Rahm & Cokes Els Bells   3OT Rusty Cup   Sultans of S

Mother Hackers

  Village Idiots Fore Fathers  
HGT Village Idiots   Mother Hackers Rahm & Cokes   Mother Hackers Rahm & Cokes   BS Rusty Cup   Sultans of S Fore Fathers   HGT Village Idiots  
Sultans of S HGT   Mother Hackers 3OT   Rahm & Cokes FTH   Dirty Birds Rusty Cup   Sultans of S HGT   Village Idiots Els Bells  
HGT Mother Hackers   HGT Mother Hackers   Rahm & Cokes Fore Fathers   Dirty Birds Rusty Cup   3OT Sultans of S   Village Idiots FTH  
                                   


Jan 31, 2018 | Posted by Riley Boothby

2018 Thursday Men's League / Off Season In Review

     Hello and welcome to the 2018 Thursday Men’s League at Glen Eagles.  Naturally, with the opening of the course, thoughts will quickly turn to the best league in the area.  Joining the league is simple; send me an Email (riley@gleneaglesgolf.com) and I'll make sure you're in.   

     As most are aware, the league “competition” occurs each Thursday starting April 26th.   Participants are free to play at any time during the day and with anyone of their choosing.   The beauty of the format is that it rewards both performance and participation.  You don’t necessarily hurt your team when you don’t play but you definitely help your team when you do play so please don’t be concerned if you can’t play every week.  Sure we have guys who play every week but many, many of the participants are simply unable to make that commitment but – and this is important – every player who signs up is important and valuable to their team.  All we ask is that you play as often as your schedule and wife permits.

 

So, What’s Been Going on Since We Last Spoke?

     It appears you're asking me to provide some sort of a review of the off season.  Well, I really don’t have much to say but here goes;

October

On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured.  The tragedy prompted rational thinking Americans to call for meaningful gun control legislation and mildly indifferent Senators, Congressmen and NRA members to hastily offer their “thoughts and prayers” on Twitter.

In an emotionally charged press conference addressing possible gun control legislation, NRA CEO and Executive Vice-President, Wayne LaPierre, delivered a tearful speech honouring the thousands of Americans who have tragically fallen victim to background checks.  “Because of our nation’s senseless gun control laws, men with histories of violence are unable to procure an assault-style weapon,” said a visibly annoyed LaPierre who noted that the latest massacre was “almost a week ago” and that the nations protracted discussions of gun control were “a little much” at this point.

*  Movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, is accused of sexually assaulting pretty much every woman in Hollywood prompting Kevin Spacey to seek treatment for homosexuality at a gay conversion therapy centre in Big Bone Lick, Kentucky.

*  In labour news, Ontario college teachers go on strike over a controversial proposed contract change that would allow the College Employer Council to raise the retirement age, which means teachers would have to continue striking for several years longer before they’d be eligible to collect their pensions.

 

November

*  On November 2, 2017, Scott Ostrem, walked into a Denver-area Walmart and started shooting people.  In this case, which left three people dead, it took police a full five hours to identify and track down the gunman because of the number of customers who drew their own guns during the shooting.

*  On November 5, 2017, Devin Kelley, massacred 26 people as they prayed at their Sunday morning church service.  Experts are calling the atrocity, the “worst mass church shooting in modern U. S. history” because only in America are gun massacres so violent and frequent that experts now feel the need to add subcategories to contextualize their magnitude.

*  Waving off the current allegations against him as attempts to sabotage his election bid, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore told reporters, “if the American public hadn’t listened to my victims, these women would never have accused me of such heinous crimes.”  Moore went on to say he would continue his run for the Senate despite the charges because while the norms had shifted, they had not shifted nearly as much in Alabama.

*  Charles Manson, the cult leader who formed what became known as the Manson Family in the late 1960’s died in jail on Sunday November 19, 2017.  Charlie’s death prompted, Jesus Christ to express his frustration with being forced to find yet another vessel for his reincarnation and subsequent Second Coming.  A spokesperson for the family kindly asked for “complete and utter chaos” while they grieve the psychopathic bastard’s passing.

*  In response to Leeann Tweeden’s allegations of being inappropriately groped by Al Franken, Democratic Party leaders issued calls for a convincing amount of condemnation for the Minnesota senator.  “It’s imperative that we unequivocally go through the motions of rejecting any and all forms of sexual misconduct” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, adding that he hadn’t ruled out taking steps to eventually look into the matter.

 

December

*  Republican leaders spoke shortly before the vote for their sweeping new tax bill.  “We’re not home yet, but I’m confident we have the heartlessness needed for this measure to move forward,” said bill co-author Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), adding that the utter contempt for the lives of middle class and poor Americans appeared to be “falling into place nicely.”  

*  Donald Trump set off yet another controversy when he formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  When asked to comment, God, a generally accepted authority on stuff like this was very clear that, as far as He was concerned, Jerusalem wasn’t really that big of a deal anymore.  Said the Heavenly Father, “Jerusalem lost a lot of its ‘cred’ once Jesus left”.

*  Cryptocurrency Bitcoin surged to just over $16,000 in early December.  Experts believe the volatility may be connected to the fact that we’re dealing with a pile of ones and zeros that have no attachment to any bank or government yet we’re still calling it legal tender, but they can’t say for certain.

*  The USGA and R & A jointly announced they’ll no longer field or consider call-ins from viewers as part of rules decisions.  WWE senior officials are apparently monitoring the decision to determine if professional wrestling should adopt a similar policy with respect to fan input during key matches. Rasslin’ purists who are against the change, feel impartial crowd oversight remains an integral aspect of the sport when it comes to exposing distracted, corrupt or biased referees.

*  The media is unsure how to characterize Doug Jones’ win over Roy Moore in a senate by-election when almost half of Alabamians voted for a racist, twice-barred, homophobic pedophile rather than a Democrat.  Knowledgeable insiders are predicting the former judge will now retire from politics to spend more quality time with other people’s teenage daughters.

*  Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, the disgraced Archbishop emeritus of Boston and the first high-level Catholic Church official to be accused of actively participating in the cover-up of child molestation, died at the end of this month.  Now, I know he actively assisted in the molestation/rape of hundreds of children, but I heard that one time, he shook a sick person’s hand so I think things will probably even out. 

Shortly after hearing a billionaire’s heart-wrenching story of how he’d like to have even more money, tearful Republicans unanimously pass the new $1.5 trillion tax bill. 

 

January

On January 1st, Golf Digest confirmed that the Earth’s successful completion of an orbit around the sun has inspired readers to; reconsider their half-way house choices, ride less, take an extra club and aim at the middle of every green. 

*  2018 got off to a rip-roaring start, thanks to scathing excerpts from Michael Wolff’s bombshell of a book, Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White HouseIn an effort to rectify Wolff’s portrait of him as an erratic, angry, and not especially intelligent man, Trump did what any rational world leader would do: He hopped on Twitter and announced he was, like, really smart.  A genius even.  And not just any kind of genius either.  He’s more like a very stable ‘Wile E. Coyote’ type of super genius.

*  Oprah Winfrey delivers an inspirational speech while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards prompting rumours that she’s “actively thinking” about running for President in 2020.  Knowledgeable insiders who are very knowledgeable about the inside of things immediately scoff at the idea saying there’s no way Americans are going to elect an unqualified TV host with absolutely no political experience.  At press time, both Uma Thurman and The Rock were purported to be in the running for V.P.

*   President Trump is back on the hot seat after the Wall Street Journal reported an alleged $130,000 payment made by one of his lawyers to an adult film star.   Sources state the intended purpose was to cover up an affair between the actress, Stormy Daniels, and the now-President of the United States.  A second accusation by, Jessica Drake, who is also an adult film actress, surfaced a short time later.  Drake was offered $10,000.  My take: Why aren’t more people talking about the pay equality issue in the porn star silencing industry?

*  U.S. foreign relations went further down the toilet when it was widely reported that President Trump, while speaking with a group of senators, referred to Haiti, El Salvador and the continent of Africa as a “bunch of shit-hole countries”.  When questioned about the incident, Trump insisted he didn’t swear and isn’t a racist although he admits to thinking we’d all be better off if those countries, “tried to act a little more Norwegian.”

*  Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Saturday January 13th, residents of Hawaii were stunned to read the following ominous warning, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.  SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER.  THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”  Hawaiians, when faced with what appeared to be their imminent annihilation, did what any normal, god-fearing person would do:  They forsook their sweethearts, shelter, and ever-lasting salvation for their Smartphones so they could tweet about it.  I wish I was making this up.

*  Cochrane city officials were stunned to learn their city wasn’t on the short list to host e-commerce giant Amazon’s new offices.  The omission was a particularly tough blow for Mayor, Jeff Genung, who was so sure we’d win that he pre-emptively razed the entire downtown.   

*  At 12:01 a.m. on January 20th, the United States Government shut down for the second time in five years which would have been a real shame except that only about 12% of the government was functioning. 

*  On Monday January 22nd, the Senate voted 81 to 18 to reopen the federal government, bringing the three-day shutdown to an end proving that Democrats could be as tough as anyone for almost 70 hours.

*  Larry Nassar, a doctor within Gymnastics USA and the Michigan State athletics department, was sentenced to 40 – 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting pretty much every young woman who came through either program since the early 1990’s.  During the impact statements, Dr. Nassar complained that him having to listen to 156 young women recount their experiences was akin to “cruel and inhuman” punishment.  The good news for Larry is now that he’s been sentenced, he won’t have to hear any more exhausting testimony from his victims.  The bad news: I understand child molesters don’t do so well in federal prison.

*  The Cleveland Indians announced that beginning in 2019, “Chief Wahoo” will not be seen on the team’s uniforms, banners and/or signs.  Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan admitted that mascot Chief Wahoo is no longer compatible with modern revenue growth expectations.

 

February

*  Fortunately, the month starts with a wonderful sports tradition – the Super Bowl – when millions of Americans set aside their differences and join together in rooting for or against professional football players depending on what they do or don’t do during the national anthem.

*  The Canadian Senate passed a bill to change our national anthem’s second line from “in all thy sons” to “in all of us” to make it more inclusive.  Critics jumped in immediately saying the piece still lacks a sufficient number of references to stuff like “rockets” and “bombs bursting” like the cool countries have in their anthems.

*  The 2018 Winter Olympics got underway in PyeongChang, South Korea.  The games featured 2,952 athletes, about 18,000 coaches/trainers/hangers-on and about 10 million Canadians who are convinced they could compete in events like skeleton, luge and/or bobsled if just given the chance.

*  Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, stormed the halls with an AR-15 rifle, killing 17 students.  Thankfully, American politicians rushed to offer their “thoughts and prayers” for the victims and their families so I think we can safely assume this will be last of this type of tragedies.

In an emotionally charged press conference addressing possible gun control legislation, NRA CEO and Executive Vice-President, Wayne LaPierre, delivered a tearful speech honouring the thousands of Americans who have tragically fallen victim to background checks.  “Because of our nation’s senseless gun control laws, men with histories of violence are unable to procure an assault-style weapon,” said a visibly annoyed LaPierre who noted that the latest massacre was “almost a week ago” and that the nations protracted discussions of gun control were “a little much” at this point.

... more to come

 

Riley


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