Monday, March 30, 2015

Fun with Hockey Numbers & Family Birthdays!

As time March-es on, I love having fun with numbers - and birthdays!

Since turning 51, that number has come up for me the last two weeks playing Sportsnet's Fantasy Hockey contest. What are the odds?:)
Actually, odd totals the last 4 weeks but even the previous 3. 

Two weeks left in the NHL season and only Alex Ovechkin has a chance to score 50 goals. He had two yesterday and could hit the magic 50 tomorrow night against Carolina. Next year he should hit 500 career goals!

Meanwhile, the Buffalo Sabres could hit 50 points with a win tonight against the second worst team in the league. Will they conquer the Coyotes on the road in Arizona? NEXT SEASON WILL BE BETTER!

Monday, February 02, 2015

Super Bowl Car Ads Were BAD - Just Like The Ending To The Game!

There were no WAS a (updated 4:39 pm) BMW car ad yesterday!
How could I forget seeing this from Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric?

*Updated 4:49 pm. Another one: 
The all-new Chevy Colorado offers built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi.

Brady, Marshawn and Wilson put on quite the show. Too bad Marshawn and Wilson couldn't work together at the end of the game to seal the deal for the Seahawks!
New England 28 Seattle 24

From the website:
Bill Belichick and Brady are champions for a fourth time. Butler's play ended a wild back-and-forth game between two great quarterbacks and two titanic coaches. It was a game worthy of the two best teams in the sport this decade. It was a game that reminded everyone watching why we love football so much.

I enjoyed watching most of the commercials. How about you?
The worst Super Bowl ads included the Mercedes-Benz "Fable" Commercial at #3:

The number 2 spot went to the Fiat “Blue Pill” commercial while the worst Super Bowl commercial, according to, was “Make Some Noise” from Lexus.

Other car ads during the Super Bowl included:
Seahawks players and fans are still furious right now!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Less IS More When It Comes To Bryan Adams

The one and only Bryan Adams performs in Kelowna tonight for the 30th anniversary tour of "Reckless." He was in his hometown of Vancouver last night.

On #ThrowbackThursday‬, I am reminded of the time Bryan was the headliner in Revelstoke in the "Summer of '91" when the BC government had these Music '91 Roadshows take place. The Doobie Brothers performed at Kelowna's City Park on June 9th that year too.

I was winding down my radio career in 1991 and had a quick interview with Bryan Adams in Revelstoke. Later that year I began working for Warner Music Canada for five years. Adams' management company, run by Bruce Allen, was on the same floor in Vancouver's Gastown as the Warner office but I never bumped into Bryan... ‪#‎Reckless‬ ‪#‎RalphLess‬

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NO More Christmas Sacks/Snacks But Happy New Year! Write YOUR Story In 2015

This is blog post #22 of 2014.
The sack leader in the NFL this season had 22.
Congrats to Justin Houston of Kansas City for leading the way!

I hope the man in red brought you a nice sack of toys for Christmas!
I believe Santa is more of a hockey fan than football fan.

Gotta love Christmas and kids, right? A bank teller pointed out something interesting to me yesterday: all three of our kids have 6 letters in their first name. Taking it one step further, I see that 66 will be the cumulative age of our three kids after their birthdays in 2015. I am not superstitious but 666 isn't the best number combination:)

I would like to wish you a happy and prosperous 2015!
As you go through the next year, remember that everyone has a story. Get to know more of them. Life is about relationships. Invest in them outside of social media.

As Pastor Phil Collins shared at our church on Sunday morning: "Every one of you has a story that will make me weep...we all face our giants." 
Jump into 2015 with Faith from willowparkchurch on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Most ONE-derful Time Of The Year!

Santa in a ONEsie? Stick to red big guy!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Santa Sightings and Singing In Chicago!

Yes, I along with others, put my best foot forward yesterday!
'Tis the season for more Chicago Cubs jokes as the World Series is NOT featuring them AGAIN:) Congrats to the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals - who play game three tonight!

One Chicago Cubs fan ordered a knockoff jersey from Asia of beloved former third baseman and announcer Ron Santo. Ooops!
PS I think Santa Claus is more of a hockey fan than baseball fan anyway as the sport has such strong roots in the north (Canada!).

Hot off the press today. it looks like there will be some rockin' at Wrigley next summer...

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Smile (even Sing the Anthem) If You Are A Hockey Fan!

Guess who else Has The VOice when it comes to hockey?

Mark Donnelly is a real pro as an anthem singer for the Vancouver Canucks. But he took a bit of a tumble on a trip in Penticton last Friday! See him NOT miss a beat right here.

The Calgary Flames' anthem singer has announced she is stepping back from the mic after 16 years. Heather Liscano gave a farewell performance tonight in Calgary BUT the Flames couldn't send her out on a winning note. The Canucks won 4-2 and that makes me smile!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Moms Deserve Only The Best!

The best defensive player in the NFL just did this for his Mom!

I noticed some cartoons in our local paper today had fun with Mom...
You can see the outcomes (in color!) for Hi & Lois here and for Zits here.

My last post was titled:
Family Numbers Are Better Than Football Or Social Media Numbers!

Could have called this one:
Family Members Are Better Than Football Or Social Media Numbers!

Three cheers for Mom! Send her some love - even via Facebook if you are miles apart...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Family Numbers Are Better Than Football Or Social Media Numbers!

Family numbers are more important than football or social media numbers!
I tweeted this not long ago:

The NFL is dealing with some serious issues and I think it will ultimately result in Commissioner Roger Goodell being shown the door. There is a new hashtag trending: #GoodellMustGo
More in this article.

I didn't get a left-handed tweet into my last blog post like the previous two posts, so here is another involving the quarterback who beat the Seahawks yesterday in San Diego:

Philip Rivers paid tribute to an injured teammate on the football field yesterday.

Did you know Philip Rivers married his junior high school sweetheart, Tiffany, in 2001? They have seven children...Touchdown!

San Diego is in Buffalo next Sunday. The Bills will be looking for their third straight win! Loved the hashtag in Buffalo for the home opener:

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Food For Thought: Go Seahawks!

The NFL season starts tonight nearby in Seattle!
Remember, there is NO I in TEAM - or Tomato:)
Neither the Seattle Seahawks or the visiting Green Bay Packers have an I in their name. But Green Bay has Julius Peppers in the lineup after coming over from Chicago. His hometown is Wilson, North Carolina.

Sorry Julius, but Russell Wilson will have a better game than you tonight as quarterback of the Hawks! His hometown is Richmond, Virginia but he appreciates his Canadian fans and brought the Lombardi trophy to Vancouver recently.
I am on dinner duty at chez Hass tonight and omelettes are on the menu - with a few instructions from my wife, a fan of post-it notes. I heard on sportstalk radio the other day that Jim Benning, the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, kind of goes overboard with post-it notes. You can read the newspaper article about that here.