Monday, November 28, 2011

Predicting the Football Future

Too bad I didn't place a bet yesterday on the Grey Cup!

Our team in British Columbia, the Lions, won 34-23 in front of 54, 313 fans at BC Place Stadium. An amazing turnaround as they started the season 0-5!

Let this be an inspiring message for the Buffalo Bills, who have dropped four straight now to sit at 5 wins and 6 losses. The Jets (not Winnipeg's) beat us yesterday, 28-24.

Also, in the past seven seasons a team with a losing record after 11 games has made the NFL playoffs:
  • 2004 - St. Louis 
  • 2005 - Washington 
  • 2006 - Philadelphia 
  • 2007 - Washington
  • 2008 - San Diego 
  • 2009 - New York Jets 
  • 2010 - Seattle
Go Bills! 
Here is another prediction for you: the BC Lions will win the Grey Cup again in 2012!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Welcome Back, Crosby!

Nice Movember moustache there Gabe Kaplan!
Flashback to the late '70's and a young John Travolta in red.

This guy needs no introduction. He returned to the NHL yesterday after missing ten months of action:

Four points for Sidney Crosby yesterday! That concussion cannot keep him from competing anymore! St. Louis will play Pittsburgh tomorrow and then Ottawa visits the Consol Energy Center on Friday. Buffalo doesn't have to worry about Sid the Kid until December 17. Whew!

The NHL is almost 94 years old. The ball/puck got rolling on November 26, 1917 and, as you can see at the link, the Ottawa Senators were one of the original teams. I had the opportunity to do a voiceover earlier this month recapping the Sabres' strong rivalry with the Senators. Where were you in 1997? The Red Wings won it all that season...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Best Deal Ever at McDonald's?

That's what my script said yesterday for another Buffalo Sabres' sponsor read. I thought about going to McDonald's for my lunchtime coffee BUT I opted for my usual Tim Hortons.

Nice to have McDonald's on board though as a sponsor again with the Kelowna Chiefs. Building Stronger Community is the motto for this season.
Kelowna Chiefs taking part in the Remembrance Day
ceremony at the Rutland cenotaph.
Photo Credits to:
Alex Hill - Imagine Grafx

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Catching up on Football! 5 Buffalo Bills' Game Recaps

Kelowna is home to some retired CFL football players. That was the front page story last Friday by Warren Henderson of the Capital News. Here is the link.
On Saturday morning I had a great breakfast with NFL artist, Bob Mueller. He gave me several prints - including Deion Sanders as a Dallas Cowboy (the Buffalo Bills' next opponent) and Jim Brown, who many consider the greatest running back in NFL history. Deion made the Hall of Fame this summer and I love how he opened his speech!

Bob is a great speaker too!
Check out the link to an interview in late September on my blog.

I have not linked to any of my "Thurman Thomas Show" game recaps since late September so let's catch up:)  
Crazy Sunday statistic from the NFL: Patriots receiver Wes Welker had 9 receptions for 136 yards. Compare that to Chad Ochocinco, who has 9 catches for 136 yards ALL season. Ouch!

    Thursday, November 03, 2011

    "Courageous" content

    Last month, we had the chance to take in the movie "Courageous." Honor Begins At Home is what the tagline should read below. Sitting behind us at the Kelowna movie theatre was the stunt coordinator on the film, Jimmy Broyden. It was great to meet him. Jimmy has an awesome resume!

    I went to high school in Kelowna with Stu Aspinall. He is a firefighter in Coquitlam, BC now. It is Stu's birthday tomorrow and, more importantly, with Veterans Day/Remembrance Day (Canada) coming next Friday, I wanted to share this very special song he wrote and the accompanying video he coordinated:

    Please download the song from iTunes or It's only 99 cents and you will be helping a great cause. Feel free to share this with your friends!