Wednesday, September 26, 2012

When I'm 64: McCartney, Bobby Orr & more

Happy Birthday today to the Vancouver Canucks' Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel, who are a combined 64 years old. Don't know what their birthday plans are tonight but last year Henrik took in a Keith Urban concert.

For the first time since 1964 (the year I was born!) with the Beatles, Paul McCartney is playing Vancouver this fall: November 25th at BC Place. Enjoy a little animation accompaniment here for the Beatles' "When I'm 64":

If you take in a BC Lions football game at BC Place, the centre who solidifies the offensive line is Angus Reid - number 64. His website is: He is a great interview and a good writer as well, meaning he'll be a future broadcaster!

The amazing Bobby Orr doesn't do many interviews but you can go to the URL below for one.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Erin Andrews emailed me! viaSport brand is launched!

NOT the well known American sportscaster, who joined Fox Sports in early July and will be anchoring the prime time college football show tomorrow - BUT the media contact for viaSport here in British Columbia. The press release is below.

As we get set for the 64th Primetime Emmys on Sunday night, interesting stat involving the US Erin Andrews. Her dad was a six-time Emmy Award-winner. Part of the drama this year involves "Mad Men", who could set a record with a fifth straight win for best drama series.

Provincial sport agency unveils new brand

Vancouver, B.C. (September 20, 2012): The not-for-profit organization responsible for amateur sport in British Columbia unveiled its new brand, viaSport, as a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Formerly the BC Sport Agency, viaSport provides strategic leadership to B.C.’s sport sector to increase sport participation and improve sport delivery across the province.

“Our new name, viaSport, reflects our philosophy that sport is a powerful agent of positive change, for our families, our communities and our province,” explained Scott Ackles, chief executive officer, viaSport. “ViaSport reminds us that through sport, we learn, grow, gain confidence, and build life skills. Through sport, we become better.”

The BC Sport Agency was established in November 2011 to expand on the sport and healthy living work of 2010 Legacies Now, which leveraged the 2010 Winter Games to create sport and healthy living legacies in B.C. communities. The organization was formed with strategic guidance and input from the sport sector to create a unified voice for sport in B.C. ViaSport aims to form strategic partnerships, improve financial sustainability, and increase the efficiency of sport delivery in B.C.

“Sport has been a big part of my life since I was a kid,” said Bill Bennett, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. “It's really helped shape who I am today, and I know that's the case for many, many other British Columbians as well. Our government’s financial support of viaSport is an example of our commitment to ensuring sport is accessible and affordable for BC families."

Moray Keith, viaSport chair, is confident that the organization will change lives. “We believe in the transformative power of sport, and the viaSport brand conveys our commitment to using sport as a force for positive change to unite and energize communities throughout B.C.”

The viaSport logo features overlapping coloured circles, which represent how B.C.’s spectrum of sports work together to create a continuum of activity for people of all ages and abilities. The logo also features a play button, which conveys a call to action inviting everyone to participate in sport and physical activity.

ViaSport was established with support from the Province of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Visit for more information.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shouldn't sports make us smile?

Someone tell Sports Illustrated...
They have missed the mark on their last three covers:(

Another NHL lockout!? The fourth work stoppage in two decades to be precise. I am not impressed...

“Life is like a penalty box of hockey. You never know what you’re going to get.” ~ Gary “Gump” Bettman quote?

Hey! Maybe baseball can go to a 220 game schedule and the NFL to 22?

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Grass Is Always Greener....

  • On a football field (see my previous post for a classic pigskin pic). The NFL season starts tonight with the Super Bowl winning New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys. I predict the Cowboys will win the NFC East.
  • For Green Bay Packers fans. I think that they will win the Super Bowl in New Orleans next year.
  • For Saskatchewan Roughriders fans. Won their last game 52-0!
  • In retirement! Arrivederci Andy Roddick! America, Canada, Italy and many more countries will miss you on the tennis court!
  • At Wimbledon!
  • For Vancouver's The Green Men!
  • In September for Voiceover artists. VOAT!
  • When you get off the couch. Willow Park Church sermon from Glen Madden.
  • When you invest time with your family.

Why is no one wearing green? I guess the Hass is not always greener like in my backyard...