Tuesday, January 21, 2014

All Good (Sports) Things Come To An End

The only thing this guy couldn't do? Cook.
Congratulations on your retirement Anthony Calvillo!

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I introduced you to Wade Redden and Santa Claus last month. He recently retired after 14 years in the NHL. Don't worry kids. Santa is still going strong!

Henrik Sedin is seeing his ironman streak end tonight for the Vancouver Canucks at 679 games. It started in March of 2004 but last Thursday he took a late crosscheck in the back of the ribs against Phoenix. Sedin has also been playing through a finger injury that requires him to wear a splint. So Henrik won't be in the lineup tonight against Edmonton.

To extend Henrik's streak though, the Canucks should have brother Daniel wear his jersey. As you'll see here, the refs have trouble telling them apart sometimes...

Joining Henrik on the sidelines is his coach. Yes, "All Good Torts Things Come To An End." John Tortorella should NOT have done this Saturday night. The NHL has suspended Torts for 15 days, without pay.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Words of Wisdom from Dr. Maya Angelou

Happy New Year!
  • I was NOT "bored" ringin' in the New Year! Unfortunately, my wife beat me on the Scrabble "board" 339-334:(
  • Up late last night/early this morning listening to the last JT the Brick show in that time slot before he moves to 3 pm PST beginning Monday.
  • The night before I was up until after 2 am going that extra mile for a voiceover client. Love my job!

The Winter Classic WAS one on New Year's Day! Over 105, 000 people in Ann Arbor, Michigan in Michigan Stadium to watch Toronto and Detroit live while 3.57-million Canadians watched it on TV and 4.4-million American viewers - making it the second most-watched regular season NHL game since 1975 in the US! Oh, Toronto won in the shootout 3-2.

We watched this great interview with Dr. Maya Angelou as 2014 hit. Words of wisdom from this 85-year-old for young people at the start:
  • Forgive yourself
  • Watch for open doors
Toward the end of the 14-minute interview, Dr. Angelou said for this new year to:
  • Tell the truth to yourself and to the children
  • Live in the present. Don't deny the past and know the charge on you is to make this country more than it is today!