Archive for October, 2006

The Pimple, Week 8

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Pimple, Week 8Oct 31, 2006

Quick everyone, reach for your tissues. If we are to believe the football pundits this weekend, we’re supposed to feel much pity for Shawn Merriman following his four game suspension for steroid use. Apparently, Merriman is a “good kid” who’s a “team player” and “upstanding citizen”. Ummm, no. Merriman can now be placed on an […]

The Soccer Pimp Revisited

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Soccer Pimp RevisitedOct 27, 2006

A few years ago (by the looks of it, back when I still had room for Michael Landsberg in my life), I wrote this little column for The Voyageurs website (check out their forum: It’s the web’s premium gathering place for Canadian soccer). I’ve dusted it off a bit and am offering it to you […]

The Rosin Bag: We Care, Already!

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: We Care, Already!Oct 26, 2006

Alright, it’s time for me to get on my box (taking my box out of the closet, blowing the dust off, placing it in the middle of the room and climbing up). Fans care about players cheating. Pure and simple. We do. That’s a message for you in the media that don’t think we care […]

Frozen Vulcan: Sharks Sighting

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Frozen Vulcan: Sharks SightingOct 26, 2006

A rare shark sighting in this part of the world, courtesy The NHL on TSN. With the World Series in a rain delay, it allowed me to check in on one of the top teams in the West, a privilege usually reserved for our Western compatriots and night owls with the Centre Ice package. First […]

Frozen Vulcan: On Cue

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Frozen Vulcan: On CueOct 25, 2006

As if reacting to the media criticism before the game last night, the Leafs and Sens provided us with the sparks and fireworks that had been deemed missing in their first two meetings. If you’re looking for a game to spiral out of control you need one of the teams to embarrass its opposition, and […]

Frozen Vulcan: Rekindling a Rivalry

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Frozen Vulcan: Rekindling a RivalryOct 24, 2006

The topic du jour amongst hockey columnists in Ontario seems to be the absence of the usual ill will in the Battle of Ontario. Many of the usual suspects have gone; Domi, Roberts, Havlat, Quinn, Hossa. Daniel Alfredsson and Darcy Tucker seem to be the only holdovers from the “good old days”. Perhaps that explains […]

The Pimple, Week 7

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Pimple, Week 7Oct 24, 2006

I come to you tonight live from my living room as I watch Monday Night Football. No, this is not a running diary but don’t be surprised if random comments about the game make their into this week’s Pimple. It’s an appropriate setting as well since I wish to reflect on this year’s MNF broadcast, […]

Frozen Vulcan: My First New Jersey Devils Post

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Frozen Vulcan: My First New Jersey Devils PostOct 24, 2006

One David “Pepper” DeRosa requested a few weeks ago that I stop focusing so much on the Senators and start talking about “winning” hockey teams, you know, like the New Jersey Devils. Well, I aim to please the people, so here it is. The Devils played Saturday night. They played and lost. They played and […]

Frozen Vulcan: Ottawa Turning on Spezza

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Frozen Vulcan: Ottawa Turning on SpezzaOct 22, 2006

For years now I’ve been harping about Jason Spezza’s liabilities on the defensive end. In fact, it’s triggered some pretty heated arguments betweens friends and colleagues. According to Chris Stevenson, the rest of the city appears to be waking up: Boos for Spezza Senators centre Jason Spezza heard it from the crowd at Scotiabank Place […]

The Rosin Bag: Quiet All the Doubters

Posted by MimglowComments Off on The Rosin Bag: Quiet All the DoubtersOct 22, 2006

You know, I’m pretty sick of hearing about how bad the National League is when compared with the American League. Although I don’t care much for the St. Louis Cardinals, and although the Tigers are a better feel-good story, I hope the Cardinals prove all the doubters wrong and win the World Series – emphatically […]