Archive for March, 2009

Soccer Pimp: Toronto FC – No Ticket To Be Had

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Soccer Pimp: Toronto FC – No Ticket To Be HadMar 19, 2009

So much for those who said Toronto FC’s success would be a flash in the pan, an anomaly that would right itself in time: for the third straight season, Toronto FC has sold every ticket of every game. There’s a wonderful write-up in the Globe and Mail by Neil Davidson, which explains how the stadium […]

Soccer Pimp: Hooray! (I think?)

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Soccer Pimp: Hooray! (I think?)Mar 18, 2009

And so the next frontier in Canadian soccer history has been breached: Vancouver will join MLS in 2011. They will join Toronto FC as the other Canadian entry in what is (in theory) an American soccer league (although with MontrĂ©al and Ottawa in the on deck circle, how far can we really be from a […]

Zoom Zoom: Another Day, Another Blunder

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Zoom Zoom: Another Day, Another BlunderMar 17, 2009

Fresh off yesterday’s post announcing my tepid enthusiasm regarding the upcoming Formula 1 season, Bernie Ecclestone dropped another bomb on racing fans. It appears Bernie thought that a points system didn’t work. It appears he somehow thought that of all the things ailing F1, the way a champion is determined is what deserved his attention. […]

Zoom Zoom: I Suck at Boycotts

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Zoom Zoom: I Suck at BoycottsMar 16, 2009

Here I was, all set to boycott F1 this year after Bernie Ecclestone yanked the series out of North America completely, choosing some oil-rich country with lots of money-filled envelopes over the 30-year loyalty of the Canadian GP. That, and the continuing bias towards Ferrari that the organizers have clearly demonstrated over recent years had […]

Zoom Zoom: …and we’re back!

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Zoom Zoom: …and we’re back!Mar 16, 2009

I had to curb my sports viewing over the past couple of days as our family welcomed its newest furry member, a puppy named Maya. It’s my first puppy and as much as people warn you of the work that goes into training a dog, it is still overwhelming. Less sleep, less down time, always […]

The Rosin Bag: Dank U Wel

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: Dank U WelMar 11, 2009

Head? Consider yourself turned. Eyebrow? Inquisitively raised . The Dutch have done it again. In an 11-inning thriller the Dutch National Baseball team upset the mighty Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic. Despite Colorado Rockies pitcher Jubaldo Jimenez striking out 10 Dutch hitters in 4 innings (WOW!), the Nederlanders were also able to keep […]

Frozen Vulcan: Montreal Media Strike Again

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Frozen Vulcan: Montreal Media Strike AgainMar 10, 2009

I generally don’t touch on hockey too much around these parts because the last thing we need is another hockey blog from a half-wit Canadian. I watch hockey and follow the Senators rather closely, but I am by no means an expert. Having said that, I think most who are outside the Montreal media’s direct […]

The Rosin Bag: Loser’s Lament – Canada Breaks Hearts (reprise)

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: Loser’s Lament – Canada Breaks Hearts (reprise)Mar 10, 2009

Someone will have to explain to me someday why I have a knack for picking losers in sporting events. I don’t mean the throwaway selections one makes when your team is eliminated, like how I supported the Steelers in this year’s Super Bowl, but rather those teams in which I invest emotionally. In my lifetime, […]

The Rosin Bag: “Allez-up, Cascade!” Part Two

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: “Allez-up, Cascade!” Part TwoMar 09, 2009

Our stomachs rumbling, leaving the stadium in search of sustenance was our first order of business following the game. Clearing out 42,000 fans is no quick endeavor however, and it took a good 15 minutes from the time we left our seats to making it outside, where a light rain was complicating the exodus. We […]

Soccer Pimp: Celebrate in style

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Soccer Pimp: Celebrate in styleMar 09, 2009

I thought this was just too good to pass up.