Archive for May, 2009

Gargs Go Down In Opener

Posted by Redd FissherComments Off on Gargs Go Down In OpenerMay 14, 2009

OTTAWA (ODB) – Once the final out was registered, the scoreboard said it all. Sure, the Gargs were pounded and outplayed in a 17-12 loss to the Acadiens in their 2009 OCSL lidlifter. But that wasn’t the entire story Tuesday night at Hampton Yards. Nope. For that, you have to look a little deeper than […]

Frozen Vulcan: The Choke

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy1 CommentMay 14, 2009

As a fan of the game with a certain level of neutrality ,  I equate the Caps performance last night to Lucy, pulling the football away from Charlie Brown – Chuck being a symbol of a fan’s hope for a great conclusion to a great series. We ended up flat on our asses, looking around […]

Frozen Vulcan: Game of the Year

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Frozen Vulcan: Game of the YearMay 13, 2009

Unlike Sportsnet’s marketing department incorrectly labeling last night’s Yankees v. Jays game “The most anticipated game of the season” (if that’s true, what now Sportsnet? Everything going downhill from here?), I am going to go out on a limb and say this is the Game of the Year (of any sport). Penguins v. Caps tonight […]

Zoom Zoom: More Upheaval

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Zoom Zoom: More UpheavalMay 13, 2009

Here’s an interesting question: Would F1 without the drama off the track be interesting all? I ask the question because the past three races have been complete snoozefests, only made interesting by the drama not involving cars racing on the track. During the Spanish GP last weekend, my brother and I counted two passes during […]

The Rosin Bag: A.J. Still Our Bitch

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: A.J. Still Our BitchMay 13, 2009

Everyone is asking me about the Blue Jays. Friends, colleagues, family members. I’m in Ottawa and everybody wants to talk to me about the Blue Jays. What is this, 1993? I’ve gone from getting sideways looks after uttering “28 days until pitchers and catcher report” to “Dude did you see Halladay last night? Freaking awesome!”. […]

Frozen Vulcan: All Goes According To Script

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Frozen Vulcan: All Goes According To ScriptMay 12, 2009

And so we come to it then: Alexander Ovechkin and Sydney Crosby in a fight to the death, in a winner-take-all final game that will put a tidy little bow on a package that has done nothing but deliver. It hasn’t been the perfectly played series, and therein lies its charm. In almost every game […]

The Rosin Bag: Sportsnet’s Most Anticipated Game

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy1 CommentMay 12, 2009

According to Sporsnet I’m supposed to feel stoked about tonight’s matchup between Roy Halladay and his former understudy douchebag A.J. Burnett. Don’t worry, I am quite excited about the game, but like I’ve already mentioned I think Sportsnet went over the top by promoting it as the most anticipated game of the season. I’ll simply […]

Channeling Houston: Cherry’s Heir Apparent

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy2 CommentsMay 11, 2009

Don Cherry is old and senile and will soon have to retire from Coach’s Corner. In the past few weeks he’s dropped the f-bomb (although the CBC had it removed from public record), and attacked the “lefties” from out of nowhere as the picture of a killed RCMP officer is flashed on air. Hey, par […]

The Rosin Bag: Still On Top

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy2 CommentsMay 11, 2009

I asked for 14 wins. They gave me 12. It is May 11th and the Jays sit atop the American League East – nay- the American League. Twenty games in 20 days and they went 12-8, and the pitchers who were credited with the wins were; Jason Frasor (2), Scott Richmond (3), Brian Tallet (2), […]

The Twit: Weekend Prep Edition

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Twit: Weekend Prep EditionMay 08, 2009

Quick hits leading into the weekend: – No real developments concerning the Bettman/Balsillie story, save for a few anonymous quotes from NHL governors which are nothing more than posturing, and Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes calling the NHL a cartel. Yup, sounds about right. NHL executive Bill Daly shot back today calling the deal between Moyes […]