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March 26, 2009
  CFL star to join Canadian Bobsled teamPDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian Olympic Committee has set a goal to finish first overall at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. It will take more than belief and inspirational quotes from kids on television to beat out the world's top countries.

To compete with the world, Canada must do whatever is necessary to put them on the top of the podium. With the introduction of football player Jesse Lumsden to the Canadian bobsleigh program, the COC is proving that they are willing to break a sweat and put the best athletes in the games.

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March 26, 2009
  The FrayPDF files may take a moment to load

The Fray are a hard band to peg. On one hand, their songs feature strong piano-work and competent vocals. On the other hand, nobody has an impression of them outside of, "Hey, how about that song that plays during Gray's Anatomy?"

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February 05, 2009
  When coaches are negligentPDF files may take a moment to load

When youth sign up to play amateur sports they do so expecting to learn new skills, become more athletic and have fun.

The last thing a kid expects is that joining a sports team will result in death. Recently in Kentucky, a 15-year-old boy passed out at football practice and subsequently passed away three days later in hospital. The boy was practicing in 34 degree Celsius weather when the incident happened.

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January 22, 2009
  Defining elite, and also using the word PDF files may take a moment to load

If you are a fan of hockey or-- at the minimum-- a fan of the Calgary Flames, you have by now no doubt heard the story: since a 6-1 beat down by the San Jose Sharks at the HP Pavillion on Nov. 13, the Flames have surged to a remarkable 18-6-3 record.

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January 15, 2009
  You gotta fight for your right to . . . fightPDF files may take a moment to load

If you're like me, when it comes time to fight, you kick your opponent in the shin, squeal, run about 10 yards and get the crap kicked out of you. If you're Jarome Iginla, you look your opponent square in the eye, rip off your helmet and proceed to re-arrange his face.

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December 04, 2008
  What kind of suit will Don Cherry be buried in?PDF files may take a moment to load

They say that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes-- I tend to agree. Death becomes us all at some point, but the impact of the loss of life is never equal in our society. There are certain individuals that transcend their everyday surroundings and have an impact on the wider society that leaves an indelible mark on people forever. I feel that Don Cherry is a perfect example of this.

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November 20, 2008
  Football program's sea change arrives earlyPDF files may take a moment to load

With a mix of humility and dignity on his face, University of Calgary Dinos quarterback Deke Junior turned to The Score camera and said, "I'd like to say I love you to all my family back home. I'll try my heart out out here, let's go."

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October 16, 2008
  Hey nerds! Fantasy hockey is a serious gamePDF files may take a moment to load

There is a simple point that is often overlooked by fantasy hockey degenerates and those who know and understand it are the ones who usually end up winning money, prestige and chicks (the third option does not happen very often).

The reality is that the fantasy market place is a virtual petri dish of inequality. Anyone can draft Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin, but the late round picks are always where the smart general manager makes his or her hay.

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October 09, 2008
  Roberto Luongo: O captain, my captain!PDF files may take a moment to load

Something is rotten in the city of Vancouver. An announcement made by the Canucks general manager Mike Gillis has shocked hockey fans. No, it is not the Canucks' unusual pre-season exhibition victories. No, the rumours about Mats Sundin becoming a Vancouver Canuck have not come to fruition. It's the news that Roberto Luongo has been declared the new Canucks captain that is causing a stir in the NHL.

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October 02, 2008
  Our football is better than your footballPDF files may take a moment to load

There is a remarkable difference in the playoff structures of Canadian and American university/college football. The American system is not a fair judge of the best team in the nation.

In Canada, for a team to be crowned the Vanier Cup Champions, they must qualify for playoffs in their region, go through elimination rounds and then play in a championship game.

This is a fair system and can correctly determine the proper national champion because it forces the best teams to play each other.

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