So another NFL season has come and gone with many great memories and heartbreaks, however with that said there are millions of football fans still playing Madden 13, a football game developed by EA Sports. This is a very good game with great graphic and game play, but I am not here to rate the game, (8.5/10) but to talk about the possibility that the Madden Curse has been broken. John Madden an ex-NFL coach and commentator who lent his name to EA sports to create the football game, which came out in 1988 and the series has had a game every year since 1993. The “curse” started in 1999 when they decided to put a known NFL player on the cover instead of John Madden. Continue reading
So it is that time of year again, no not an official holiday, but in Canada and especially in the United States it might as well be considered a holiday, to most Football fans it is Super Bowl Sunday! February 3rd over 73 000 fans will go to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to watch the San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens to compete for the top football prize the Vince Lombardi trophy. You can also count on the fact that there will be a projected amount of 100 million people in the United States watching the game with millions more in Canada and across the globe watching as well.
“This blog was supposed to be my first blog not related to sports, but out of the blue the NHL has ended the lockout and I had said I would only write articles and pieces about Hockey once the lockout ended so here you go.”
Words many did not think they would hear until the summer time or even later. The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to a tentative deal and now the NHL can start the season. The new deal will run for 10 years till September 2022, with an option to terminate the deal after eight years. The players managed to fix their pension plan, they have agreed to a limit on signing free agent contracts which is 7 years and 8 if it is a contract extension with their own team and the somehow (although it was agreed upon a while ago). Continue reading
With the Toronto Blue Jays making a big splash in the off-season I got really excited for the upcoming baseball season, but it also had me day dreaming about the team that made many people fall in love with, but also broke many of their hearts, the Montreal Expos, nos amours. The Montreal Expos started their first season in 1969 and was a true gem in the eyes of Montrealers, Canadians and baseball fans, nevertheless with a lot of bad luck after the 94 strike the Expos left town after the 2004 season which created a hole in many of our hearts. This post however is not about how sad or angry I am about losing the Expos, it is about the happy thoughts that come to mind and about the great times I had in the cavarness Olympic Stadium with the team I loved and enjoyed going to see. Before I go down memory lane in the BIG O I need to share some history in to how and why I started to like baseball and the Spos.
***Warning: This post may have a small bias mainly because this is an opinion and some may be offend about what I say towards a team you support, I do apologize in advance if I have offended anyone, however I am just trying to get a point across. Feel free to debate with me about what I have said.***
The National Football League (NFL) is the most popular major sports league in the United States of America. It has a large fan base in Canada too and of course with the Hockey lockout more Canadians are looking towards the NFL for a different sport and entertainment, lucky for them the playoffs are just around the corner. The NFL playoffs are a very exciting time of year and get very interesting especially if you have a team you are cheering for in Canada. I have noticed that people pick teams before the playoffs start and give them their allegiance for the time being, luckily for me ,my favorite team the Cincinnati Bengals have made it to the post season again and for now I do not need to hop on any bandwagon. Another fun part of the NFL playoffs is the super bowl which means time to gather some friends a lot of food and drinks and enjoy the game no matter who is playing, although it would be even better if a team we actually cheer for makes it. This year the AFC Continue reading