No Competition for EA Sports

I have to confess to something: I'm the victim of a vicious addiction. I'm forced to satisfy this craving every night in the comfort of my own home, with my arms outstretched and my mind awash with euphoria. There's nothing like loosening your grip on reality, is there? Of course, I'm talking about my beloved Xbox 360. [...]

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Fat Cats and Fatter Donations

Today, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens donated $10 million (?!) to the Montreal children's hospital. Make no mistake, that's a substantial contribution from a hockey player. (Yes, I understand that it'd be more of a commitment for a forklift driver) If, say, a baseball or basketball player were to make an equivalent donation to their [...]

Badminton—Another word for “Jedi Training”

Me vs. Badminton—An Origin Story I was never a huge fan of P.E. in high school. Always with the softball, ultimate frisbee and 10-mile runs—never about the Smash Bros., Halo or Modern Warfare. There were Xbox games to play, girls to hide from, colourful new herbs to smoke, difficult classes to kill my confidence. I was always too [...]

Martin St. Louis Retires-Why He’s Bigger than the Game

Last month, the Mighty Mouse of hockey retired from the professional game. It was a decision that concerned his family above all else. With his three sons entering their teen-hood, the Laval native chose to end his career on a positive note—as a key member of a team that came within one game of the Stanley Cup Final [...]

The Vancouver Canucks and the Fair-weather fan

I've been a hockey fan for as long as I can remember—and a Canucks fan for even longer (ignore the space-time continuum slip). With a Pavel Bure "Russian Rocket" poster strewn across my wall at the age of four I thought being good at the game took nothing more than speaking broken English. All that changed [...]