Friday, November 27, 2009

Remembering Roller Hockey

I've been thinking lately about the long-defunct Roller Hockey International. Thankfully, I was able to get all my thoughts together for a new article.


- ER

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Random Thoughts

It's been a while since I posted something that wasn't promoting an article or podcast, or a video from YouTube. Things have been busy. I know that's not an excuse, but it is the truth.

Anyway, there's been a few things on my mind lately.

*I don't want the Blue Jays to trade Roy Halladay. But for the sake of the franchise, it has to be done.

*The Raptors have a decent shot at making the playoffs. If they play well, they can probably finish somewhere between 5th (a long shot) and 8th (reasonable). However, if they keep losing to teams like the Charlotte Bobcats by 35 points, it's going to be a very long and ugly season.

*For what they've got, the Habs have done well. The playoffs are possible, but not guaranteed.

*What has happened to the Detroit Red Wings?

*Am I the only person not interested in watching Glee?

*Obama is still the best person to lead the United States. Just be patient. It's funny how political allegiances will cloud rationality.

*Local Television vs. Cable Companies: I don't care. Both sides have problems.

*Too many judgements about the CBC are based soley on the television side. CBC Radio is the number one reason why the Corp. should exist in the first place.

*Niles Crane makes me want to buy Ikea furniture.

*Prose. Definition: This

That is all.

- ER

Friday, November 20, 2009

Theatre @ York

Episode 13 of This Is Toronto is now available!

This latest edition features a preview of Theatre@York's 2009-10 season.

NEXT EPISODE: Dec. 4, 2009

- ER

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fighting For a Fair Schedule

Good Monday morning. Shameless promotion time. My latest article from takes a look at the NHL's unbalanced schedule.


- ER

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I recently asked a number of baseball bloggers and writers for their favourite memory from the past season. The end result was the Most Valuable Memories of MLB 2009.

Enjoy and feel free to share your most valuable memories.

- ER

Monday, November 09, 2009

Define Yourself

Episode #12 of This Is Toronto is now available!

This latest edition features a preview of the 13th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival; Nov. 11-15

NEXT EPISODE: Nov. 20, 2009

- ER

Friday, November 06, 2009

Final Thoughts: MLB Playoffs

Can't help but smile. I picked the right team and it was a perfect prediction! Of course, it doesn't mean I'm an expert. But it certainly feels good ;-)

New York's victory ties in nicely with the Joe Torre/Tom Verducci book, The Yankee Years, which I finished reading a few days ago. The Yankee Years gives a vivid description of how the Yankees have operated over the last 15 years. This allowed me to really understand this famous organization and appreciate the significance of their World Series success.

I'm happy for George Steinbrenner, who really doesn't control the franchise anymore and acts as a figure head. The Boss (and despite what we hear, is still a human being) isn't as healthy as he use to be. This champioship will make things easier for him.

I'm happy for Jeter, Pettitte and Matusi. But this doesn't mean I've developed a love for the New York Yankees. I still view them as the enemy. Some might argue this championship was bought and yes, that is somewhat true. However, the players still have to perform regardless of how much they make. New York could've easily been a team of rich underachivers.

Finally, congratulations to the former Blue Jays who were part of the champion Yankees:

- A.J. Burnett (I'm going to bite my tongue)
- Eric Hinske (still biting)
- Josh Towers (Technically, he didn't see any post-season action so I doubt he would be included. But I think he's on the 40-man roster)

To sum up: 5 out of 7 = 71% Not bad at all.

- ER

Monday, November 02, 2009

Re. The Hamilton Tigers

Did you know the city of Hamilton had an NHL team? It's true. They were known as the Hamilton Tigers.

Don't worry. This article will explain everything ;-)


- ER