Sunday, January 19, 2014

An NHL brawl and Cool Runnings part 2

From where I sit it looks like the NHL is facing a question...

Specifically, is there really 'no such thing as bad publicity'? The Canucks-Flames brawl has again raised the debate over fighting in hockey. To that I say, watch the people in the stands during the video, they certainly don't seem to be complaining. As for who started it, there's plenty of blame to go around. Tortorella didn't need to respond to Hartley's goonery with his own goons. At the same time, what was Hartley really trying to accomplish apart from making everyone look stupid? I know Tortorella will be in big trouble from the NHL for trying to get to the Flames lockerroom after the first period, but shouldn't Hartley be facing some sort of punishment for inciting the brawl in the first place? Despite all of that this fight has generated a ton of interest for the NHL, and a guaranteed sell-out for the next game.

The Reggae Boys are heading back to the Winter Olympics...


At least they qualified to go to Sochi. The question is whether they will be able to afford to go. It's not an easy task to even get the privilege to go, even harder to find the money. Jamaica is an Olympic power in the summer games, so the question is if they will find the funds for their 2-man bobsled crew. Since 1988, it's been an inspiring sight, watching the distinct colours of the Jamaican bobsleds hurtling down the track. However, funding has always been an issue. Hopefully, the money can be found. At the very least, we can get a sequel to Cool Runnings.
At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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