End of another week. Before heading out into the road salt, a few items here to clear off the desktop, starting with our ongoing Grey Cup blog search. Haven't heard yet from either of our bloggers -- typical Lotus land sleeping late stuff, I reckon -- so to invoke executive privilege let's just go ahead and introduce JABS' Official Blogger of the 2005 Grey Cup Game (at least for this hour, it is):
I'm pumped, infact I couldn't be happier, I just hope that after I've polutted my viens with more alcohol than I can handle and the final gun sounds on Sunday that Clay and I will be able to make it home in time for the parade. Regardless of the outcome of the game though we're going to light it up and burn Vancouver down.
Go for it, D. Say hi to Fergie for me. And don't forget to pack the Spellcheck.
|LUCAS OLENIUK/TORONTO STAR|
|Soward to reprise the popcorn moment, with a new twist.|
One last read: In case you missed it in the morning links here earlier, Gordon Burn's obit on George Best is the best I've read all day, and deserves a look. And amid the tributes, The Times has this warts-and-all look.
Sports around town: I say Tentanda via, you say Vela Arbor Aevo. Of course you guessed it: York's ballers are coming down from their perch at the edge of the world to face U of T downtown tonight at the Sports Gym. Women's game starts at 6, men on at 8 p.m.
What I'm watching: Grey Cup, Sunday, 5:30 p.m., CBC. Hoping for a good game. Oh all right, and a wardrobe malfunction, too.
Not watching: Best of Leafs Lunch, Saturday, 9 p.m., Leafs TV. It's early in the third period in Carolina, Leafs are down by one and you and your pals are cursing at Pat Quinn for the 12th time on the night. And without warning, the host changes the channel to this.
Punters corner: You can go to the Linebacker. Or Chris Schultz. But only here can you find five Pro-line picks that you can't get anywhere else. And for good reason (for entertainment purposes only, not to be used as the basis for a wager and -- just to let you know, I cashed on my Nick and Jessica splitsville over-under of 40 months this week. So life's pretty darned good right now.)
CHE V win (1.3) at PMO. Roman Abramovich’s parrot ordered to remain on board his yacht in New Zealand port; Chelsea owner responds by buying entire country and loaning it out to Milwall.
MTL V win (1.95) at TOR. On this week’s Queer Eye for the Satellite Hot Stove Guy, the panel welcomes the return of Pierre LeBrun, but wonders what happened to the shiny grey tie with the bad fold that looked like two sausages of a few weeks back.
GB-PHI tie (3.2). As Eagles stumble out of contention, Philly fans petition NFL to change team name to Avian Flu.
MTL V win (2.4) vs EDM. Argos’ R. Jay Soward to expand his end zone celebration of last week, bringing bag of popcorn and clean jeans to Fergie during halftime show.
NYJ H win (2.6) vs NWO. With Brooks Bollinger starting, Jets offer free champagne to first 20,000 fans, and unlimited double shots of 151 to anyone who lasts till the end.