I've been looking these last few days for a good Grey Cup web log.
There are millions of blogs out there, and sports has its share -- Elisha Cuthbert on the NHL, Flea on the NBA, Jalen Rose for BET -- but the blogosphere is lacking on Canada's biggest game of pigskin. The CFL's website doesn't appear to have such a thing, which might not be too bad, given the state of some of thee offerings.
Take Flea, for example, from a band I never liked, posting about a team that's impossible to like:
firstly, i am wracked with guilt for putting down sasha and slava in my last entr
they wear the purple and gold they are my guys
i support them whole heartedly
and sasha played ok tonight
A sub-media eye view of the flapjack breakfasts, the curfews broken, and Fergie Does Gastown would be a useful alternative in countering the first law of sports: in big games, ignore the media buildup. The bigger the game, the more buildup there is and therefore, the more you ignore. It is merely noise; like intermission on Hockey Night in Canada, it's a good time to take a walk.
But something like Jalen, say, in his first posting? Much needed:
We left to go to Detroit after the game. By the time we got there, it was almost two in the morning. Ain't nothing cracking at two in the morning, because ain't nothing open but hospitals, jails and legs.
You don't get insights like that just anywhere. Where else but this kind of forum are we going to read about the latest Fergie wardrobe malfunction?
Perhaps I've missed something. But if anyone has any links to fill this void in my life, please send 'em along.