Time to clear off the desk with a nice-looking weekend beckoning, but first:
|See ya Sunday, Tone. Easy on the ziti there.|
One last read. You may have noticed I've been feeling kind of blah, maybe even crabby, about this World Limited Overs Baseball Classic. Man, I've tried to get into it, especially after Canada beat the U.S. (which I didn't see), making a point of watching Canada vs. Mexico (which I did see, at least five innings of it), after which I'm back to being blah...crabby about it again, or pretty close to the way it's put here: "To me, it's all like seeing the 'Eiffel Tower' in Vegas or 'visiting' Japan while at Epcot." Well, there's always the promise of better days ahead with opening day just around the corner.
Breaking news. The Champions League draw for the quarterfinal round, including Arsenal vs. Juventus (Yo, Patrick!) and Barcelona vs. Benfica, was made this morning. For the matchups and schedule, go here, and for the latest odds, go here.
Sports around town. After knocking off favoured Ottawa, York U. hosts McMaster in the Wilson Cup provincial university men's final Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Tait McKenzie Centre gym, both teams already ticketed for the CIS Final 10 basketball playdowns, March 16 to 19 in Halifax, while York's women's team are in Fredericton this weekend for their national final tournament.
Watching. If you read the previous post you already know. But this being a sports blog, I have to throw in something along the lines of balls, pucks and pads, so here goes -- start with the national women's hockey final at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on TSN, then slide smoothly over and start getting ready for next weekend's NCAA tournament/Final 10 doubleheader doozy of hoops with the usually top-drawer ACC final, 1:30 p.m. on the Score.
Not watching. Leafs vs. Tampa Bay, Saturday, 7 p.m., CBC. Let the Alek Suglobov Era begin!