Now that the Leafs have signed up their top two defencemen who led them all the way to ninth place in the conference this season for the bargain basement price of $10 million a year, there's only one thing to say: Bring on the weekend!
Is Bryan McCabe worth it? Are any of these pro athletes 'worth it'? That's not a debate. It's a dunking tank.
Anyway, I'm tired and crabby. After all that dunking, let's put away these wet things lying around the desktop and go home and get into a dry martini.
One last read. As anyone who grew up collecting cards, stickers, or Beehive Corn Syrup photos and tokens knows, it can get kind of difficult to get 'em all. Now consumers in England are up in arms about World Cup stickers:
With 17 football stars from each of the 32 teams to find, plus a team photograph, a badge and pictures of the stadiums, it could cost more than £100 to complete one album.
Collectors all over the world are logging on to website forums trying to find someone with whom to swap surplus stickers. Some are complaining that they have a huge surplus of some players while others are as rare as an England penalty shoot-out win. One calls them “a damn rip-off”.
£100? Isn't that, after conversion, about the price of an upper-deck ticket to a Leafs game? Before the McCabe deal, that is?
And did that broken bone in ancient time
Run upon Carrington's training ground green?
And was the holy lamb of God
Kicking footballs with both feet seen?
Sports around town. Did we mention the World Cup is a week away? Let's play two with the Lynx: the Lady Lynx facing Vermont at 4 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke, followed by the Lynx men against Virginia Beach at 6 p.m.
Watching. England vs Jamaica, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sportsnet. I'm beginning to think England are going to win this World Cup, but I'm sure Sven Goran Eriksson will do something here to dissuade me from actually investing in that proposition.
Not watching. L.A. at New York WNBA, 4 p.m. Sunday, ABC. If those Americans don't watch the Stanley Cup playoffs, then we don't have to watch the WNBA. Um, come to think of it, they don't watch the WNBA either.