A new old tradition revived for Mondays, anyway, here's a few things you might have missed over the weekend while you were busy planning the Stanley Cup parade:
Live from the Italian Alps, it's the world foosball championships:
On Saturday night, Mr. Collignon and his doubles partner, Ismael Saban, also of Belgium, won the doubles championship, besting a Canadian doubles team in a hard-fought overtime match.
As for the event, despite a brief flare-up between the Austrian men’s doubles team and the Canadians in the semifinals, the event seemed a warm and familial affair. But that is not to say that there was no opportunity for foul play.
Flare-up. Foul play. Canada loses in OT. Sounds like there's a story there, somewhere.
That FIFA World Cup final game ball up for weekend auction? Sold for $2.4 million U.S., or $100,000 less than the Ferrari.
Despite all his accomplishments, he doesn't have a Joe Sakic/Steve Yzerman aura about him, and his Ray Bourque style Stanley Cup win really didn't tug the hockey world's heart strings the way it probably should have. (Then again, he's got a ways to go before calling it a career.)
I guess the thing I'm wondering is why no one's talking about Brind'Amour this season. As it stands now, he's an early candidate for the Hart Trophy.