Good morning blog reader. I'm happy to report that there is clear skies and sunshine as you are waking up this morning.
First of all, was I the only one NOT at the AC/DC concert last night in Regina?
It has become one of those things where I'm kicking myself because I didn't get a ticket. Some people even said they were better than the Rolling Stones. I'll no doubtingly hear about how great it was and how it was a once in a lifetime experience and how I shoulda been there. I can't wait.
With Brett Favre signing in Minnesota recently and Michael Vick signing in Philadelphia, I have a couple thoughts or questions:
- who would you rather have? Vick, with the bad press that will follow and who hasn't played football in a few years, or Favre, (isn't he turning 60 something?) who showed last year that he still has "it" but can only keep that up for 10 or so weeks?
- Who will have a better season? Will either team win the Super Bowl because of these signings?
- Will you get sick of seeing these teams every week on TV? (you know they won't show anyone else)
- I think both teams will benefit from these moves but we'll see in a couple months.
This is in today's Star Phoenix:
A manhunt is underway in Kindersley for a 23-year-old man who escaped from RCMP custody at a Kindersley hospital Sunday.
Kindersley RCMP are asking for the public's help to locate Daylan Clemence, who escaped from hospital around 3:45 p.m. Sunday and is considered dangerous. Clemence is charged with two counts of assault and assault causing bodily harm and sexual assault stemming from a Sunday incident.
He was able to get out of his handcuffs, which were attached to his hospital bed. Clemence was taken to hospital after he suffered injuries in an altercation, said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Carole Raymond.
He was spotted Monday in Kindersley in a tan Ford Taurus, licence plate 316 FFL, with a 20-year-old female, who was wearing a white shirt. Clemence is now believed to be wearing a black shirt and blue checkered pajamas, Raymond said.
Clemence was previously seen wearing hospital pants and gown and paper slippers. He has a back injury, a badly injured leg and may be limping, RCMP said.
The 6-foot-1, 145-pound Clemence has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kindersley RCMP at 306-463-4642 or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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Have you seen Jerry Jones' new toy?
The owner of the Dallas Cowboys has erected a $40 million dollar TV set high above midfield. The 544,300-kilogram, four sided video board hangs from the rafters of the new Cowboys Stadium 27.4 metres above the field.
The screens along either sideline are 49 metres wide - stretching from one 20-yard line to the other and 22 metres tall. Throw in the slightly smaller screens on the endzones and you'd need like 5,000 52-inch flat screens to cover the same surface.
It is actually creating some controversy. Punters are hitting the screen. My Tennessee Titans don't like it and that makes me not like it. Seriously though, if it becomes a problem where punts are hitting the screen then it has to be raised but I would love to see a game in Texas just to see that monster!
'I'm never going to forget this concert'
That's the headline on page C1 of today's Star Phoenix. I told you it is going to be one of those things.
Movie review: The Goods
Saw this one in the Galaxy on Sunday night and left with mixed feelings. On the one hand I was counting all the funny moments that had me laughing out loud. It wasn't roll on the floor funny but I was laughing. On the other hand: Wow! What a brutal story. Not to mention some of the comedy is pretty offside.
Rating: If you want to shut your brain off for a couple of hours and just let go then take in this flick. Just wait until it hits the Rainbow for four bucks. 2.5 stars.
If you've ever taken money out of a bank machine, there's a good chance one of those bills has been used to snort cocaine.
According to an American study, the U.S. and Canada have the highest levels of cocaine residue found on banknotes out of five countries, with an average contamination rate of between 85 and 90 per cent. China and Japan had the lowest, with between 12 and 20 per cent contamination.
The researchers studied 27 banknotes from Canada and found that 85 per cent were contaminated with cocaine, with amounts ranging from 2.4 micrograms to more than 2,530 micrograms of coke per banknote.
The University of Massachusetts scientists said researchers found traces of cocaine in 95 per cent of the banknotes analyzed from Washington, D.C., alone.
The study, presented Monday at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, suggests that cocaine abuse is still widespread and may be on the rise in some areas.
Did you catch "Shaq vs" last week? The show airs every Tuesday night and has Shaq take on other athletes. Last week it was Shaq vs Ben Rothlisburger and big Ben schooled the basketball giant in both football and basketball. Ben won the game of horse but did you see Shaq toss that fade route? Impressive. It's on again tonight, tune in.
I feel sorry for the Miami Dolphins. Serena and Venus Williams have bought into an ownership group that already includes Gloria and Emillio Estefan, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Buffet. I'm not making a comment. I'm just putting it out there.
High school football players hit the gridiron across the province yesterday to get ready for the upcoming season. Dale Udal, from Maple Creek, passed along the SWAC schedule yesterday and it is now posted on SaskGridiron.com. Maple Creek plays Rosetown in exhibition action this weekend.
That's all for now. Blog ya later.