Saturday, July 17, 2010
Saskatchewan jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead but before the half North Dakota had put up 28 unanswered points. The second half was back and fourth and chalked full of highlight reel plays.
Josh Hart of Swan Valley was solid on the ground for Saskatchewan carrying the ball 22 times for 230 yards, being named Saskatchewan's offensive MVP.
Foam Lake's Keifer Hawreluik ran 6 times for 56 yards and Devon Lamb had a good day on the ground carrying the ball 14 times for 90 yards and also adding 2 receptions for 35 yards, one that included a smooth one handed catch.
Lumsden's Adam Gibson had a very nice 78 yard touchdown catch while Brendon Schultz had 3 grabs for 38 yards and a TD.
North Dakota quarterback Tanner Komrosky was a treat to watch all afternoon. The pivot from North Star went 22/30 for 463 yards and 4 TD's. He spread the ball out to six different receivers but Jake Miller was his favorite catching 7 balls for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns.
SaskGridiron.com partnered with Access 7 Sports to broadcast the game and you will be able to see the game in the coming weeks on Access 7 Sports as well as SaskGridiron.com. Keep checking back for the details and how you can order your copy of the game.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Late last night (or early this morning, however you see it) I posted that the nearly 4 and a half hour marathon had just completed and I was off to bed. With that ends the first ever SaskGridiron.com CFL Fantasy Football Draft.
There were 8 teams in total that took part in the draft that took 4 hours 20 minutes to complete. The teams competing for $800 for their football program are:
Foam Lake Panthers
Meadow Lake Spartans
Let the games begin!
The SasKota Bowl takes place one week from today in Lumsden, SK and SaskGridiron.com is going to be there. Expect an announcement later today on the full extent of our involvement in the game.
I'll tell you this much, I'm very excited!
I'm spending my summer with the Saskatchewan Golf Association and so far it's been a treat. On Sunday I'm off to Kenossee for the Saskatchewan Amateur Women's and Mid-Amateur Men's Championships. I'll be there from Sunday-Friday and I can't wait! Let's hope the weather holds up.
Coaches for and players arrive in Lumsden early next week for SasKota Bowl practises ahead of Friday's tilt. The Americans will arrive Thursday night and have a game day walk through on Friday.
I don't want to give away too much info but there are more exciting announcements with SaskGridiron.com to be made in the weeks ahead.
I've got a small list of things to finish up before the weekend. My goal is to finish them early enough to get a round of golf in this afternoon.
Enjoy the weekend!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of wine...
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.
He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous "yes."
The professor then produced two glasses of wine from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things; your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions; things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else; the small stuff.
If you put the sand into the jar first, he continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life: If you spend all your time and energy on the small Stuff.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first; the Things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the wine represented.
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of glasses of wine with a friend."