Monday, November 8, 2010
Monday morning water cooler
Welcome to the start of championship week! I'm excited for this week and I know that you are too. Here are are a few items from my collection from the past week and a look at what's in store for us this week.
Being in Lumsden for the semi-final game was an absolute treat. I hit the road Friday evening with Martensville's Lyle Evanisky and we pulled into Lumsden at round 8:30pm.
Some of the boys had used a little "Just for Men" to enhance their playoff beards and, let me tell ya, it was pretty funny to see. The boys were getting a little worried when it was pasted right on their skin and they were unable to wash it off right away.
It's funny when the kid with the lightest colored hair comes walking out with the darkest colored beard.
Coach Dunville set us up in a nice little bed and breakfast in town which was nice and cozy. Our little villa was made for romance I'll tell ya. On the night stand in the bedroom was a nice little crystal jar with wine and a couple glasses. (I just said 'nice' four times in that paragraph. I'm getting soft)
Word is that some people were unable to get the game feed from Lumsden. Myself, Evanisky and Melville's John Svenson handled the broadcast and those two were absolute gem's to work with. The pre-game show appeared to work fine but somewhere between the anthem and kick-off we lost the feed. It's a shame because it was such a great game but that's why we did the game. We wanted to do the semi-final to work out any kinks before the big game this Saturday.
Unfortunately coach Svenson has other commitments this weekend with his kids and hockey so he won't be on the broadcast from Delisle. Lyle Evanisky will be there and I'm working on tracking down a third.
A big thanks to Craig Stein for passing scores along on Saturday. Craig was calling the Saints/Rebels game on GX94 and we were passing scores back and forth all afternoon.
All week long fans will try to predict who will win Saturday's game but I don't think anyone can really know for sure at this point. Many thought that Lumsden would knock off Humboldt but that wasn't the case.
Fans will try to look at the scenarios and they will look at the following games:
Lumsden's lopsided win over Sacred Heart
Delisle's win over Sacred Heart
Humboldt's win over Lumsden
Humboldt's win over Foam Lake
Delisle's win over Foam Lake
You can try to draw the lines and make connections but the game has to be played and I'm as excited as ever for Saturday.
Speaking of who you think will win the game, there is a new poll on SaskGridiron.com asking who the favorite is heading into the game on Saturday. Who do you like?
This might be the most interesting point from the past weekend: coaches from both teams were on the sidelines in shorts in Lumsden on Saturday. SHORTS!
The big question being asked around Saskatoon Sunday is what happened to the Huskies? the U of S Huskies had a 27 point lead in the third quarter of their Canada West semi-final game against the Alberta Golden Bears but the Bears rallied and won the game 31-30.
This will go down as yet another heart-breaking loss for the dogs.
Huskies hockey head coach Dave Adolph picked up his 300th win in Calgary over the weekend. The Huskies return home to face UBC in a pair of games this weekend.
I signed up for NetFlix this past week and so far I'm pretty pleased. I'll be canceling movie central later today.
Tickets for the SaskGridiron.com Awards Banquet are on sale and time is running out to get your tickets. Call 831-6378 or e-mail SaskGridiron@yahoo.ca for tickets. Tickets are just $50 each and the banquet will feature Rod Pedersen and Matt Dominguez.
There will be no mention of my fantasy football team this week. I forgot to set my line-up. D'oh!
My final thought this morning: Two and a Half Men is the funniest show on television.
Have a great week. Keep checking back for more on championship week.
Posted at 11/08/2010