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Ed Wyatt

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Crazy start to the season with so many QB’s injured in the first week of play.

The quirky beauty of Canadian football

Good question. Quarters are 15 minutes long but I believe you only have 20 seconds to get the next play off, so a bit faster than NFL (but with one fewer down). The game is intended to fit into a 3-hour window. Emphasis on ‘intended.’

The quirky beauty of Canadian football

Great comment about the three downs. I hadn’t actually thought of that, but you’re absolutely correct about the back-and-forth versus sustained drives.

The quirky beauty of Canadian football

Second Toronto team is definitely viable and continues to get mentioned, but hard to say if it will happen. From what I read, Hamilton is a longshot – I think Buffalo has some territorial concerns there.Will be fascinating to watch next 2-3 years unfold.

Phoenix gets a cold, Seattle sneezes

Couldn’t agree more with you on Nordiques, especially with that beautiful new arena. Trouble is the NHL is worried about conference imbalance at the moment, with 16 teams in the East and 14 in the West. Most people think Quebec will have to wait a couple of years for another re-shuffle of conferences and divisions.

Phoenix gets a cold, Seattle sneezes

Bird had WAY more talent. No offense to Delly at all, but Bird was an unbelievable player. And unlike Delly, Bird didn’t mind a little trash talking!

Delly doesn't fit the NBA mould

Great point about the jump shot and I know what you’re saying about the ‘respect’ thing. I think there is some truth in that.

Delly doesn't fit the NBA mould

Good comments. The NBA has always been a star-driven league, going all the way back to George Mikan. It’s how they sold tickets. Remember how people used to call the Spurs boring?

Delly doesn't fit the NBA mould

Thanks for the kind words! And thanks for backing me up on that bus terminal!

The NBA Finals: Oaktown and a river on fire

Good comments!

The NBA Finals: Oaktown and a river on fire

Nah, Julian didn’t know who they were – just thought it was a couple of guys trying to ruin his live cross. He was cool once he figured it out!

The NBA Finals: Oaktown and a river on fire

JVGO – I actually love Oakland, spent a lot of time there, but speaking generally and of course, a bit facetiously, it’s certainly in the shadow of big brother across the Bay.

The NBA Finals: Oaktown and a river on fire

You could certainly write a decent piece about that side of it couldn’t you? Fortunately, LeBron stepped up and made some great comments about Delly.

Dellavedova’s quiet night and other media disinformation

Thanks for reading Tony. I picked up a hard copy of the Herald Sun which provided the impetus for my piece. I think you’ve been around long enough to know I’m not condemning Australians for cheering their athletes who do great things. Keep well.

Dellavedova’s quiet night and other media disinformation

To be fair, most US reports I’ve heard mention Aussie Rules. I think Shaq may have said rugby yesterday and I’m sure others have done the same. Delly is actually from Victoria and is a Collingwood supporter.

Dellavedova’s quiet night and other media disinformation

Good to see a Lakers fan showing good sportsmanship!

Cursed Clippers finally feeling the positive karma

Great point about the Chris Paul acquisition…I should have included that in the “bizarro” scenarios that have revolved around the Clippers throughout their history!

Cursed Clippers finally feeling the positive karma

The NFL has been able to turn itself into close to a 365 day a year sport, which as you allude to is amazing. Drafts, announcements of schedules, the Combine, have all become “events.” The NFL Network has been very important for the league and of course, ESPN loves the year round content. Thanks for commenting!

The NFL Draft: Crab legs, weed and mispronounced names

Thanks for the correction Nate. I’ve made a change to reflect the possession charge.

The NFL Draft: Crab legs, weed and mispronounced names

As a Broncos fan myself, I don’t disagree with the pick at all. And it certainly doesn’t mean he’s a “bad” guy. The Missouri thing did intrigue me though. Thanks for commenting!

The NFL Draft: Crab legs, weed and mispronounced names

Ned: well said. The Tebow fanatics (and some of the media outlets that follow him around like he’s Taylor Swift) certainly do harm to a guy who is by all accounts a good person and a good teammate.

Tim Tebow continues to confound and confuse

Josh: I love this comment. Too often we look for the negatives. This will be fun to watch. The naysayers may yet have their day…or Tebow may be resurrected (no pun intended…ok, maybe a little).

Tim Tebow continues to confound and confuse

Loved the Nordiques. A relatively small market, but might be an expansion candidate in the (near?) future. Hope so.

NHL Playoffs: Pick yourself a team to follow

I love Canada. Used to drive 6 hours round trip just to see Wayne Gretzky play, always preferred Kokanee to the American brews (pre-craft beer days) and once saw the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen on a bus in downtown Vancouver.

NHL Playoffs: Pick yourself a team to follow

Dany: sorry I don’t know anything about Khazzouh. I knew he was in Lebanon, but that was last I’d heard. Thanks for reading.

We just got a glimpse into the future of Australian basketball

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