Sunday, December 14, 2014
Something To "Mitch" About
The year is just about over! Where did 2014 go? Seriously!
The arduous task of Christmas shopping is basically done as the only thing left is a stocking stuffer or two for the kids and that can be purchased anywhere. I am one of those that just hates shopping on the last couple of Saturdays before Christmas so I was glad to get everything accomplished. Thank god for online shopping too. I still shop local, but if I can't find what I want at places where I normally go, I find it online.
One person who was out and about if my Facebook feed means anything on Saturday was Weston Dressler. He had his picture taken with many Rider fans while doing his thing at Costco. The question I have is why is Weston Dressler shopping at Costco when he knows his trip out to buy presents for friends and families will be interrupted by fans wanting to interact with him. It says a lot about number 7 and it shows why he's the most popular player around here. I would think Rider fans might get an early Christmas present or a late one as I think he will be signing a new deal here very soon. He loves it here and there is no doubt the football team wants him back. Perhaps part of his new deal can be to find someone to go to Costco for him. I think I'd rather run some crossing patterns over the middle than have to deal with Costco at Christmas! Is it just me or does Regina really need a 2nd Costco in Harbour Landing or the northwest to clear the continuous clog in the east end one right now.
While I think Dressler will be re-signing, we know Tearrius George has re-signed and that's outstanding. There is no doubt that with Ricky Foley and John Chick, George helped make up the best defensive line in the game and all three will be back along with a more experienced Derek Walker and Trevor Guyton which should mean more nightmarish days and nights for CFL quarterbacks.
Dressler's departure for KC and his return was certainly one of the CFL stories of the year, but what was THE story of the year for the league. Was it Ottawa's return? Was it bad on-field product? That might be something I may have to ask you on Monday's Cage. Yes, I will be hosting all week seeing Rod is starting holidays. The shows during the holiday season can be a little tough, but hey its not the first time. Of course its not as tough as trying to do a two hour show by yourself at the same time the Stanley Cup finals are on.
What the heck is with the mumps outbreak in the NHL? I couldn't believe the Pittsburgh Penguins tried to shuffle off whether or not Sidney Crosby had the mumps and then allowed reporters into the dressing room to speak to him and possibly get infected. At what point do doctors step in and say Sid is unavailable today.
Is there any truth to the rumour the Harlem Globetrotters have approached the NHL asking if they can trade the Washington Generals for the Edmonton Oilers?
Has the cartoon version of "The Grinch that Stole Christmas" been on yet? If it was on, I missed it. I love that show!
Wait a minute, John Cena is going to get another shot at Brock Lesnar and the WWE championship after their latest PPV last night? Shocking!
The Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier fight UFC bout scheduled for January 3 can't possibly live up to the expectations can it?
I wonder what lessons Johnny Manziel learned Sunday?
Aaron Rodgers picked a bad time to have one of his worst ever games. That loss in Buffalo likely cost the Packers the number 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.
Is Mark Giordano the best defenceman in the NHL today? He has to be considered top 5.
Tough break for Morgan Klimchuk as he did not survive the first wave of cuts for the national junior team. Its been a while since a member of the Pats was on that team---I'm guessing Jordan Eberle in 2010 was the last. I can't think of anyone else although Jordan Weal probably deserved a spot.
That's all I've got. Have a good week!