Awesome, Judaism, Sports

The Definition of Awesome: Ricky Williams considers converting to Judaism

You can now add NFL running back Ricky Williams to growing list of high-profile, African-American public figures who have recently embraced Judaism.

Here’s the transcripts of a recent Ynetnews.com article which discusses Williams’ newfound appreciation for the Jewish faith:

According to an interview conducted by South Florida radio station, WQAM-560, the 33-year-old running back has recently been learning about the Jewish faith.

Williams began by studying the Jewish alphabet, and is currently interested in the Jewish Shabbat, Judaism’s weekly holy day. Continue reading “The Definition of Awesome: Ricky Williams considers converting to Judaism”

media, Sports, Toronto

Cabbie On The Street leaving The Score – a big loss for sports fans

Playing with Mike Green's hair: Typical Cabbie interaction with the athletes

I was saddened this week to hear that Cabral “Cabbie” Richards will be leaving The Score (a 24-hour sports channel in Canada) after nearly a decade of service. He was one of my favourite interviewers and he will be sorely missed.

Richards was known for his popular “Cabbie On The Street” segments where he got real up and close with athletes and fans, posing unusual questions, which usually resulted in unusually entertaining responses. Continue reading “Cabbie On The Street leaving The Score – a big loss for sports fans”

Awesome, Sports

The Definition of Awesome: Fear the Deer

This’ll be a quick one… The Milwaukee Bucks basketball team (NBA) recently had a campaign for their playoff run entitled “Fear the Deer.” Well on Sunday night they were bounced from the playoffs in Game 7 of their series against the Atlanta Hawks. But while this was taking place, something quite extraordinary happened at a restaurant in Menomonie, Wisconsin, which isn’t too far from Milwaukee. Two stray deer unexpectedly burst into the restaurant as patrons were watching Bucks that very game. The restaurant manager reportedly said that they may have come from the golf course situated beside the restaurant. No one was hurt…


Oh the irony…. and the awesomeness.

And speaking of awesomeness, this outstanding footage below was captured coincidentally enough during that same series between the Bucks and the Hawks.

‘Nuff said.

Current Events, News, Sports, Uncategorized

Vancouver 2010 Olympics: Thoughts on the games before they become irrelevant

https://i2.wp.com/committedindians.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/2010_winter_olympics_logo1.pngIt seems only fitting that I miss the most important hockey game likely to be played in my lifetime.
Why? Because I don’t want to be an addicted sports junkie anymore.

Yeah that’s a pretty bold statement, but I’ll more on that in another post coming soon. But as a short preview, let’s say I’d like to calm the Vancouver 2010 Olympics my “bittersweet swan song” and my “farewell to being a sports addict”.

But this post is about the Olympics.

Continue reading “Vancouver 2010 Olympics: Thoughts on the games before they become irrelevant”

Current Events, Sports, Uncategorized

Leafs vs Coyotes on December 16: A lot has changed in 11 years

http://ctsportslawblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/phoenix_coyotes.gifhttps://i1.wp.com/www.nationalsportsbeat.com/images/logos/nhl/Toronto_Maple_Leafs.jpgOn December 16, 1998- The Toronto Maple Leafs faced off against the Phoenix Coyotes and defeated them 5-2 at Maple Leaf Gardens. It was my first hockey game.
While the teams may be the same a lot has changed in 11 years.

Last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Phoenix Coyotes in an NHL hockey game at the Air Canada Centre. To anyone else, it was just another game on the schedule. But to me, discovering this game on this date was quite interesting and holds much sentimental value. Continue reading “Leafs vs Coyotes on December 16: A lot has changed in 11 years”