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Random Ramblings February 14, 2006

Posted by Binford in Random Ramblings.

Enough of this already!  I’m sure most of you, like me, are getting tired of the hoopla surrounding Wayne Gretzky and his alleged involvement in some elaborate gambling sceme where the only evidence against him have been his dastardly attempts at protecting his wife and his penchant for gambling in, get this, Las Vegas!  The media should realize that it’s going to take a lot more than idle speculation and annonymous sources to take down Canada’s hockey hero. 

And this crap about Gretzky being a distraction to the team?  Well, isn’t it fair to say that it’s the media that’s going to cause the most distraction?  And isn’t it possible that Team Canada will now be even more determined to win the Gold in order to prove the naysayers were wrong about Gretzky attending the games? 

– Best commercial on TV has to be the series involving the two spokesbeavers for Bell, Frand and Gordon.  Those two are hilarious.  Can anyone confirm if Norm MacDonald is the voice of one of the beavers?

– I was watching the speedkating competition the yesterday and I must say that I am quite bothered by those skin tight outfits the men were wearing.  Not so much so for the women though. 

– The women’s hockey team have been criticized for running up the score this past weekend against the Italians and Russians.  How can you not run up the score on teams that are so much weaker than you are?  It’s good to have enough respect for the other team to not embarass them, but what are the women suppose to do?  Play keep-away in their own end of the ice? 

– Best comedy on TV that’s not animated:  The Office (US version).  I think the DVD of the first season is out and it’s definitely worth renting or even buying. 

–  In the “Who friggin’ cares” department:  Saddam in ‘hunger strike’ protest.



1. Reagan - February 14, 2006

I wholeheartedly agree! The media is the distraction, not Gretzky. When I turn on the TV to watch olympics, I’m not interested in that nonsense, I want to see olympics. If I wanted to watch politics, I’d watch CPAC.

2. Binford - February 14, 2006

Gretzky had a press conference yesterday and the media was told that he would only be answering questions relating to hockey. It didn’t take long for some idiot to ask a gambling related question. I guess we’ll have the same crap but in a different language once the team gets there today.

3. torontomapleleafs - February 15, 2006

What’s amazing to me is how Rick Tocket is escaping any scrutainy in all of this. Isn’t he the guy who did something wrong? he other thing I find funny is how Gretzky was front page news when word of the wire tap came out. Then when it was discovered the wire tap confirmed his un-involvement, the story took a back seat to a boy who was bitten by a dog (Ottawa Sun). Damn media.

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