Category SPORTS BITS

NYC: The Big Apple ‘Speed Date’ Bit (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of my “speed date” with New York City!   The thing is I was barely in Manhattan 24 hours (a few of which were spent sleeping), so there wasn’t time for the proper tour of a museum, or the taking in of a musical or a play.  Like a speed date situation, it […]

The Pizza and Circuses Bit

A very happy and healthy 2019 to you! As I write, I’m resolving for the New Year to do absolutely nothing on Day 1 except kick back and watch the Rose Bowl and two hockey games – because no one can say I’m not ambitious! Okay, so beyond watching people scoring goals, I do have a […]

The ‘Twas (Yet) Another Year Bit

So now as Year 2018 hits its gloamin’, It’s time to fit my now traditional poem in! What fun to recall as this annum now ends All my revels and travels with family and friends! Though taking long trips, I did this year eschew, That doesn’t mean sights and good times were but few! A […]

The “Casting to the Rise” Bit

So before the summer comes to an end, I’m turning things over to a great authority (perhaps the greatest, in my unbiased opinion) to expound a bit on a classic summertime activity.  That activity would be fishing – and that authority is my dad! I’m sharing here some of the angling chapter from the delightful […]

The Bit About My Favorite Fortnight!

The Olympics are almost here!  The Olympics are almost herrre!  And one of my favorite things to do every even-numbered year is to kick back for two glorious weeks and watch other people achieve! I have to admit though that, just like when I wrote about the Games four years ago (in “The Citius, Altius, Fortius […]

Canada: The 17 in ’17 Bit (Part 1)

So 2017 looks like quite the year for landmark anniversaries!  My LA Kings turn 50.  It’s the 100th anniversary of the NHL and of independent Finland – a country from which half my ancestors and plenty of great NHLers hail.  It’s also Canada’s 150 birthday! To celebrate “The True North’s” sesquicentennial, I’m doin’ a list! […]

The Bit Where Belushi Leads Us To Our Cup

  Ah, that championship year! To try and survive these doldrum-y, hockey-less (and hence, meaningless) days between NHL seasons, I sometimes resort to watching video of Stanley Cup conquests past – especially the two by my LA Kings!  But just now, I’m actually recalling a championship run from my own “career” as a recreation hockey […]