Thursday, November 29, 2007


Today's sampling of the somewhat sports-related zeitgeist:

  • A recent episode of the sitcom Samantha Who saw her character go on a date to a Chicago Blackhawks game. The show stars Christina Applegate as a woman who suffers from amnesia, so like most of us, she has no recollection of the last time that the Blackhawks were any good.

    Now there's two things that haven't been relevant since the '90s: The Chicago Blackhawks and network sitcoms.

    (OK, fair is fair. The Blackhawks are one of the NHL's most improved teams, and Kelly Bundy's new show is doing OK in the ratings.)

  • Higher, faster, stronger, indeed: Did Ross Rebagliati's friends come up with the 2010 Olympic mascots? OK, get the Vansterdam jokes out of the way.
  • NFL tonight: A few weeks in the wake of the cataclysmic Colts-Patriots collision, it's a Thursday night NFC matchup between the Cowboys and Packers, both 10-1. Isn't Brett Favre a little old to be playing in the junior varsity final?
  • It's too bad Notre Dame isn't eligible to play in the International Bowl, because if they were, for once the U of T Varsity Blues wouldn't be the worst college football team in Toronto.

Last but not least: Six days until Superbad comes out on DVD.

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