- As you know, friend of the site Tyler King hosts a weekly sports roundtable, Offsides, each Friday on the Queen's student station, CFRC 101.9 FM (cfrc.ca).
There's now a veritable treasure-trove of archived podcasts, if you're into that sort of thing. Hearing The Coach from K-Rock 105.7, Tim Cunningham, say the Leafs organization is "being run worse than it was in the Harold Ballard days," then add a few moments later, "there's not the drunken zaniness, but it's just as inept," is worth the download.
Drunken zaniness ... beauty.
- Speaking of the Golden Gaels, Queen's just announced a new hockey recruit, centre Danny Morgan. Morgan averaged more than a point per game this season for a Junior A team which won the Eastern Canada title and went to the RBC Cup national championship. There will be no debate over whether it's Danny or Dan.
- Carleton's sports website has an update on the former Ravens uber-guard, Osvaldo Jeanty, who extended his personal title streak to six years in a row by helping Noerdlingen wins its division and earn promotion for next season. One wrinkle of European basketball is that it recognizes a comprehensive stat called Effectiveness Rating that weighs a player's averages and his shooting percentages (some basketball-geek websites such as 82games.com have something similar, but the NBA doesn't seem to have officially adopted it yet). Jeanty's ER was a solid 14.0, which again, is a by-product of coach Dave Smart's system.
Here's hoping that a couple other Ottawa ballers, such as fellow Ravens guard Ryan Bell, gurad Sean Peter from the Gee-Gees and Kadie Riverin, who had a standout career with the women's team at Rice, get a chance to play overseas come fall.
- Former Queen's soccer all-Canadian Stacy Malloch has been hired as Carleton's new sports information officer. We wish her well.
(While we're on a hometown theme, Halifax Herald reporter Kristen Lipscombe, who's covering the world hockey championship, is a Kingstonian.)