Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Sporting News

In the headlines today is this ridiculous story. Apparently, 2 years ago, NHL'er Shane Doan made an alleged derogatory remark to a French speaking official during a game. The incident was investigated by the NHL and eventually dismissed (presumably for lack of corroborating evidence, as Doan himself denied the allegations).

But it turns out that Doan's recent appointment by Hockey Canada as Captain of Team Canada has rankled some Bloc MPs. This "issue" has garnered enough traction that the dunderheads who are charged with running this nation have decided to convene a parliamentary committee to review Doan's captaincy. Sounds like a joke, doesn't it? Sadly it's not, and all political parties are equally guilty of orchestrating this appalling waste of taxpayer money.

Other sporting news:
1. Raptors beat the Nets in a blowout-turned-nailbiter. In the process, lost TJ Ford and possibly Jose Calderon. But, lived to play another game on Friday. Go Raps!

2. Canucks blew a 2 goal lead to lose in overtime to the Ducks. They're now in dire straits, down 3-1 in the series. Do Roberto Luongo and Jorge Garbajosa have the same hairstylist? If so, he should be fired.

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