A sad day: the death of Prince Philip

The story of today is that Prince Philip, husband to the Queen, has died. Sad news, sad day. Funeral next week. It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this…

My last word – for now – on the CFL and XFL

Now up is my column on the talks between the CFL and XFL and why it sure looks similar to the talks between the NFL and AFL so many years ago. I think this is all I’m going to say about the CFL and XFL for now, at least until we have more concrete information….

Another frustrating pandemic Easter News from Nowhere

Welcome to News from Nowhere for what is a pandemic Easter 2021. Just like we had a Pandemic Easter in 2020! I don’t know about you, but I am really sick and tired of the pandemic. Now we have variants on the loose, and those are really wreaking havoc and causing lockdown situations in the…

A terrible day down in Colorado.

I’ve been tuning in today to the live coverage of the horrible and upsetting news of the mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. Ten people, including a police officer, are now confirmed dead. What is it about the Denver area that brings out the crazy mass shooters? You wouldn’t think this place would…

The NHL is finally back on ESPN! Seven year deal announced today.

Big broadcasting news out of ESPN! They have grabbed a portion of the US rights to the National Hockey League. It’s a seven year deal, and for four of those years they will also show the Stanley Cup final on ABC. Maybe this will force ESPN to actually provide decent coverage to hockey for a…

That Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah sure caused a big ruckus

Any of you watch Harry and Meghan do that interview with Oprah on Sunday night? Surely a lot of you did, because the ratings decidedly crushed the NBA All-Star game. The show made headlines because of Meghan’s revelations of (a) the royals being racist, and (b) how she was driven to suicidal thoughts. Honestly though,…

It’s official: sports media in Canada has gone completely to heck

Well, this week served as another reminder that the sports media scene in this country of Canada is hitting rock bottom. For this post in particular, I’ll be linking to a couple of Awful Announcing articles, which is fitting because what is happening here truly is awful. First came the final show on Sportsnet of…

Rush Limbaugh, R.I.P.

It’s been a bad year so far for legacy talk radio. Soon after the death of Larry King comes word that conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, the guy who basically pioneered the whole genre for a generation of successive hosts including Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and others, has died of lung cancer. They announced…

Today, Feb. 17 2021, is the day Trump Plaza was reduced to rubble.

Well, the Eighties have died yet again. This time, it’s Atlantic City, New Jersey. Trump Plaza, the casino formerly owned by Donald Trump that was a symbol of Eighties excess, and a property which put Atlantic City on the map to challenge Vegas as the gambling capital of the world, has been imploded today. This…

Trump acquitted, and other News from Nowhere

We are in the middle of a delay in the NASCAR Daytona 500 race due to a massive collision that collected half the field, and that has turned into a weather delay as the rain has soaked the track. So I thought I would do a News from Nowhere update right now, and get it…

Now, my final word on today’s latest Bell Media/TSN radio bloodbath

Well, folks, “let’s talk” about what happened today. Honestly, I thought the worst was already over. I didn’t think Bell Media would be able to top the carnage they inflicted on their employees last week, with their blowouts at the newsrooms of 800 CJAD and Newstalk 1010 and their even worse firings and splitting-up of…

Now, thoughts on the world of sports for this Super Bowl Sunday

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, with the contest in Tampa between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. It’s Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes! For me personally it brings back memories, because Tampa happens to be the place where I saw my first NFL football game years ago. It was at…

Good way to spend a Monday: watch the East Coast get buried in snow!

I have some days off this week, but I simply can’t get away from following the news. The story I’m following for fun right now is the massive snowstorm/blizzard that is burying the East Coast in snow. They are predicting upwards of two feet of snow getting dumped! Live updates here. Well, you have to…

Well, this is bad news. Larry King has died.

The news from today is that Larry King has died after suffering from COVID-19. This is not a total surprise, but I had hoped maybe he was recovering. His career in broadcasting, which was best known for his CNN show Larry King Live, spanned something like six decades. He was still active right to the…