Boxing and football make for a winning movie box office combination

Recently, I read an article on TSN’s BarDown website that talks about Darren Rovell’s list that he posted of the top ten-grossing sports movies of all time — in today’s dollars might I add. As it turns out, the top movies he listed are mainly football or boxing related.  At the top: Rocky and Rocky III, followed by…

Tonight, Hawaii vs. Cal open the NCAA season in — Sydney, Australia!?

Yes, indeed, folks, it’s Hawaii taking on California to open the NCAA football season down in Sydney, Australia of all places.  It’s the start of the 2016 college football season. Good grief, is it that time already? I guess it is, eh?  Apparently this game is getting 65,000 people showing up. That’s way better than…

Today is football … And more football!!

I was planning a long extensive post on all the breaking international news but I realize I am too preoccupied with the NFL to want to post much today. On top of that it is the Roughriders versus Bombers in the Banjo Bowl so I really do plan a long day plunked in front of…

College football season is back!!!

It’s really feeling like football season now. On the flip side, it is also feeling like September now and I don’t like that so much. Scoreboard of today’s football action here. Also, the CFB Saturday Live chat is here at ESPN. In other football news today, the St.Louis Rams cut Michael Sam.

IT’S FOOT-BOWL SEASON!!!!

I am currently sitting at home watching college bowl games on TV. Yes, the bowl games have started and the full list of games and times can be found here. I know that a lot of these sports people in the USA like to rant and rave about how meaningless bowl games are and how…

NOW A FEW THOUGHTS ON TSN IN THE POST-NHL ERA

When news broke that TSN lost national rights to NHL hockey for 12 years, my first suggestion was they become big football fans over there. Turns out TSN is following all my advice, even before I provide it. It turns out right after Rogers took the NHL rights, Bell swiped away the Rogers late-Sunday-afternoon NFL…

ROUGHRIDERS FOOTBALL WITHDRAWAL DOMINATES SASKATCHEWAN

My newspaper column this month is about Saskatchewan Roughriders withdrawal, now that football season is over in the land of wheat and potash.  Basically, the main thing we’ve got going here now is the junior hockey season, which is great, but it’s definitely not the same as I point out in my column. I will…

SPORTS NEWS LATELY HAS BEEN CRAZY, TO SAY THE LEAST

Having just come back from chilly Las Vegas, where I spent a few days watching nonstop sporting events in sports books last week, I have to say — it has been a crazy January for sports news. I don’t know what’s prompted this outbreak of nuttiness, but something weird is going on in the world of…

THE BOWL GAMES ARE ON!

As I write this, I am watching the R and L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on TV, one of many bowl games happening over the holiday season. Football bowl games are among the things I enjoy about the holidays — they keep life interesting during a period that is usually dull and boring for most things, generally….