Mar 10 – Shame on me! – On Sunday I was so focused on SCTA Silly Series results and who made it into the OMHA finals out of Tri-County and watching John Morris’ squad implode in the Brier final that I forgot all about our Novice AAA team and their trip to the OMHA Championships in Whitby. My apologies to them and a big congratulations as they came away from the weekend as OMHA Champions with a convincing 10 – 3 win over Clarington in Sunday’s Championship game.
This locks in the first local OMHA Championship for 2013/14 and means Oakville will be hosting a AAA event from the 2014/15 season. After an opening loss to the York Simcoe Express, it was happy motoring for the local lads for the rest of the weekend.
What if? – for those of us playing the Roll up the Rim promo from Tim Hortons, the spectre is the “what if” scenario. Since we are all well trained to toss our empty cups into the garbage, during the promo, we have to remember to do the Roll Up routine prior to tossing the cup away. Last week I was guilty of the “early throw” crime and did not realize it until later – too late. The cup was in the garbage and we had left the venue. For those anal retentive among us we stumble through the next few days wondering – what if – it was a car. . .
Crimea – are we setting up for another charge of the Light Brigade – modern style. It was only 160 years ago (1854) that Lord Cardigan (the sweater guy) lead the infamous light cavalry charge against the Russions in the Battle of Balaclava (not the head gear or dessert) during the Crimean War. Yup – Crimea where the Russians are again squabbling with at this point the Ukrainians with a lot of other folks sabre rattling (pun intended). This situation bears watching as the “Crimeans” vote whether to secede and join Russia? Isn’t that one of the steps that preceded the US Civil War? How far is the Crimea from Sochi?
Fonts – I see that special fonts do not always travel well. My checks and X’s in the chart yesterday being an example. The spiffy green Wingding check marks showed up as a green capital “P”s. The fancy red Xs translated to capital red “O”s. As long as you remember green is go and red is stop, you should be OK
with the chart anyway.
At least some version made it to my FrontPage site. The simultaneous post to WordPress did not deliver any characters at all!
Strombo – since I can’t spell his whole name is going to be the main man on HNIC next year when Rogers takes over. Don’t know him that well. He may be good or not, but I hope this is not a slap in the face for Ron or the beginning of the end for the Ron and Don show. Story is both Ron and Don will be back for Coaches Corner but some role redefinition after that.