As hard as Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch is making it for some of us to cheer for the Seahawks in Sunday’s Super Bowl, Seattle has to win they game. They just have to. The New England Patriots are loved by their fans, but despised by many. They are the symbol of all that is is wrong with the corporate culture that has taken over such a big part of our society. And quite possibly, they cheat. Now maybe, just maybe, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady w... Click here
Every year, just before the Big Game, EA Sports runs a simulated “Super Bowl”, using the latest Madden video game. Madden NFL has been right 8 of the last 11 years, but was totally wrong last year, when it predicted the Denver Broncos would beat the Seattle Seahawks in overtime. That didn’t happen, of course, as the Seahawks blew out the Broncos 43-8. This year, Madden NFL predicts the New England Patriots will beat the Seahawks 28-24, with Tom Brady winnin... Click here
This year's Super Bowl will be at the University of Arizona stadium.
So, how does the NFL choose the host city?
Warm weather in February used to be the deciding factor, but that isn’t the case anymore.
Instead the NFL uses the Super Bowl bid as a reward system for teams who will, as the New York Times put it, “Build or improve your stadium. Run a good franchise. Play well with others and beg a lit... Click here
Had the pleasure of speaking yesterday with DYLAN MARS, organizer and performer with the Third Annual EVENING FOR WOMEN'S PLACE with Dylan Mars & Friends. This Great Musical Event will be held March 8, International Womens Day.
Mike Henley will be this year's MC, with appearances by some of Niagara's Finest entertainers, including the legendary Rick Rose, Chico Sanchez, Heather Glabb, Jerry Salfi with Steve Kostyk, Anthony Botting, The KaC HimselF & Dyl... Click here
Former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has a new job. McGuinty has been hired as an advisor by business consultants Price Waterhouse Coopers. The company says McGuinty is joining the firm as senior advisor for markets and industries, working in a Toronto office, and providing “strategic advice” to clients. Hmmm, Dalton McGuinty advising people on financial matters. Isn’t that kind of like the Leafs hiring Dave Nonis to be G.M. of their team? Just wondering.... Click here
Ok, I'll admit it, I often take on too many things, and have been known to have the occasional meltdown. Typically, I do it in the privacy of my own home (my preferred place is the bathroom, so my 4&6 year old don't see Mommy completely lose her sh!@#$t)
I thought of my Father in Law Pat Damiano, when I saw this story of a guy in Texas who saved pennies for years and just brought all 81,000 of them into the bank, cashed them in to the tune of $816!Click here
Sad to hear of the passing of John Larocque last Saturday. The man known for years in Niagara as the ‘Mayor of the Morning”, died at the age of 79. In recent years, John had Alzheimer’s Disease, and had battled Parkinson’s as well. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with John for about 10 years, from 1994 until about 2004, including co-hosting a morning show with him just before his semi-retirement in 1996. I learned more about the radio ... Click here
The Green Bay Packers SHOULD BE heading to the Super Bowl to take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Yes, they SHOULD BE, but they’re not, after one of the most dramatic comebacks in NFL history on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks looked as bad as they probably have in a couple of years in the first half of the NFC title game, and trailed the Packers 16-0 at one point. It could have been a lot worse, given the turnovers committed by the defending champs. But the Packers ha... Click here
Had the pleasure of being the MC for the Fort Erie Meteors Junior B hockey club’s first annual "Wild Game Dinner" on Thursday night. The event was held at the Lions Club Hall at the Leisureplex and was a resounding success, with the hall jam-packed with supporters of the team. The dinner itself was unique and delicious, prepared by the D’Intino family from Big Marcos Restaurant. It featured everything from lentil and pheasant soup to lamb to moose and venison stew, alo... Click here