Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry

Tonight on Hockey Night in Canada is the game. Montreal at Toronto.
No longer played in such great venues as Maple Leaf Gardens or The Forum on St. Catherine's Street.
Now the rivalry plays out in Air Canada Centre and Bell Centre. Centre de Bell and Centre de Air Canada.
No Howie Meeker, Danny Galivan or Dick Irvine. Danny Galivan left us in 1993.
But the rivalry is still there. Not as important as it once was in the grand scheme of things. English Canada vs. French Canada. Barry Melrose said that and he is from Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Been there as a kid for an air show.
I am a Canadiens fan. Loved Jean Beliveau, The Flower, Mahovolich, Henri Richard, Dryden, Sevigny and Bunny Larocque. The Missus and I got to know Bunny's son, Stephan one winter in Wichita with the CHL Wichita Thunder.

For forty years, Hewitt was Canada's premier hockey play-by-play broadcaster on Hockey Night in Canada, the first radio program widely listened to in Canada. He coined the phrase "he shoots, he scores!" and was also well known for his sign-on at the beginning of each broadcast, "Hello, Canada, and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland." (Newfoundland was an independent Dominion before joining Canada in 1949.)


I remember that call on occasion in 68 on the radio when we first moved to Alberta. 
History..................yep. 
This is our game.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadiens%E2%80%93Maple_Leafs_rivalry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster_Hewitt

2 comments:

Buck said...

The rivalry is still there (as you note) but it sure ain't what it used t'be. Then again, I can't think of too many rivalries that are what they used t'be, post-lockout.

Tis a shame, that.

ORPO1 said...

It was a good night for my Canadiens. 5-0 over the Leafs on Mats Sundin Night.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)