Left-Field

Left-Field

I am a die-hard, dyed in the wool Habs and Broncos fan who still mourns the loss of the Montreal Expos. I will endeavour to try and be entertaining and objective in my musings and rants about the world of sports, celebrity, politics and the things that affect all of us,  even when I’m bashing the Bruins, laughing at the Leafs, fileting the Flyers  or stomping on the Steelers. If what you read here makes you laugh, think out loud or gives you pause for thought, I’ll consider it a case of mission accomplished. If the content induces you to send an e-mail expressing how much you like or dislike me or my writing, fire away. I will do my best to acknowledge your comments (leftfield@independentsportsnews.com) and take your opinions to heart, mainly because the unusual anonymous nature of this posting provides me with an incredibly thick skin.

Vintage Scully

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VINTAGE SCULLY   In an age where baseball broadcast booths overflow with banter from analysts, ex players and experts, Vin Scully goes it alone. The native New Yorker, who celebrates 87 next month, starting calling Brooklyn Dodgers games in 1950, the year I...

$40 million Mistake

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By Left Field  (ISN) - When the judgment comes down on Adrian Peterson's appeal of his suspension, it's unfathomable to think that Roger Goodell, the $40 million a year man, will continue his reign as commissioner of the National Football League. You would...

Le Gros Bill

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Left Field  (ISN) - What more can you say about Jean Beliveau that's not been said already by award-winning wordsmiths whose skill level sets the bar at unreachable heights for a plugger like me? That's why I initially decided to leave Beliveau alone...

All Hail The Commish

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Sept 22,2014(ISN) - If there is a god, I hope she blesses Pigskin Annie for keeping our motley crew of computer curmudgeons afloat in the football pool. She should at the very least be on the short list to sainthood for her work...

Stirring The “Pot” For Eddie

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Aug 25,2014(ISN) Who will be the first professional athlete to test the waters in Colorado or Washington state? Will it be a safety for the Seattle Seahawks in Boulder who says "Sorry bro, that's my girlfriend's weed" when he's pulled over for speeding?...

Back in The Saddle Again

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Left Field (ISN) - As a long-time Denver fan and a quasi-objective journalist, Peyton Manning's decision to saddle up with the Broncos for at least one more rodeo leaves me with mixed feelings. A blend of angst and enthusiasm is...

The Shaw Shanked Reduction

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Left Field  (ISN) - Attention: Powers That Be at Shaw Cable Re: Cancellation of Montreal Canadiens Coverage. To Whom it may Concern,I recently spent 20 minutes on the phone speaking to one of your uber friendly customer service reps about your...

Hall Of Fame Family Ties

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Left Field  (ISN) - Looking back through an objective lens, it's hard to fathom my family has so many connections to the hockey Hall of Fame. I grew up in Ville St. Laurent in the 1960s, a middle class Montreal suburb transitioning from...

On Thin Ice

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By Left Field  (ISN) - My neck may be the equivalent of a six storey apartment building with severe infrastructure issues, but it won't stop me from skating. I had quite the procedure on the fourth floor 24 years ago when they replaced...

The Cuban Missile Crisis

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  Aug 11,2014(ISN) - When my very determined bride to be dragged me kicking and screaming across the threshold from sexual to serious, I realized that this relationship would never survive the long haul if she couldn't deal with my addiction to...

Royal Canadian Mounted Bruin

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    July 26,2014(ISN) - The Habs and Bruins facing off for game seven, so why wasn’t I at home parked in front of the big screen? The work gods had cruelly conspired to schedule a meeting for a committee I volunteered for...

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