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.

Summertime Blues; From Left Field

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By Left Field For the those of you - the faithful few as I like to call them - breathlessly awaiting another low blow from Left Field, I have no excuse for not getting 'er done, other than the dog days of summer...

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...

Silence Of The Ram

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  July 28,2014(ISN) - As far as I’m concerned, you can take your tweets and shove them up your Twitter hole. And while you’re at it, you can sit on my Facebook, one keyboard click or lick at a time. I pray for...

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...

Playoff Refs,Riffs And Replay Rants

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By Left Field (ISN) - If this year's NFL playoffs accomplished anything, it's been to move the referees from under the microscope to dead centre inside the cross hairs of a sniper's scope. If that sounds a tad harsh, run that by fans...

Staged Fight

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By Left Field   (ISN) The tragic death of another former hockey player with a penchant for throwing punches should be a wake-up call for the National Hockey League. Steve Montador, who was pronounced dead at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, played 571...

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...

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...

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...

Habitual Optimist

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Left Field  (ISN) - Something is stirring beneath the surface at the corner of Atwater and St. Catherines, where the old Montreal Forum used to stand. There's been unconfirmed reports of an apparition or two hiding in the shadows, eager to finally make...

Upsetting Predictions

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Left Field Thursday, April 30, 4:04 PSTWith the second round set to kick off tonight, I figured I better get my predictions in pronto to allow my devoted readers the opportunity to mock my musings and share a few laughs with their bookies....

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