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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

$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...

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?...

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...

Stanley Cup Coin Toss

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By Left Field  My peerless playoff predictions have been about as accurate as an air traffic controller on crack having a heart attack. While I did pick the Hawks I also banked on the Rangers, so it looks like my glass is more...

Howe Sad

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Left Field (ISN)  (ISN) - News that hockey legend Gordie Howe had suffered a stroke that had left him slightly paralyzed and slurring his words almost left me speechless. More sad news today indicates that what initially looked like a strong recovery has...

Left Field : New Year’s Resolutions

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Left Filed  (ISN) - In keeping with the true meaning of the holidays, I will depart for the moment from my unabashed bashing of Roger Goodell for his dismal performance as king of the National Football League and keep this as succinct and...

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...

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