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Monday, December 24, 2012

THE MONDAY MORNING GOALIE


TOP 10 BLOG/SPORTSCAGE MOMENTS OF 2012


#10 - Canada versus Russia in the 2012 WJHC semifinal at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Here's the view from my seat in the play-by-play booth on the Sportsnet Radio Network.


#9 - Rider coach Corey Chamblin lights up his defence during the first quarter of the Riders' Week 9 loss to the Calgary Stampeders. It's the first time where I've ever been able to read someone's lips in A PHOTO!
(Photo cred: Jeff Armstead)


#8 - How quickly the Rider Nation forgets!! Andy Fantuz jerseys slashed by 50% at Jersey City after the once-popular Rider receiver signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats


#7 - Who says Henry Burris doesn't have CFL referees in his pocket?? A reader sent in this TSN screenshot...


#6 - My best buds Nathan "Machine Gun" Morrison and Jeff Armstead are captured on TSN barely a minute into the 2012 Banjo Bowl in Winnipeg. Here they are celebrating a Rider fumble recovery on the second play of the game.


#5 - Rider lineman Brendon Labatte displays a dubious honour as CTV's Lee Jones giggles in the background...


#4 - I've seen a few blog readers using this as a desktop wallpaper. It came from Rider national anthem singer Jeff Sawatzky. Great shot...


#3 - Rap star Snoop Dogg shows off his Rider Pride at a concert in Saskatoon and dons the jersey of the Riders' MVP. When asked his thoughts on it, Weston Dressler said "It's pretty neat".


#2 - A 21-year old man from Saskatoon braved the elements at an October Rider game to "streak". He faced charges of assault and mischief.



#1 - And this was my favourite sports day of 2012: Jarret Stoll's Stanley Cup parade in Yorkton where we broadcast the Sports Cage live and participated in the parade thanks to wheels from Mercedes of Regina. What a great year!! Vote for your favourite photo in the Titan Auto Poll at the top left side of the page!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO....: The Saskatchewan Roughriders, the CFL and its member teams ... the Regina Pats, the WHL and its member teams .... Memorial Cup-host Saskatoon Blades, owner Jack Brodsky and coach/GM Lorne Molleken ... the U of R Rams, the Regina Thunder and the Regina Red Sox ... Larry, Lana and Marc Mueller ... George Cortez ... Greg Marshall ... Ken Miller ... Daytona Homes (Terry Canning), Prairie Mobile (Shae Paisley), Access Communications (Tami Mitchell), Schultz Gareau Insurance (Scott Schultz), Titan Auto (Terry Leach/Rick Ponto), Regina Public Library (Tony Playter), Press Box Sports Bar (Kevin Dureau/Jason White), Four Seasons Sports Palace (George Yannitsos) and Gold's Gym (Michael Lindenbach) .... Mrs. Sportscage ... our children ... the Pedersens, Nicholas's, Tsaskas's, Puts and the Harvard Broadcasting and Molson families ... Dallas Stars ... Dallas Cowboys ... John Lynch, Derek Meyers, Dustin Halvorson, Scruffy, Kelly Remple, Scott Schultz (again) and their families ... Joe Gunnis ... Gary Bettman ... Riderfans.com, owner Govind and its posters ... Craig Adam ... Rob Pederson ... Schad Richea ... the U of R ... Bob Hughes ... Tom Shepherd ... Dan Marce ... Paul Barnby ... John Lipp ... Kelly Kirch ... Mark Cohon ... Mike Morreale ... Ron Robison ... Arash Madani ... Dave Randorf, Jock Climie, Matt Dunigan and Chris Schultz ... Carm Carteri, John Hoffman, Michael Ball, Dave Thomas, Matt Dominguez, Phil Andrews, Bob Salisbury, Ian Ratcliffe, Ryan Mochoruk and Sam Foster ... Al Dumba and Jared Dumba ... George Strait ... Pat Fiacco ... Michael Fougere ... Brad Wall ... Stephen Harper .... Barack Obama ... George Bush III ... Leigh and Marilyn Fitzpatrick ...Terry Perkins ... Dale Derkatch ... Curtis Hunt ... Bobby Lowes ... Tim Tisdale ... Bruce Franklin ... Graham Tuer ... Brian Munz ... Les Lazurak ... all WHL and CFL broadcasters ... Mark Romas ... Todd and Jason Ripplinger ... Bob Trumbley ... the Sports Doctor Dave Petrishen ... Pete and Jake Paczko ... Shaun Sutter ... the Powells ... the Clarkes ... all the Hornets parents ... the Leader Post, Marty Klyne, Rob Vanstone and staff ... CTV, Global and CBC Regina ... Jamie Nye ... Sam Cosentino and Andrew Walker ... Peter Loubardias ... Jason Baker ... K-Dogg ... Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, T-Sack and the Sherminator ... Jordy Schaworski at the Keg ... J.D. and Bruce at Chilis ... Tim and Judd at Lancaster's ... Craig at Crave ... Weyburn Red Wings ... Estevan Bruins ... Bruce at Jack Daniels ... Yorkton Terriers .... Melville Millionaires .... Pilot Butte Storm ... Moose Jaw Warriors ... P.A. Raiders ... R.A. Dickey ... Toronto Blue Jays ... Marlin Travel and Terry Kaszas ... the Dallas 50 ... Milestone Flyers ... Kim Kardashian ... Ms Pacman ... Starbucks, Tim Hortons, and Coop Gas Bars workers ... and most of all YOU!!

Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas from rodpedersen.com!
RP

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Rod

Anonymous said...

Rod it was a pretty good year for sports, however I have no doubt that 2013 is going to be an even better sports year around here. First thing to kick it all off will be the Memorial Cup in Saskatoon. Hopefully the Blades can finally raise a championship banner to the rafters. Mr. Brodsky certainly deserves it. Also, the Jays are set to dominate this year and reward their long-suffering fans. I would love to see the return of the baseball post-season to Canada for the first time in twenty years. And finally, the big game coming up in November. Boy I hope the Riders pull it together and win that damn cup (speaking of championship starved fans). It would be the greatest Rider win of all time. Think about it Rod, you hoisting that mug at the Press Box with all your friends around, beers flowing and George Strait on the stereo. Doesn't get much better than that I'd say!

Merry Christmas.



Rex

Rally Driver said...

Merry Christmas Rod, to you and your family. May 2013 bring you health and prosperity. And a Merry Christmas to all of the readers and posters on this blog, especially Woz and Obama whose comments always create interesting discussion.

Anonymous said...

Stoll Parade in Yorkton was the highlight of my year as well. Merry Xmas to all the blog readers and Sportscage listeners.

T-Sak

Craig Adam said...

Merry Christmas Rod and Mrs. Sportscage from Pekio and Mrs. Pekio! Safe and happy holiday season. You're number one moment in 2013 will be the Riders hoisting the Grey Cup in Regina. It'll be a fantastic year.

Parkside said...

A Merry Christmas to you and yours Rod. As well as all those people that read and leave comments on here. Good and Bad, all the best in 2013 to everyone!

mister winnipeg said...

Merry Christmas Roddy! Thanks for all the blogging gold, the Christmas gift you keep giving all year round!

Anonymous said...

Merry christmas Rod! Really enjoyed both the blog, and the cage this year. Enjoy the holidays and all the best in 2013. - Sherminator

dewter011 said...

all the best to u n ur family mr. pederson...tx 4 havin the BEST sports blog inda COUNTRY!!may 2013 be the pinnacle of ur broadcasting career,having the riders win it all @ home!!

John Meissner said...

Thanks Roddy, your site drives more traffic to my blog than any other. Merry Christmas to you and your family and everyone here too!