Realty One

Friday, April 12, 2019


--One innocuous, and oh so stupid line got our football blood boiling this week. Boston Globe columnist Ben Volin said he wasn't enamoured with the CFL because there was no "forward passing".  He might as well as dropped a napalm bomb on us.  From players to fans to teams, that one line sent everyone off their axis with everyone reminding Mr. Volin what the CFL is all about whether it be in snarky fashion or not.

It just shows again that the CFL is like our little brother. You will poke fun at him and laugh at him and make his life a living nightmare, but if you see someone bullying your little brother, you will run and kick that bully's ass. You can't put down the CFL. We will put down the CFL dammit. We've been doing it for years and it won't stop now.

--Corporate logos on jerseys. We are seeing that in the NBA this year. The idea was brought up if we should see it in the NHL. I say no! Should we see it in junior hockey? It is certainly a revenue stream worth considering, but I would not like to go to a Pats game and see a little Brandt logo on one of their jerseys or any logo.  That's just me being the traditionalist I guess.

--The New Jersey Devils will draft first. It is expected they will take Jack Hughes. The NHL draft is in Vancouver. The Canucks already have Hughes' brother Quinn. What would it take for the Canucks to pry that pick away from New Jersey so that the Hughes could be the Sedins 2.0?  Obviously, the #10 pick would have to go the other way.  Would Vancouver trade a Brock Boeser, an Adam Gaudette, a Jake Virtanen or a Bo Horvat and something else to get Jack?  It wouldn't surprise me one bit.  The only untouchable on that team right now is likely Elias Petterson and for good reason.

--The Oilers will draft 8th.  What can you get for that pick?  I say trade it and find that puck moving defenceman you cherish.  I am sure there are teams who have blueliners they could part with.

--I've got Washington beating Nashville in the SC Final.  Who have you got?

--The St. Louis Blues are not only Saskatchewan's team in these playoffs (Bozak, Schwartz, Schenn---add Joel Edmonson if you want seeing he is a former MJ Warrior), but they are Canada's team as well as they have 19 Canadians on their playoff roster.

--You can't say you haven't been entertained from what you've seen in the first two nights of the playoffs.  How long can it last?

--Someone needs to explain why we continue to have the "whiteout" in Winnipeg when the Jets come out wearing blue uniforms.  The Flames and the "C of Red" have it right.  Cmon Winnipeg.  Either go to blue or wear the whites.  That being said, all home teams should wear their whites.

--Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis is 0 for his last 53.  I could do that!  How much $$$$ are the Orioles paying this guy!

--Did any of us think the Raiders and Blades wouldn't go back to Prince Albert tied at 2.  As expected, it has been a great series.

--Are you running out to get your Max Zimmermann jersey yet?

--The Rush are in San Diego Friday night and then back home to Philadelphia on Saturday.  On Thursday, the Rush's Brandon Urban told me the team won't get back into Saskatoon until mid-afternoon.  I would have thought the Rush (and other teams) would have a charter service, but apparently not.  What would happen if they got weather-delayed?

--The Swift Current Broncos have decided to no longer have games on radio with the decision being made to stream all their games online off the team's website.  I don't think that is the smartest move.  I'll be interested to see how this goes.  I wonder what Bronco fans think of it.  I wonder what other teams think of it---both junior and junior "A".

--That's all I got.  Have a great weekend!

Time for a break.


Anonymous said...

You can't be Canada's team if you're a US city. I don't care how many Canadians you have on there. Only if all the Canadian clubs are eliminated. You do know the Maple Leaf sweater is as predominant in the winter as the Rider sweater, no? Throughout rural Saskatchewan a lot of people still love their Leafs.

Anonymous said...

Is anybody sick of the announcers favoritism in the Bruins/Leafs series? I am and it's only one game in. Go Bruins Go.

concience said...

First poster you are 100% correct and #2 you are 100% wrong

Anonymous said...

How many Canadians do the Jets, Leafs and Flames have? I'm with Scruffy on this one. This whole "Canada's team" and we should get behind them is a load of crap!


Anonymous said...

The Broncos radio news in interesting. I know Golden West Radio has a history of leveraging their monopolies in the markets they serve. They are typically awful radio stations that are always highly profitable. They hold organizations like the Broncos over a barrel. Very ballsy move by the Broncos. Hope it pays off for the smallest market major junior team in Canada.

IMAGIRL said...

My elderly parents listened to the Bronco's games on the radio. They don't own a computer. I know this decision will affect them.


Anonymous said...

Anon 1.

As a Habs fan, I could give a rats you know what about that blue and white sweater. I am sure you would say the same thing about the Habs sweater I wear proudly.

St. Louis is Saskatchewan's team and that is who I am cheering for.

Anonymous said...


Buy your parents an inexpensive device they can listen to games with. It's the least you can do for them. It's 2019. Get them on Netflix too. They'll love you for it.

Anonymous said...

As someone who has listened to Broncos games on Eagle 94 for over 20 years, this is disgusting. Do they think everyone is just going to gather around their computer or their phone to listen to a hockey team that will be god-awful next year?

Count me in the "this is dumb" move!


Anonymous said...

From what I hear, the broncos wanted some money for their broadcast rights and the radio station wanted to continue to take all the money off of broadcasts without sharing. Very cheap of them considering all the $$$ they have made off the broncos over 30 years. A giant broadcasting company unable to share the wealth with a community owned team it profits off of is pretty disgusting.

Broncos are in a tough spot. Now they have to teach the league's dumbest fan base how to work a computer or cell phone. That'll be like teaching monkeys advanced geometry.

cmh2001 said...

Here in the US, the announcers are equally biased towards the Bruins against the Leafs.

Anonymous said...

Guess you haven't heard the news today where Chinese scientists have injected human brain cells into monkeys. And guess what? The monkeys are smarter than most people from Saskatchewan its said. Not a word of a lie. Google it.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to take a closer look at what's going on with that radio station in Swift Current. Their WMBL team ditched Golden West in favour of an online platform. Now the Broncos. If being on the radio is so great, why is that market going in a different direction? Blogs and online platforms have all but replaced print, why is to so crazy to think the same won't happen to audio listening. The only thing wrong with what the broncos are doing is they may be ahead of the curve.