Category : Sports

Mental pitfalls of sports

Sports are mental exercises just as much as they are physical tests. How these elements impact a game can vary. Obviously, there are pure exploits of physical dominance that are some sort of combination between talent, practised ability and luck….

January 30, 2017

NFL playing head games

If someone asks you to invest in a startup, what types of companies come to mind? I think apps and software, of ridesharing, room-sharing and social media. It’s not surprising, when one digs a little deeper, to find a wealth…

November 25, 2016

Words of caution for Oil fans

The Edmonton Oilers’ hot start to the season has the city excited for what could come from our favourite team. (Nobody said the P-word). It is easy to get excited but these points need to be considered before we contact…

November 4, 2016

Fans flock to esports

Last year, when I created a web portfolio to showcase some of my writing and video work and labelled myself a “multimedia journalist,” the term earned a few scoffs from some of my classmates. “Multimedia journalist,” they sneered. “Sounds a…

November 4, 2016

It’s hard to be Connor

I feel bad for you Connor McDavid, I really do. I’m trying to remember what I was worried about when I was 19. I think it had something to do with figuring out a way to get to work on…

October 15, 2016

Is Strombo a scapegoat?

George Stroumboulopoulos will tell you the ratings matter. He, along with a few of his colleagues, took the brunt of the overly disappointing NHL playoff ratings last year. His replacement is the tried-and-true Ron MacLean, relegated to Sunday night work…

October 15, 2016

Keeping Score: Oilers playoff-bound?

It’s officially been a decade of playoff-less hockey for Edmonton Oiler fans. That’s ten whole years of reluctantly skimming through playoff brackets to select a consolation team. Relatively speaking, though, that’s not that long of a drought. The Chicago Cubs,…

October 15, 2016

Staying warm for winter fitness

For those of us who were active through the summer and want to keep active into the winter, here’s a brief guide on how to stay warm and happy. We’ll cover you from head to toe in gear knowledge and…

October 15, 2016

Rogers Place Ford Hall

Advertising is king

On the soaring upper terrace of Ford Hall, those people sipping pre-game bevvies look down on the tiny dots cross-ing Ford’s byzantine floor like eagles perched on the edge of the arena’s highest plateau. Beneath the lofty cantina lies cavernous…

October 1, 2016

Chicago Cubs Baseball

Those mighty Cubs!

Contrary to my old broadcasting teacher Jeannette, I love a good cliché. (By the way, congrats on the new job, Jeannette!) I’m not saying they’re the best thing since sliced bread but sometimes they fit like a glove, especially in…

September 23, 2016