The Humanoids: Quick Hits

Does that post title refer to Tiger Woods hitting the fire hydrant? Maybe it’s about Keith Ballard’s stick against the side of Tomas Vokoun’s head? A lot of people are springing to the top of the news very quickly this week. Whether it’s in sports or entertainment, this week’s targets were barely on the radar last week and now find themselves front and centre this week. It also sorta refers to the last second nature of me putting this together and the fact that it’s a shorter than usual column so I could get this up today.

Now for your regular (and not fondly thought of) radio show update. Editing has wrapped up on the December 8th edition of Lowdown Extra. It will be our longest ever at about 1:22:37 of podcast goodness. We haven’t looked at the radio show version but it should have talk about DJ Hero, Band Hero, Lego Rock Band, random gifts and green shopping along with the usual news, entertainment and sports. It’s going to be a long weekend sorting all that out at Lowdown HQ. Continue reading

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Football Night In Canada: Week 7 Wrapup

Week 7 is a critical week in the run to the Grey Cup. This is the last week before the Labour Day rivalry week that all eight teams will be in action. That means that teams on the outside looking in can make up a lot of ground before that final sprint to the playoffs. Continue reading

Football Night in Canada: Week 5 Wrapup

Week Five brings us past the one-quarter mark of the CFL season. Now we’re starting to see some separation between the contenders and the pretenders. Hamilton looks like they could make the playoffs while the BC Lions hope they are chumps as they look to march toward the playoffs. The Green Riders, the Eskies, and the Stamps are all tied a top the West Division and are trying to get a leg up. Meanwhile, Winnipeg is trying to get something going this season with a new quarterback. Continue reading

Football Night In Canada: Saturday at Skydome

The second week of CFL came to an end in a Saturday afternoon matinee at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Saskatchewan Roughriders returned to the place of the 2007 Grey Cup triumph to face the home town Argonauts. Both teams came into action unbeaten for the season but one team would find their record blemished after 60 minutes. Continue reading

Football Night In Canada: BC at SSK

The first week of the CFL season ended on the biggest night of the CFL week. Friday Night Football kicked of it’s 19 week run as the last game of week one. The BC Lions and the Saskatchewan Roughriders renewed acquaintances after last seeing each other in last year’s West Division semi-final which the Lions won 33-12. Would the Friday night showcase live up to the last two CFL matchups of week one or would be a bore like their last game. Continue reading