The Humanoids: Thanksgiving Hangover

The Humanoids is back from another week off. Not that anyone missed it, I’m sure. Anyway, there’s no real rhyme or reason to this week’s column. Maybe it’s getting back to what I originally envisioned the column as: A weekly look at some compelling persons, places, and things. And I won’t be talking about that balloon kid. After all, he’s dominated CNN since it happened and likely will for the next couple of months. I’d rather talk about anything else. Has anyone else noticed that long weekends are good at the time but mess up the rest of the week? I’ve found myself completely lost this week because I’m working four instead of five days. I thought yesterday was Friday even though I knew it wasn’t because I still had to finish writing this column. Oh, the fun that the tryptophan in the turkey has with you.

By the way, did you catch last week’s episode of The Lowdown radio show? I don’t blame you if you didn’t. It wasn’t one of our best efforts ever. From the news onward, it was pretty good though. The next episode is lining up to be pretty good. We’re taping it tonight. We’ll have a The Beatles: Rock Band review and some Halloween related stuff too. If all goes well, it should be an instant classic. Continue reading

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Football Night In Canada: Week 9 Wrapup

Week Nine of the CFL season was the last of the two bye weeks. However, just because there was less action on the field doesn’t mean that the action wasn’t any good. Both games this week were nail-biters that came down to the final minutes. Continue reading

Football Night In Canada: Week 4 Wrapup

The fourth week of the 2009 CFL season brings us past the one-fifth mark of the 19 week regular season. This week was all about the dichotomy between the contenders and the pretenders. The surprisingly successful Hamilton Tiger-Cats would test how good they were against the undefeated Alouettes. Elsewhere, floundering teams would meet in Winnipeg as the Argos came to town. Calgary battled B.C. in a West Division Final rematch from last season while Edmonton and Saskatchewan trying to snap their (short) losing skids. 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: Canada Day Kickoff

The start of summer means the return of football. As the NFL gears up for training camp, the Canadian Football League kicks off the regular season. The season opening double-header was one that fans would love. The night would start with the battle of Ontario as Toronto made the short trip to Hamilton. Across the country, the Alouettes visited the Stampeders in a Grey Cup rematch. Continue reading