If we win I will have to play well.
Canadian junior goalie Marc-André Fleury as press and broadcasters declare the game already won, 24 hours before he shoots the winning goal into his own net to give the U.S. their first gold medal
Obesity, I'm not lovin' itNice to see soft drink manufacturers stop stocking lower-grade schools with pop. Amazing what millions of angry parents can do. But Coke and Pepsi will still be breeding big bellies and zits on high school kids. If Dalton McGuinty and others are serious about fighting youth obesity, how about banning scurrilous and manipulative marketing aimed at kids? So no more clowns selling transfat burgers - bye-bye Ronald, no more McD's logos on the back of minor hockey sweaters. And no more bribing kids to eat crap by including super-cheap toys with the grease and ground cow bits.
Rock baggage on bloody bustAmazing how the dailies breezily report Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson was busted in a "drunken New Year's Eve brawl." Isn't that an allegation? Don't the papers usually tiptoe around presumptions of guilt? But he must have been buzzed - after all, the cops said so. The gentle giant has been a world-class partier for more than 30 years without incident. Hard to believe he'd turn into a Mickey Rourke madman overnight.
Tory offers to sleaze backSir Lotsa-dough, a shimmering John Tory, is riding back from the electoral dead to help David Miller and Barbara Hall pay off campaign debts in the $100,000-$150,000 range. Hall can use the help, but Miller doesn't need a right-wing rich uncle. Tory wants to buy his way back into the influence-trading good ol' days. But the mayor can use his honeymoon glow for a classy fundraiser with supporters happy to pony up. Haven't Miller's crew proved better organizers than Tory's anyway? You know, like, the election.
March icebreakerCold weather reminds us this is a winter city. The new mayor has many tugs on a tight budget, but let's undo one of Mad Mel's crueller legacies. Unlike his cronies, most kids don't go south during March break, but the rinks close at the end of February. Outdoor rinks were pleasantly packed during the holidays, and for a small cost the kids can have a great March break if we keep the ice for two more weeks. C'mon guys, game on.