Verb (usually disapproving) to walk in an extremely proud and confident way
Noun and adjective combining form (slang) a place, condition, or quality with a character as specified
Noun and adjective combining form (Slang) a Winnipeg state of mind, referring to the crushing defensive squad of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers; a statement of fact, an attitude, way of life. Population: 29,533 fanatics.
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Posted in Football, Sports
Tagged Alex Subler, Ape Dance, BC Lions, Brandon Stewart, Buck Pierce, Canadinns Stadium, CFL, Demi Moore, Doug Brown, Edmonton Eskimos, Facebook, Fan Noise, Monkey Dance, Planking, Ricky Ray, Sellout, Swaggerville, Touchdown celebration, Twitter, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Jets, Youtube
Yes, yes I am a day late with this and I do apologize to everyone who swarmed my page last night looking for the latest on The Winnipeg Jets logo saga. The wait is over my friends and the Jets are indeed ready to fly high and proud with a new corporate identity.
Posted in Breaking News, Hockey, Sports, Why Winnipeg Rocks!, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events
Tagged 17 Wing RCAF, 17 Wing Winnipeg, 1948 Winter Olympic Games, Canadian Forces, Fighter aircraft, Manitoba Moose, Mark Chimpan, McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet, Olympic Games, Olympic Gold in Hockey, RCAF Flyers, Royal Canadian Air Force, True North Sports and Entertainment, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets
As I have described in earlier posts such as Gord Downie: Canadian Musical Psychopath, The Tragically Hip’s front man is a bit of a maniac on stage. Being up close and personal with him at the Country of Miracles show last year gave me an appreciation for his lunacy in an intimate setting. I had yet to witness the full blown frenetic schism that he becomes when teamed up with massive electric guitar power and the chest thumping bass drum that collectively form The Tragically Hip.
Gord aping about as The Hip take the stage
For those of you, who have not seen The Hip live, trust me this is not one of those overproduced, lip synced cookie cutter perfect types of shows. Everything, I repeat everything is live. From Gord going wildly off topic in the middle of a song, ranting and raging about anything from sports, politics or inventing a new story on the spot. Thursday’s performance was no different in those regards.
Gord Downie in full flight with Paul Langlois (guitar) and Johnny Fay on drums.
Posted in Winnipeg Events, Winnipeg Music Scene
Tagged Garrett Styles, Gord Downie, Gord Sinclair, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Little Bones, Live Music, Music at Work, Musical ensemble, Paul Langlois, Pierre Berton, Shaw Park, Tragically Hip, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Jets
Well kids it’s official, Winnipeg has our heart back and that heart beats to the chant of GO JETS GO! Last night from Minneapolis Mark Chipman and Keven Cheveldayoff stood at the NHL Draft podium and proudly declared. “The Winnipeg Jets are proud to select from the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League, Mark Scheifele.”
With that one simple announcement a franchise was reborn. The paddles came down and kick started the quivering heart of hockey fans in the Manitoba heartland. It’s not as if we weren’t already going crazy but until the events of June 21 and the Board of Governors meeting our hockey club wasn’t official. Now we have a team, a chant and our first player.
It may just be coincidence but Mark Scheifele is being coached by Winnipeg Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Ducky says we picked well indeed. Scheifele scored 22 goals and had 53 assists in 66 games last year for the Barrie Colts. Not too shabby, a young kid with talent, good size and great hands who loves to play the game.
Well hold on to your hat Mark, you’ve died and gone to hockey heaven, I doubt anything in your young career has prepared you for the onslaught of love and support that you are going to encounter when you lace up those skates at the MTS Centre.
Posted in Hockey, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events, World Events
Tagged Barrie Colts, Claude Noel, Dale Hawerchuk, Ducky, Finnish Flash, Kevin Cheveldayoff, Manitoba, Mark Chipman, Mark Scheifele, MTS Centre, National Hockey League, NHL, NHL Entry Draft, Ontario Hockey League, Stanley Cup, Teemu Selanne, WHA, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Jets Jersey, Winnipeg Jets Logo, Winnipeg Jets Sweater
Well here it is about 24 hours before game 6 in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals. I am sitting on pins and needles for two reasons tonight.
Firstly my team since the early 1990’s, the Vancouver Canucks, is one game away from winning the whole shebang and secondly Winnipeg is getting its team back.
I must admit in all honesty that I was never a huge hockey fan growing up, yes I used to sit on my Dad’s knee and steal sips of beer while we watched hockey. But I was more interested in Peter Puck than the actual games back then.
Yes as every good Canadian boy does I laced up my skates in the back yard, but I was never much of a player. My ankles always bothered me as they still do, and I spent more time on my ass as I did upright.
Posted in Rants
Tagged 2010–11 NHL season, Beer, Bobby Hull, Boston Bruins, Canada men's national ice hockey team, CBC, Daniel Sedin, Don Cherry, Felix Potvin, HNIC, Hockey, Kirk McLean, Neuter that Cat Canucks, Old time hockey, Pavel Bure, Peter Puck, Roberto Luongo, Stanley Cup, Teemu Selanne, Trevor Linden, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Winnipeg Falcons, Winnipeg Jets