It's my Parting Shot for my reactions to the headlines in today's Star-Phoenix Sports Section...
First headline...Rush make Bold move to land N-L-L's top netminder. My reaction...Just in case Saskatchewan Rush fans thought their National Lacrosse League heroes were exempt from the reality of the business of sport, G-M and head coach Derek Keenan gave them another cruel slap with yesterday's trading of favourite and goaltender Aaron Bold to New England. But, just as it is in other pro sports, lacrosse is a results-based business and there are salary-cap issues that have to be adhered to...and no player is special enough to bend the rules with...not even "Stone Cold" Aaron Bold!
Next headline...Carter's catch will go down as an all-timer. but is it the best? Reaction...knowing that Regina Leader-Post colimnist Rob Vanstone has been a Riders' fan a lot longer than many of us leaves him quite the authority on greatest-ever catches...so I would tend to believe him. But, knowing his bias towards Joey Walters, I think I would like to see video evidence of his diving, one-handed catch in 1982 before making a final declaration on which catch is better!
Last headline...Not for sale: Girl keeping highlight reel football. My reaction...good on Paige Hansen...proving that the "Million Dollar Man", Ted Dibiase is wrong when he said, everyone has a price! No, Duron Carter's gift brings the joy to Paige Hansen that money just can't buy...amen to that!