It's my Parting Shot for my reactions to the headlines in today's Star-Phoenix Sports Section...
First headline...Sasakamoose set example long after playing career was over, First Indigenous N-H-L player says he's honoured to be named to Order of Canada. My reaction...first of all, Fred Sasakamoose deserves to be in the Order of Canada without doubt. Secondly, this is a great piece written by the incomparable Terry Jones from Edmonton. In it, he says there's nothing poitically correct about Sasakamoose...that he wants to be called an Indian and likes the names of teams like Blackhawks, Redskins and Braves. I worry that we get too wrapped up in political correctness and disrespecting certain groups. But, I'll go with the flow until such time as I have a larger say in how we do things...which will be never, thankfully for you all!
Next headline...Players, fans to honour Bower at A-C-C. Reaction...I never knew, growing up, that Prince Albert was home to Johnny Bower. I knew from my father that he changed his last name to Bower from Kishka. I also knew he was very recognizable as a player because he played in the era of insanity...when goalies didn't wear masks and helmets and are as armoured up as they are today!
Last headline..."Mother of al stats" doesn't favour Patriots. My reaction...I'm as guilty as the next broadcaster of relying on statistics to make my points as a broadcaster. But, until I read this story, I had never heard of "net passer rating!" Whatever happened to good old first downs and yards gained?! I really am getting old!