Cougars, Calamities and Classics: Cougs soccer kicks it big…Flames hockey lose it big
This weekend albeit a little chilly did not stop the Cougars soccer teams from dominating on the pitch. On Oct. 11 both teams had domineering wins over Lethbridge College, with the women taking their match 8-0 and the men taking their match 6-0. Players of the game were Rachelle McConaghy and Charlie Beaulieu. The women improve their record to 7-1-1 and the men to 5-2-1.
What the heck was up with the Flames last night? Looking like a bunch of kids having a gay old time at the old frozen pond they produce five goals in the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks and look to be sitting pretty for their fifth win. And pause…..one period later they blow the lead only to lose 6-5 in OT. Oh dear…what to say…what to say. I think the moral of this story is to not get too overconfident when you hold that kind of lead. One friend called 5-0 the worst lead to have in hockey…whodda thunk it? The worst part is my Oiler fan friends are reveling in the loss since by some advent of miraculous circumstances Zack Stortini had two goals in Edmonton’s 6-1 win over the Predators.
Flames meet up with the Blue Jackets tonight, here’s hoping for a little redemption to maintain their Western Conference lead.
P.S – The Flames have 9 points on the season and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the L.A Kings are holding at an 8 point second, while the Oilers are fifth.
Classics – Mike Tyson was on Oprah yesterday to talk about everything from his prison time to the death of his 4-year-old daughter. The former champ took part in a documentary titled “Tyson” about his life and the sport which is due to be released this March. I myself will forever remember Tyson for his stirring rendition of “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins on the summer’s must-see movie The Hangover.