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Kerrzy’s Notebook: 15 Minutes of Fame

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Happy Monday!

This week on 15 Minutes of Fame, we preview the Stanley Cup Final, we look at why the Phoenix Coyotes were so mad when they were bounced by the Kings and we discuss a controversial new feature on the CBC. As well, a possible return for Dominik Hasek and a look at the NBA playoffs!

In the GABBYs: Didier Drogba, Barcelona, Caleb Lloyd, Racing Club’s fans, Giancarlo Stanton & the Orlando Magic. The Punchline this week is track star Jessica Ennis. This week we also take a look at FIFA wanting to end the penalty shootout!

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Chelsea beats Bayern Munich to win Champions League

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Soccer can be a very boring sport with not much ebb and flow throughout.

Nothing much was going on for the first 82 minutes. Bayern Munich dominated the play with 26 shots that went toward the Chelsea net, compared to Chelsea’s mere six. But many were not very good chances. One Bayern Munich goal early in the second half was called off because a player was offside.

All changed in the 83rd minute, when Thomas Muller scored for Bayern, and then it was all drama. Chelsea would tie the game on a brilliant header by Didier Drogba to send the game to overtime with only two minutes left.

In the extra period, Chelsea goaltender Peter Cech made an outstanding save off of Arjen Robben on a penalty kick after Drogba fouled Franck Ribery in the box.

The Drogba foul on Ribery was interesting because both players are French and Euro 2012 is only 18 days away.

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Victoria Day Weekend Sports Preview–NHL & NBA Playoffs, NLL Championship, Memorial Cup, Preakness, UEFA Champions League Final, World Hockey Championship & MLB

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

For the first time in franchise history, the Edmonton Rush are in championship game. Tonight in New York state, the Rush take on the Rochester Knighthawks for the 2012 Champion’s Cup (Shaw HD, 5:30pm).

Now I’m not a huge supporter of a team with a losing record in the regular season making the playoffs, as the Rush were 6-10 and in fourth place in the Western Division, but you have to give the team credit  for getting hot at just the right time.

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Chelsea shocks FC Barcelona in Champions League Semi-Final

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Fernando Torres (George Lynch, Wikimedia Commons)

There was a monumental upset in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday. Chelsea defeated FC Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate to advance to the Champions League Final in Munich, Germany on May 19.

Chelsea, which led 1-0 heading into Tuesday’s action, seemed to have their chances of qualifying in the championship game diminished when they fell 2-0 and saw captain John Terry red carded for a first half foul.

But Chelsea showed an enormous amount of resiliency with one man down. Ramires put Chelsea in the driver’s seat with a goal right before half time. With this goal, Chelsea tied the two game total point series at two, but gave Chelsea the edge because they scored more road goals.

After FC Barcelona dominated the second half, Fernando Torres scored on a breakaway in injury time to give Chelsea the 3-2 win.

It is interesting because even though FC Barcelona dominated the play over the 180+ minutes, Chelsea’s roster is strong. In addition to Torres and Terry, they have Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Peter Cech.

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Random Friday Thoughts: Slow Sprint, Drogba Concussion, Howard Giraffe

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Slow Sprint

Have you been keeping up with the IAAF World Championships in South Korea?

Let me get you up to date so far: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was disqualified in the 100m, double-amputee Oscar Pistorius helped get the South African team to the 4×100 final but was then replaced…and American Samoa’s Sogelau Tuvalu showed us that slow and steady doesn’t always win the race!

The 17-year-old failed to qualify for the shot put, his event of choice, and somehow ended up in a preliminary heat for the 100m instead.

He didn’t have the right shoes or anything, but Tuvalu channeled his inner Trevor “The Tortoise” Misipeka and gave it all he had. By the time the first of his competitors crossed the finish line, you couldn’t even see Tuvalu on the screen anymore. To his credit, he didn’t do any of the things I would worry about if I were in his position – he didn’t false start, he didn’t fall and he didn’t hurt himself! (After the Jump: Video of Tuvalu’s run, Didier Drogba gets knocked out, Dwight Howard dunks on a giraffe…) (more…)

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Kerrzy’s Notebook: Reds to Blues for El Nino

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

What a start to the week in the English Premier League!

It was soccer’s version of the “trade deadline” that we all love so much in the hockey world, as the January transfer window came to a close with a flurry of player movement – none bigger than the transaction between Chelsea and Liverpool.

It cost them dearly but The Blues managed to secure the services of Spanish striker Fernando Torres from Anfield, where he spent the last three and a half seasons. Chelsea paid £50-million to bring the player over, smashing the British record by almost £20-million and making it the fourth most expensive transfer in the history of world football!

Who saw that one coming? By all accounts, Torres was happy at Liverpool and wasn’t really interested in a move. Or was he? James Sharman, who hosts The Score’s “The Footy Show,” says it’s coming out now that, in fact, the 26-year-old may have wanted out as early as last year! (more…)

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