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World Cup of Hockey

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by Wes Gilbertson September + Hockey. Unless you’re strangely enthralled by the NHL’s exhibition season, that word combination usually has all the appeal of Root + Canal or Jury + Duty. This year, though, it’s different. Much different. With the return of the World Cup of Hockey, there’s meaningful, must-watch fall hockey for the first…
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Rio 2016 Preview

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by Wes Gilbertson Somebody tell Paul Dunphy, David Spence and the entire crew at Weather Channel that the pressure is off for the next two weeks. We don’t care about the forecast. Rain or shine, we’ll probably be parked on the couch — or better yet, on a barstool at Home & Away — with…
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Calgary Sporting Claims to Fame

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By Wes Gilbertson Quite a few years ago, at a house-party in Ontario while I was missing out on Calgary’s world-famous summer shaker back home, I tried to explain chuckwagon racing to a handful of friends who didn’t even know such a sport existed. Empty beer cans were arranged as barrels in the imaginary infield.…
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Euro Cup Preview

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By Wes Gilbertson You could consult Ancestry.com. Just be warned, once you learn of your long-ago link to Who Knows Where, you’ll likely feel obliged to root for that country at Euro 2016. If you’d prefer a bit more say on the subject, skip the genealogy research (at least for now), consult our handy fan…
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