sports report appeared in
the March 2007 Calgary North Haven and area News." Myk Aussie
"Congratulations to Indianapolis Colts on winning the NFL Super Bowl. They have
been a very good team now for many years and a worthy winner. The NFL Pro Bowl a
week later was, Wow! Over the past years many media have bagged the Pro Bowl
saying it was a bit of a joke with many players not committed on the day and I
have to somewhat agree with that. However the hit by Redskins Sean Taylor on the
Bills punter Brian Moorman was as good a hit as I’ve
ever seen. Bengals Chad Johnson appeared to wrench his knee early in the game.
Chat was back on the field competing at Wide Receiver in the last quarter. Just
two examples from a great game in which the AFC won with a field goal with
seconds to go, 31-28.
all the best in his comeback to the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders.
After Duncan went "walkabout" in 06 it was announced recently
that Duncan signed with the Calgary Stampeders to compete for the punting job.
Duncan was a member of the victorious 2001 Stampeders Grey Cup team.
Aussie Rules Football, a follow up to last months article Team USA
4 goals and 10 behinds = 34 defeated CDN Northwind 1 goal and 2
behinds = 8 in Houston. Calgary Kangaroo’s Gareth Williams performed the best
out of the four Western Canadians on a wet day in Houston. 07 Calgary Kangaroo’s
and Bears training starts soon, I hope to see any interested guys joining us
playing Australia’s most popular sport but here in Calgary.
Tennis. Seeing that I haven’t made a trip home in over four years I particularly
enjoyed watching the recent Australian Open on TSN. The event one of four Grand
Slams is held every year in Melbourne. Melbourne is known to be the most sports
mad city of any Australian city as again was seen this year with the huge
crowds, many people sitting for the whole day in 35-40 degree Celsius heat to
watch the best players in the world. What’s with the “grunting” though, the very
popular sexy Maria Sharapova being one of the worst offenders.
If the tennis bosses want to make tennis more popular they really
need to get these players to stop grunting. It's very annoying and a definite
"habit" that can be cured if they were “made to”. Get out the fines just like
they fine NBA players for not wearing suits after a game.
Tennis is possibly the 2nd or 3rd most played sport in Australia.
All over the country in cities and country areas on Saturday mornings you will
find the children and teenagers playing in competitions and on Saturday
afternoons the adults and the good teenagers play in competitions. Many teams
are formed with equal men and ladies or as I call them Aussie birds so it is
also a great social event in Australia. It’s a great game and as I’m writing
this Canada is playing Columbia here in Calgary in the Davis Cup.
“And” I am confused! Something that I have noticed in the past months in the
major newspaper sports columns and in fact by many of the CDN and USA
journalists in all columns is that they often start sentences with “And”. In my
English classes at school in Australia starting a sentence with “and” was one of
the biggest no, no’s ever in writing. It was simply never done. I’ve been so
amazed at this which I believe is simply a trend by the professional
journalist’s that I had to ask Breanne my friend who attends Junior High here in
NW Calgary. Breanne agreed with me that she is taught in English classes not to
start a sentence with “And”. Then I realized this and this is why I am confused.
Many sentences in the New International Version of the New Testament start with
“And”. I better now ask a University teacher who teaches Journalism.
See ya later alligators!"
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