sports report appeared in
the January 2007 Calgary North Haven and area News." Myk Aussie
“Hi, I’m Myk Aussie the Australian Sports, Comedy, Media Guy that
has been based in Western Canada the past nine years. Recently I moved from
Brentwood into North Haven.
By the time you read this it will be very close to Super Bowl time unfortunately
without the Denver Broncos. Whichever AFC team is in the game I think will win.
I really like watching the NFL. I also really like the CFL. Some of you may have
seen me over the years at the Stampeder games and the great tailgate party or
heard me on QR77 Sportstalk with Mark Stephen. Again his year “some” of the
Stampeder players thought they were a bit better than they actually were. It’s
great to see this very proud club back on track after the recent “FTroop”
disaster. Canadians that “bag” the CFL disappoint me.
Yes there are Kangaroo’s in Calgary! Australian Rules Football, (no it’s not
rugby) has always been my favorite sport to play and it still is now as we have
the very successful Calgary Kangaroo’s. With increasing numbers we have formed a
second team the Calgary Bears. Calgary based “Canadian” players Josh Symonds and
Gareth Williams along with Matt Kid from Red Deer are heading to Houston on
January 20th to represent Northwind which is team Canada to play against the USA
National team. Josh Symonds is an excellent player with great skills, he’s
strong and tough. Gareth is a tall excellent defender who often stands the best
forwards of our arch rival the Vancouver guys. Matt is a very versatile player
who represented Canada in the International tournament in Melbourne, Australia
in 2005. Josh, Gareth and Matt have played here in Calgary since 2001 when the
Roo’s were formed. These guys I’m sure will be great players for the Canadian
National side in Houston and in the future.
In October 06 we went to Las Vegas and along with the Vancouver
Cougars/Burnaby Eagles team were the only two Canadian based teams competing in
the US Nationals of Australian Rules Football. After winning all of our
tournaments in 2006 the US Footy boss put us straight into Division 2 where we
won 2 of the 3 games and thus a very successful 1st trip. Starting in
the spring time we practice Wednesday nights at Riley Park in Kenzington. If you
are a guy that is fit or willing to get fit I’m very confident you will like our
game that has exploded in Canada and the USA the past 5-10 years. It is a great
time to come and join us now with the Calgary Bears being formed as we need some
more players. I have a 4 part 70 minute MYKwebTV show on mykaussie.com from Las
Vegas that hopefully you will enjoy.
Aussie Rules Footy is the most popular game in Australia just like Hockey is
here in Canada.
I drive around during the day and evenings in Calgary and often see youngsters
with the hockey net on the street and many young Iginla’s trying to beat the
young Kiprusoff’s. Now that
I’m writing here I better go and web sportscast a local hockey game.
Some Media News. There is still “some” good TV on the many TV stations here in
Canada. Other than watching sport, two great sports TV shows you might want to
watch if you haven’t already are “Friday Night Lights”, Wednesdays at 9pm on NBC
and a great Canadian production “Rent a Goalie” on Showcase Sunday and Tuesday
Gabriel Morency who I think is the best sports radio guy in Canada has moved
from the Team 990 Montreal AM and Internet radio to Toronto and on January 15 he
debuts on Sirius Satellite radio. I better now get one of these extraterrestrial
Hrs of Sports Comedy TV, columns.
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