With no sports to watch yet (sorry WWE does not count) it gives our mind a bit more time to wander which can be a scary thought.
Meanwhile, here are some random questions with the answers left up to your interpretation.
Is it time for the Prince George Rec Hockey League to ask the government for a handout?
The BCHL, Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), CFL and Canadian Premier League (CPL) are going that route so why not? At what point does the government say no?
#BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb Q&A: League pursues financial assistance from BC government
— BCHLNetwork (@bchlnetwork) April 23, 2020
— 630CHED (@630CHED) April 30, 2020
What are the contingency plans for junior hockey leagues like the WHL and BCHL should physical distancing measures still be in place for the fall (which is highly likely) and even into the new year? It seems obvious that these leagues are not financially viable without fans, and many of them, in the stands.
What will be the protocol when sports do return and a competing athlete tests positive for COVID-19? Does everything get shutdown again or do we just shrug our shoulders and just keep playing?
If you are a big fan of the New England Patriots plus Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, who would you cheer for when the Pats play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year?
The #Patriots and Bucs are set to play each other in Foxborough come 2021.
Will Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski still be with Tampa then? And if so, what might we expect from that epic clash?https://t.co/uMmzOi6Ica
— MusketFire (@Musket_Fire) April 30, 2020
Is the glass half-full or half-empty for QB Jordan Love of Utah State? He is a first-round pick (26th overall) of the Green Bay Packers but because he is behind Aaron Rodgers may not get to play for three or four years. Forget the notion the Packers would consider parting with Rodgers, who has four years remaining on a contract which is worth $134 million.
And, by the way, if you think Rodgers isn’t durable think again. In five of the last six NFL seasons, Rodgers has played in all 16 regular season GB games.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2020
If everyone is unhappy with the so-called compromise decision to name the new Prince George school that opens in September Kelly Road Secondary and Shas Ti Secondary does that mean the School District 57 trustees should be proud of their decision?
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) April 29, 2020
.@HostFirstNation Chief Clay Pountney miffed over dual name Shas Ti Secondary and @HartNation Secondary School following 4-3 vote last night by @SD57PG | https://t.co/v5EQvPh1rF #CityofPG pic.twitter.com/oQP8CsdyPN
— My Prince George Now (@mypgnow) April 29, 2020
Will there ever be another day (at least until a cure for COVID-19 is found) when we don’t hear from someone that “we are in this together?”
BC is making noise for our #HealthCareHeroes! Thanks to @SarahMcLachlan @BCLions @TravisLulay @Rikester13 @Canucks and @VCHhealthcare for your words of appreciation and support! We are in this together! #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/G23zfwWHGj
— VGH&UBC Hospital Fdn (@VGHFdn) May 1, 2020
“More than anything, I hope all of you remember we are in this together.” I hope when you turn on @SpecNews1SoCal you feel refreshed, inspired, some calm, some peace and some happiness. ‘Your Evening’ on Spectrum News is with you throughout the stay-at-home orders…and beyond ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Zt2e5urODN
— Bianca Rae (@Biancarae) May 1, 2020
Do you get the same feeling, or is it a BC bias, that Dr Bonnie Henry with her calm, straight forward approach, is the best of the provincial health officers? I can just hear someone now say “you bet your boots (or should I say shoes) she is.”
BC’s Dr. Henry provides a daily reminder that #COVID19 is taking a toll on all of us, particularly leaders faced with making tough decisions. Her advice—be kind, be calm, be safe—and her manner are an inspiration. #drbonniehenryhttps://t.co/bvrhTF4fwe
— CLAC (@clacunion) April 30, 2020
Who gets credit on social media for this gem? “Jameis Winston is going to fit in well in New Orleans. He’s already had five years experience throwing to Saints players.”
— Dave Kranzler (@InvResDynamics) April 30, 2020
FROM THE QUOTE RACK
Still trying to wrap my head around Jameis Winston with the New Orleans Saints, but gather Drew Brees can teach him a lot. Starting with
- Throw the ball to people wearing YOUR team colours.
- Always pay for your crab legs.
*Comedy writer Janice Hough of Palo Alto, California www.leftcoastsportsbabe.com
New England Patriots draft pick, kicker Justin Rohrwasser, has a tattoo citing an ultra-conservative militia group that is raising eyebrows. So, he’s yet to appear in a single game and already he’s shanked one to the right.
*Contributor Bill Littlejohn of South Lake Tahoe, California
“He’s not a racist. Not even close.”
— NESN (@NESN) April 29, 2020
A nondescript wooden cudgel discovered in a Vermont home in 1980 — and just sitting in an umbrella stand ever since — turned out to be a circa-1850s hockey stick now up for auction online. It’s been appraised at $3.5 million, proving once again that it pays to fore-check.
*Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times http://www.seattletimes.com/author/dwight-perry/
IN CASE, YOU MISSED IT:
Scott Hartnell once told TSN that Jaromir Jagr had the largest butt in the NHL. He also said Brian Burke was the biggest — well, you know.
*Canadian comedy writer RJ Currie www.Sportsdeke.com
Hartley Miller is the news and sports supervisor and morning news anchor for 94.3 the GOAT and Country 97.
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