I have never been accused of being a good cook, but I can serve up a good “turkey” now and then.

This is my 700th column, one for every Friday since May 2005.

Needless to say not all have been gems.

I subscribe to the theory one needs to write bad ones to appreciate the good ones.

Then again, I am not so sure any have been memorable.

With this being the Thanksgiving weekend, let’s carve out and gobble down the ‘True or False’ game.

Rules and/or directions are not necessary for these 10 statements.

1) Players on the Saskatchewan Roughriders just received a pay boost!

TRUE

Effective, October 1st, 2018, the minimum wage in Saskatchewan increased by $0.10/hour from $10.96/hour to $11.06/hour.

I guess the Riders no longer have to play a ‘nickel’ defence.

 

2) The Vancouver Canucks are the team to beat in the NHL!

TRUE

The Canucks are on pace to finish 82-0.

Their super rookie Elias Pettersson is on pace for 82 goals and 82 assists.

How much better can it get than that?

 

3) One of the Canadian teams will win the Stanley Cup!

TRUE

Although by the time it happens next, the year will be 2119 … not 2019.

 

4) The BCHL’s Coquitlam Express strongly urge family and friends to attend their home games!

TRUE

With no fans in the stands, the players need someone to play in front of at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre.

Official attendance figures this week are 209 for Sunday’s 3-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings and 150 for Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to the Surrey Eagles.

That’s right, there are no zeros at the end of those figures.

 

5) J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers bought a score clock in the offseason!

FALSE

Now that LeBron has left, J.R. didn’t need to invest in one because the Cavaliers won’t find themselves in tied games (or a point ahead in Smith’s mind) in the closing seconds.

 

6) There wasn’t much difference this year between the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland A’s!

TRUE

Don’t let their records fool you (Toronto 73-89 and Oakland 97-65), the only real difference was three days.

 

7) At the quarter-pole of the NFL regular season, the Arizona Cardinals are better than their record indicates!

FALSE

One cannot dispute 0-4, however, it is safe to suggest they are not worse than their record suggests.

 

8) The Cleveland Browns have peaked!

TRUE

The Browns have a .375 winning percentage, which would be real impressive if that was their team batting average.

 

9) This week’s Hart Attack column was the best ever!

FALSE

But, are you in agreement it was a close second?

 

10) This week’s Cat Scan podcast was the best ever!

FALSE

I can guarantee it is no worse than second on the list, at least until next week.

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I have a weekly podcast show that predominately features the Prince George Cougars.

It is called ‘Hartley’s Cat Scan,’ which is a weekly feature through the season.

My second guest of the season is Cougars goaltender Taylor Gauthier.

You can check it out here.

 

FROM THE QUOTE RACK:

Fit Pregnancy Club, a New York City gym that opened a year ago, caters only to pregnant women and those with infants.  It’s also the only gym where “water breaks” takes on a whole different meaning.

*Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times http://www.seattletimes.com/author/dwight-perry/ 

 

A report says soccer organization FIFA spent $11.7 Million on private jets and sightseeing trips for top officials. What were they doing, auditioning for a position in Donald Trump’s Cabinet?

*Comedy writer Jim Barach http://jokesbyjim.blogspot.ca/

 

NFL suspended Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks indefinitely after he pleaded guilty to insider trading charges. Silly Kendricks, if you want to get away with insider trading in the NFL, you’d better be an owner.

*Comedy writer Janice Hough of Palo Alto, California www.leftcoastsportsbabe.com

 

Mychal Kendricks, who pleaded guilty to insider trading, has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL shortly after he signed with the Seattle Seahawks. So who’s his agent now, Gordon Gekko?

*Contributor Bill Littlejohn of South Lake Tahoe, California

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Richard Mietz of Germany broke a Guinness world record for fastest marathon by a guy dressed as a landmark.  It was a monumental achievement.

*Comedy writer RJ Currie www.Sportsdeke.com

 

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Hartley Miller is the sports director and morning news anchor for 94.3 the GOAT.
He also is the 94.3 radio colour commentator for P.G. Cougars home games.
His column appears Fridays on myprincegeorgenow.com.
Send along a quote, note, or anecdote to hmiller@thegoatrocks.ca.
Follow him on Twitter: @Hartley_Miller