Archive for December, 2011
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
A bit of a surprise, as figure skater Patrick Chan has been named Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year. He becomes just the third figure skater to ever win the Lionel Conacher Award, joining Elvis Stojko and Kurt Browning.
At first I thought “Patrick Chan?” But he did have a good 2011, with an undefeated season, including winning his first world title. The 20-year-old was the overwhelming winner in the agency’s balloting of sports editors and broadcasters from across the country.
Second in the balloting was tennis player Milos Raonic, followed by U-F-C star Georges St-Pierre, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto and skier Erik Guay.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
This is too drunk:
ESPN has fired hockey analyst Matthew Barnaby after the former NHL player was charged with drunken driving for driving erratically in an SUV that was MISSING A FRONT TIRE in suburban Buffalo.
In an email sent to The Associated Press on Monday, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network informed Barnaby that his contract was terminated “effective immediately.”
The decision was made a day after Erie County sheriffs said Barnaby was driving a Porsche Cayenne with front-end damage and a sparking rim in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence, where he lives. Barnaby was arrested after failing field sobriety tests and refusing a breath test.
The 38-year-old had his license revoked and was given tickets to appear in Clarence Town Court. His lawyer wasn’t immediately available to comment.