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Wednesday, August 27, 2003

I'm Back!
After a long hiatus from blogging, the sports law court is once again in session. Why did I stop blogging you ask? Well, I ended work about three weeks ago, and as I said to Dov Fried yesterday, Once I stopped work I became too busy to blog- the irony is there, think about it...
Just to update you on what has transpired the last few weeks, after I finished working, I started the recruitment process in search of an articling job with a lawfirm (In Canada, after graduating law school, a lawyer must apprentice with a firm for 10 months if he wants to practise law). After a week of hellish interviews and callbacks, I am please to announce in front of my audience, that I have not found a job suitable for my needs...put in another way, I wasn't hired by anyone. Folks, I believe the reason for this is because I did not interview with any sports law firms, but rather real estate and litigation firms in which I have no interest in pursuing. I must stick to my passions, i.e. sports and entertainment. I have been in touch with the head of Human Resources for the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) (interesting story, I met him in IKEA one day and asked him for a job) and instead of blowing me over all together, as usual, he told me to check in with him every once in a while...I'll keep you guys posted. At any rate, there's lots more to blog but so little time, so I'll just go right into my featured word of the day...
Word of the Day
Rant of the Day
Listening to the Fan 590 sports radio yesterday, some bozo called up and started crying(literaly, he sounded like he was almost in tears) about how he's had to endure bad Toronto Maple Leafs hockey teams for all his life. - Endure? C'mon man, grow up. Sure I'm a sports fan like anyone else but I realize that sports is a business above and beyond anything else and then it's a outlet for a person to pursue an interest and channel some energy for the team of his choice. But let's not get carried away and say we're enduring a bad hockey team. Nobody's forces anyone to watch a hockey game - and if you do watch a game or follow a team, voice some constructive criticism or even just plain criticism, but for heavan's sakes remember, after all is said and done it's just a game, so chill out and stop calling in to radio stations in the middle of the day and crying like a two year old.

Friday, August 08, 2003

Many of my friends and associates know me for my love of words that have reached extinction in the late 1960's. For example, I enjoy using the words "Fantastic" "Superb" "Scrumptious" and other terrific words in everyday conversation.
I have coined the term "Lost adjectives"TM to describe such words. I am proud to publicly announce to my thousands of online readers that I am expanding my portfolio to include words that just plain sound cool. So, starting today, I will post a word per day that I feel that has a cool ring to it and is just plain interesting. (This is so exciting I have so many!).
The inaugural first word is...
Go ahead, say it, embrace it, feel it, close your eyes and imagine toffeetoffeetoffee
stay tuned for more words...

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

You know what I relaized, I make lots of spelling mistakes.

Kinda reminds me of my old fourth grade teacher who used to write on the blackboard (insert famous question - why is it called blackboard and not greenboard hahahah hahah ha) during exams "Speleeng cownts".

If you were to askthe happy hungarian

why one makes spelling mistakes he would proabably launch into a whole diatribe about the inadequacy of women grade school teachers who never tought kids how to properly spell. Personally, I think it's just because I'm too lazy to spell check (spelled cheque in Canada eh)

Back to the exciting world of labour law (that's what I've been doing thsi summer)

Kudos to the happyhungarian for his review of The Rock without giving away the plot.

In other unrelated and unimportant news, the Edmonton Oilers havesigned Shawn Horcoff

to a two-year deal.

Monday, August 04, 2003

Here's a response to my Tuesday, July 29 post regarding Kory Stringer:

I think that if the heat is such a problem and the NFL is worried about possible future lawsuits then they should use some of the millions of dollars the association makes to build adequately air conditioned training facilities. I mean if it's too expensive ask the players whats more impotant thier lives or their salaries(unfortuneately, thats not a good question.....2 summer homes are better than one...heck, that's better than life...) - Dave in Minnesota

Friday, August 01, 2003

Blogger Bummer
I just love this Alex Rodriguez guy. Rodriguez, all-start shortstop on the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Team was quoted in the papers as saying that he would "consider being traded to another team" and how about this gem "I just want to do what's best for Tom Hicks (the owner)". Really.
The guy makes 25 million dollars...a Year! That's 25 MILLION...but he just wants to do what's best for the owner. What a great guy. He'd even consider leaving a stinker team like the Rangers to play for a contending team at the same salary because he has Mr. Hicks' best interest in mind.

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