Not being able to battle the Bruins' netminder on the ice, Roberto Luongo decides to take a shot at Thomas on Twitter.
GOOD WEEKRod Stewart, the aging Scottish crooner, burst into tears on Wednesday when his beloved Celtic pulled off a shock 2-1 Champions League win over Barcelona, a team many have anointed as one of the best of all time.
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While heartwarming to see the multimillionaire singer show such raw emotion, it also throws into doubt the source of his progeny’s talents. Clearly, Liam Stewart, who plays centre for the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs, gets his steelier side from supermodel mother, Rachel Hunter.
BAD WEEKThe NBA may still be “where amazing happens,” but fun? Not so much. With United Center crowds receiving a free Big Mac when the Bulls score 100 or more points, Joakim Noah decided to hoist a three-point shot with 3.8 seconds remaining and Chicago holding a comfortable 99-93 lead over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
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That he missed was hardly surprising – he’s 0-for-5 from beyond the arc in his six-year career – but that his coach reamed him out for the move just smacks of poor fan relations. After all, the free slice of pizza has been the Raptors’ only drawing card in recent years.
BAD WEEKPresident Obama’s favourite to be named NFL defensive player of the year, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, is not currying favour with everyone with his wife expecting the couple’s fourth child and throwing his availability for Sunday’s tilt against the 6-1 Houston Texans in doubt. “My position was and is that the players have made a lifestyle choice that entails being available 16 days per year, no matter what,” said Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “If they choose not to plan their nine-month family expansion activities to coincide with the eight months per year when their work activities don’t entail playing games that count, why should their teams suffer the consequences?” And people say it’s just a game
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BAD WEEKOne of the good things about the NHL lockout is not having to endure the embarrassing political outbursts of Bruins’ goalie Tim Thomas, although with the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy winner on a self-imposed sabbatical from the game, he might not have been on the ice anyway. However, his vanquished opposite number from last year’s Stanley Cup final wasted no time jabbing at his Obama-hating rival on Twitter following Tuesday’s U.S. election.
“Some people say 4 more years of Obama. I look at it more like 4 more years of disgruntled goalie politically charged Facebook rants,” Roberto Luongo tweeted, doing his level best not to pump Thomas’s tires
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BAD WEEKCowboys fans might want to consider jumping off that bandwagon now and save themselves interminable heartache for as long as Jerry Jones continues to pace this earth. The de facto general manager since buying “America’s Team” in 1989, it’s well known that former coach Jimmy Johnson stacked the team with its stars for the three Super Bowl titles in the Jones era. But when asked if he’ll ever relinquish the reins in Dallas, Jones was succinct:
“There’s no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decision maker on something as important as players.” Because that’s worked out so well for him in recent years.