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MMQB Goes To Canada

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    "Note from editor-in-chief Peter King: Today opens Canada Week at The MMQB. It’s the opening week of the Canadian Football League season—the league traditionally plays from the end of June until the end of November, with the league championship, the Grey Cup, always happening around our Thanksgiving. We’re trying something novel here at our site: We’re covering three CFL games, with Toronto at Winnipeg on Thursday night (our Jenny Vrentas will be on site) and we’ll have some other features on the site to tell you about the game up north. I’ll have a full explanation at the end of the column, in an abridged Five Things I Think I Think."
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Perhaps he will do a feature on JR!
  3. SEC Guy

    SEC Guy Member

    His writers have the talent to pull it off, but when I heard about it a couple weeks ago, my initial reaction was, "Why the fuck would you do that?"

    The smarter move would have been to just have Bedard take over the column like he did when King was at his brother's funeral a month or so ago.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    "Special correspondent JR talks about watching the University of Toronto win the very first Grey Cup, in 1909...." :D
  5. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    I look forward to his dispatches on Tim Hortons coffee vs Starbucks.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    "JR, how did that game in 1909 compare to the first game of modern football, played on May 14, 1874 between McGill and Harvard? You are the only person who witnessed both of these events..."
  7. SEC Guy

    SEC Guy Member

    Isn't PK on vacation? I know he usually takes the month leading up to training camp off.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Per note from his column:

    c. I’ll be at two games: Montreal at Calgary on Saturday afternoon, and Hamilton at Saskatchewan on Sunday evening. I’ll be writing a CFL-apolooza for my Monday Morning Quarterback next week, live from Regina.

    d. I’ll be driving from Calgary to Regina, and if all goes well Saturday night, I may just have a beer in Medicine Hat. Now, how many people outside of those on the great prairie can say they’ve had a beer in Medicine Hat? Suggestions appreciated, by the way.
  9. SEC Guy

    SEC Guy Member

  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    More people than he realizes.

  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good guest column by Doug Flutie on his days in The CFL.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I give King credit for one thing - he isn't doing the Vancouver-Toronto-Montreal thing - I figure he'll find the Canadian Bret Favre on his jaunt. I wonder if fantasy football is a big deal in the CFL, are the points in metric? :) And who are the 10 best players who logged time in the CFL?
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