Monday, November 14, 2005


Flames Game Day

Tonight the Flames take on the Minnesota Wild for the third time this season; in each of the previous two meetings, the home team won in rather convincing fashion.

With the Flames riding a six-game winning streak, I don't have much to say besides "Feed the fire", so instead of some in-depth hockey analysis, I'm going to nominate Wild defenceman Willie Mitchell for a spot on the Reggie Cleveland All-Stars. Per Wikipedia:
A fantasy award team created by Bill Simmons for sports figures whose names do not match their ethnicity, but especially white players with African-American-sounding names.

As it happens, Reggie Cleveland is from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Willie Mitchell is from Port McNeill, British Columbia (or from Ashland, Mississippi, depending on how carefully you Google).


Willie was in grade 9 while I was in grade 12 at Notre Dame in Saskatchewan, and even in the same dorm. He seemed like a nice kid and was relatively unremarkable except that he had great big lips. In fact, I think "Lips" was his nickname his first year, but his braces might have exaggerated the look.
I'm glad to see he's doing so well.

BTW, would George Armstrong, Sandy McCarthy and Chris Simon qualify for placement on the Reggie Cleveland Allstars?

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