Running for a cause

Monday, March 28, 2011 · 1 comments

I don't run. I just don't. I'm more of a get up, have a coffee, read the paper, kind of guy. The only time I run is if it's part of a sport,or chasing after my kids(which is another sport). Running for running doesn't appeal to me. However, I do make exceptions. I make it for my mother when I run for breast cancer, I make it for those that have it worse than I do with I.B.D, and I'm making one now for my friend Greg Hebert. Here he is emceeing my wedding less than 4 years ago.
























As many of you know, Greg is the host of Business at Night on CFRA. 2011 has already been quite the year. He was married in January, turned 36 in February, and by the time the calendar flipped to March, was told he probably had 6 months to live. Greg has been battling cancer since he was 34. He's not going down with out a fight, and certainly not without trying to make a difference. For some perspective, I encourage to view Doug Hempstead's moving piece from the weekend:

http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/03/26/17765776.html#/news/ottawa/2011/03/26/pf-17765726.html

Now here comes to pitch: Get involved. Make a difference. Pledge me, or any other member of Team GreggyBear. Click on the link below, and then click on any team member you see in red on the bottom right.

https://ottawacancer.akaraisin.com/pledge/Team/Home.aspx?seid=3621&tid=31843&mid=10

Thanks

Steve

Gamesmanship vs Good Taste

Friday, March 25, 2011 · 2 comments

On the surface Mark Recchi's comments about the Montreal Canadiens on a Boston radio station were absurd and moronic. By saying, "they were trying to get Zdeno suspended and they embellished it a little bit", Recchi called into question how serious the organization believed Pacioretty's injuries really were. Who's charged with making that determination for the Montreal Canadiens? Dr. David Mulder, and this is the part where the words absurd and moronic come in.

Yesterday, I said Mark Recchi's comments were dumb, but he deserved a mulligan for his outstanding track record on and off the ice over a so far 22 year hall of fame career. I still believe that, and I was glad to see the classy vet own up to his "gamesmanship" last night.



However, my question now is, when does "gamesmanship" go to far? When is it inappropriate? When doesn't the ends justify the means?

In an effort to take some pressure of a co-worker, is it in good taste that Mark Recchi lied about his true feelings and in the process questioned the integrity of another organization and indirectly their physician?

This isn't the first and certainly won't be the last time these games are played. I think we all know the script. Player/Coach says/does something outrageous, questions and opinions ensue, it is later revealed it was "gamesmanship" and player/coach takes offence to anyone that believed their lie. Yawn

Just my opinion, but I think there is a "good taste line" when it comes to "gamesmanship". Whether or not Recchi crossed that line? To each their own.

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