November 28, 2009 @ 12:09
I was the halls of Corus Toronto last week and during a chat with John Derringer he brought it to my attention that former Globe and Mail sports columnist William Houston had launched his own website.
He calls it Truth and Rumours, just like the popular column he wrote for the Globe for many a year.
I've been visiting it daily and I really enjoy it. Especially the way Houston isn't afraid to take shots at his former employer and guys he worked with.
But one thing I really enjoyed this week was a simple line attached to a column in which Houston slammed former colleague David Shoalts.
"Hockey Night in Canada should drop its on-going discussion about the NHL Players' Association. Nobody cares. It's inside baseball, it's incomprehensible and it's boring."
For the past several weeks while watching Hockey Night in Canada both Neighbour John and I have made the same observation.
Who gives a flyin' fuck. Ron Mclean and the rest of the fellas on the second intermission panel seem fascinated by the NHLPA and its troubles, but the average guy could give a shit.
Not even union guys who can't relate to a union that really isn't a union.
I can't believe that the powers that be at HNIC haven't clued in told them to knock it off because as Houston intimates, it's a huge tune out factor.
Or a good time to go and have a pee.