Getting warmed up

It was only an exhibition game in the pre-season — and a split-squad game at that — but the MTS Centre seemed abuzz with an atmosphere comparable to Game 7 in the playoffs as the reincarnated Winnipeg Jets took the ice at the MTS Centre for their first game in franchise history. In first half […]

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Stadium on schedule

For those who have been patiently waiting for more details to be released about the new Blue Bomber stadium being built on campus, your wish was granted. Last week, the Blue Bombers held a press conference where they announced their intended season ticket transition process, ticket pricing and the basic layout of the most significant […]

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Statistical advantage

Last Friday, the movie Moneyball debuted in theatres. It is based on Michael Lewis’s 2003 best-selling book of the same name and focuses on the 2002 Oakland Athletics and their attempt to field a winning baseball team. Since they had no money to spend on top players, they used alternative statistics and advanced analysis to […]

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Gazing into the (silicon) crystal ball

With NHL training camps and the pre-season wrapping up over the next week, hockey analysts from across the land are speculating how the season will play out. Locally, everyone is curious how the newly reborn Winnipeg Jets will fair in the first NHL season in Manitoba since 1996. Here at the Manitoban, we hope to […]

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Lookout!

On Sept. 23, 2011 NASA’s decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) — a “bus sized” object, decommissioned in 2005 — re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and probably broke up over the Pacific Ocean according to CBC.ca. While NASA is pointing at the lack of injury reports as an indication that no one was harmed by the […]

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Be like Bond

Forget Texas Hold ’em, James bond would never play such a common and crude game — unless he was seducing a beautiful woman that is. Along with shaken vodka martinis, tuxedos, Walther PPKs and women with oddly suggestive names, Bond’s game was baccarat. I’ll forgive you for not knowing about baccarat if you’re only familiar […]

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From real-life to fantasy

Betting on professional football has to be the most diabolical invention ever created; if you’ve ever bought a sports-betting ticket, you’ll know what I’m talking about. It seems like no matter how many stats you peruse or solid tips you receive, the line between winning and losing is always razor thin and every game’s “sure […]

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Injustice will not lead to justice

In a recent news article in the Manitoban, the topic of creating a new racialized student representative came up once again. I have written on this topic before, in an article entitled “Don’t Divide by Race.” In that article, I described my concern with a position that could potentially divide students into two groups, and […]

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