September 2011

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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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….


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Be like Rainman, but not really

Contrary to popular belief, counting cards in a game of blackjack is not illegal nor is it cheating, as long as the counting is done…


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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…


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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…


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Forum spurs discussion on Bipole III

A public forum on Manitoba Hydro’s proposed Bipole III power line was held at the University of Manitoba on Sept. 22 to analyze the heated…