Archive for May, 2008

Vancouver Canuck Luc Bourdon Dead at 21

May 29, 2008

The Vancouver Canucks and their fans are reeling after the news that top prospect Luc Bourdon was killed in a motorcycle accident in northern New Brunswick on Thursday morning. He was 21.

Bourdon, a promising young defenceman who played his junior hockey with the Moncton Wildcats, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Val d’Or Foreurs of the QMJHL, split his first pro season in 2007-08 between Vancouver and the Canucks’ farm team, the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose.

He scored two goals and was a plus-7 in 27 games with the Canucks last season. The Shippagan, New Brunswick native was drafted 10th overall by the Canucks in 2005 and was among the last pre-season cuts at training camp just a few months later.

He was an integral part of Brent Sutter’s gold medal-winning squad in the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship and ended the season with Ted Nolan’s Moncton Wildcats in the Memorial Cup.

After a nine-game stint with the Canucks the following season, he was returned to the QMJHL and helped lead Canada win its third straight gold medal at the world juniors.

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Odds on the End of the World

May 6, 2008

Dating back to the first time man interpreted meanings in various objects such as clouds or reflections in water, how bones land when dropped or even the bumps on people’s heads, predictions were made on when the world would end.

Probably the most consistent prediction has been the one made famous by the Mayan calendar. Not only did the Mayans predict Doomsday to be December 21, 2012 but so did many other people across many cultures.

Now I am not sure why but for some reason the popular sports betting site betCris.com has offered their members betting odds on the world ending on May 10th 2008;

Odds the world will end on May 10th 2008 – 500/1
Odds the world will not end on May 10th 2008 – 1/1,000

Now to me this is a crazy bet cause if the world ends on that date and you win the bet not only would you not be able to collect being dead and all but should you be one of the few to survive, who would send you the check?

As if that wasn’t reason enough what about the thought that everything ends on December 21, 2012? I mean those Mayans were pretty smart people given the fact that the Mayan calendar’s accuracy in measuring time, second only to the atomic clock I believe.

Now I can’t say that either bets on the world ending on those dates is a good bet but I can say this, there is some great info on the web regarding December 21, 2012, check it out. All of the religious and cultural predictions aside there is a web bot that is based upon linguistics and was put together to make predictions on the stock market. It turns out that this system is pretty accurate in predicting other things as well. Check those out at youtube.com by doing a search for Dire Web Bot Predictions and give that a listen before you place your bet on the end of the world.

E. Zack Lee

11 Years of Kentucky Derby Winners

May 1, 2008

The 134th running of the Kentucky Derby is coming up this weekend and to commemorate the event I thought I would compile the past 11 years of Kentucky Derby race videos. So if you are a fan of the Run for the Roses or the Best 2 ½ minutes in Sports sit back and relive those magical moments while you wait for the big day. Don’t forget to check out the Kentucky Derby betting odds to see where your favorite ranks.

2007 Kentucky Derby – Street Sense

2006 Kentucky Derby – Barbaro

2005 Kentucky Derby – Giacomo

2004 Kentucky Derby – Smarty Jones

2003 Kentucky Derby – Funny Cide

2002 Kentucky Derby – War Emblem

2001 Kentucky Derby – Monarchos

2000 Kentucky Derby – Fusaichi Pegasus

1999 Kentucky Derby – Charismatic

1998 Kentucky Derby – Real Quiet

1997 Kentucky Derby – Silver Charm

Can’t make it to the track then why not head on over to racebook and get in on the action in their online racebook and don’t forget to check out their great bonuses and low jiuce.