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The Bachelor: Women Tell All/Week 9
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The penultimate week of The Bachelor is spread out over two episodes, totaling a staggering four-hours of television programming. If… Read more The Bachelor: Women Tell All/Week 9
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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend
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In hindsight, the worst thing possible happened to the 2016/17 Edmonton Oilers – they made the playoffs. The accolades followed.… Read more Hello Darkness, My Old Friend
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The Bachelor: Week 6
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Apologies for missing last week. While The Bachelor will always be a priority, it may not be my top priority.… Read more The Bachelor: Week 6
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The Bachelor: Week 4
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What makes a good The Bachelor season? Whether you – the viewer – like the Bachelor (the person) probably doesn’t… Read more The Bachelor: Week 4
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The Bachelor: Week 3
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I am no expert on The Bachelor – as evident by my hilariously poor performance in my own pool –… Read more The Bachelor: Week 3
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The Bachelor: Week 2
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Unfortunately I sometimes don’t get to the Bachelor until mid-week, which makes writing a weekly recap a bit more difficult.… Read more The Bachelor: Week 2
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The Bachelor: Week 1
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Welcome to another season of The Bachelor, the longest running “reality” show on television. Like any successful reality franchise, The… Read more The Bachelor: Week 1
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Not This Again
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There was a collective freakout yesterday as most of the Edmonton sports world came to grips with something – the… Read more Not This Again
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Coaching Blunder of the Decade
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I wrote an intentionally clickbaity headline for fun, but last night I thought about Jason Maas’ decision to kick a… Read more Coaching Blunder of the Decade
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I don’t say this often, but good for Calgary
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A particularly galling story has emerged from Calgary this week. The Calgary Flames ownership group, along with part-time NHL commissioner,… Read more I don’t say this often, but good for Calgary
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Stay In Your Lane?
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The City of Edmonton (and any City, for that matter), are conducting hundreds of projects at any time. We have… Read more Stay In Your Lane?
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About Last Night…
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Game 5 of the Ducks/Oilers series was not light in the storyline department (it had a “high storyline factor,” as… Read more About Last Night…
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The Oilers Emotional Roller Coaster
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Kinda fun having this playoff hockey back, isn’t it? The Oilers have electrified the city with their playoff run, and… Read more The Oilers Emotional Roller Coaster
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Hockey Fans Shocked & Dismayed Business Charges More for More Valuable Product
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– Edmonton Oilers social media was aflame this week, as the hockey team announced they would be raising prices for… Read more Hockey Fans Shocked & Dismayed Business Charges More for More Valuable Product
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Decade of Futility: Part 2
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Welcome to the second half of my Oilers decade in review. If you missed it, I would recommend reading Part… Read more Decade of Futility: Part 2
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