America's Cup: Why Hockey Rules in Canada (and why we just don't get it)

Hey America, Venuist here. You still ballin’? Thought so. Catch that Canada/Team USA cage, err, grudge, err, championship match last weekend at the Olympics? Same here. It was pretty awesome. And here’s why you thought it was awesome, because for around 70 minutes, the best players in the world of hockey (if there is, indeed, … Continue reading

Hey Olympics: Thanks !, To the rest of you fat lazy people, you can have your t.v. back

So we lost the gold medal hockey game, it was a classic for the ages and I’m happy the host nation’s fans got to go out with a bang. Yeah Sidney Crosby put my foot, in my own mouth. I can live with these things. What I can’t live with is people complaining that the … Continue reading

Hey Olympics!: 'Vancouver-Metrics' or, what's in a Medal anyway?

In honor of, staff-writer, YT Crooks ongoing exploration of advanced baseball statistics, The Venuist has the following thoughts to share on the state of the Vancouver Winter Olympics (or as I like to call them, “those things on television which follow me every where I go like the moon through my Camaro’s t-top on a … Continue reading

Hey, Olympics!: Canadian Women's Hockey Gold Rush

From the title you would assume this is an article about the Canadian Women’s Hockey team winning gold over the U.S.. Sorry it’s their Y chromosome country mates that I’d like to do a little pondering on. After getting a beat down “Tom Cable” style from the U.S., Team Canada has bounced back in Pamela … Continue reading

Hockey Geometry: Trapezoids

In high school math a trapezoid is a four-sided figure with one pair of parallel sides.  In hockey it’s a box behind the goalie’s net meant to keep Martin Brodeur from being more awesome than he already is.  The NHL implemented the rule after 2005, drawing lines outward from the net to the back wall … Continue reading