1. My Conversation with Bernie Ecclestone

    I didn't even look up when the phone rang shortly before noon this past Tuesday. I was on a tight deadline, having only just returned from a news conference earlier that morning and was busy cutting audio...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about almost 6 years ago 473 reads 13 comments

  2. A Lament for the Canadian Grand Prix

    In June 2002, a friend and I went down to Crescent Street in Montreal, which is the hub of Grand Prix activity when the F1 comes to town...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about almost 6 years ago 402 reads 4 comments

  3. A B/R Challenge: Think Outside The Box Score

    I just don't get college football. ACC? Isn't that the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs? Pac 10? Isn't that the top 10 high scores on the Pac-Man arcade machine? I try to follow ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about almost 6 years ago 377 reads 10 comments

  4. Head Shots And Hard Heads in the NHL

    Montreal Canadiens forward Tom Kostopoulos will spend the next three games dressed in a suit instead of suiting up for games against Ottawa, Boston and Philadelphia...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about almost 6 years ago 401 reads 1 comments

  5. Montreal Canadiens: To Boldly Go...with William Shatner?

    There are many Montreal institutions that deserve to be celebrated: Schwartz' deli, the Montreal Canadiens and, our native son, William Shatner. Shatner was born in Montreal in 1931...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about almost 6 years ago 1,076 reads 4 comments

  6. Could the Quebec Nordiques Return to La Belle Province?

    The province of Quebec is in election mode. Again. Not that Quebecers want to go to the polls after having to deal with a Federal election last month and the presidential campaign in the U.S...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about almost 6 years ago 1,479 reads 10 comments

  7. Out with the Old Martin Brodeur, in with the New Carey Price

    New Jersey Devils net-minder Martin Brodeur has little left to prove in the NHL, other than to break some long-standing records...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about almost 6 years ago 584 reads 16 comments

  8. How To Retire Properly: Just Ask Peter Buckley

    There's a good chance you've never heard of Peter "The Professor" Buckley. The 39-year-old super-featherweight and boxing journeyman has decided it's time to call it a career after ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about almost 6 years ago 759 reads 0 comments

  9. Michael Phelps: The Only Thing You Can't Buy Is Dignity

    In this day and age, when you leave the Olympic Games with eight gold medals draped around you neck, a testament to your skill and athleticism, the endorsement deals are right behind you, nipping at your heels...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about almost 6 years ago 192 reads 0 comments

  10. Abu Dhabi blows by Montreal: FIA Dumps the Canadian Grand Prix

    Montreal is at its best when the Grand Prix comes to town. The streets are alive with the sound of 750hp and 20,000 rpm, not to mention the massive street festivals, overflowing bars and restaurants along Crescent St...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 714 reads 11 comments

  11. Giving the Finger for College Football: NFLers Take Note!

    Dedication is just another word for hardcore, and Trevor Wikre is hardcore. Wikre plays for the Mesa State Mavericks of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, and earlier this week, ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 465 reads 0 comments

  12. Al Davis: The Art Of The Break-Up

    As the song goes, breaking up is hard to do. For Al Davis, not so much. The Crpyt-Keeperesque owner of the Oakland Raiders has decided to pull the trigger on another relationship...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 524 reads 0 comments

  13. Unnecessary Pandering, Trash-Talk; Welcome To The Politics Of College Football

    Ohio is an interesting state, politically. I've never been there but when it comes to a presidential campaign, it seems to hold all the power. This election season is no different...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 632 reads 5 comments

  14. How Michael Phelps Doomed Tom Brady

    In this first few seconds after the hit, it was painfully obvious that the season was going to be much different than the New England Patriots had planned...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 1,940 reads 35 comments

  15. I'm Not Sure I'm Ready for Some Football

    To be ready for some football, as Hank Williams, Jr. has been known to scream out in inquiry, is to admit defeat, and I'm not at that point yet. Let me explain...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 395 reads 3 comments

  16. Just What Are Sarah Palin's Hockey Mom Credentials, Anyway?

    CNN was salivating at the mouth like a hungry dog about to get its Kibbles & Bits with a side steak. Barack Obama's speech was Thursday's news. On this Friday morning, Presidential nominee John McCain was about to announce his running mate...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 11,552 reads 33 comments

  17. The Fall of the New York Yankees Leaves an Empire in Ruins

    The New York Yankees were once the ultimate power in the baseball universe. For years, they hunted down and eliminated teams; their bats cutting through the air like wooden sabers, as the chase for a pennant continued unabated from season to season...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 291 reads 0 comments

  18. The Top 5 Things I Learned From The Beijing Summer Games

    And so another Summer Games has come and gone, taking with it the eyes of the world and a nagging cough from all that smog. Here's what I learned from the Beijing Summer Olympic Games: 1...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 716 reads 13 comments

  19. Take Cover! Michael Phelps Makes Another SI Appearance

    I've got a subscription to Sports Illustrated. My barber got tired of me hanging around. The latest issue arrived today and, lo and behold, there was aqua-man himself, Michael Phelps, ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 1,243 reads 1 comments

  20. Canada Being Roshamboed In Beijing But Who's To Blame?

    Every guy knows what it's like to punched, kicked, clobbered, struck or walloped right in the boys. I was eight years old when it first happened to me...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 276 reads 0 comments

  21. Footrprints in The Sky: How CGI Could Better Professional Sports

    Boy, those opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics were something else weren't they? Brilliantly choreographed sequences, a cute little kid with perfect teeth and angelic voice belting ...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 342 reads 7 comments

  22. The Myth of the Bandwagon Jumper and Why They're Good for Sport

    I completely understand people's devotion to a sports team. Every win is your win, every loss is your loss. You feel the pain of every sack and hip check; you feel the sting of every missed catch or fumbled ball...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 818 reads 24 comments

  23. Brett Favre's With the Jets: A Musical Parody

    (Sung to the tune of "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John) Hey kids, Brett Favre was gonna' call it, no spotlight shining anymore, the farmer's fields were callin' but came back to the Pack and chose to stick around...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 1,382 reads 6 comments

  24. Brett Favre's Designer Colors

    I know very little about color coordination. Daily, I pull on a pair of blue jeans, grey tee, white socks and running shoes. To spice things up, I may put on a plaid or solid colored over-shirt depending on the weather outside...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 764 reads 3 comments

  25. Montreal Canadiens Vs. Montreal Maroons: An NHL Expansion Dream

    At the corner of Atwater and St. Catherine streets in downtown Montreal sits the old Montreal Forum, the cornerstone of a run down stretch of the city that was once teeming with tourists, tavern-goers, and tried and true hockey fans...

    Tim Parent Written by Tim Parent about 6 years ago 2,178 reads 5 comments