MJ Lithgow

MJ Lithgow

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I'm Michael, 22, and I am writing reports because I love writting about sport.

In high school, whenever I got a chance to write something sport related, I did.

After getting emails from the staff here at bleacher report, I will now write about AFL (Australian football), as well as hockey, which might sound strange as I live in Melbourne, Australia, but over the last few years I've really gotten into hockey. I follow the Calgary Flames, but generally I root for the underdogs in any game.

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  • M MacDonald Hall posted 2118 days ago

    M MacDonald Hall

    Hello MJ. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is M MacDonald Hall, and I am the Bleacher Report Calgary Flames Community Leader.

    Here's a quick Flames update:

    Flames Preseason Game #1: FLA (3) @ CAL(2).

    After a scoreless first period, the Panthers took a one goal lead early in the second when LW David Booth scored. Calgary would respond with an impressively offensive 25 minutes of play, going ahead 2-1 on goals from Dustin Boyd and Jarome Iginla.

    At 10:14 of the 3rd, Florida tied it up on an Rostislav Olesz, and Jay Bowmeester locked the win with a marker five minutes before the buzzer. The Flames showed bursts of offensive and defensive flair, but the plays which reslted in goals were slipshod, such as scrambles for pucks behind their net. Despite this, Curtis McElhinney looked solidly positioned most of the night. Both sides allowed penalties, but only Calgary was able to convert with the man advantage.

    Molson 3 Stars:
    * 1st-CAL #41 Dustin Boyd (1G-1A)
    ** 2nd-FLA #4 Jay Bowmeester (1G, GW)
    *** 3rd-CAL #45 Jaimie Lundmark (1A)

    Shots: CAL - 26, FLA - 25

    Newcomers John Negrin and Mikael Backlund looked relatively comfortable. Started off slow and sloppy, but evolved into a fairly intense "meaningless" game.

    Last year's opener was a 3-0 loss to Florida...at least there's some improvement!

    Feel free to contact M if you have any questions or comments for the Flames page. Also, check the Flames page and M's archive regularly for more Calgary Flames and NHL Northwest updates. Take care and enjoy the season.

  • MJ Kasprzak posted 2270 days ago

    MJ Kasprzak

    Yeah, I meant our summer, so I can (and will) watch after the Cup is hoisted--thanks for the tips!

  • MJ Kasprzak posted 2270 days ago

    MJ Kasprzak

    That explains the "mate" tag at the end of your sentences--I had thought you were Canadian, but I guess you woulda been sayin' "eh" then! I have watched the sport, and respect it, but have not gotten into it. Doesn't it play in the summer? 'Cause I have become disinterested in baseball, and that would give me something to fill the void between the end of hockey and the beginning of American football.

    As for Avery, I completely agree that he is good for the team and combines both skill and that instigator quality. I just don't like him because I feel he is bad for hockey.

  • MJ Kasprzak posted 2271 days ago

    MJ Kasprzak

    Thanks for the note, brother from a different mother! (If your middle name is Joseph too, thast's just freaky!)
    Love that you list players from so many teams (vehemently disagree on Avery, but not since the Brodeur thing, since the generalizations he made in LA about other players), and I really love that you list Aussie rules guys! If they weren't real I wouldn't know 'cause I never got into that, but I respect people who seek out stuff outside the mainstream!

  • Jessica Silko posted 2278 days ago

    Jessica Silko

    I liked the alliteration, but adding the last name makes it more search-engine friendly. Feel free to change it back if you like.

  • Timothy W posted 2285 days ago

    Timothy W

    Hey! thanks for post!

  • Zander Freund posted 2339 days ago

    Zander Freund

    Hey MJ,

    I just wanted to let you know that Bleacher Report has launched out of beta with an updated look and feel and some great new features. Check out the "Game On" link in the header to find out more.

    Next week we'll be launching the site to the world with some public announcements—and it'd be great to get a contribution from you between now and Tuesday to make Bleacher Report's launch a success.

    Let me know if you need any help with ideas or have questions. Have a great weekend MJ!

    Zander