Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Randoms....

Time for some random thoughts today. These blog entries are always my favorite.... a chance to fire off whatever I'm thinking. Here goes:

- The Broncos are in Regina tonight to continue their summit series with the Pats. The Pats actually end up playing the Broncos in three consecutive games while the Broncos played Kootenay Wednesday to break-up the head-to-head match ups a little.

I'm not going to tell you how big this weekend home-and home set is, everyone knows that already. The fact the Broncos stole the first meeting last Saturday in come-from-behind fashion was huge.

We asked Bronco F Matt Tassone about the weekend set...

"We just have to giv'er. This is our playoffs right now. This is four crucial points against Regina and we need to have them. There is no 2 or 3 points out of this weekend, it's four and we need them. We have to bear down win these next two games."


I attempted to contact Broncos top prospect Evan Richardson in Nanaimo, BC yesterday. If you've followed the blog then you know he's having quite the season in the BC Major Midget League.

I missed his call back last night. I hope to talk to him Monday when he gets back from a weekend in Prince George and get the latest.

He's a talented player, one you could compare to Cody Eakin at 15 and probably even more skilled at that age. Does he have Cody's heart and determination? If he does, he's going to be a heckuva player.


I become the best listener when I'm in Regina. Pre-game in the media room is always entertaining. When you have guys like Rod, Mitchell Blair and Kelly Remple sitting around a table talking sports it's hard to get a word in anyways. But I can't get enough of Regina media stories. It's like a soap opera based on sports... and I love it. What do you have for me tonight fellas??

While I'm at it, here's a shout-out to Gerry Wood in Regina... the best darn media room host in the league.


Did you see Rangers Head Coach John Torterella go off (again) last night on Larry Brooks of the New York Post? I can't help but love when these two get at it.

The print media is a strange breed...not all, but most. You know what I'm talking about if you are in the business....

Did you ever see that one Simpsons episode with Dan Rather as the guest voice hosting a roundtable discussion? One of my absolute favorites.

Here's how it played out:

Classic Simpsons.


More on that....

I thought the scene in Anchorman where all the rival media in San Diego meet for a back-alley brawl is bang on. No doubt the writers of that show had some consultants from the broadcast industry. Too funny.

I'm bringing my mace and lance to Regina tonight.....


I love talking to the CTV Regina sports guys too. I feel for Chris and Lee. They're damned if they do, damned if they don't when it comes to covering the Pats, Warriors and Broncos. They can't win. They always seem to offend some viewers with their coverage of a rival team. Hang in their fellas.


Did anyone hear Broncos assistant Coach Tim Kehler in our post-game coaches show Wednesday?

I said "well let's hope for a better effort in Regina Friday...."

Tim cut me off and quipped " Well we can't be hoping. We have to go in with an expectation to execute and play well. Hoping is for people in the stands hoping they have the winning 50/50 number, you hope your wife has made you dinner when you get home... you hope for these sorts of things. We are going to go in Regina and expect to play well and get the result we deserve."


Pack the Plex tomorrow night at the Credit Union i-plex. One lucky fan could win nearly $3000 if we sell the place out... got your tickets yet? They're going fast. Call the Broncos office 773 - 1509


We're on the air at 6:00pm with the pre-game show on the Eagle 94.1 FM live from Regina.....



Tyler said...

Will Richardson be playing with the Broncos next season or going the NCAA/college route? Howorko is going to be playing in the dub correct?

Jon Keen said...

I know you ask this question a lot, I don't have the answers.

Anonymous said...

I believe Howorko has already played in the WHL, so he has no real choice of playing college

Anonymous said...

Keep on posting such stories. I love to read blogs like that. By the way add more pics :)

Tyler said...

After I sent that message I realized that not too long ago I mentioned the same thing...

Glen Erickson said...

Hey Jon...

Nice to meet you at the WJC...always fun to connect with a Lanigan Pirates' alumni!! And thanks for the kind words about Gerry Wood. Have known him forever...he's my uncle.

Glen Erickson