Peter Lowry

There was a portion of R.A. Dickey’s book that that I found very amusing. In ‘Wherever I wind up’, Dickey describes a situation where he’s taking a sub to the stadium in Washington to start against the Nationals for the Mets. On the subway moving towards the stadium were countless Nationals fans, unaware they were […]

  Peter Lowry

While I am sure there are some fans of Burn Notice who feel the finale was a little rushed, I’m actually happy the entire story was ended without spilling into season seven. Don’t’ get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed watching the whole ‘cat and mouse’ chases between Westin and Reily for the last several episodes but […]

I’m going to start off what is going to be a negative review by saying something nice. I’m a fan of Kathryn Bigelow’s work. Point Break is a permanent member of my DVD collection and I thought The Hurt Locker was the best film of that particular year. I like her work and look forward […]

  Peter Lowry

Let’s start off with the obvious: am I happy to see this NHL lockout finally come to an end? Yes, very much so. Will I support the NHL whenever it decides to return? Absolutely not. Allow me make myself perfectly clear: if the NHL thinks that I’m going to forget the last several months of […]

  Peter Lowry

This is a hard thing to do at the end of every year. Take all the movies you’ve seen and break it down to your favourite ten of the year. It’s not as easy as it looks. Over the last fifty two weeks, I’ve watched over seventy movies and that was a hard list to […]

  Peter Lowry

It was a interesting year for sports and while not all moments were those we’d prefer to remember, few can doubt it was a good year to be a sports fan. Well, expect for NHL fans at the moment. That being said, I’m going to break down the year into three categories and review what […]

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Just when we think we’ve seen the best from writer/director Quentin Tarantino, he comes out with another film that astounds us once again. Django Unchained, despite the idea that it’s a homage to classic ‘spaghetti westerns’ is a film that forces the audience to experience a multitude of emotions. Throughout the film we experience sadness, […]

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The last time Roger Goddell’s suspensions against the players of the New Orleans Saints involved in the bounty scandal were reversed, he ignored what was told to him. He re-suspended the same players and refused to compromise on what he felt was a gross violation of the game. I’m not saying that Goddell has no […]

  Peter Lowry

The NHL lockout is almost three months old and the NHL owners are holding steadfast, eager to stick it to the players like they did in 2004. The players have made some rather impressive offers and concessions, but we’re not seeing any of that from the owners this time around. Gary Bettman and the NHL […]

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So just how big is this trade the Blue Jays made with the Marlins yesterday? Here’s your answer: if you made a bet in Las Vegas that the Toronto Blue Jays would win the 2013 World Series on Tuesday morning, your odds would have been 100-1. If you tried to make the same bet on […]

  Peter Lowry

This time last year the Blue Jays were in hot water with their fanbase. When General Manager Alex Anthopoulos failed to land Yu Darvish (despite claims made the entire weekend that the Jays got him) and didn’t even bother to make an offer to Prince Fielder, fans were less than impressed. Then Anthopoulos really stepped […]

  Peter Lowry

While I’ll be the first to admit that both Casino Royal and its ugly stepsister Quantum of Solace were not what I would consider the crème de la crème of the Bond franchise, I still found both films to be very enjoyable for one simple reason: Daniel Craig does good Bond. With his third swing […]

  Peter Lowry

When you walk into any movie based on the infamous comic known as Judge Dredd, most movie goers are well aware that they are not going to see academy award winning material here. What you can expect and get plenty of- and then some- is hard hitting action that takes no prisoners, oodles of blood […]

  Peter Lowry

I am going to be perfectly honest with you: I had very serious doubts about the new wildcard playoff game when Selig announced the new format before the start of the 2012 season. After watching how things worked out to end the season, baseball’s new playoff system was just one blown call short of perfection. […]

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Going into their summer mid-season finale, Burn Notice had good momentum. Still coming off the shocking death of Michael’s brother Nate and the hunt to find his killer, our heroes took their eye off the ball and were unaware they were being set up. The man doing the set up might have possible ties with […]

  Peter Lowry

Today is day 1 of the 2012 NHL Lockout. Has that really sunk in for most NHL fans yet? I know what most people are thinking: here we go again! This year’s lockout is déjà vu for NHL fans who still remember the sting of losing the entire 2003-2004 season. One would hope that the […]

  Peter Lowry

The picture says it all; the Red Sox are sinking ship. The team that finally broke the curse of the bambino has been tanking for quite a while. Ever since last season’s horrific September collapse, the Sox have been going down and have not been able to turn things around. As a result, they could […]

  Peter Lowry

The summer provided some great television for those who were not in the mood to spend their every waking moment watching sports. While many summer shows had some solid seasons, in my personal opinion the best season finale of the summer was hands down, without a shadow of a doubt, the Falling Skies season two […]

A few weeks ago, Penn State hit rock bottom concerning the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Working off the Feech report, the NCAA brought down the hammer for the school’s part in the scandal. The cover up of such an atrocious act brought them to the brink of the death penalty, but still resulted in […]

  Peter Lowry

I’m sure you didn’t walk into the first Expendables expecting anything too serious and I can truthfully declare that you shouldn’t expect anything deeper or more meaningful than that when checking out the star studded sequel. With the same all-star action film line up from the first film along with some killer new additions, The […]

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Few people get a second chance to win a major championship on home turf, but Andy Murray got a second chance in the same year. After losing to Roger Federer at Wimbledon, Murray returned the favourite at the London Olympics, beating one of the world’s best tennis players in straight sets, dominating Federer in the […]

  Peter Lowry

It’d be hard to find a more heartbreaking finish for a triathlete’s Olympic debut than that of Paula Findlay. After missing a few pre-games races due to a hip issue, Canadian Paula Findlay had a disappointing last place result in London’s Triathlon, coming in more than 12 minutes behind the photo finish. With the fans cheering just […]

  Peter Lowry

Today’s Olympian Of The Day is without a question Gabby Douglas of the United States. Many events in the Olympics are won or lost in a single event, but in order to win the gold that Douglas claimed yesterday, you have to be perfect at everything in the world of gymnastics. Just one mistake can […]

  Peter Lowry

Since we’re starting this feature a little late, I am going to pick one person to highlight from the first four days of competition in London, then go from there. Based on what I have seen so far, the winner of our very first Olympian Of  The Day is a no brainer: Nigerien rower Hamadou […]

  Peter Lowry

Let’s say there is a law firm that hires two people, one man and one woman. Both of them are offered the same contract and the same pay but for some reason the woman is being asked to do more work. The man hired doesn’t do as much as the woman does but still gets […]

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Last week was the All-Star break. Usually around this time, I like to look back and reflect on what kind of season we’ve seen so far. From what I can tell, 2012 has been a very memorable year so far. If you had told me in the spring that every team in the AL East […]