Monday, March 13, 2006

Lots O' Stuff

[photo caption] Either this guy smiling isn't in the loop on Minnesota high school hockey, or he just doesn't have anything to say about it. (Photo courtesy USA Hockey)

This is going to be a "Superrookie-style" post today, meaning short blather on lots of non-interesting topics.

Item #1: Glen Sonmor is Irrelevant
Minnesota hockey icon Glen Sonmor doesn't get it. Sonmor -- the former General Manager of both the St. Paul Fighting Saints (WHL) and Minnesota North Stars (NHL), a former head coach of the University of Minnesota Gophers, and the current color commentator for said college team -- was on KFAN AM today. Sonmor was holding court with guest host Eric Gislason when the topic of the high school hockey tournament came up, with Sonmor poo-poo'ing the fact that both state hockey tournaments were won by private schools.

Tuffy bit.

In his call to KFAN, Tuffy put it to Sonmor and Gislason something like this: "I have no problem with the idea that Cretin-Derham Hall won the AA tournament. But the fact that St. Thomas Academy won the Class A tournament is all wrong. It's not about recruiting, and it's not about enrollment. What the High School League has to do is to classify teams not by enrollment, but by the percentage of their student body that participates in athletics. Private schools commonly have over 80% of their students in athletics, whereas many public schools struggle to get to 50%. St. Thomas has no business being in the Class A tournment, let along winning it. I'll hang up and listen."

Now, I'm no genius, but that's a very salient observation on a very controversial topic. Sonmor didn't answer it, instead talking about open-enrollment issues, which have nothing to do with my point. Gislason passed completely, instead taking the next caller.

Good job, KFAN.

Item #2: Power Goes Out at the Seward Co-op
The power went out at the Seward Co-op today, meaning that they had to get rid of all refridgerated items, pronto. Since Tuffy had inside information on the issue, he got over there to score free sushi, orange juice, chicken breasts, and a sandwich. Since the Co-op gets reimbursed via insurance, all of the items found wanting recipients, be it employees, the needy, and others.

Item #3: Tour of 10,000 Lakes Cancelled
Huge blow to the Minnesota amateur cycling community. We'll see if any teams step up to run any races over the Memorial Day weekend.

Item #4: 2006 Category 6 Racing Squad Training Camp is Scheduled
The 2006 C6RS Training Camp will be held in a place to be determined on dates to be determined. Rumor has it that it will be in the Ozarks of Missouri beginning in the middle of next week, however.

Tuffy out.


Blogger Lunatic Biker said...

Very Super Rookie-esque

Tue Mar 14, 05:55:00 AM 2006

Anonymous super rookie said...

thanks tuffy!

Wed Mar 15, 03:41:00 PM 2006


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