It doesn’t get much better than this Vancouver sports fans: 2 Canucks games and Canada’s biggest football event. This weekend’s sports stories have written themselves. Read on to see what I mean.
Two Canucks Games
The Canucks have a double-header this weekend and there are a few reasons you must watch these games.
Cory Schneider, who posted a shutout on Wednesday will start again against the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday. If he wins, the Canucks will have their first 3-game winning streak of the season.
Then on Saturday, Roberto Luongo will be thrown into Shark infested waters (don’t groan, I told you this stuff wrote itself). He’ll make his first start since he played against the New York Islanders on Nov. 13 and he’ll be facing the top team in the Western Conference. Fans will be looking for him to match his backup’s performances.
As if the goalie story wasn’t enough fun for you, there’s a chance Mason Raymond might play his first game since he injured his back during last year’s playoffs. (reminder from Kevin Weekes: the back is an important body part for athletes)
Can he match Sidney Crosby’s 4-point season debut? Not sure… but I say if he gets 2, we all go to #CardboardRaymond Twitter avatars for the night.
Grey Cup Sunday
On Sunday, the CFL’s best player will attempt to lead his team to its first championship since 2006.
Travis Lulay, B.C. Lions QB, won the league’s Most Outstanding Player award on Thursday night. But after the incredible 42-yard touchdown he rushed for last week, HTTN motions for the award to be re-acronymed MAP – Most Awesomest Player – for this year. (Again, please to remember: this all wrote itself. I am merely a vessel.)
As soon as the game ends, you can bet the focus will shift to the future of Lions’ head coach Wally Buono who has said all along he’ll make his decision on whether to continue coaching after the season.
If his team wins, Buono will have his 7th Grey Cup – his 2nd in B.C. – and we may not want him to leave.
I just had an idea: anyone want to camp out in front of his house to protest his possible retirement with me? We could call it #OccupyWallysStreet… OK I may have gone too far with this one.
In conclusion, don’t you dare leave your house or try to be productive this weekend. Your TV will keep you busy enough.