Posts Tagged ‘winnipeg’

Its Official! Go Jets!

May 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Its official. True North Sports and Entertainment is about to have a press conference to announce their purchase of the Atlanta Thrashers.

They have already told the Winnipeg Free Press that the deal has been finalized.

The sale still has to be voted on by the Board of Governors in a few weeks, but that vote is expected to go smoothly.

Also, the name of the team won’t be announced today. That seems to indicate to me that the team will not be called the ‘Jets’, but will take on the name of Winnipeg’s current AHL affiliate team, the Manitoba Moose.

But that is speculation. What is for sure though, is that Canada now has 7 NHL teams.

Awe. Some.

Why “Pandas are dicks!”

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Ok, before you start drafting your angry comments to me, let me start by saying that I love pandas. Everybody loves pandas!

In fact, the birth of two rare red pandas was just announced at the Winnipeg Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Is there a cuter freakin' animal on this planet? Photo: CBC

There are only 8000 surviving red pandas, who are native to the Himalayas. The massive drop in their number is caused by man, through poaching and deforestation.

The more familiar Giant Panda is also native to China, and has a diet consisting of 99% bamboo. They are threatened by extinction due to habitat loss and a very low birth rate.

Giant Panda

Although I love pandas, one of my favourite comics, Jim Jefferies, has a different opinion than me. While I disagree with him, he is fuckin hilarious!

(Warning: Language very NSFW)