Lululemon athletica has managed to piss off the entire city of Buffalo, New York.
The Vancouver-based yoga apparel company placed the words “wide right” and “no goal” on the floor of its Walden Galleria retail store, offending sports fans after the tile mosaic received widespread attention on social media.
In Buffalo, “wide right” references a missed field-goal attempt that caused the Buffalo Bills to lose Super Bowl XXV to the New York Giants in 1991. “No goal” refers to an equally devastating loss that the Buffalo Sabres suffered to the Dallas Stars in triple-overtime of game six in the 1999 Stanley Cup finals.
As part of 2K Sports' campaign to promote NBA 2K15, a few Vancouver media reps and people affiliated with the gaming industry were invited to a session at Rogers Arena on October 5.
In advance of the event, we were asked to provide our shirt, shorts, and shoe size, so there was an expectation that we might get a chance to hit the court. I thought maybe we’d do a shoot around, so I arranged for my seven-year-old daughter, who has expressed curiousity about the sport, to join me.
Were we in for a surprise.
Enjoy it while it lasts.
This morning, I examined the NHL standings and the Vancouver Canucks are tied for the most points in the Pacific Division.
Of course, we're only two games into the season and the Canucks were fortunate to play their weakest divisional rivals.
Nevertheless, Vancouver's team demonstrated remarkable tenacity last night in coming back from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 in the shootout.
There were plenty of bright spots in the Canucks' second straight win.
With the Victoria marathon and half-marathon taking place on Vancouver Island this weekend, I’ve been thinking a lot about running. I’m not participating in Victoria this year (although I ran the half-marathon in 2013 year and it was one of the most scenic routes I had ever experienced) but I’m looking forward to spring when racing season ramps up.
I received an email from the BMO Vancouver Marathon today letting me know that people who participated in the 2014 runs—including marathon, half-marathon, and eight kilometre distances—could sign up for the 2015 event a few days before registration opens to the public on October 15.
The NBA returned to Vancouver this past weekend.
At Rogers Arena on Sunday (October 5), basketball fans watched the Toronto Raptors defeat the Sacramento Kings in their preseason opener.
The final score: 99-94.
Photographer Andrew Chin was at the game and caught some of the fast-paced action.
Let’s face it—no one enjoys having to sit through the singing of the national anthem. Hands up if you doubly resent having to do Mark Donnelly’s job for him every time you spring for Canucks’ tickets.
The dude is presumably getting paid good money to stand there and over-emote, so why does he insist on pointing the microphone at the crowd for the “With glowing parts, we see the tide” part of “O Canada”?
The Edmonton Oilers outshot the Vancouver Canucks 29 to 18 at Rogers Arena last night, but the home team still came out on top with a 3-2 victory, thanks in part to new goaltender Ryan Miller.
Chris Higgins, Daniel Sedin, and Radim Vrbata found the net for the Canucks, who open their regular season on Wednesday (October 8) against the Calgary Flames.
The Oilers' Nail Yakupov and Will Acton scored for the visitors.
The Canucks ended the preseason with five wins and two defeats under new coach Willie Dejsardins.
Meanwhile, sportswriters at the Province newspaper have named Henrik Sedin as the greatest Canuck in history, followed by Pavel Bure, Trevor Linden, Daniel Sedin, and Markus Naslund.
Assuming you’re of a vintage that remembers Wayne Gretzky filling the net back when Sidney Crosby was still filling his diapers, here’s something guaranteed to make you feel old: the Great One is about to become a grandfather.
His daughter Paulina Gretzky has announced on Twitter that she is pregnant, her PGA golfer fiancé, Dustin Johnson, evidently managing to have sunk a hole in one. (Which admittedly doesn’t really mean anything, but sounds vaguely filthy nonetheless.)
Last night, the Vancouver Canucks opened its preseason with a win—and then a loss. The team was split into two rosters, with one squad staying at Rogers Arena to host half of the San Jose Sharks, and the other half travelling to Stockton, California, to face the Sharks on their home turf.
The team that played in Vancouver won, beating the Sharks 4-2. In Stockton, the Canucks were less successful, losing 5-2.
The Vancouver squad included captain Henrik Sedin and his brother Daniel Sedin, as well as Alex Edler, Dan Hamhuis, and Kevin Bieksa. In goal was Eddie Lack and Joe Cannata, who each played half of the game.