Is it true that Canadians do not have a sense of humor? Or am I just getting emails from the few that are unfunny? In my Ballpark Effects column this week, I joked that they spelled Toronto's "Rogers Centre" incorrectly. I've received well over a handful of emails from people yelling at me that "Centre" is how "Center" is spelled in Canada.
One Canuck even went so far as to rip on Americans intelligence, "I could say that the fact that Americans haven't switched to the metric system because they aren't intelligent enough to handle the transition which most of the world has made, or that Americans managed to vote in George W. Bush on two separate occasions to be president." First of all, does he not realize that in math class, as kids, we DID have to learn the metric system, year after year, so that one day, we would be able to purchase 2-liters of Coke intelligently. Second, as far as G-Dub ... Yeah, that's our bad. He's got us on that one.
Guys. I get that it was spelled correctly. It was just a joke. Go back to making round bacon ... No, seriously, I love that stuff.
If any other website ever wanted to take out our entire Fantasy staff, all they'd have to do is send over a poisoned ice cream cake, with a sign that says, "FREE CAKE!" and we'd be done.
Here's my Multi-Sport Fantasy League team so far. I mentioned it in a previous blog from last month.
- Baseball: C-Victor Martinez, 1B-Derrek Lee, 3B-Ryan J. Braun, OF-Curtis Granderson, OF-Delmon Young, SP-Roy Halladay, SP-John Maine, SP-Jered Weaver
- Football: QB-Derek Anderson, RB-Steven Jackson, RB-Darren McFadden, RB-Earnest Graham, WR-Andre Johnson, WR-Hines Ward
- Basketball: G-Dwyane Wade, G-Tony Parker, G-Kevin Martin, F-Hedo Turkoglu, F-Corey Maggette, F-Peja Stojakovic, C-Pau Gasol, C-Emeka Okafor.