The Rugby World Cup begins in 2 weeks. The non-believers, and those who scoff, should check it out (BTW, former NFL player Carlin Isles plays for Team USA). I used to be a huge NFL fan but, over the years, my interest has waned. Rugby is fast-paced (2×40 minute halves), there are way fewer stoppages of play, and the players are in better shape. Also, and I love this, commercial breaks only occur at the half (at least, that’s how TSN does it).
Commercial breaks are why I won't watch football anymore. I can't take it. I cut the cable years ago and now watching multiple commercials back to back is like torture.
No offensive teams or defensive teams and certainly no special teams. They play both sides of the ball, offence and defense. 40 minutes per half. No time outs except for injury. If you’re getting your butt handed to you, you better figure something out quickly or it’s going to be a long day. This kid probably won’t stay. He’s not going to want to stick around waiting for 10 or 12 minutes of play time. Check out some of his highlights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOX8Ql53vSo
Hayne played rugby league a much faster tougher game than rugby union, Rugby union is only played by private school snobs
June 6, 2015 at 11:47pm
I visited the US today, from Montreal, and there were border patrol agents with their guns out and spike strips at the ready. Every car leaving the US was checked.
 May 30, 2015 at 12:59pm
Mitch McConnell is a problem of his own making. Rand endorsed Mitch, when he could’ve endorsed Matt Bevin, for the senate race in Kentucky.
the jews are catching on but fear the Al Sharpton street armies especially in places like NYC
 March 22, 2015 at 10:16pm
Singapore is a huge surveillance state. They use CCTVs, they monitor social media, use license plate recognition. So, of course, Barry likes Singapore.
 March 21, 2015 at 6:29pm
DUH. There isn’t one word on this list that I’ve ever mispronounced. No one whose first (and only) language is English should. What drives me nuts is when people drop syllables: i.e. vetran (instead of veteran) and litrature (instead of literature). And I’m sure we can thank Joey Tribiani for ‘supposably’.
 March 6, 2015 at 12:19am
My gosh, the arrogance of this woman is astounding. Every one of barack’s people that has appear before the Congress and Senate has been arrogant. It boggles my mind where they get off.
 March 3, 2015 at 12:22pm
Ugh, no. I usually try, discreetly, to get the hand sanitizer out and wipe the germs off.
 February 28, 2015 at 1:50am
I looked for his name too and am disappointed that it’s not there. Surprising, considering his vehement adherence to the Constitution.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:44pm
The guys who drive the plows beforehand are the real stars. They can plow one side of street (1 block) in under 20 minutes. Two little plows on the sidewalk and one, but usually two big plows, for the street. By the time the blower shows up, there’s nothing left on the sidewalk.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:40pm
In some Canadian cities, the temperatures get really low. Just last week, it was -6F where I live, without the wind chill. Using snow blankets on our streets, to melt the snow, would be too expensive and, more important, it would ruin the asphalt. The constant thaw and melt would cause crater-sized potholes. So, not an effective option in extremely cold climates.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:34pm
Two things to mention. First, they don’t waste money removing snow on a daily basis. If snow is forecasted for a few days, the city of Montreal will wait until the end of it to remove the snow. However, the plows will clean the streets and sidewalks several times a day during a snowfall. On average, snow is removed within 5 days. Second, the trucks take the snow to designated snow removal dump sites that are closed to the public.
February 15, 2015 at 7:30pm
In Montreal, there are designated snow dumps, closed to the public.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:30pm
You’ve never seen the removal process in action. It’s impressive. The supervisor doesn’t do much, aside from ensuring that there are no obstacles in the way (garbage bins, pedestrians) and handing the dump truck drivers their chits once they’re full. The plow & blower drivers are the guys who do all of the really hard work. And, in Montreal, citizens will complain if the job isn’t done well. Snow removal is serious in this city.
This video doesn’t show the choreographed dance that occurs before the blowers show up. In my area, there are always 2 sidewalk plows that push the snow close to the curb. They zip back and forth, up and down the street. There is at least one big plow that helps them push the snow into the street. Once the snow on the sidewalk has been moved, another 2 plows drive down the street to align the snow close to the curb in preparation for the blower.
This week, there was so much snow on the my side of the street that the snow blower had to go by twice. The first time was before the plows showed up, just to clean the piles of snow in the street and again, after the plows did their thing. As old as I am, I still get a kick watching snow removal. It’s the second best thing quebecers do, after enforcing French language laws.
 February 15, 2015 at 7:12pm
In Montreal, there are dump sites designated only for snow. They’re closed to the public and usually in industrial areas. They’re huge and, depending on the weather, there’s still snow in June.
[-3] February 15, 2015 at 1:06am
No offense but it took you long enough to report this. I submitted the tip yesterday afternoon.