Paintball Jersey Collection

20 06 2007

I’ve finally taken picture of my paintball jersey collection. You can see pictures of each jersey here.

And you can read how I got each one of them here. 

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How Duckie! Anaheim Wins the Stanley Cup

6 06 2007

With 4 wins in 5 games, the Ducks win their first Stanley Cup.

Poor Senators.

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How to Get Your Team Sponsored. . .or Laughed At.

30 04 2007

 A list of valuable helpful tips to help your team get sponsorship and support from businesses. Centered around paintball more | digg story

I am ‘reposting’ this entry.  I wanted it nice and ‘fresh’ as its ‘that time of the year’ when all the little paintball teams call up all the various companies with their hands out screaming ‘gimme gimme gimme’

I think its important to support the young and upcoming althletes in any sport, but for all you said young and upcoming althletes you need to know how to approach requesting sponsorship.

Please note that these steps are here to HELP you, but they do not ensure guaranteed sponsorship.

They are centered around Paintball Sports, but can be applied to any sport.

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Will my Brother Speak to me Again if the Habs make the Playoffs?

4 04 2007


Currently the Montreal Canadiens are ONE POINT ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Eastern Conference NHL Standings


80 42 32 6 90
Toronto 80 39 30 11 89


Living in Montreal, I feel a certain duty to cheer on the “Home Team”, even though I’m orginally from the Toronto area.

My brother “bleeds blue” and he “beleafs” that the Buds will snatch that ever important 8th spot to move forward to the playoff series.

The Habs and Leafs are neck and neck for that final 8th place.  Its really anyone game as it were. . . .

I certainly hope Matt will still be talking to me if the Habs move forward and his beloved Leafs are no more for another season. . . .

Mind the Gap . . . In this Guy’s head!

29 03 2007

I have no freaking clue what this guy was thinking. . .  .but even thought its a stupid thing to do, I must confess I still think this guy is awesome.  He skis down the longest elevator in the London Tube system.   And because I know where that is (in fact I’ve been on that very escalator) I thought I would also post up some cool London Tube facts!

oh, and by the way, the station is Angel Station with 318 steps (Over 200 feet).

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FIFA dragged into Canadian row over girl´s hijab

5 03 2007

Source: (What Age do Muslim Girls start to wear the Hijab?)

Source:  Antara 

Source: Soccerway  Written by: AFP

MONTREAL (AFP) – A young girl’s expulsion from a tournament this weekend for wearing a hijab will be upheld by Quebec soccer officials, they said Monday, unless the world soccer federation FIFA changes gear rules.

Asmahan Mansour, 11, was ousted from a tournament on Sunday in a Montreal suburb after refusing to take off her hijab, the head scarf many Muslim women wear under religious principles.

Brigitte Frot, executive director of the Quebec Soccer Federation, told AFP she was not allowed on the field for safety reasons, not religious objections.

“It’s unfortunate,” she said. “I believe FIFA will have to rule, yes or no, whether hijabs are permitted on the soccer field. Whatever they decide, we’ll abide by the rules.”

Until then, however, Mansour and other Muslim women would not be allowed to play soccer in Canada’s French-speaking Quebec province while wearing a head scarf, she said.

The incident that sparked a national outcry occurred about five minutes into a game Sunday, when the Nepean coach wished to substitute Mansour, who was not in the starting line-up, for another player.

Media reports said the referee, who is coincidentally Muslim himself, feared Mansour could be choked if the scarf were tugged on.

“Based on FIFA rules, the referee asked the young girl to remove her hijab, fearing it posed a danger to her and other players. She refused,” Frot said.

Mansour’s Nepean Hotspurs Selects team quit the tournament to show solidarity with their teammate. Four other teams also joined the boycott.

Rules of the Zurich-based FIFA, which governs international soccer play, do not specify a ban on head scarves.

But Frot insisted local players are covered by FIFA’s strict dress code, which bans any equipment or wear, including jewellery, that could be dangerous to players.

The Quebec federation had previously disallowed players who wore piercing rings or medical bracelets, she noted.

What a sad story, sad on two fronts.  The first is simply that this child cannot partake in a common childhood event – soccer.  The second is that this even has to be an issue.

In all honesty, an 11 year old girl did not come up with this idea for a battle on her own, it is most common in Muslim customs for girls of puberty age and older to wear the hijab, because they are affirming their beliefs and roll in the Muslim society, no small decision for a child.  Sadly I believe she was forced into starting a battle.

Although, the rules in Ontario and Quebec differ for their soccer associations.  Ontario uses the rules of the Canadian federation for soccer, while Quebec uses a variation of the FIFA rules.  Canadian rules allow for reglious head dress, while the Quebec rules were not clear (hense the reason this has come up as a debate)

I’m trying to see what FIFA would not allow the Hijab.  The only reasoning I can come up with is that they would have to rule it yeah or ney for all relgious head dresses, take the Sihk turban one could argue that it could be used as additional padding and provide an unfair advantage.

What do you think?