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Previewing Super Bowl 49


In order to fully tee up Super Bowl 49 on Sunday between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, our Work Experience man out of Bruno, Morley Sowa and myself, Tyler Bieber, hashed out our differences on the gridiron... well, the virtual gridiron in a game of Madden 15.

Check out the results in the video below.

Scotties in Moose Jaw

In two weeks, you will be able to check out Canada's best curlers in Moose Jaw!

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts will invade Mosaic Place, February 14th-22nd.

Rachel Homan will be in Moose Jaw defending her team's two year run as Scotties Champions.

Saskatchewan will be represented by Stefanie Lawton, along with her third- Sherry Anderson, second- Sherri Singler, and lead- Marliese Kasner, as well as coach, Rick Folk.

For the first time in Scotties history, there will be a pre-qualifying round to determine the last team in the 12-team competition.

Northern Ontario, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories will play a single round-robin from February 12th-14th, the teams with the two best records will play in a final on Saturday, February 14th.


Broomball is Big in Bruno

axemenThe Bruno Senior Axemen won the 2014 Provincial Championship.

Ever wonder what the heck broomball is? Bruno can tell you! The town of Bruno has been known for the sport for over 50 years! Today the sport of broomball is still alive and well in the community, with there being seven different teams, all of different age categories! The seven different teams and age restrictions are as follows:

Midget (ages 15 and under)

Girls- Bruno T-Birds
Boys- Bruno Midget Axemen- 2013, 2014 Provincial Champions

Junior (ages 19 and under)

Girls- Bruno T-Birds
Boys- Bruno Jr. Axemen- 2014 Provincial Runner-ups, 2013, 2014, 2015 National Qualifiers

Senior (ages 20 and up)

Ladies- Bruno Bombshells
Men- Bruno Axemen- 3x National Champions, 10x Provincial Champions

     - Bruno PrimeTimers


Important Dates on the 2015 broomball calendar:

-45th Annual Gold Broom Tournament- January 30th-February 1st @ Harold Latrace Arena- Saskatoon, SK

-2015 Junior Provincial Championship- February 27th-March 1st- Bruno, SK

-2015 Senior Provincial Championship- March 6th-March 8th @TBD- Prince Albert, SK

-2015 Junior National Championship- March 24th-March 28th @PCU Center- Portage la Prairie, MB

-2015 Senior National Championship- April 8th-April 11th @TBD- Montreal, QC

Brodeur, Devils legacy somewhat smeared

Martin-Brodeur-Blues-e1417791238207Martin Brodeur is retiring to take a job in the Blues front office. (Photo Courtesy: NHL.com)

No matter where your allegiances lie in the sporting world, it is always a more difficult day when an all-time legend decides to leave the game and retire.

There is something also to be said for having a full appreciation of one's entire career, and being able to say that you witnessed the best play the game.

Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman, Derek Jeter, and Brett Favre are just a slight tip of the iceberg of all-time legends in their sports that have retired over the past ten years.

This week, another legend is getting set to call it a day, as longtime New Jersey Devils netminder and current St. Louis Blues tender Martin Brodeur has announced his retirement.

Undoubtedly one of the game's greatest players of all-time, I think there is more of an appreciation for a player like Brodeur and the way he changed the culture in a city, and within an organization.

The Devils were a relatively upstart franchise, having moved from Kansas City to Colorado, before settling in the state of New Jersey.

Over the span of their first 11 seasons in East Rutherford, the Devils won just two playoff series.

Brodeur fixed that within two seasons, backstopping the Devils to the Eastern Conference Final, before the infamous words “Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!” took over, uplifting the New York Rangers to a Game 7 win, and eventual Stanley Cup Championship.

The following season the Devils shocked the league in a lockout-shortened year, sweeping the top overall seeded Detroit Red Wings, as the franchise claimed it's first Cup title.

Over the next 16 seasons, the Devils saw consistent success led by Brodeur, missing the playoffs just twice, while claiming two more Stanley Cups along the way.

Additionally, the Devils finished as league runner-ups on two occasions – the most recent of which took place in rather stunning fashion, as Brodeur re-captured his old magic, ultimately dropping a six game series to the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings.

Sure, practically every Hall of Fame player in any sport leaves a lasting legacy on an organization, but few do it from essentially nowhere.

Wayne Gretzky to the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings. Sure, the Oilers struggle to find a victory night in and night out, and years ago they desperately needed help to even keep the franchise alive, but they still are relevant. The Kings have won two of the past three Stanley Cups.

Similarly, Mario Lemieux helped bring the Pittsburgh Penguins into relevancy with back-to-back Stanley Cup titles in the early 90's, before eventually taking over ownership of the team.

Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy have kept close relations with the Colorado Avalanche, after teaming up to guide the organization to a pair of Stanley Cups. They now work side-by-side as GM and Head Coach of the organization.

Within the next five years, the Devils will very likely once again be an irrelevant team located in the Northeastern corner of the United States, struggling to bring fans in.

Heck, after missing the playoffs for the past two seasons, and seemingly on their way to a third straight, they are already well on their way.

Perhaps one day, the Devils will make things right and bring Brodeur back to the organization – possibly after Lou Lamoriello puts aside his inflated balloon.

How to Count In Super Bowl

FACT: The "Super Bowl" name was not officially recognized until the 4th edition and the now iconic Roman numerals were only added a year later when ‘Super Bowl V’ was played

While for many it's common knowledge which Super Bowl this is in 2015 for those who don't know need to usually refer to the Roman Numeral indicated with all the advertisements and promo's we see and hear. We are only at Super Bowl 49 and there is only going to be many more to come. So we better brush up on our roman numerals for the years to come. Here's a key chart for reference! 

roman numberals

But when it gets to MCCLVIII, can we just use something simpler?