Archive for January 25, 2013

The Journalist and the Trendy

Written January 24, 2013 for publication Jan. 25             885

Ross Brewitt

          On Wednesday I received an email from a “happening, reporter-slash-journalist,” to use his terminology, who had a call-in show and wanted to schedule me as a guest.

Apparently he considered the invitation a done-deal. He said he would be calling the next day to “prep me.” The last time I recall being “prepped” had to do with a colonoscopy. With that vividly in mind I didn’t acknowledge my participation in his assumption. Read more

NHL: The Eyes of Hockey are Upon You

Written January 17, 2013, for publication Jan. 18            884

NHL: The Eyes of Hockey are Upon You

Ross Brewitt

Here’s an internet headline shocker that came across my screen. “NHL season tickets, $200 for 24 home games.”

My first reaction was to grin and calculate how most minor hockey parents will spend more following their 12-year-old’s season at the local shinny emporium. It’s not even close to what they’ll put out over a Christmas week tournament. Read more