A brief history of Vancouver


A brief history of Vancouver

By Jon Fucile

Here on Wicked Good Sports we not only educate you on awesome sports topics but we also like to make your knowledge antennas tingle with sweet history lessons as well.

The Boston Bruins are facing off against the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals, and if youre like most people, you probably know next to nothing about Canada or this city. All you know is that Canada keeps Americas head warm and that the reason it always rains in Seattle is because Vancouver residents constantly cry about everything, in true Canadian fashion.

On that note, we thought wed give you a little history on the city to help you better understand this weird, weird city and the people that live there.

The city was founded by a couple of soulless ginger twins back in... well, no one knows because no one cares.

The city was initially discovered during a Swedish diving expedition involving the twins. The Swedes discovered the city under 200 feet of tears.

You see, there once was a tyrant named Colin Campbell who had a son name Gregory who live in a rival city and the citizens of Vancouver would often needlessly cry about conspiracy theories and say Colin was biased against them before any meetings between the two sides even happened.

By their nature, the citizens of Vancouver are a skittish bunch, easily frightened. They often fake injuries and run at the slightest sign of conflict to protect themselves, often hiding behind the native Zebras that roam the icy plains of Vancouver.

When grazed, the citizens of the city often fall immediately to the ground like they have been shot.

Their citizens also have ferocious appetites and have been known to feed on human flesh if they go more than 20 minutes without eating.

Despite evidence, citizens of the city will claim that no cannibalism took place and that any who thinks it did is an idiot.

They have a long history of letting greasy haired Jersey Shore looking men try to keep the peace however oddly enough throughout their history these very same peace keepers end up slipping on their greasy hair in big moments and choke or find the nearest bench and just sit there.

"Let your sooooooooooooooul gloooooooooooooooow," you greasy jerk.

The citizens go back and forth between wanting to impeach their greasy peace keeper and building monuments of his slicked back hear to honor him. He does do charity work, however, and lets the homeless citizens sleep under his nose whenever it rains.

These are just a few of the quirks this fine city has. Here at WGS, well be sure to keep teaching you how lame Canada is.

Brady: Patriots have 'Trump' and 'Clinton' play-calls


Brady: Patriots have 'Trump' and 'Clinton' play-calls

When the Giants took on the Rams in London on Sunday, there was a point early in the second quarter when Eli Manning very clearly made a call at the line of scrimmage that was picked up by nearby broadcast microphones.

"Trump, Trump!" Manning shouted. "Trump, Trump!"

Manning insisted that it was not "Trump" that he was saying, but maybe he simply wanted to try to keep one of his team's calls under wraps for a future opponent.

On Monday morning, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose relationship with Donald Trump has been well-documented, was told about the Giants call on WEEI's Kirk and Callahan Show.

"Oh really?" Brady said. "We got a call like that, too. We got a call. They listen to everything we say. They got the microphones, and they can pretty much hear everything . . . It goes for both teams, but I wish you wouldn't have your whole -- a lot of mechanisms in your offense are based on what you say." 

For anyone worried about equal time, Brady explained that the Patriots aren't strictly leaning to the right with their calls at the line.

"I'm telling you," he said, "Trump and Clinton. Those are our two calls."

Butler imitates Brown with post-interception dance: 'Nothing personal'


Butler imitates Brown with post-interception dance: 'Nothing personal'

Malcolm Butler didn't mean any disrespect. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. 


When the Patriots corner picked off a Landry Jones pass in the first quarter -- one that was intended for receiver Antonio Brown -- Butler stood up in the end zone, faced the Heinz Field crowd, stuck one arm in the air But and gyrated like someone had attached jumper cables to his facemask. 

He was doing his best to mimick one of Brown's well-known touchdown dances.

"Me and Brown had conversation before," Butler said, "and it was a joke to him once I showed him how I do it. Much love for that guy. Nothing personal."

For Butler, it was the highlight of what was a productive afternoon. The third-year corner was asked to shadow Brown for much of the day, and he held Brown to five catches on nine targets for 94 yards. He also broke up a pair of passes intended for Brown's teammates.

“Stopping Antonio Brown, that’s impossible," Butler said. "You can’t stop him. You can only slow him down. I just went out there and tried to compete today . . . Great players are going to make plays but you have to match their intensity.”
Even on the longest throw from backup quarterback Landry Jones to Brown, a 51-yarder, it appeared as though Butler played the coverage called correctly. 

Butler lined up across from Brown and trailed him underneath as Brown worked his way from the left side of the field to the right. Butler was looking for some help over the top in that scenario, seemingly, but because Brown ran across the formation, it was hard for the back end of the defense to figure out who would be helping Butler. 

Coach Bill Belichick admitted as much after the game. 

"He was on [Brown] a lot the way we set it up," Belichick said. "Look, they've got great players. They're tough to cover. They hit us on a couple over routes, in cut where they kind of ran away from the coverage that we had. 

"The plays were well designed. Good scheme, good thorws and obviously good routes by Brown. They got us on a couple, but I thought we competed hard. We battled all the way. We battled on third down. We battled in the red area. They made some. We made some, but they're good. They have a lot of good players."

And Brown, in particular, is about as close as it gets to unstoppable in the NFL. Butler found that out in Week 1 of last year when he matched up with Brown in his first game as a starter, giving up 9 catches for 133 yards to the All-Pro wideout. 

Though Sunday might not have been perfect for Butler, it was better than that day about 14 months ago. And at times, it was worth dancing about.