CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary for April 3, 2012: Clay’s Anthem Analysis


I’m always fascinated by the national anthems at sporting events. A good anthem can get the crowd engaged and excited even before the opening face-off, kick-off, or tip-off. Conversely, a poor rendition can leave both players and fans distracted and confused.

Starting tonight, for Canucks games that I’m at, I will be scoring the national anthems in 5 key categories:

1. Tone/Pitch
2. Pace
3. Ending
4. Appearance
5. Crowd Involvement

I’m looking forward to having some fun with this. Follow me @canuckclay and look for #clayanthemanalysis

This CCC also includes bonus footage of my sons Sean and Jake singing O Canada back in 2006.

Proof We Don’t Get Out Much: Reaching a Milestone 29 Months Too Late

This isn't what we ate at Pizza Hut but it sure looks yummy!

It’s funny how a simple dinner never turns out simply for our family.  Last night, we were looking forward to going out for a nice meal together courtesy of the school that I had spoken at on Friday night (they generously gave me a gift card as a thank-you).  One of the restaurants listed on the gift card was Milestones.

It was 8pm by the time we got out of the house and we made our way to the London Drugs complex in Richmond.  After parking the car on the second level of the parkade we excitedly made our way to what we thought was the restaurant.  To our collective surprise, the former restaurant was vacant with “for lease” signs plastered over the windows.  Needless to say, we were quite disappointed.

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