They say all good things must come to an end, but we like to think they live on, just in a different form. With that in mind, the Canucks will retire the Sedins numbers this week, and we reflect on some of our favourite memories of them. We discuss the current version of the team, including how they bounced back from some losses, and what the team needs to focus on to be successful down the stretch. We talk some football and golf as well, plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!

If you're looking for a suggestion on a Valentine's Day outing, you've come to the right place. Sports and romance go together right?

We start off with the Canucks, who are in the midst of a pretty solid road trip, but not without some concerns. Brock Boeser is third on the team in scoring, yet it seems more is expected. Is the ailing power play part of the problem? Can the team continue their strong play and hold onto a playoff spot? How will injuries (or the return of injured players) impact the stretch drive? What about the off ice drama?

Superbowl 54 is done, with the Kansas City Chiefs (of Missouri) winning their first title in 50 years. Did they win the game, or did San Francisco lose it? We dissect the results, and look forward to the off-season and make our way-too-soon predictions for next year. We also talk some tennis and baseball, plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!

January 28, 2020

Episode 174 - Paging Kobe

The sports world tragically lost a legend this week in Kobe Bryant, and we discuss the circumstances around his death, as well as his legacy.

Beyond Kobe, we look forward to Superbowl 54 with the 49ers and Chiefs. Who will win this clash of titans? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each team? We make our peerless predictions, and just hope it's better than the Pro Bowl.

We also talk some Canucks, as they returned from the All Star break with a big win over St. Louis. Can the team carry this momentum into a big road trip? Are their any areas of concern for a team leading their division? How are the prospects doing? All this and more in another episode of Just A Bit Outside!

The weather may slow us down, but it will never stop us. After a little snow hiatus, we're back with more Just A Bit Outside! A lot has happened in the past two weeks, with the Canucks going from being blown out to first place in the division. With the All Star break upon us, it's a good time to reflect and look forward. How will the young guns hold up down the stretch? Can the team improve their road record?

The Superbowl matchup has been set, with the Chiefs and 49ers to meet for the championship. Before we get to that, we look back at the Seahawks season, and what changes they may need to make in order to make another title run. We also talk a bit of Australian Open tennis, and salute a Canadian sports legend. All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

You'd think a seven game win streak would take people off the edge, but a seven goal loss put them right back on it. Don't worry though - Just A Bit Outside is here to calm your nerves. Did the streak mask some bad habits? Quite possible, but does it mean the Canucks need to change their style? Is it just one blip for a young team learning what it takes to win? Plus how did the prospects do at the World Juniors?

NFL Wildcard Weekend made our picks look bad, but it was entertaining football. The Seahawks managed to get past the Eagles and have a date in Green Bay. Can they take out the Pack? What about the Patriots? Is this the end of Tom Brady in New England? Even some CFL news, as the BC Lions announce their new coaching staff. Can they turn the team around? Will anyone care? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

January 1, 2020

Episode 171 - Paging 2020

New year, new decade, new show! Back for more with another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We have some catching up to do, as the Canucks are on a hot streak. How are things on the injury front? Can they keep track with the rest of the division? What are the prospects up to at the World Juniors?

How about some football? Wildcard weekend is upon us in the NFL. How will the Seahawks fare in Philly? Can they overcome their current injuries? Will the Patriots get anywhere without having the bye week? All this and more, plus our best and worst of the decade in Garbage Time!

Whether it's to prove people wrong, or to get yourself in gear, we could all use some motorvation. Or is it motivation? Either way, get motorvated for another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We kick off with the Canucks, who are in the midst of a season worst slump. What is ailing the team, and what are the fixes? Is it time to panic, or are the struggles all part of the process?

With football, the Seahawks have clinched a playoff spot, and once again hold the top spot in the NFC, but is it safe? We look at their win over Carolina, and ahead to the final two games of the regular season. Will it all come down to the final game against the 49ers? How will the AFC play out? Can the Bills top the Patriots for the division title? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Another week, another episode of Just A Bit Outside! The coaching carousel of the NHL continues, as more head coaches bit the dust this week. While some were performance related, one is shrouded in mystery. Are more revelations coming, and will more people lose jobs over it? What is the end result going to be?

The Canucks had a quiet week with only two games, with two different results. Should there be any panic with some recent trends? Is it right to criticize certain players for merely average performances? How are things in Utica? Is a roster crunch coming this season in Vancouver as a result?

We also go around the NFL, as the Seahawks had it handed to them by the Rams. Do they still have a shot at the division title? Can they overcome a key injury loss? What about the 49ers and another game of the year candidate? We look ahead to some great divisional matches coming up, as well as our best and worst in Garbage Time!

If anything, we try to be educational, since knowledge is power! Want to know what a Pink Whitney is? Stay tuned and find out. But before we get to that...

The ongoing saga of hockey coaches and the treatment of players goes on, with a local connection driving the story home. What to make of the allegations against Marc Crawford? Is this going to get worse before it gets better? Is hockey risking opening a Pandora's Box? We talk about the Canucks as well, who returned from a long road trip with a .500 record, which is both pretty and ugly. Having survived November, is the team poised to make some noise in December? Will being at home help get some momentum going?

Another big week in football, as the Seahawks took over the division lead. Both them and the 49ers have tough games ahead, so it may come down to their final game against each other. Are the Hawks a legitimate Superbowl contender? How about the Ravens? Is there any stopping them? We also discuss the BC Lions new head coach, and wonder if anything can be done to bring them back to relevancy. All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Are we on the cutting edge, or is it just a solid sports movie? The court of public opinion is a thumbs up to both, or so we think. Speaking of public opinion, we start the show with the allegations against one NHL coach, which seems to be bringing on more. Is this a 'Me Too' moment for hockey? What will the potential repercussions be?

With the Canucks, we discuss the current road trip and the results, as well as the Jacob Markstrom contract situation. Will he be around next year? Can the team afford to keep (or lose) him? What about Bo Horvat? Is there a cure for his offensive struggles? Will a return of some injured teammates help?

We also review the 107th Grey Cup, with a dominating win by Winnipeg. How does the future look for the CFL? With the season now over, who will the Lions hire as the head coach? We go around the NFL, with the Seahawks win in Philly, and look forward to the 49ers and Ravens next week. Will it be the game of the year? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

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