livii's profile

Name: Alison
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Gender: XX
Member since: July 25, 2004
Last visit: October 27, 2005

livii has posted 0 links and 17 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I'm crazy about NFL football and hockey (NHL and women's), and also watch a bit of baseball, soccer, F1 racing, and when they're on, swimming, track, skating, skiing, and other more obscure, usually winter, Olympic sports.

I bleed blue for both football and hockey - the NY Giants and the Maple Leafs. (I cheered for the Habs until I was twelve, when we moved from Montreal to the Toronto area.) I also turn into a rabid nationalist when Canada is playing at any sport, even ones I don't care for. If I don't have a team, I cheer for the underdog or a team from a country or city where I have friends. And I love watching women's sports in general.

I was at the Skydome for the victory rally after the Jays won their second World Series; have seen a game at Fenway Park; watched the Canadian women beat the American women this year for the gold in international hockey.

Recent Comments

Wellington Mara, 1916-2005

I haven't posted here in ages, but as someone who bleeds Big Blue, I have to add a deeply heart-felt bit of love for Mara. I knew he wouldn't last much longer, but I'm still upset by the news. All respect for what he did for the Giants, and the NFL as a whole. He'll be sorely missed.

posted by livii at 08:02 PM on October 25, 2005

Crosby and Bay win MLB Rookie of the Year awards

I'm really happy about Bay - partly because I'm a Canadian, partly because I like that this is the Pirates' first rookie win, and partly because I liked his sister when she pitched for our Olympic softball team. Not that I've seen him play...I only watch Jays' games and the playoffs. Eep.

posted by livii at 05:39 PM on November 08, 2004

World Series Game 4

DrJohnEvans - of course it will be! (Remembers the glory days of the early 90s...won't weep because I'm too happy...) Okay, really time for bed. :)

posted by livii at 11:08 PM on October 27, 2004

World Series Game 4

Way late, but i only got home for the 9th - congrats to all the Sox fans. I only cheer for them secondarily, but I'm still overwhelmed - it's so freaking great. Good night, though! On preview: I like Manny as MVP - works for me. Imagine it was a hard choice though.

posted by livii at 11:02 PM on October 27, 2004

Is anyone else sick of Tim Mcarver?

I actually like the Fox guys; though it could just be familiarity at this point. I don't actually listen - it's more of a soothing background noise thing, the announcers. ;) I can even tune 'em out if I'm busy, without needing to mute. It also could be that my only other option is listening to the freaks Sportsnet brought in for the WS - ah, no, thank you.

posted by livii at 09:51 PM on October 24, 2004

This is it

Thanks for the fun, btw - hope to be back on Saturday.

posted by livii at 11:15 PM on October 20, 2004

This is it


posted by livii at 11:12 PM on October 20, 2004

This is it

10! Yes!

posted by livii at 10:53 PM on October 20, 2004

This is it

Oh, stop jinxing, stop jinxing! I can't take this; won't relax until it's OVER.

posted by livii at 10:43 PM on October 20, 2004

This is it

Joey - was just thinking the same sort of thing... Loved the sound that hr made when it went down the pole, btw. Too cool.

posted by livii at 10:30 PM on October 20, 2004

This is it


posted by livii at 10:26 PM on October 20, 2004

This is it

Oh bloody hell. This series wil give me ulcers yet. I think it's time for a beer - 11pm be damned.

posted by livii at 10:14 PM on October 20, 2004

This is it

Argh again! I really, really want a few more runs! I can't decide about the pitching change.

posted by livii at 10:05 PM on October 20, 2004

This is it

Oh yes, etagloh! I'm knocking wood 'til my knuckles are raw here to try to mitigate all the damn jinxing that's going on! *is very, very superstitious about jinxing*

posted by livii at 09:44 PM on October 20, 2004

This is it

Thanks, Hal. I actually lurk on SpoFi all the time but have never really had time to join in. I thought this might be a good place to start. :) Argh that they couldn't score any more runs there...I don't think we can write off the Yanks yet...

posted by livii at 09:35 PM on October 20, 2004