Offside Thursday: Kings’ Training Camp & Preseason

I’m not a big fan of training camps and the preseason. Preseason records don’t count. It’s when the season starts that counts.

Just how good do the guys look in camp? I’m a bit scared to make predictions until training camp and preseason is over. It’s a little safer to do it that way. My prediction depends on alot of factors, so I’ll just wait a little longer. 24 players are listed on the training camp roster, 23 are actually here, Maslonka has yet to arrive.

I will say this though, some players have potential, some look better than I expected…but I know my cuts already, some of the guys I’ve seen, are just plain lazy.(A total of seven to be exact) Some players must be on a very short leash with Kaminski. A lot of players are just being outplayed at training camp, if they don’t pick it up, the cut could come sooner than later.

That’s the way I see it and I’m Joe Sports.

Here is the practice schedule for the Kings.All practices are open to the public and all practices are held at the DCC, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven.

Thursday, October 7th: 10 AM – 12 Noon 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Friday, October 8th: 10 AM – 12 Noon

The RiverKings will play the Mudbugs in an exhibition game at the DDC on Saturday, October 9th, at 6:05 pm, and again at the DCC on Sunday, October 10th, at 3:05 pm.

Game Day…Roster

In other sports news…

The NHL starts tonight. Yippie

Halladay pitches a no-hitter in Philly

It took Roy Halladay 12 seasons to get to the playoffs but he certainly made a splash once he got here.In the first postseason game of his decorated career, Halladay tossed only the second no-hit game in major-league playoff history as Halladay’s Phillies defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-0.

Have a look…This is something cool in sports.

Could this really happen?

At first glimpse, it makes a lot of sense. Randy Moss is feeling under-appreciated in New England. Minnesota is in desperate need of a go-to receiver. Moss has a history in Minny (although not all of it was good). Bill Belichick doesn’t want to deal with a whining big-time pass catcher.

Could this really happen? ESPN- Adam Schefter and’s Don Banks were both reporting on Tuesday night that that very scenario is being talked about.According to both reports, the two sides have not discussed a contract extension for the volatile Moss and therefore any rush to describe a deal as imminent would be folly.

Brett Favre isn’t getting any younger and, already off to a 1-2 start, needs a prime-time target soon. I love the Pats…LET THE CRY BABY GO !!

An Australian horse race track has taken marketing to a whole new level. In an effort to draw attention to their track, theGold Coast Turf Club in Queensland

will be racing women instead in their first annual Bikini Track Sprint. The race is similar to the 2008 Bikini Beach Mile race that was held at Hollywood Park Racecourse in California, where bikini-clad women were locked in the stalls at the starting gate and raced to the finish line. According to the website, the race is open to “fillies and mares” who are willing to dole out $60 to participate and race for the chance to win $5,000.Gotta love those Auzzies.


The NHL is still reviewing the stickwork perpetrated by Montreal Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri on New York Islanders rookie Nino Niederreiter Saturday night in Quebec City.Cammalleri was kicked out of the Habs’ 7-2 win over the Isles after he slashed Niederreiter on the back of the left leg. He was given a slashing major and game misconduct.It was a cheapshot.suspend him.


Mike Comrie has been hit with a lawsuit over allegations he defaulted on payments for a posh car. The veteran NHLer is being sued by a finance company after allegedly failing to pay installments for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550 back in 2008. According to court documents filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, the company’s bailiffs tried to repossess the car but Comrie “refused to allow Plaintiff possession”, reports The papers claim they are demanding Comrie pays off the rest of his contract, which comes in at $103,398. Come on Mike pay up…you’ve got the cash.

Jamie Sale and Theo Fleury – Battle of the Blades – Season 2 week 1

Gotta love his make-up. Hey he still has the moves.

Offside Thursday

Welcome to Offside Thursday…lets have some fun !!

Here’s some questions and answers with Dr. Fungy. each week on Offside Thursday we’ll check in with the Doc. For some health questions.

Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it… Don’t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.

Thanks Doc, that helps me alot…talk to you next week.

From the Joke vault


Earl and Bubba are quietly sitting in a boat fishing, chewing tobacco and drinking beer when suddenly Bubba says, Think I’m gonna divorce the wife – she ain’t spoke to me in over 2 months.” Earl spits overboard, takes a long, slow sip of beer and says, “Better think it over………….women like that are hard to find.”

FARM KID in The MarineCorps..

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled. I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

It’s no wonder these city boys can’t walk much. We go on ‘route marches,’ which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it’s not my place to tell him different. A ‘route march’ is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don’t know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and it ain’t shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it.

You don’t even load your own cartridges They come in boxes. Then we have what they callhand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain’t like fighting with that ole bull at home. I’m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake . I only beat him once… He joined up the same time as me, but I’m only 5’6″ and 130 pounds and he’s 6’8″ and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in. Your loving daughter, Alice…

Best Late night laughs

Late show David Letterman

Bob Woodward has written a book which states that the White House agonized over the decision to leave Iraq, Too bad no one agonized over the decision to go into Iraq.

Late night with Jimming Fallon

During a trip next month, Iranian President says he’s planning to throw a rock at Israel. And today. Israel introduced it’s newest defence weapon: Paper.

Paris Hilton has settled her lawsuit with Hallmark for making a greeting card with her catchphrase “That’s Hot” She’s also checking every dayto make sure Hallmark’s not using her other catchphrase,” That’s not mine it belongs to a friend”.

Jimming Kimmel Live

Towner of the Segway company died when he drove his Segway over a cliff. It’s Kind of like George Foreman grilling himself to death.

Here’s a look at the latest videos making the rounds on the internet this week.

Party in the new Hip,Eh !!

This video would have been gold just with the crazy faith healer doing his “BAM BAM BAM” thing, as if gun noises is somehow the accepted method of creating miracles. But the addition of Miley Cyrus’s Party in the USA. at the end is inspired.

Dad Goes Nuts Dancing To Bieber

I don’t know who to feel sorry for in this video:The tuneless daughters or their insane dancing dad.

The only way to fly !! Whoa !!

The frequent flyers that we are, nothing annoys us more that watching the flight attendants explain how to fasten our seatbelts and tell us where all the emergency exits are (as if these things differ immensly from aircraft to aircraft). Next time, we’ll try Cebu Pacific airlines, because at least their flight attendants can mix things up a little.

Never heard of the airline before this? Check out the dancing flight attendants- Take note Delta and other US airlines.

Stephen Colbert’s Opening Statement

Colbert gives his opening statement during a hearing of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Security. I’m not entirely sure how no one burst into laughter.

Katy Perry and Elmo

I don’t know what the big deal was for the parents who blocked this clip from appearing on Sesame Street. So what, she’s got some (nice) cleavage. Clothing has never been a big issue on Sesame Street in the past. Why don’t they ask Big Bird to wear some pants?

Wrong -Oops!!

In this past week’s finale of Australia’s Next Top Model, the host announced the wrong winner. I feel so bad for this gal.

This is scary.

‘Knowing’ Movie Knew About Oil Rig Explosion… After watching this…it makes you think about what’s going on the world-Disaster after disaster.

Read this-

Japanese Precision

These guys are trained well

Your dance around your desk video for the day…Two this week

Your fight video for the week..Hockey can be crazy sometimes..

Here’s TSN’s take on it.

That’s it for today…I’ll take a look at the team next week, plus have my predictions on the season coming up.

See you at the game Saturday. Have a great day. I’m Joe Sports.

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