Good morning from Grumpy Gord!

(MY EDMONTON SUN COLUMN, JUNE 16)

We will find out Thursday evening whether National Basketball League history will be written, should the Toronto Raptors topple the Golden State Warriors in Game 6.

The championship series will go down as a classic: an underdog team, never invited to the dance before, with an opportunity to dethrone basketball royalty.

David and Goliath? Absolutely.

You can read about three-point zingers, incredible lay-ups made in tight quarters and rock-solid defences on the sports pages and websites.

RREADY? THE RETURN OF GRUMP GORD

I WATSCHED THAT GUY DON CHERREY ALL SEASON AND THOUGH HE WOULD TALK ABOUT ME WINNING THE COASH OF THE YEAR IN THE ICEFISHERMAN WITH BEARDS HOCKEY LEAGU-E IN 1956..LAST NIGHT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE PURFEECT NIGHT…..GAME 7, STANLEY CUP…BUT,, NOT EVEN A WORD … OR HELLO…. I’M GORD…AND IM GRUMPIE

Friday, June 14

A great Friday quote

Our friend, the esteemed Billy Shakes, dropped by to recite Shakespeare to inspire the Eskimos tonight when they face the Montreal Allouttes



O WAR! THOU SON OF HELL,
WHOM ANGRY HEAVENS DO MAKE THEIR MINISTER,
THROW IN THE FROZEN BOSOMS OF OUR PART
HOT COALS OF VENGEANCE! LET NO SOLDIER FLY.
HE THAT IS TRULY DEDICATE TO WAR
HATH NO SELF-LOVE, NOR HE THAT LOVES HIMSELF,
HATH NOT ESSENTIALLY BUT BY CIRCUMSTANCE
THE NAME OF VALOUR.