Sport in 2010

Mark Canes

Sports thoughts in a business and technology blog – what gives?

Well, these days professional sport is business – big business – and the use of technology in most sports is pervasive and in many cases leading edge. And that, my friends, is a classic rationalization.

So with no further ado, here are my sports thoughts and prognostications for the coming year:

NFL:  Expect to see Manning v Favre in the Superbowl, with the Colts edging it.

Winter Olympics: Canada for gold in hockey – men and women, and many speed skating medals with the Canadian women leading the way.

NHL: Being from Toronto, as usual I expect to have no interest in the Stanley Cup.

NBA: As per NHL above.

FIFA 2010 World Cup: I’d like to see the Netherlands win, but expect Spain and Brazil to fight it out in the end. Look for the USA to surprise a few and advance to the quarterfinals.

MLB: I’d like to see the Phillies win Roy Halladay a World Series ring – no sportsman deserves it more.

Golf: The year of Michelle Wie, perhaps? I suspect not, though, there sure is a lot of solid competition on the LPGA circuit since Annika retired. On the men’s front, the less said by me the better.

Tennis: Serena will dominate again – I swear.

OK, so probably I should stick to business and technology in future. I wish all a Happy New Year. Here’s to a peaceful and prosperous 2010.