Posted on April 27, 2011 by Jason Bobbitt
We are pleased to announce that for the first time ever, WCA brings to you… UFC Fighters!
Yes, on April 29, 2011 WCA will have the great pleasure of meeting the likes of Anderson Silva, BJ Penn and Lyoto Machida.
The fighters will sign 8×10 photos and gloves for WCA. Soon after we will begin fulfilling orders. Autographed UFC Gloves from $89.99 and 8×10 UFC Photos from $49.99 are expected to move fast so go to our website now to pre-order. PRE-ORDER NOW!
Posted on April 13, 2011 by Jason Bobbitt
by Gord Bedard
Is it just me or are more and more PGA tour players subscribing to the power of red on Sunday afternoon? And as a consequence, has crimson, the once sacred and exclusive Sunday hue of the world’s greatest golfer, become a bit commonplace, a little routine, sort of ho hum? Has red lost some of its power? A red shirt didn’t help Lee Westwood, Jason Day, or Tiger Woods at the 2011 Masters Championship this past Sunday, nor did it help any of the other players who dared to go red this year.
We’ve all seen the power of Tiger Woods’ red shirt at the Masters. Who could forget Tiger’s incredible chip shot on the par 3, 16th in 2005? Up the slope of the green, away from the hole until gravity took hold and fed it back down towards it. There was no other way to make the shot, and no other way to win the tournament. Then, as they say “you couldn’t write this stuff” the ball inches its way towards the hole and then dies on the edge, motionless, inert, suspended, just long enough for the camera to zoom in on the Nike logo before it drops into the cup. What a shot! What an endorsement! Nike golf shoes, Nike balls and Sasquatch drivers flew off the shelves at golf shops around the world.
The power of red was missing at this year’s version of the Masters. Oh I know Tiger and Jason Day were in it to the end, but neither of them won. Tiger missed a 2 footer on par 3, 12th and Jason Day, the brilliant young star from down under, came in 2 strokes back of the eventual winner. You have to go all the way back to 2005 for a red power win at the Masters.
Red worked just fine back in the day. However there’s been another colour dominating the competition for the Green Jacket for no less than 6 of the last 9 Masters Championships. Black won the day in 2010 when Phil Mickelson, on the par 5, 13th, pulled his drive into the pines on the right. His ball came to rest on 3 inches of pine straw. Phil had just a glimpse of the flag 200 yards away through a narrow 3 foot gap between two towering pine trees. In typical Mickelson fashion, he proceeded to pound his Callaway 6 iron between the trees and over the tributary to Rae’s Creek that guards the green, to within 6 feet of the pin. He made the eagle putt and went on to win the championship.
This year’s winner, Charl Schwartzel , wore black as he chipped in for birdie from 30 yards off the green, on the first hole. He holed his 2nd shot for eagle on the par 3rd then nervously clambered down golf’s most famous finishing holes en-route to birdies at 15, 16, 17 and 18 and a two stroke victory.
Trevor Immelman wore black when he won the Masters in 2008, Phil wore black in 2006 and 2004 and of course Mike Weir wore black in 2003. To the best of my recollection Jack Nicklaus never wore red on Sunday at Augusta, or any Sunday at any of the US Opens, the PGAs, or the Open Championships, that he won and neither did Arnold Palmer. Gary player always dressed in black.
Tiger will win again in his Sunday red but for now black seems to hold the power…at Augusta at least.
Posted on April 10, 2011 by Jason Bobbitt
So I turn the news on today to see what is going on in the world, how our troops are doing in the war in Libya , how Japan is doing with the total collapse of parts of their country and the nuclear devastation that could be felt around the world for years to come, but instead the news leads with… “BARRY BONDS, guilty or not guilty of perjury?”. Wow, seriously, so this is the most important story on the news today? For starters, do we even care? The man has already been brought down to the lowest level possible and now his sexual prowess and fatherhood are being examined?
The fact of the matter is, if Barry Bonds did take steroids (believe me I don’t think there is much doubt), it was not even an illegal substance when he played. This may be of interest to some sports people but certainly not worthy of headline news.
It blows me away to see congress wasting money on this -but wait, it’s not over, Roger Clemens is next on the hit list. Roger is on deck awaiting his perjury charges. With all the players that have come out and admitted to use (A-Rod being the most noteworthy), one would think Barry and Roger would just do the same. Heck, Barry, you could still be on the field making 25 million a year.
Ten years from now this will be a Pete Rose story. Does baseball need the government to police the sport? In my opinion, not a chance. I believe the money should be used to keep our troops safe. Unfortunately here are some real numbers on the war in Afghanistan; United States military casualties 1,525, Canada 155. Further to this, 1,487 contractors have died and 348 journalist have lost their lives in Afghanistan. I grew up in a military family therefore I find these numbers very disturbing and I bet 1% of the people reading this are unaware of those numbers however 99% are probably aware of the Barry Bonds perjury case. Come on media let’s do a better job and show the truth and support for our military. God bless you all.
Posted on April 7, 2011 by Jason Bobbitt
Guess who has been yapping to the press and saying that the Vancouver Canucks would not make it past the first playoff round?
I will give you 14 guesses!
Yes, our twittering friend Theo Fleury has caused quite an uproar amongst Nucks fans over the past week and it didn’t take long for a cleverly executed anti-Theo campaign to emerge in the form of a “You Suck, Theo” response on the back of a pro-Canucks t-shirt.
While many angry Vancouver fans tweeted tasteless comments back at Fleury, there were 10 times as many that saw it as fun, friendly playoff banter.
West Coast Authentic sees it as good fun as well and that is probably why we were given exclusive rights by the shirt maker to sell the t-shirt on our website.
In the spirit of the NHL Hockey Playoffs, show your support, Canuck Fans, and send Theo a message at the same time!
Order online now, the tees are going fast!