Friday, January 18, 2019

Are the Canucks Back?

Have the Canucks turned the corner? Elias Pettersson has done enough in his first season to make the Canucks fans realize that they won't be picking #1 at the NHL entray draft this year in Vancouver. It has gotten to the point where tonight's game feels really important. If they can stay in the race for the next 10 games I think they will stay in the race to the very end.


To add to the intrigue for the game tonight, Thatcher Demko makes the start for the Canucks tonight. It will be his second of his NHL career and first of the season. I have confidence in Demko but without Pettersson I'm not too optimistic. Buffalo won 4-0 last year in Vancouver and this years Sabers team is improved.

website that calculates NHL teams playoff chances has Vancouver at 33% today. They likely have to go around 20-11-3 to feel safe about there chances.


I flew down from Penticton this morning and will be attending the game tonight. I actually have an extra ticket, if anyone wants to go with me let me know.


I like to go in right at 6 when the doors open, I'm currently downtown killing time reading. This just feels like a real special day. I work as a CEA and I'm loving life and Canucks hockey right now and it has been a long time since I have enjoyed both at the same time.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bracketology - January 13th

East                                                                                    Midwest 
1 Duke
 1 Virginia
16  Norfolk State / UNLV
 16  Hofstra  / Prairie View 
Columbia
Columbia  
8 St. John's
 8 Creighton 
9  Iowa State
 9  Houston 
4 Kentucky 
 4 Wisconsin 
13 Georgia State 
 13 Rider 
Hartford 
San Jose 
5 Marquette 
 5 Arizona State
12 Detroit 
 12 Valpo  
3   Texas Tech 
 3 Florida State 
14 Winthrop 
 14 Penn 
Tulsa  
Salt Lake
6  NC State 
 6 Kansas State 
11 Ole Miss 
 11 Alabama  / Washington 
7 Buffalo 
7 Villanova
10 VCU 
 10 UCF 
Salt Lake
Tulsa
2  Nevada 
 2 Michigan State 
15 Montana State 
 15 Purdue Fort Wayne 
  West 
  South 
1 Tennessee 
 1 Michigan
16  UC Santa Barbra 
 16 Stony Brook 
Jacksonville
Columbus
8 Temple 
 8 Davidson 
9 Indiana 
 9 George Town 
4 Va Tech 
 4 UNC
13 UTSA 
 13 UMKC
Columbus 
San Jose
5 Purdue 
  5 Miss State
12 Cincinnati  
 12 Sam Houston State  
3  Auburn
  3 Kansas 
14 Murray State 
 14 Lehigh
Milwaukee 
Tulsa
6  Seton Hall 
6 Minniesota 
11 Louisville / Nebraska  
11 Wofford
7  Ohio State 
 7 Maryland 
10 TCU
 10  Arizona 
Columbus  
Jacksonville
2  Gonzaga 
 2 Oklahoma 
15 Liberty 
 15 Wagner 
On The Bubble 
Last 4 IN 
Maryland
TCU
Boston College
Furman

First For In
Louisville
Syracuse
Vanderbilit
Oregon

Next for In
Butler
Seton Hall
Utah State
Alabama

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Bracketology - December 29th

East                                                                                    Midwest 
1 Duke
 1 Virginia
16  Morgan State  / Gardner Webb 
 16  Hofstra  / Grambling 
Columbia
Columbia  
8 St. John's
 8 Creighton 
9  Iowa State
 9  UCF
4 Wisconsin
 4 Kentucky
13 Texas State 
 13 Niagra
Hartford 
San Jose 
5 Arizona State
 5 NC State 
12 Maryland / Furman
 12 North Texas 
3   Texas Tech 
 3 Michigan State 
14 Northern Kentucky 
 14 Penn 
Tulsa  
Salt Lake
6  Indiana
 6 Houston 
11 Ole Miss 
 11 Missouri
7 Oklahoma
7 Villanova
10 Temple 
 10 Xavier
Salt Lake
Tulsa
2  Nevada 
 2 Kansas
15 Sacramento State 
 15 South Dakota State 
  West 
  South 
1 Tennessee 
 1 Michigan
16  UC Irvine 
 16 Stony Brook 
Jacksonville
Columbus
8 Notre Dame
 8 Clemson 
9 Providence
 9 George Town 
4 Ohio State
 4 UNC
13 Drake 
 13 Fordham 
Columbus 
San Jose
5 Marquette
  5 Miss State
12 Seattle
 12 Stephan F. Austin 
3  Auburn
  3 Va Tech
14 Belmont
 14 Lehigh
Milwaukee 
Tulsa
6  Buffalo
6 Iowa
11 TCU/ Boston College
11 Wofford
7  Nebraska
 7 South Florida
10 Pitt
 10 San Fransisco
Columbus  
Jacksonville
2  Gonzaga
 2 Florida State 
15 NJIT 
 15 St. Francis 
On The Bubble 
Last 4 IN 
Maryland
TCU
Boston College
Furman

First For In
Louisville
Syracuse
Vanderbilit
Oregon

Next for In
Butler
Seton Hall
Utah State
Alabama 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Business Plan

Mission Statement: To provide Opportunities for Everyone to Succeed

Core Values: Love, Inclusion, passion and Safety

Goals: A Christian based organization that encourages people to find their inner child and strive to accomplish their goals that people feel overwhelmed to accomplish. We are entering a scary part in our society, a society where overdosing happens too frequently and people are falling away from God’s word.

I want to install trust back into people’s minds, customer service that is second to known and reconfirm what it means to be a brother and sister in Christ.

No one should be left alone and we will try and do our best to accommodate anything that people approach us with.

I want to create a Profitable tourism business that gives fans a chance to enjoy a city with what they see fit. Flexible packages will be put together for anyone who wants to take part on a planned vacation. 

After I break even from expenses, my goal is to put a portion back into the world and help our community, province, country and world. Half of what I make will go to my savings account to help more projects in the future and half will go to helping people get on their feet. 
This would include various things are projects locally and abroad.

Greg's Vision: Going the extra mile to Find Success


We are dedicated to going over the top in various projects that will make the world a better place. We want to see people succeed and we are not stopping until we are physically unable to do so.

Projects include: 
Sports Tours 
Mentoring 
3 on 3 Basketball 
4 on 4 hockey 
7 on 7 flag football 
Young Adults 
ESL in third world countries 
Shelter Help 

Later, I'll be working on a schedule to get everything to fit on a calendar. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Why I Feel Stuck

In 2013, I found myself in a hard place. I liked college a lot but something felt missing. I like a lot of what I do but I kinda felt that my life was heading into a dead end and that there was better chance of me doing something wrong than doing something amazing.

It took me 18 months later for me to grab myself and write down things that I wanted to accomplish. I was asked to come to Vancouver, at first I was really nervous and after awhile I thought honored and excited that a friend of mine wanted to hangout with me.

The thing is, why do I feel tied down to stuff. If I say I want to do something I have people in my life that will put their own opinion on it and it feels like their trying to convince me that I shouldn't do that. This is a huge pet peeve of mine as I need space to spread my wings and make choices by myself.

This has held me back the past few years, I think if there is anything good that comes from this is that I will be more prepared to do so many things that I want to do when the time comes.

I don't know where I would be if I dropped out of school in 2013. I had about 23,000 which was quite a bit but I never clued in how fortunate I was. Somehow I feel I would have ended up ok but it wouldn't have been easy. In fact, most of the money I had was tied up in investments that wouldn't have been smart to sell.

So 18 months later, I was in Vancouver. Now with 33,000 to my name and again it never clued into me that I had more money than most. Things in Vancouver were going alright but I took a break from my goals while my Grandpa was sick with cancer.

I got off my feet in March of 2016 but limited hours hurt my momentum from accomplishing goals again.

Between that and all of the above that I mentioned, things have never sat right with me. In late August, I took a sabbatical from Vancouver in hopes that I can regather my thoughts for 2019. If I'm not in 100% control of my life with no judgment and support, I feel lazy. That is my biggest challenge.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

What Would A 11 Team CFP Playoff Look Like

The dust has settled, it is obvious that the CFP selection committee favors the 1 loss conference Champion over a two loss team that was most likely better if they played on a neutral field.

If that's the case, we should have all the conference champion plus the best Independent team go in a 11 team playoff where the opening round games would take place starting this Saturday on the lower seeds stadium.

Here is how it would work:

#1 Alabama
#2 Clemson
#3 Notre Dame
#4 Oklahoma
#5 Ohio State
#6 UCF
#7 Washington
#8 Fresno State 
#9 App State
#10 Northern Illinois
#11 UAB


The Top 5 would get byes to the Quarterfinals, which makes sense considering there is usually one team that feels like they get left out of the playoff. Here is the bracket:

#8 Fresno State                         #1 Alabama
#9 App State
                       
Game at 7:30 on ESPN                Game at 9AM on ESPN             


                                                    #4 Oklahoma
                                                    #5 Ohio State


                                                     Game at 5pm on ABC                                                       

#6 UCF                                       #3 Notre Dame
11 UAB

Game at 5PM on ABC                 Game at 12:30 on NBC

#7 Washington                             #2 Clemson
#10 Northern Illinois

Game at 12:30PM on ABC            Game at 4pm on ESPN


Wildcard round would be on December 8th with the Quarterfinals on December 15th. Semi Finals and Final would be remain unchanged. This draw is fair to every conference and makes every game a huge game as there is no back door like Alabama used last year. Yes, I have been a Georgia activist all week but it's because of my jealousy of how Alabama got in last year.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bracketology - December 4th

East                                                                                    Midwest 

1 Gonzaga 
 1 Duke 
16  Howard / Radford 
 16 Charleston  / Grambling 
Salt Lake 

Columbia  
8 Texas  
 8 Creighton 
9  Houston 
 9 Davidson 
4  UNC 
 4 Auburn 
13 Texas State 
 13 Rider 
Hartford 
San Jose 
5 Iowa 
 5 Ohio State  
12 TCU / Colorado 
 12 North Texas 
3   Texas Tech 
 3 Michigan State 
14 Northern Kentucky 
 14 Penn 
Salt Lake  

Tulsa
6  Nebraska  
 6 Iowa State 
11 Oregon State 
 11 Arkansas 
7 Maryland
 7 Marquette 
10 Temple 
 10 Texas Tech 
Jacksonville 

Jacksonville 
2  Nevada 
 2 Michigan 
15 Northern Colorado 
 15 South Dakota State 
  West 
  South 
1 Virginia  
 1 Kansas 
16  UC Irvine 
 16 Stony Brook 
Columbia 

Tulsa 
8 St. John's 
 8 Clemson 
9 Oklahoma 
 9 George Town 
4  Va Tech  
 4 Kansas State 
13 Drake 
 13 Boston College / Minnesota 
Columbus 
San Jose
5  Arizona State  
  5 Villanova  
12 New Mexico State 
 12 Stephan F. Austin 
3  Wisconsin 
  3 Kentucky 
14 Belmont 
 14 American 
Milwaukee 

Tulsa
6  Miss State 
6 Purdue 
11 Pitt 
11 LMU 
7  Furman  
 7 Buffalo 
10 NC State 
 10 Utah State 
Columbus  

Hartford
2  Tennessee 
 2 Florida State 
15 NJIT 
 15 St. Francis 



On The Bubble 

Last 4 IN 
Butler
USC
Ohio State
Iowa State

First 4 Out 
Cincinnati
BYU
VCU
Notre Dame 

Next 4 Out 
Louisville
Baylor
Arizona State
South Carolina