Big Ben… Why?

 

The game last Sunday was a complete disaster! It’s hard to swallow the way they lost this game. It seems like ‘déjà vu’.

Tomlin and R

I will focus on the fact that Ben Roethlisberger seemed to be lost. He is definitely not the same kind of player he used to be.  Not like when he started in 2003, with the Steel Curtain. He was amazed by his physical abilities, to run, and to be this big QB. Those where the days!

But something changed…

He was not the messiah that we were waiting for. The Steelers may have won their first Super Bowl in 2006, but Ben played like a really clumsy QB. And, that was the start of my brother love-hate relationship and I quickly follow.

But Ben can be The Greatest!

He wanted to have the respect that the Tom Bradys and the Payton Mannings of this world have, but he is not part of this very elite VIP club. Those guys have this special gift to be legends on the field. They are breathing Football with a capital F!

I never sensed that Ben had the same discipline as them . They make the play with such precision.  They are the showstoppers! Ben is a great addition to a showstopper unit, but he is not like the director directing a movie or a playwright directing his play. He is the Difference Breaker and he is a great QB.

roethlisberger

Mike Tomlin gave him the opportunity to actually be a Manning or a Brady but as Sunday’s game showed us, it just doesn’t work. It could be he had to much responsibilities on him.  Let Ben be the Ben. If they want to go far this season, this would be the remedy for this bad situation.

Could this be his last season?

Or, could it be the rebirth of the Big Ben?

Ben R.

Advertisements

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a woman.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are gathered here to witness….

…another act of misogyny in the universe of professional sports.

Cam Newton was so damn stupid with his response to Jourdan Rodrigue’s question. For one day, he beat out Donald Trump for stupidest comment.

Her question was really smart. It was about route running, which is the path a receiver takes before he catches the ball, and the fact that he had made some good adjustments with it. His reaction was just plain stupid. My blood pressure suddenly rose and I started swearing like my Haitian grandmother (RIP Grandma Sue!). Like, what the f….

Cam Newton Jourdan Rodrigue

If it were a man asking, he would have acknowledged him, but since in his language, it was a woman that he referred to as “female” (another thing that made me so mad), he was misogynist and disrespectful.

Cam Newton press conference

For some that didn’t saw the segment, here it is:

I love talking about sports and I love to learn more about them. In order to learn, you must do research and educate yourself. I think this is a good thing for everyone. Jourdan Rodrigue did her research, and you can see that she loves to learn to. If you just listen to some of the questions that journalists ask during a press conference with NFL coaches or players, you feel like it could be as dumb as when a presenter ask to an actress on the red carpet, who are you wearing.

Bill Belichick actually wanted to be asked really smart questions. I’m not a Pats fan at all, but if someone is willing to listen and notice the thought put into the questions we ask, I’m all for it!

Bill Belichick

I’m really surprised at Cam Newton. Especially after only a week earlier, he took a stand for Colin Kaerpernick. Now, he does a 180, and just puts his foot in his mouth.

I applaud Jourdan Rodrigue having done her homework. She is obviously a smart and passionate journalist.

I was never a big fan of Newton because I always felt that he was lacking certain sportsmanship qualities, but now, I just don’t respect him. Superman, yeah right…

Cam Newton

There are many journalists, lawyers, doctors, scientists, mechanics, you name it, that are women and they are facing these situations on a daily basis. Hopefully someday the conversation will change.

We are strong women

It’s 2017 damn it!

Sharpshooter is in the house… Chronicle Style!

Lionel Ritchie’s song “Dancing on the Ceiling” was on my mind all weekend long. You must be wondering why…..

Chronicle black and white

Sharpshooter Funding and The Chronicle are teaming up!!

You see, The Chronicle has been posting some interesting articles about Canadian businesses lately and with the help of the Sharpshooter team, I think we can continue to rock it. I think it is important to encourage each other in our ventures. Through talking about those amazing businesses, the sky could be the limit for them.

The Sharpshooter dream team is like putting Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Dr. Jay, Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Serena Williams in the same place,working together. You have Paul Pitcher, Dallas Hart, Gregg Farineau, Jade Hart and the best there is, Bret the Hitman Hart. This is the best team! Oops, I forgot to add myself in. I am part of the team too! This collaboration will be epic.

Recently, Dallas and Gregg have had success with hundreds of Canadian merchants.I can’t wait to talk to you about them. They are so passionate about what they are doing and they are genuinely good business men. I couldn’t more honoured to have them as my sponsor. I’m very proud of what Dallas and Jade are turning out to be:two driven, passionate leaders. With a Dad clearly known as the best there is, it’s obvious that this quality was passed to the next generation.

The Dream Team, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We will take this world by storm!

 

 

King of hearts

We will rock this world by storm and I would like to thank for the bottle of my heart The Dream Team.

SSF LOGO

https://www.sharpshooterfunding.com

Formule E (Le calme avant la tempête électrique)

Première journée remplie t’excitation dans la salle des médias sur le site du championnat de la Formule E. La température est au rendez-vous et le meilleur reste à venir.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sam Bird de l’écurie DS Virgin Racing et Felix Rosenqvist de l’écurie Mahindra Racing participait à un ”panel” à midi. Les questions posées par certains journalistes étaient très pertinentes. Suite à la grosse nouvelle ce matin que Porsche va s’intégrer à la Formule E, un journaliste montréalais a posé à Sam est-ce que les japonaises vont joindre la partie?

D’après Sam, ça ne serait qu’une question de temps…

Dossier à suivre.

 

Sam Bird et Felix Rosenqvist

En discutant avec Nicolas Prost (vous allez voir le petit vidéo bon un peu qualité d’un vidéo digne d’une fille qui doit engager un caméraman) et un extrait de mon entrevue avec Jean-Eric Vergne, on pouvait sentir que l’enthousiasme pour ce championnat était bien présent et qu’ils voient tous les deux un avenir positif pour la Formule E.

Voici ma rencontre fort sympathique avec Nico Prost. Pour moi, le scientifique de la Formule E pourrait bien nous surprendre cette fin de semaine. Je suis sur un petit nuage d’avoir eu la chance de parler à Nico. Wow!

Jean-Éric a un je ne sais quoi…

Vraiment! En lui parlant, je pouvais voir un pilote qui a un amour profond pour notre Sainte Flanelle (Montréal). Comment ne pas tomber en amour avec Montréal (à part durant une tempête de neige avec une voiture stationnée sur le Plateau).

Il a su tout de suite me mettre à l’aise et malgré ce petit Chronicle très détendu, il détenait l’oeil du tigre.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

On peut sentir une certaine maturité chez lui car il ne faut pas oublier qu’il a couru pour l’écurie Toro Rosso à la F1. Il connait très bien le circuit Gilles Villeneuve dont le nom de famille Villeneuve fut le nom de son chien quand il était tout petit.

Malgré l’incident qui s’est passé à New York il y a quelques semaines, Jean-Éric ne perd pas du tout le focus.

Au contraire, il est encore plus déterminé que jamais.

Jean-Eric Vergne

Courtesy of SpaceSuit Media

Tout comme Nico et les 8 autres pilotes, tout le monde veut avoir place au fameux trône du champion du monde de la Formule E 2017.

Let’s get ready to rumble.

https://www.jeanericvergne.com

http://www.nicolas-prost.com

http://www.sambird.com

 

Day 1 FORMULA E Style

To witness the being the scene of a championship is truly a dream being a reality. I’m singing in my head ”Heaven, I’m in Heaven” loud and clear. Again in my head.

The Chronicle

The nerves are in control but I won’t lie, it can be taunting but I feel like I was at home. It’s a big first for our city to be the host of the Formula E and the playground will be our streets. During this weekend, those famous streets won’t have no names but they will be remember for an historic race.

Being surrounded of a lot of journalists from all around the world is amazing. My first time in a big press room will be something I will cherish for the rest of my life. Home Sweet Home.

Ok, let’s talk about business. Today, I will have the privilege to talk to Jean-Eric Vergne from Techeetah. We will do the interview in Molière’s mother tongue (in French). Before, I will meet with Sam Bird and José Maria Lopez ” Pechito” from D.S. Virgin Racing.

History is actually in the making right now.

It will be an electrifying one!

BOYS DON’T CRY

The legendary music band The Cure couldn’t have sang it better.

The Cure

I’m daydreaming about this weekend coming up at the speed of sound with this song playing and playing in my head. Ok actually, on my IPhone.

This next driver is definitely captivating to watch. I present you Sir Jean-Eric Vergne. Oh stay tuned for this weekend, I will have the honor to have a little Chronicle Interview with a few drivers and Jean-Eric will be one of them. Yeah!

25

Courtesy of SpaceSuit Media

Jean-Eric have accomplish a lot in his 27 years. He was recently appointed FIA’s first sustainability Ambassador. That’s a huge honor for a young pilot and he has already run for the Toro Rosso F1 team.

Jean-Eric Vergne

Courtesy of SpaceSuit Media

And let’s not forget that with this F1 achievement, he went 5 times in the podium. That’s impressive!

I will give myself the title of a racing connaisseur because i am not.

The C

But I do love the intensity and the drama of a race.

I got pretty late in the Formula E bandwagon but I enjoy every minute of it. Drivers like Jean-Eric are making this race very interesting to watch.

Jean-Eric Vergne

Courtesy of SpaceSuit Media

I do wonder what tricks this weekend Jean-Eric have under his pilot sleeves…

I guess we have to wait and see.

La force V

Courtesy of SpaceSuit Media

https://www.jeanericvergne.com

 

 

Entering Nico Prost Universe

Prost!

You know this legendary family name. A dynasty is actually born and Nicolas Prost is caring the legacy with pride but he is doing it his way.

Nico is putting his own footprint in the fascinating world of the Formula E. He started racing for Renault e. dams since the birth of the Formula E in 2014.

Nico P

He is driving with all his heart and with a big dose of fire in his eyes. Like all the super drivers, this weekend, Montreal streets will be a big urban playground. And the boys won’t be here to play nice with each others. The competition will be a very fierce one like we like it. Everyone of them have the desire to be standing on that podium and even want to be on the champion of that iconic race.

The boys and The Chronicle

He had the privilege to learn from one of the best there is in the history of car racing. Nico had the same scientist demeanour as his father. Like father, like son.

Père et Fils

I always said Alain Prost was The Scientist and Ayrton Senna was The Artist. Wow, that is a good comparaison.

prost-senna

Sebastien Buemi couldn’t ask for a better partner on the road. It’s really cool to see two athletes that does have a big level of respect for one and other. It’s almost romantic but please, let’s not getting carried away.

I’m really excited for this weekend. You will probably read it on every Chronicle this week. It’s such a big privilege for the city to have this race and to watch those racing devils reaching for the need for speed 100% E Style.

The Montreal streets will be Nico’s laboratory.

Let’s see The Scientist in action this weekend.

http://www.nicolas-prost.com