Lineage of Hewitt

This is a little tangential to the purpose of this column, but I wanted to give to give props to CBC's Bob Cole and Harry Neale, the voices of Canadian hockey for years. They are the Great White North's answer to Fox's Pat Summerall and John Madden, and truly seem to have the pulse of the nation, whether on the usual Hockey Night in Canada NHL broadcast or at myriad international competitions.

Kudos, gentlemen.

Edutainment

Xbox's snowboarding title, Amped, includes a corporate sponsor feature, where players can impress the sponsors with various tricks. In case you're not sure exactly what the feature is all about, they spell it out for you on the Xbox web site.

That's edutainment, dudes…