Anton McKenzie @ Malone's 13/07/10

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Anton McKenzie @ Malone's 13/07/10

This is pretty short notice but I see our own Anton McKenzie is appearing at Malone's B&G downtown (608 W Pender) tonight as part of a benefit for Vancouver Covenant House.



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Re: Anton McKenzie @ Malone's 13/07/10

I thought the above was just a one-off but from the sounds of Mike Beamish's article, it's going to be a regular weekly Wednesday night gig for McKenzie (rest of season presumably).

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/foot ... story.html

Excerpt:
Lions linebacker Anton McKenzie has found a new calling

By Mike Beamish, Vancouver Sun July 10, 2013 8:58 PM

VANCOUVER — Musical Bingo, London’s favourite game show, has come to Vancouver.

Actually, it’s been here for a while now, at Malone’s Bar and Grill, at Seymour and Pender streets. And Wednesday night, a new bingo caller made his debut at Malone’s -- rookie Anton McKenzie, a man better known as a fifth-year veteran linebacker with the B.C. Lions.

McKenzie is still sticking with his day job, but now he’s working the night shift in an effort to raise his own profile, the Lions’ brand and the goal of his second employer to sell more suds and shots after hockey season ends.

Malone’s, a Lions’ “preferred pub” partner, is making an effort to reach out to other sports fans who follow the Canadian Football League and Major League Soccer and put more football and soccer butts on bar stools and in booths.


Sports can be a peculiar thing. When partaking in fiction, like a book or movie, we adopt a "Willing Suspension of Disbelief" for enjoyment's sake. There's a similar force at work in sports: "Willing Suspension of Rationality". If you doubt this, listen to any conversation between rival team fans. You even see it among fans of the same team. Fans argue over who's the better QB or goalie, and selectively cite stats that support their views while ignoring those that don't.
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