Reality Check with Bruce Allen


  1. Bruce:
    Tnx for chiding Dennis S aboutstanding on the sidelines. Somewhere, Ackles is crying softly.
    Now, pls take on the league’s new “signature” uniforms. The only signature that works would be I.M. Godawful.
    jim taylor

  2. Bruce:
    I was listening to your commentary regarding bicyclists (Sept 10/14) and I was appalled by your name calling towards cyclist in Vancouver. I am a cyclist and I am not a “fool” as you put i! Grant you that cyclist shouldn’t be on sidewalks but if there is a pedestrian Jay-walker there will probably be a collision with a cyclist on a street. As for cyclists on the street….was the young 35 yr old cyclist woman killed on Gilbert/#2 rd this late summer a “fool?” Drivers of vehicles (I believe) have an empowered attitude while behind the wheel thus, putting cyclist and alike in danger. This poor woman was where she was suppose to be in a cross walk off the bike lane but yet was killed because of a reckless empowered driver. Vancouver is a cyclist city…this is the 21 century and people need to wake up to this fact of Vancouver.

    It”s sad that the mentality of vehicle drivers continue to road rage against cyclist. This type of commentary is only exasperating this behaviour. Oh! I also drive a car and I’m very carful of my fellow cyclist on the street, and driving beside the bike lanes (which are not enough of to keep US cyclist safe…..

    Terry Schmid

    • P.S. Also Bruce you mentioned the congested Stanley Park Bike and Foot path and the person knocked over by a cyclist. It’s dangerously congested and is not the fault of the cyclist when a pedestrian and cyclist collide! It’s congested….obviously something has to be done with the planning of this Bike/foot path…

      Terry Schmid

  3. Come on Bruce! Saying that U2 gave it away? They struck a deal with Apple so they didn’t give it away free. It may be be a great business move, on their next tour the fans will know this album + the decades of other music. Love your style, just don’t agree on this one, I think it’s a good business move….we will see. PS, my 18 year old daughter told me to check my phone, she discovered it before I did. (It is kind of creepy that stuff can get on your phone and you had no control!)

  4. Hi Bruce: Your comments about U2 amused me. You bewailed the fact that Justin Beiber has taken over. So how do you imagine we who love Sinatra, Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller etc feel about our loss? Sometimes we get lucky and hear them on the public tv channels, and good bless his heart, my idol for decades ,Tony Bennet who is still performing. They all have oodles of recordings and videos, but we only find them as a rule in the internet. There are still many fans left but we are ignored. :-)

  5. I’d like to invite Bruce down to my office at Mission Possible at 659 East Hastings Street to discuss what WE (He and I and anyone else who will join us) to tackle the problems facing the residents of Vancouver and especially the area that he referred to in his commentary today.

    I’m guessing he won’t take on me on my offer to try and do something about the problem and that he would probably prefer to sit in his studio, or office and insult the people who are trying to provide solutions. Using derogatory terms like “Poverty Pimps” doesn’t help the situation, it only makes things worse.

    If not, and he actually wants to be part of the solution, ha can give me a call 604-253-4469 ext. 115. My name is Rod.

  6. I know one season ticket holder that Bon Lenarduzzi better call and aplogize, and that is the young women in the add he just pulled. By caving to twits, Lenarduzzi has thrown that women under the bus.

    There is nothing remotely wrong with what she did, how she looks or what she was wearing. But by Lenarduzzi caving to the small minded and few in number, he has publicly humiliated her.

    He appears weak. He should have told those complaining to take a hike. We don’t want you and don’t need you at our games. Our games are about fun. Our games are about fans – even the attractive fans. You don’t like it, stay at home, re-read your Gloria Steinem collection and shut the f***-up.

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