Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun

Terry Jones has been a sports columnist at the Edmonton Sun since 1982 and has been writing sports in Edmonton since 1967. Jones has covered more Olympics than any other Canadian journalist (16), well over 500 Stanley Cup playoffs games, 37 Grey Cups, 20 Super Bowls and Briers, and every Canada Cup/World Cup hockey tournament dating back to 1976. He's written a dozen books including the first and last books of Wayne Gretzky's career (The Great Gretzky and An Oiler Forever). He also wrote '79 to 99' published by The Sun. A Canadian Sports Media sportswriter of the year, Jones is in the sports media sections of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Married to wife Linda, he's father of sports writing son Shane and twin daughters Trina and Nicole.


Hamilton Tiger-Cats players pose for a photo pointing to the Grey Cup during the East Division Champions Walkthrough held at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

Jones: Do the Ticats have a hope? Nope

It’s not like it was in 1980 when a loudly dressed Edmonton Journal football writer by the name of Ray Turchansky picked the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to lose the Grey Cup game by 40 points.

Manitoba skip Jeff Stoughton celebrates his team's bronze-medal finish with third Jon Mead after defeating Quebec at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier Canadian men's curling championships in Kamloops, B.C. on March 9, 2014. (BEN NELMS/Reuters)

Manitoba wins Brier bronze

Even with the extra $10,000 prize money involved, the Brier bronze-medal game still isn't one anybody wants to play.

A Los Angeles Kings fan poses next to a statue of Wayne Gretzky. (REUTERS)

All in the family: Happily ever after for The Great One?

In the end, give or take some speed bumps in Phoenix, the disappointment in 2006 as GM of Canada after the Olympic gold medal triumph under his leadership at Salt Lake 2002 and the odd challenge here and there, it’s all turned out pretty much to be a “lived happily ever after” story for The Great One.