Tag Archives: Fandom

The Soundtrack of Sport

Yesterday, the radio voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jerry Howarth, announced his retirement after 36 seasons with the team. Health issues that have affected his voice in recent years, lead to his decision. Spring Training begins today, without him. … Continue reading

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Oh, the Sports You’ll See!

I’ve spent my entire existence wondering what my life would be like if I didn’t like sports. I still don’t have an answer. It’s a great mystery to me. Somebody get Scooby-Doo and the gang on line one. How would … Continue reading

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The Toronto Argonauts are Grey Cup Champions

Sometimes I feel like an unofficial ambassador to Canada when I sit down and write a blog post. I kind of enjoy it. I get to share with you what life is like in this country, milk bags and all. … Continue reading

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Winnipeg Jets 2017-18 Season Preview

Nothing against Atlanta, but I’m happy Winnipeg has a hockey team and they don’t. Sorry. Though I guess if you really cared, Atlanta, you would’ve attended more hockey games. Oh well. I’m not a fan of the Jets logo. I … Continue reading

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Toronto Maple Leafs 2017-18 Season Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs are my favourite team, if you haven’t been able to figure that out yet from me mentioning them in almost every preview so far. I’ve seen the good years, the bad years, and the “just okay” … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay Lightning 2017-18 Season Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning got new jerseys a few years ago. They now look like a bootleg version of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Who’s idea was this? Get your own team colours. FORWARDS The Lightning have a lot of depth … Continue reading

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St. Louis Blues 2017-18 Season Preview

I have two quick stories that pertain to Chris Pronger and Al MacInnis – two former defensemen for the St. Louis Blues. 1. One of the first hockey sticks I ever owned is signed by Chris Pronger on the handle. … Continue reading

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San Jose Sharks 2017-18 Season Preview

When the San Jose Sharks get a power play during a home game, they play the Jaws theme over the loudspeakers and the fans use their arms to mimic a shark chomp. It’s all very cute. The Sharks have been … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Penguins 2017-18 Season Preview

It’s not fair that Pittsburgh has Sidney Crosby and Edmonton has Connor McDavid, when a few decades ago, both teams had Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky, respectively. Is there some rule that says only those two cities can have the … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Flyers 2017-18 Season Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers are a far cry from their Broad Street Bully days. Heck, they’re a far cry from the early 2000s when they had guys like LeClair, Recchi, Roenick, and Brashear patrolling the ice. The NHL has changed and … Continue reading

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