Tag Archives: Fandom

The Blue And White

A few hours ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs were officially eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Washington Capitals. I am not mad. I am not sad. I am not heartbroken or numb. I am not going through the … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview

Hello hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland. Welcome to my unique preview of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I say “unique” because I know most of you are probably not hockey fans, nor are you from the United States … Continue reading

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The 2017 Toronto Blue Jays

I hate Spring Training. It is the worst part about baseball. It’s a month long tease that the media tries to make us care about, even though they hate it just as much as the fans. What makes me laugh … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Sadness

I can’t remember the last time I watched an entire NFL game, from start to finish. I don’t know if I ever have. And I say that as someone who’s been a fan, of varying degrees, over the last fifteen … Continue reading

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The Leafs Are Fun To Watch Again

I’ve been a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs ever since my bedtime was the end of the first period – 8pm. Before going to sleep, I made sure to tape the rest of the game on VHS and write … Continue reading

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Not Our Moment

It’s over. About fifteen empty minutes ago, the Toronto Blue Jays were officially eliminated from the playoffs by the Cleveland Indians. For the second year in a row, I sat on my couch and watched as another team celebrated a … Continue reading

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Oh What A Night

It is 3:27 a.m. My arms are shaking. My throat is sore. My eyes won’t close. I’m not sure if my ears are still attached to my head. And there has been a smile across my face for the last four and a … Continue reading

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We Stand On Guard For Thee

Growing up in Canada, I heard the Canadian national anthem every single day at school. Everyone paused, stood, and listened to that day’s version of “O Canada”, which echoed over the PA system. I don’t know if other countries play their … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Later

Friday, May 4, 2001. Madison Square Garden. New York City, New York. Game 5. Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks. That was the last time the Toronto Raptors won a playoff series. And if you look at the roster that … Continue reading

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Finding The Beauty In Sports

It is 3:00 AM. I finished reading Chapter 23 of James Duthie’s book, The Guy On The Left, twenty minutes ago and have been staring at the ceiling thinking about life, how good the leftover rice in the fridge will be tomorrow, … Continue reading

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