Tag Archives: Fans

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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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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Flying High

I fell in love with the Toronto Blue Jays and the game of baseball during the summer of 1998 as a six-year-old child. I was sitting in front of the TV, flipping channels, and came across a Blue Jays game. … Continue reading

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48-0

The world stopped tonight. Did you feel it? The boxing match that should’ve been six years ago, finally happened. Two millionaires squared off in one ring, while thousands of other millionaires watched them. Private jets caused a traffic jam at … Continue reading

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Being a Toronto Sports Fan

Sports fans in Toronto need a hug right now. And I’m not talking about one of those church hugs. I’m talking about a long three minute bear hug where it’s acceptable to cry on the other person’s shoulder. That is … Continue reading

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We The North

For twenty years, the Toronto Raptors have been the team that just doesn’t fit in. They started out as that team up in Canada that played out of a baseball stadium. Surely they won’t last. Basketball in Canada? Man, they … Continue reading

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The Leafs

As a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, I could not care less that the team didn’t salute the crowd last night after their win against Tampa Bay. I DON’T CARE. You know the only people who care? 1. The … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to The Hockey Gods

Dear Hockey Gods, I refuse to start this letter by asking “how are you?” For if I did, I wouldn’t be able to write the rest of the letter until I hear a reply, right? Wouldn’t that be the noble … Continue reading

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Watching The Leafs Isn’t Fun Anymore

I remember the days when I couldn’t wait for the clock to hit 7PM. I’d run upstairs, put on my Curtis Joseph jersey, and plant myself in front of the television with my family. The Toronto Maple Leafs were on … Continue reading

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My Winter Classic Experience

Every winter, when I was a kid, there was an outdoor rink in the park behind my house. On any given day, there would be up to thirty people skating on it at a time. It brought the neighbourhood together. … Continue reading

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