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The Olympics Is a Losers Game

In its ongoing need to be taken seriously as a World Class City – and despite Canada’s almost universal “meh” interest in summer sports – Toronto continually bids for the Summer Games.  The city claims it can’t afford to improve our appalling transit service, and cuts civic offerings left right and centre, yet wants to […]

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Carl Lewis: Still an Olympic-Sized Jerk

Following Bolt’s performance in Beijing, Lewis told Sports Illustrated: "Countries like Jamaica do not have a random program, so they can go months without being tested. I’m not saying anyone is on anything, but everyone needs to be on a level playing field." Pot, kettle, black, when Carl Lewis bitches about doping in the Olympics. […]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxr9lXCfVHk A fantastic ad for a fantastic concept: For a few years now, the NHL has put on a “Winter Classic” matchup of two pro teams in an outdoor setting. The first was Montreal-Edmonton on a football field in -40C temperatures. This year appears to be Chicago-Detroit (in gorgeous vintage uniforms) at famed baseball park […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080416/ap_on_en_ot/martha_stewart_s_dog;_ylt=AuHyonxm2Kr.8YvN7xECyB7K.nQA OK, seriously, this has become ridiculous. Paging the US news media. US news media, please come home – your public misses you. Martha Stewart’s dog Paw Paw dies of renal failure

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Print Story – canada.com network

http://www.canada.com/components/print.aspx?id=aac3ae0d-73fb-49bd-b312-eaade74a0497&k=96118 Jack Todd’s features are as engaging as I expected. Really worth a read, even if you don’t know the individuals he mentions. (Hint, hint: it’s a good way to learn about them!) Here, he writes up one of my favourites (blogged about many, many times), Jean Beliveau, in a way that encapsulates my own […]

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Montreal Gazette

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/features/top10/index.html Here’s another of the Gazette’s outsized-personality columnists – Jack Todd. Courtesy of the Vietnam draft, he’s a “transplanted American” who spent years dragging himself up by his combat-bootstraps to attain the status of Crusty Sportswriter. His pieces are generally simple, but terrifically involving reads. I kept a copy of his “athlete of the century” […]

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http://www.celsiusdesign.net/sabres/jerseys.html The Buffalo Sabres were a late-60s expansion team, but their fans are rabid to the point of sounding like Original Sixers. A leaked picture of the upcoming uniform and logo change has said fans in a tizzy, and they are responding with petitions, protests and very creative alternative suggestions. The link appears to be […]

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