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The Playoffs Approach – Four Assorted Questions About the Toronto Raptors

The Playoffs Approach – Four Assorted Questions About the Toronto Raptors

| April 6, 2018 | 2 Comments

As the Toronto Raptors approach the end of the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association regular season some facts are clear. The Raps consistently produce high-level regular season results. For the 3rd straight season the pros from “the Association” handling the pill north of the 49th parallel have won at least 50 games (It’s their fifth consecutive […]

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From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “a dark boy”, “Indian Jim Thorpe”, and “the Licorice All-sorts”

From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “a dark boy”, “Indian Jim Thorpe”, and “the Licorice All-sorts”

| August 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

The 1936 Berlin Olympics was the “mega-event” that had almost been a non-event.[1] The Nazi rise to power in Germany meant the party’s anti-Olympic perspective could have led the National Socialists to cancel the games themselves (Berlin was awarded the ’36 Games over Barcelona before the Nazi’s took power) or invite some in the international […]

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From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “The Negro as an Athlete”

From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “The Negro as an Athlete”

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the official opening of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olympics, media reports are filled with stories about infectious water and air, social unrest and dangerous streets, Russian doping, and the risks of the Zika virus. 80 years ago, the context for Toronto newspapers writing about the 1936 Berlin Olympics was […]

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Happy Canada Day PK – Canadiens Sell Subban Down the River

Happy Canada Day PK – Canadiens Sell Subban Down the River

| July 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

Happy Canada Day PK. Wait. Maybe he doesn’t get to celebrate since he’s no longer a “Canadien”. In truth, after being traded a couple days before Canada’s 149th birthday to the Nashville Predators “straight up” for perennial Norris Trophy candidate Shea Weber, only one year after making a contractual commitment to the Habs that would […]

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