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An Irreverent Attack in the Cathedral of Hockey:  The Bigoted Assault on Percy Gibbons

An Irreverent Attack in the Cathedral of Hockey: The Bigoted Assault on Percy Gibbons

| February 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

  For Toronto Maple Leaf fans of a certain vintage, Maple Leaf Gardens was only the “Cash Box on Carlton”.[1] During the transition to and in the 1980’s, the standings and the Harold Ballard Circus proved nothing sacred was taking place on the ice. Still, for those with real Stanley Cup memories and deep connections […]

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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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When They Throw PK Under the Bus, The Bus Gets Crushed

When They Throw PK Under the Bus, The Bus Gets Crushed

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the lead up to PK Subban’s signing his massive 8-year, $72,000,000.00 contract with the Montreal Canadiens, I started talking to myself. [1] I repeatedly told …ah…me that, if I were PK, I would not sign with the Habs. It wasn’t entirely an internal conversation. I am pretty sure some others heard me spew that […]

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N.B.A. All-Star Weekend in Toronto: A Post-Script on a Love-In

N.B.A. All-Star Weekend in Toronto: A Post-Script on a Love-In

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

By essentially every account, the 2016 N.B.A. All-Star Weekend in Toronto was an unequivocal success. Fans had great opportunities to engage with league present-day stars and legends of the past. Cool events and venues emphasized why the N.B.A. and related player brands are a robust force in the sports business universe. Core All-Star Weekend features […]

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