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A Sports Fan Speaks

There comes a time...

Mar 5, 2013 / 5:00 am

There is a time on every truly great golf course when the designer forces the player to face his fears, confront himself in the mirror, over-analyze his own...

The envelope please...

Feb 26, 2013 / 5:00 am

Thankfully, I once again managed to completely avoid watching the Oscars in favour of the final of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts but let’s see if I...

Bullet in the Chamber

Feb 19, 2013 / 6:00 am

Often times I find the catalogue of weekly sporting news, which I hastily scribble down in an effort to prepare for my Monday assault on your armchair opinions,...

A superb Super Bowl...honestly

Feb 5, 2013 / 5:00 am

Yes, the Baltimore Ravens are World Champions again after an entertaining, drama packed, over-analyzed, under-lit Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. It was a game...

Playoffs? Are you kidding me?

Jan 29, 2013 / 5:00 am

Well, here we are… two weekends into the lockout shortened 2013 season and a few things have become blatantly apparent to even the casual hockey fan...

And we're back...

Jan 22, 2013 / 5:00 am

Well… NHL Fans across North America clearly let owners and players alike know of their true feelings about the lockout – we have forgotten and...

Looking ahead...and a bit behind

Jan 15, 2013 / 5:00 am

It is worth mentioning, that in a League which prides itself on ‘parity’ and the “It’s a new season, we COULD win” philosophy of...

Collective disregard

Jan 8, 2013 / 5:00 am

The next time a man stands in front of you and a gathered group of like-minded souls and says; “This is the hill we will die on,” I truly hope that...

Gettin' Dickey with it

Dec 18, 2012 / 5:00 am

I am already having a hard time remembering these last 20 years of Blue Jays baseball – the Glory Days of Mediocrity, the post-Carter Home Run era when...

Retirement parties

Dec 11, 2012 / 5:00 am

In the world of Combat Sports, the names Manny Pacquiao and BJ Penn have long been associated with a certain degree of excellence in their chosen disciplines....

A sad day to tailgate

Dec 4, 2012 / 6:00 am

On Saturday morning, December 1st, Kansas City Chiefs middle linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in front of their 3-month...

Honing The Blade

Nov 27, 2012 / 5:00 am

While the city of Toronto co-celebrates the ousting of Fat Cat, ‘conflict of interest’ poster-boy Mayor Rob Ford and their victory in the 100th Grey...

Initial impressions

Nov 20, 2012 / 5:00 am

After two weeks in the literary wilderness, aimlessly wandering the modern cyber-sphere of sports and its related short form journalism, I can safely admit that...

To Rank or not Too Rank

Nov 6, 2012 / 5:00 am

While our neighbours to the south mercifully end the process of electing the next President… while Donald Fehr and Loathing painstakingly begins to...

Reasons to be fearful

Oct 30, 2012 / 5:00 am

To those who once proudly proclaimed themselves as marauding members of the Ian Dury and the Blockheads Fan Club, I sincerely apologize for the paraphrasing of...

Live strong until proven guilty

Oct 23, 2012 / 5:00 am

Monday morning in Geneva, Switzerland, Lance Armstrong officially became the first cyclist in Tour de France history to be stripped of 7 Titles and that my...

Decisions, decisions

Oct 2, 2012 / 5:00 am

Imagine that you made a decision on late Saturday evening or early Sunday morning to bypass the final day of the Ryder Cup in favour of some generally accepted...

Blacking it out

Sep 25, 2012 / 5:00 am

“TU ERE MARICON.” And then Twitter and Facebook simultaneously exploded. When Yunel Escobar, the talented Cuban shortstop of the Toronto Blue Jays...

Fehr and Loathing

Sep 18, 2012 / 5:00 am

It has been suggested by some that yours truly, A Sports Fan with a weekly opportunity to ramble at the public consciousness, has been ignoring the NHL labour...

Bionic music and rookie pivots

Sep 11, 2012 / 5:00 am

Yes, it’s true that the NFL season began this year on a Wednesday – to prevent conflict with the President’s Democratic Nomination acceptance...

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