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Questions for Erin Davis

Questions for Erin DavisI will be sitting down next week with legendary broadcaster Erin Davis. She'll be dropping by to record an episode of my podcast Toronto Mike'd, and I get an entire hour to ask her anything I want.

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I know what questions I'll be asking her, but I'd love to know what you would ask her. What questions would you like me to ask Erin Davis?

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That Time I was Quoted in a Textbook Alongside Ayn Rand

That Time I was Quoted in a Textbook Alongside Ayn RandWith the 33rd annual Pride Parade taking place in our city today I thought I'd jump in the time machine and remember that time I was quoted in a textbook called "Perspectives on Ideology" alongside Ayn Rand.

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Happy WorldPride day!

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Kids Still Want to Win

Kids Still Want to WinI often hear rants and jokes about how we're breeding a generation of underachievers by rewarding them for participation. The insinuation is that we don't keep score and everyone is regarded as a winner. This isn't true, nor is it new.

In the early 80s, when I started my house league hockey and softball career, we all received participation trophies, but we played to be champions. In my observation with my 12-year old son, nothing has changed.

My son receives a participation trophy, but that's not the trophy he plays for. He wants to win it all, as do his teammates and coaches. Even though it's house league, it's competitive, and everyone wants to end the season as champions.

Since tee-ball, they've been keeping score with winners and losers. Since Tyke hockey, they've been coached to end the season #1.

The participation trophy isn't the goal, and it isn't new. Kids still want to win.

James' championship season

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Bobby Womack, Dead at 70

Bobby WomackBobby Womack was 70. He was the soul singer best known for the hits "Lookin' For a Love", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "Woman's Gotta Have It", "Harry Hippie", "Across 110th Street" and "If You Think You're Lonely Now".

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Things I've Learned: On My 40th Birthday

Things I've Learned: On My 40th BirthdayToday, I turn 40. Living on this planet for forty years teaches you a thing or two.

Here are ten things I've learned along the way.

Get in shape and stay there

You can't teach experience

Some people just want to watch the world burn

Always save your source files

Talk to your kids about everything and anything

Never stop learning - you don't know it all

You don't need religion

If you can walk or bike there, do so

Learn from your mistakes (and the mistakes of others)

Take lots of pictures

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Friday Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Friday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike on Toronto Mike

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The GTA and the NBA

The GTA and the NBAThe NBA Draft is tonight. Several Canadians, mostly from the GTA, are likely to be drafted.

That would make this by far the best NBA draft for Canadian talent. The previous high for Canadians drafted was three, set in 1983 and 2012. This year, three Canadians may go in the first round alone.

Here are 8 Canadians with a shot at being drafted tonight. Note that seven of them are from the GTA.

  • Andrew Wiggins of Thornhill, Ontario
  • Nik Stauskas of Mississauga, Ontario
  • Tyler Ennis of Brampton, Ontario
  • Melvin Ejim of Toronto, Ontario
  • Jordan Bachynski of Toronto, Ontario
  • Dwight Powell of Toronto, Ontario
  • Sim Bhullar of Toronto, Ontario
  • Khem Birch of Montreal, Quebec

Toronto has become a basketball factory. Go figure...

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Our Poor French Teacher

Our Poor French TeacherThroughout primary school, we had a French teacher who would pop in our class for 45 minutes or so on certain days of the week. I'm sure there was (and is) a minimum number of hours French must be taught in Ontario, and we got that minimum.

Looking back, we were awful to that poor French teacher. We'd behave for our regular teacher, but once that French teacher had us, we turned into savages. It's no wonder I barely learned a lick of French throughout primary school, and there waiting for us around the bend was a mandatory French class in grade nine.

My kids (at least my first two) will never appreciate this story, as they've been in French Immersion throughout primary school. For a while, they only learned in French. They've never had a poor French teacher wheeled in periodically for her scheduled mistreatment.

Did anyone else experience this or were we just a bunch of French-hating animals?

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 81: Toronto Mommy

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 81In this 81st episode, Mike chats with his wife about their newborn son, Elvis's beer, the World Cup, and lessons learned. This episode is exactly 34:17.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

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Tuesday Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Tuesday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike on Toronto Mike

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Washington NFL Team Should Change Their Name

The Washington NFL Team Should Change Their NameThe Washington Redskins were given that nickname in 1933. Many terms from that era are no longer appropriate. It's time to change the Washington NFL teams' name.

I've got friends who think the name should be grandfathered in as an offensive relic from another era. In essence, it's always been that way, so why change it now?

Baxter Holmes, a proud Native American of Cherokee and Choctaw lineage, wrote this compelling piece for Esquire. I urge you to read it and come back and share your thoughts on this issue.

The story in my family goes that the term dates back to the institutionalized genocide of Native Americans, most notably when the Massachusetts colonial government placed a bounty on their heads. The grisly particulars of that genocide are listed in a 1755 document called the Phips Proclamation, which zeroed in on the Penobscot Indians, a tribe today based in Maine.

Spencer Phips, a British politician and then Lieutenant Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Province, issued the call, ordering on behalf of British King George II for, “His Majesty’s subjects to Embrace all opportunities of pursuing, captivating, killing and Destroying all and every of the aforesaid Indians.” They paid well – 50 pounds for adult male scalps; 25 for adult female scalps; and 20 for scalps of boys and girls under age 12.

These bloody scalps were known as “redskins.”

In 2014 it's not okay for the American capital to celebrate a football team named for the most offensive word toward Native Americans. It's time for Dan Snyder to change that name.

Do you agree?

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Introducing the Kids to Pulp Fiction

Introducing the Kids to Pulp FictionPulp Fiction is my favourite movie of all time. Forever I've had this poster hanging in my bedroom.

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Over the last few years, my son and I would talk about Pulp Fiction. He's wanted me to watch it with him for a couple of years now but I waited. My great fear is that he wouldn't be ready and he wouldn't dig it. One of a parent's most anxious moments is when he introduces his child to his favourite movie.

On Friday night, I decided my eldest son was ready for Pulp Fiction. And heck, since we were going to watch my favourite movie, I decided my daughter was ready as well. Yes, there are lots of bad words and violence, but my kids understand the context, we talk the shit out of it and I'm cool with the exposure in films and music. I appreciate not all parents are.

So the big viewing was Friday night and both kids loved it, followed the plot and pieced it together. Phew!

The big question, of course, was what was in the briefcase. I once read an interview with Quentin Tarantino in which he said it didn't matter what was in the briefcase because it just existed to move the plot along, but it's got that supernatural glow and lends itself naturally to debate. My favourite theory, which I shared with the kids, is that it contains Marsellus Wallace's soul. Google it for details... you won't be disappointed.

Have you introduced your kids(s) to your favourite movie? How did it go?

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Daily Photo: Whimbrel Point

Daily Photo: Whimbrel PointFor a couple of weeks every May, whimbrels migrate through Toronto in great numbers. One of the best places to see them is the appropriately named Whimbrel Point in Sam Smith Park.

Great view of the big smoke

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Friday Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Friday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike on Toronto Mike

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If It Ain't Broke

In grade 5, I wrote a speech about dreams. My teacher awarded me a spot delivering this speech in front of the entire school. That competition, however, was weeks away.

During that gap, I started tweaking my presentation. One day, out of the blue, my teacher asked me to deliver this speech. He then heard the new version.

I remember him hustling over to his copy of the Toronto Sun and showing me a quote from then Leafs head coach John Brophy. The quote was "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Whenever I hear this phrase now, I think of John Brophy. This morning, in the shower, it struck me...

Brophy's Leafs were shit. Everything was broken. Everything needed to be fixed. What the hell was he talking about???

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 80: Fred Patterson

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 80In this 80th episode, Mike chats with Freddie P from the Humble and Fred Show about sports, politics, radio and Martin Streek. This episode is exactly 1:12:11.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

I inadvertently recorded with the wrong setting in GarageBand which is why this episodes sounds hallower than usual and why the inline audio is absent. It'll be fixed for episode 81, I promise.

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

Toronto Mike'd Podcast

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The Great O-Pee-Chee Gremlins Cards Scandal of 1984

Do you remember the great O-Pee-Chee Gremlins cards scandal of 1984?

Because I don't.

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Why VHS Succeeded and Beta Failed

Why VHS Succeeded and Beta FailedThe first time I ever saw a VCR it was rented for a friend's birthday party and we watched Star Wars. A couple of years later, we bought our first VCR. We went with VHS, even though the local video store guy carried titles in VHS and Beta.

Soon thereafter, VHS won the format war and Beta went bye-bye. Here's a little video that helps explain why VHS succeeded and Beta failed.

Who out there owned a Betamax VCR?

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The Idaho Stop

The Idaho StopIn 1982, the state of Idaho made it legal for cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs. Essentially, if it's safe, you can slow down a little and blow right through the stop sign.

I consider myself a safe cyclist. I signal, I respect vehicles on the road and, for the most part, I follow the rules of the road. When I encounter a stop sign and the coast is clear, however, I treat it like a yield sign. I risk the ticket and practice the Idaho stop.

It would be nice to see the Idaho stop adopted here, so that becomes legal. I'd also like to explore the option of treating a red light like a stop sign. In essence, if you're on a bicycle, stop signs become yield signs and red lights become stop signs.

Bikes. Bikes as far as the eye can see. #rtccto

It just makes sense, doesn't it?

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Tuesday Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Tuesday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike on Toronto Mike

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Tony Gwynn, Dead at 54

Tony GwynnTony Gwynn was 54. He recorded 3,141 hits, had a .338 batting average and won eight National League batting titles during a Hall of Fame career spanning 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres.

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Casey Kasem, Dead at 82

Casey KasemCasey Kasem was 82. He was the host of American Top 40 on radio and America's Top 10 on television. He also provided the voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers on Scooby-Doo.

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Zach: The Lego Maniac

Zach: The Lego ManiacZach (or is it Zack?) was a Lego maniac, or so the ads told claimed. I remember seeing this ad in 1987 and thinking the kid was pretty full of himself. Look at him stacking away like it ain't no thing.

As a card carrying member of the LEGO Club in the 80s, I was likely just jealous of Zach and his rock n' roll Lego wild lifestyle. I mean, who wouldn't be?

[via Retrontario]

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Chuck Noll, Dead at 82

Chuck NollChuck Noll was 82. He coached the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1991, winning four Super Bowls, more than any head coach in NFL history.

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Netherlands Has 10 Provinces Outside Holland

The Netherlands Has 10 Provinces Outside HollandThe Netherlands smoked Spain today in World Cup action 5-1. Spain hadn't conceded 5 goals in a match since June 1963.

That got a lot of people talking about Netherlands, and many referred to the country as Holland. Some think the two terms are interchangeable. They're not. Calling Netherlands the name "Holland" is akin to calling Canada the name "Ontario".

For the unaware, two of Netherlands' 12 provinces are North Holland and South Holland, and together this region is called Holland.

The following Netherlands provinces are not in Holland, however. The fine people who live in these provinces feel awfully slighted and excluded when you refer to Netherlands as Holland.

  • Zeeland
  • Friesland
  • Gelderland
  • North Brabant
  • Limburg
  • Overijssel
  • Drenthe
  • Groningen
  • Utrecht
  • Flevoland

Now you know why you should refer to the country as Netherlands and not Holland.

Sincerely,
Guy who has spent quite a bit of time in Netherlands recently

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Friday Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Friday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike on Toronto Mike

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Historic Night for Kathleen Wynne

Historic Night for Kathleen WynneKathleen Wynne's Liberals will form a majority government in Ontario. This surprising result means two historic firsts:

1. Kathleen Wynne is the first woman elected premier of Ontario

2. Kathleen Wynne is the first openly gay person elected premier of any Canadian province

I'm going to add a third...

3. The fact Kathleen Wynne is a gay woman is no longer a relevant detail.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 79: Barb DiGiulio

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 79In this 79th episode, Mike chats with Toronto radio personality Barb DiGiulio about her 22 years on The Fan 590, why she was "restructured out" and what she's up to now. This episode is exactly 1:17:56.

You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

Catch up on all episodes of Toronto Mike'd at http://www.torontomike.com/podcast/.

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Don't Forget to Vote Today, Fellow Ontarians

VoteWhen you don't vote, you let others speak for you.

We are fortunate to have fair and democratic methods in place for the selecting of political representation. To not take part in the process, or to feel like our opinion doesn't matter, would be to waste the incredible power that we possess.

The power of a single vote is staggering. It is our right to stand up and be counted, and the way we do that is by casting our ballot. Don't forget to vote in today's Ontario provincial election.

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Bob Welch, Dead at 57

Bob WelchBob Welch was 57. He was a two time MLB All-Star who won the American League Cy Young Award in 1990. He was the last pitcher to win at least 25 games in a single season, winning 27 in 1990.

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Tuesday Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Tuesday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike on Toronto Mike

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Ride to Conquer Cancer Update: Final Recap

My Ride to Conquer CancerIn late January, I decided I needed to do something epic. My friend was battling cancer, and I was turning 40 in June, so I registered for the Ride to Conquer Cancer and started collecting pledges.

At the end of this email are the names of the 86 people who helped me raise $5,080. That's double the minimum required to participate in this ride. That's awesome and I owe you big time.

Yesterday, I rode from Ontario Place to Mohawk College in Hamilton. It was 123.95 km and it took me a little over 5 hours. Here's the route we took.

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Today, I rode back to Ontario Place. This time, it was only 103.38 km and it took me a little over 4 hours. Here's the route.

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In total, that's 227.33 km. I'm very pleased with my times and had a blast camping out with the other 5000 riders. Together, we raised $20 million.

Nothing but blue skies #rtcc

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Here again, for the last time, are my 86 heroes. Thank you.

  1. Ellen M.
  2. Rick C in Oakville
  3. Mike Kic
  4. markosaar
  5. Speysidephil
  6. Dale
  7. Brian A.
  8. Doug
  9. Rick2
  10. Al The Royal Pain
  11. Christine H.
  12. Mike from Lowville
  13. Cheryl
  14. Il Duce
  15. Michael Muzzin
  16. Liz B.
  17. Blind Dave
  18. Alex Patino
  19. Mike Engell and Colleen
  20. Cousin Jen
  21. Aunt Maura
  22. Brother Ryan
  23. Jason from Sudbury
  24. Jamie
  25. Mom
  26. Zachary
  27. Faunie
  28. Douglas
  29. Steve M.
  30. Kevin W.
  31. Katherine R.
  32. Marie C.
  33. Erin Davis
  34. Matt W.
  35. Chad H.
  36. Nigel Trousershrapnel
  37. Brother Steve
  38. Philly-Bob
  39. Audrey
  40. TheSweaterTuck
  41. Cathy S.
  42. Tim
  43. Domenico
  44. Julie N.
  45. Helmut
  46. Daniel M.
  47. Claire H.
  48. Andrew
  49. Jackie S.
  50. Gwyn
  51. Mofo
  52. Nicki
  53. CJ
  54. 519 Rob
  55. Pete F.
  56. Glen S.
  57. Darren C.
  58. Niel W.
  59. Humble and Fred
  60. Mike P.
  61. Chris M.
  62. Adam T.
  63. Jeremey
  64. Teena in Toronto
  65. Rosie
  66. Daniel
  67. Stephanie
  68. Lorne
  69. Elvis
  70. Argie
  71. McNulty
  72. Boomer
  73. Michael Z.
  74. Patricia B
  75. Jenny M.
  76. Bruce M.
  77. James E.
  78. Peter S.
  79. Steven M.
  80. Greg Brady
  81. Karim K.
  82. Stephen Y.
  83. Jason C.
  84. Matthew W.
  85. Barb M.
  86. Cousin Mark

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D-Day: Seventy Years Later

D-DayToday we pay tribute to the 150,000 Allied troops who took part in the biggest military invasion in history, the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.

The story of the Canadians is particularly touching. At the time of the war, Canada was a nation of only 11 million people with more than a million of its citizens in uniform. While the United States had the most D-Day casualties, Canadian forces suffered the highest percentage of losses. Roaring off of Juno Beach, Canadians made the deepest Allied penetration June 6, 1944.

We can never forget that efforts such as this is why we have such freedoms and opportunities in Canada today. I am so thankful it's impossible to accurately convey my gratitude.

Last September, 9,000 bodies were stenciled across a beach in Normandy to honour the dead.

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Friday Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Friday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike on Toronto Mike

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Mike and Jarvis: Roots Father's Day Feature

Mike and Jarvis: Roots Father's Day FeatureRoots was kind enough to include me and my newborn son in an online Father's Day feature. Here's a link for the curious.

I love how the pics turned out. Here's a sample.

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2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer Classic Plus Route

Pledge My Ride to Conquer CancerI finally took a look at the routes I'll be biking this weekend in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. It's 125 km there and 100 km back.

Day 1


View RCTO 2014 - Day 1 - 125km (Toronto to Hamilton) in a larger map

Day 2


View RCTO 2014 - Day 2 - 100km (Hamilton to Toronto) in a larger map

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So Far, So Good #BlueJays

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Don Zimmer, Dead at 83

Don ZimmerDon Zimmer was 83. He was a former infielder, manager and coach in Major League Baseball.

Here he is, scrapping in his 70s.


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PC and NDP's Attempt to Trick Voters Should be Illegal

PC and NDP Attempts to Trick Voters Should be IllegalI'm not sure if you noticed, but we're a week away from a provincial election.

There was a leader debate last night I missed completely. I opted to play tennis instead. It doesn't sound like I missed much.

The PC and NDP parties ran ads this morning on the covers of two free Toronto papers that really should be illegal during an active election period. These ads are clearly designed to fool readers and those passing by into thinking they're actual headlines. Their hope, it seems, is that you're too stupid to know the difference.

Here's the PC ad on the cover of Metro News (owned by Star Media Group).

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Here's the NDP ad on the cover of 24 Hours (owned by Sun Media).

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Shame on the parties and shame on the newspapers for selling their journalistic integrity for a few bucks.

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Will Any of us Live to See Canada Score a World Cup Goal?

Will Any of us Live to see Canada Score a World Cup Goal?I've never watched the FIFA World Cup with a true rooting interest. Canada hasn't qualified since 1986 and I have no memory of that tournament. I don't think 12-year old Mike appreciated soccer.

In 1986, 28-years ago if you haven't done the math, Mexico was the host and Canada was a serious underdog. Still, we held our own against a powerful French squad before bowing out to Hungary and the Soviets. We racked up a grand total of zero goals.

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With Canada currently ranked 110th in the world, I have one simple question for the hivemind. Will any of us live to see Canada score a goal in the World Cup?

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SkyDome Was a Mistake (and it's 25 Today)

SkyDome Was a Mistake and it's 25My earliest Blue Jays memories go back to Exhibition Stadium. I was too young to care that it was affectionately known as "The Mistake by the Lake". After all, it was a major league stadium and my Blue Jays played there.

I remember the opening of SkyDome well. In fact, Domer is stored away in a box somewhere. I caught two games at SkyDome that opening week and I remember how bright and modern is seemed. SkyDome was the future!

A few years later, it became clear SkyDome wasn't the future. SkyDome was a mistake. Baltimore, after all, opened Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992.

Now that SkyDome is 25-years old, can we finally tear it down and build something like this?

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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Tuesday Open Mike

Open MikeWelcome to this week's Tuesday Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day.

Feel free to use this space to vent, rant, share a story and/or ask a question of the hivemind.

Open Mike on Toronto Mike

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The Ballad of Jesse and George

The Ballad of Jesse and GeorgeKind of feels like '85, doesn't it?

[via Retrontario]

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Ride to Conquer Cancer: 1 Week to Go!

Pledge My Ride to Conquer CancerIn less than a week, I'll be on my way to Hamilton in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. It's 110 km there and 110 km back. I've already got my nameplates on my bike.

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Thanks to these 83 85 amazing people, I've raised $5,030. I'd really like to hit $5,000 before I ride on June 7, so I just cleared $5,000, but if you haven't yet pledged, please click here and join the list. I'm only $215 away!

  1. Ellen M.
  2. Rick C in Oakville
  3. Mike Kic
  4. markosaar
  5. Speysidephil
  6. Dale
  7. Brian A.
  8. Doug
  9. Rick2
  10. Al The Royal Pain
  11. Christine H.
  12. Mike from Lowville
  13. Cheryl
  14. Il Duce
  15. Michael Muzzin
  16. Liz B.
  17. Blind Dave
  18. Alex Patino
  19. Mike Engell and Colleen
  20. Cousin Jen
  21. Aunt Maura
  22. Brother Ryan
  23. Jason from Sudbury
  24. Jamie
  25. Mom
  26. Zachary
  27. Faunie
  28. Douglas
  29. Steve M.
  30. Kevin W.
  31. Katherine R.
  32. Marie C.
  33. Erin Davis
  34. Matt W.
  35. Chad H.
  36. Nigel Trousershrapnel
  37. Brother Steve
  38. Philly-Bob
  39. Audrey
  40. TheSweaterTuck
  41. Cathy S.
  42. Tim
  43. Domenico
  44. Julie N.
  45. Helmut
  46. Daniel M.
  47. Claire H.
  48. Andrew
  49. Jackie S.
  50. Gwyn
  51. Mofo
  52. Nicki
  53. CJ
  54. 519 Rob
  55. Pete F.
  56. Glen S.
  57. Darren C.
  58. Niel W.
  59. Humble and Fred
  60. Mike P.
  61. Chris M.
  62. Adam T.
  63. Jeremey
  64. Teena in Toronto
  65. Rosie
  66. Daniel
  67. Stephanie
  68. Lorne
  69. Elvis
  70. Argie
  71. McNulty
  72. Boomer
  73. Michael Z.
  74. Patricia B
  75. Jenny M.
  76. Bruce M.
  77. James E.
  78. Peter S.
  79. Steven M.
  80. Greg Brady
  81. Karim K.
  82. Stephen Y.
  83. Jason C.
  84. Matthew W.
  85. Barb M.
  86. Cousin Mark

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Ann B. Davis, Dead at 88

Ann B. DavisAnn B. Davis was 88. She was the actress best known for her role as the beloved housekeeper Alice on "The Brady Bunch."

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