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Sid the Kid

The first time I wrote about Sidney Crosby was October 6, 2003. He was tearing it up with the Rimouski Oceanic as a 16-year old and I had just read a quote from Wayne Gretzky claiming he was the most talented prospect he'd seen since Mario Lemieux. That got my
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I Prefer My Sports Shallow

I've always loved sports. My first love was the Toronto Blue Jays when I discovered them during the summer of '83. Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth were my guides and I listened as often as possible. I discovered the Toronto Maple Leafs shortly thereafter, mesmerized by Rick Vaive's scoring touch.
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Amazing Run of Championships

I watched yesterday's Super Bowl in its entirety and it eerily reflected the recent US presidential election. It appeared as if the good guys would win easy until a historical reversal awarded the crown to the other guys. At one point in the third quarter I considered bailing on the
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Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

After 108 years, the Cubs have finally won the World Series. What a game! That's a long drought, and immediately I thought of my Leafs. I've never seen them play in a Stanley Cup final, as their last appearance was in 1967. But there are franchises with far longer droughts
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The Problem with Chief Wahoo

Cleveland swept the BoSox and will face our Jays in the ALCS. It all starts Friday night. I've been intentionally referring to their team as "Cleveland" and not by the nickname "Indians" because I'm not comfortable with it. I know the story of Louis Sockalexis and understand it's meant as
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The Final Expo Home Run

Baseball fans likely know by now that Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon went deep the other day. He's the oldest player in the history of Major League Baseball to hit his first career home run. He was exactly 42 years and 349 days old. That's older than me! Here's a nice
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