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In this 405th episode, Mike chats with former TFC captain Steven Caldwell about Scottish bands, playing professional soccer in England, playing for TFC, working at TSN and much, much more. This episode is exactly 1:53:47. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in
It's an interesting coincidence that both the Blue Jays and Raptors have strung together multiple win streaks of 11 games but never 12. I believe the Jays have hit 11 at least five times now and I know the Raptors have reached 11 at least twice. When I have time,
I've been blogging here for 14 years, and during that time there were some pretty low times in Toronto sports. Just four years ago I wrote this about the new bottom for Toronto sports teams. Things were very, very bad for the big five. In 2016, things got a whole
I never played soccer as a kid. I think everyone did but me. It just wasn't a part of my childhood. As an adult I started getting into high profile soccer events, like the World Cup, but that was it. It's not like we had a Canadian team I could
Toronto FC debuted in MLS back in 2007. I was pretty snarky about the team back then. You see, I didn't grow up with soccer, never played, and was only interested for a few weeks every four years during the World Cup. But then, I went to a few games
In the world of professional sports, I'm focused on the Jays vs. Red Sox this afternoon. A win and we'll host the wild card game Tuesday. This is a big game. I was just biking with my two older kids and we were chatting about the Jays. My 14-year old
I'm an unabashed Toronto sports fan. I've been root, root, rooting for the home teams for as long as I can remember. This past month has reminded me of the three-tiers of pro-sports in Toronto. There's group A, consisting of the Leafs, Blue Jays and Raptors, and group B, composed
Thanks to my buddy Elvis, I was able to take my daughter to her first TFC match yesterday. She had a lot of fun, heard a lot of swear words in the Supporter's Section and we both scored free toques. We biked to the game, but because I totally screwed
Elvis and I catch a TFC match from the supporters section at BMO Field at least once a season, but this year he was called out of town and couldn't make it. I still got the tickets though, and took my wife. Down 1-0 to Columbus Crew late in the
Toronto Sports fans, I have good news. It seems we bounced off the bottom in August and things are looking up. At that time, the Jays, Leafs, Raptors, TFC and Argos were all in pretty dire straits. You'll have to click back for details. I called it a "brand new
I think we're about to hit a new bottom... at least a new bottom for Toronto sports teams. With the Euro Cup and Olympic distractions behind us, and summer winding down, I've decided to do a quick State of the Union analysis of Toronto professional sports teams. Toronto Blue Jays
I was lucky enough to be invited by Elvis to join him in the supporter's section of BMO Field for the TFC Match yesterday. We lost 3-0, but I still had fun. Of course, it would have been more fun if I had witnessed a goal for the home team.
Earlier today, tweets were flying around linking to this video of a fight that broke out in the Rogers Centre stands last night during the TFC match. Yes, one of the guys taking a licking looks like me, but I'd like my friends and loved ones to know it's not
So this just happened... The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has sold its 79.53 per cent stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment to Rogers Communications and BCE for more than $1.2 billion. BCE is fancy talk for Bell. That's right, Bell and Rogers now each own 37.5%
I was at BMO Field last night to watch Toronto FC defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0. My presence snapped a nine-game losing streak by TFC. Commenter Elvis took me to the game. The rest of you need to step up your game!
If you read this blog, you know where I was last night. I was at BMO field watching Toronto FC defeat the Montreal Impact 2-0. In my game, Montreal lost last night. 22 people bought tickets in my section, so I want to thank Jonathan from MLSE for giving me
On Wednesday night, Toronto FC begins its campaign to repeat as Canadian Champions against the Montreal Impact at BMO Field. Soccer can be a confusing sport for those used to North America style seasons as teams compete in multiple tournaments and championships concurrently. TFC became the Canadian Champions last year
So I mentioned I've got a little section at BMO Field for this Wednesday night's match against Montreal. I honestly had no idea what to expect when Jonathan scored me the block of 15 seats in the new North end grandstand. It turns out there are still 8 seats remaining.
My friend Jonathan, who works for TFC, has set-up a special section for me and my friends, because he knew I really wanted to come check out a game. You all know how hard it is to get tickets to TFC matches, so this is pretty cool. The ticket for
I'm on the record as saying Toronto FC is the greatest live sporting experience in the city. If you've never been to a TFC match at BMO Field, you're going Wednesday night. I've got a hook-up at MLSE who's giving me a section. It's in the new north end grandstand
It seems like we were just talking about the Raptors gunning for fourth in the conference and a home court advantage for their first round in the playoffs. For those who don't follow the Raps, we finished ninth in the conference and that means we missed the playoffs for the
Toronto FC is getting natural grass. Toronto's BMO field, home to TFC, will replace its artificial turf with a grass playing surface by the time the club begins its 2010 season. Toronto council approved the switch last week, but the project needed the approval of both the federal and Ontario
I attended the first TFC match in this 2009 Nutrilife Canadian Championship when we beat the Montreal Impact 1-0. Then, things went south and we came into last night's game needing a win by four or more goals to replace the Vancouver Whitecaps atop the final standings. I don't follow