• Features

    The Toronto Maple Leafs (for all those Leafs fans who endure): First Period

    by  • October 1, 2013 • Features, Hockey, Jamie Popowich • 2 Comments


    First Period in which the maple leafs influence tender minds and the states of a city during the 1989 to 1993 seasons            IF SOMEONE ASKS ME, “Do you like the Toronto Maple Leafs,” my immediate, disgusted, response would be, “No way.” Now that I’m far enough away from Canada, and in a place that...

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    Minor League

    by  • August 22, 2013 • Baseball, Features, Justin Robertson • 0 Comments


    NINETEEN EIGHTY-NINE. Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. Scores level. Cleveland Indians’ catcher, Jake Taylor, at the plate. A moment or two goes by then he points his finger high into the bleachers. He calls his shot. Just like the Babe. The Yankees closer spits to his right then fires one in at Taylor,...

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    Why Are We Dumping Stoli When We Should Be Dumping Coke?

    by  • August 1, 2013 • Features, Ian Orti, Olympics • 0 Comments

    @ Chantal Lefebvre

    “Fundamental Principles of Olympism #5. Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.” – (from the International Olympic Committee’s Charter) IN A NUTSHELL: it is illegal in Russia to be openly gay and in...

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    Boys of Summer

    by  • July 17, 2013 • Baseball, Features, Pat Bourke • 3 Comments

    © Alysha Dawn

    THEY HEFT BATS, CHEW GUM, SWEEP SWEATY HAIR off their foreheads—tall in their uniforms, heartbreakingly beautiful like all 18-year-old boys full of health and promise. They grin and fist bump when a run is scored, shake their heads in rough sympathy over a bad call or a tough out. Boys of summer, moving from...

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