• Mike Spry

    The Habs Can Save Quebec

    by  • April 8, 2014 • Featured, Hockey, Mike Spry, Politics • 0 Comments

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    Okay, now what? The Liberal dominance in last night’s Quebec provincial election provides a government with a mandate, and perhaps 5 years of actual issues, but does it tend to the damage caused by the departing PQ government? It’s a difficult time to live in Quebec. The tumult brought on by an invigorated separatist...

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    Of Love and Leafs Nation

    by  • May 14, 2013 • Features, Hockey, Mike Spry • 0 Comments

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    I HAVE A THEORY THAT FIRST LOVE doesn’t count. How can it? What do you know about something as impossible as love the first time? Hell, what do you know the second? Or third? When my first love broke up with me, I was devastated. Or so I thought. I drank. I caroused. I...

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    NL West Preview

    by  • April 9, 2013 • 2013 MLB Preview, Baseball, Jake Goldsbie, Mike Spry, Pat Suley, Tim Livingston • 0 Comments

    All week we’ll be previewing the MLB season, with special guests Jake Goldsbie, Tim Livingston, and Pat Suley, along with the Barn’s Mike Spry. Today, we finish off with the NL West. Read the rest here. San Francisco Giants 2012 Record: 94-68                                                 2012 Pythagorean Record: 88-74 Key Additions: OF Andres Torres INF...

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    AL Central Preview

    by  • April 7, 2013 • 2013 MLB Preview, Baseball, Jake Goldsbie, Mike Spry, Pat Suley, Tim Livingston • 1 Comment

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    All week we’ll be previewing the MLB season, with special guests Jake Goldsbie, Tim Livingston, and Pat Suley, along with the Barn’s Mike Spry. Today, the AL Central.   Detroit Tigers 2012 Record: 88-74                                                 2012 Pythagorean Record: 87-75   Key Additions: Torii Hunter (OF)   Key Departures: Gerald Laird (C)...

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    AL West Preview

    by  • April 2, 2013 • 2013 MLB Preview, Baseball, Jake Goldsbie, Mike Spry, Pat Suley, Tim Livingston • 0 Comments

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    All week we’ll be previewing the MLB season, with special guests Jake Goldsbie, Tim Livingston, and Pat Suley, along with the Barn’s Mike Spry. Today, the AL West. Oakland Athletics 2012 Record: 94-68                                                 2012 Pythagorean Record: 92-70 Key Additions: John Jaso (C) Jed Lowrie (SS) Hiroyuki Nakajima (SS) Chris Young...

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    NL Central Preview

    by  • April 1, 2013 • 2013 MLB Preview, Baseball, Jammy Campo, Mike Spry, Pat Suley, Tim Livingston • 0 Comments

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    All week we’ll be previewing the MLB season, with special guests Jake Goldsbie, Tim Livingston, and Pat Suley, along with the Barn’s Mike Spry. Today, the NL Central. Cincinnati Reds 2012 Record: 97-65                                                 2012 Pythagorean Record: 91-71 Key Additions: 3B/1B Jack Hannahan IF Jason Donald OF Shin-Soo Choo Key Departures:...

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    AL East Preview

    by  • March 31, 2013 • 2013 MLB Preview, Baseball, Jake Goldsbie, Mike Spry, Pat Suley, Tim Livingston • 0 Comments

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    All week we’ll be previewing the MLB season, with special guests Jake Goldsbie, Tim Livingston, and Pat Suley, along with the Barn’s Mike Spry. Up first, the AL East. New York Yankees 2012 Record: 95-67                                                 2012 Pythagorean Record: 95-67   Key Additions: 1B/OF Juan Rivera DH Travis Hafner 3B Kevin...

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    We Need to Talk

    by  • March 18, 2013 • Andrew Forbes, Bryan Jay Ibeas, Editorial, Features, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, Natalie Zina Walschots, Stacey May Fowles, The Round Bus • 1 Comment

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      Shortly after Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend and then took his own life, we had Stacey May Fowles on our weekly Round Bus discussing the issue, among others, in the week of sports. There she said the conversation concerning the culture of...

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    Staged Fights and Blind Men

    by  • March 11, 2013 • Features, Hockey, Mike Spry • 2 Comments

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    DURING THE NHL LOCKOUT those of us cursed with both an unhealthy affection for the league and just enough self-loathing to stay informed on a daily basis, found ourselves inundated with union rhetoric. The players were united. They were a brotherhood. After late night CBA negotiations with the evil owners, they would retire to...

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    Time for the CBC to Put Don Cherry to Bed (Redux)

    by  • February 25, 2013 • Features, Hockey, Mike Spry • 6 Comments

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    For this week’s column I was poised to write a response to Don Cherry’s latest uninformed, naïve, and strangely jingoistic and insulated Coach’s Corner rant. I hadn’t seen the segment, having re-allocated the time once spent during the Hockey Night in Canada telecast watching Cherry to checking email, topping up adult beverages, and sketching...

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