Archive for the ‘News/Opinion’ Category

NFL’s new anthem policy is a capitulation to political pressure: Opinion

Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Perhaps the patriotism police at football games and sanctimonious campus safe-space enthusiasts should meet to compare the emotional “owies” they’ve had to endure by bearing witness to controversial expression.

Frank Zamboni is way overdue for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Monday, November 13th, 2017
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The hall of fame will welcome its newest inductees Monday, but notably absent again this year is the humble inventor of the famous ice-resurfacing machine that bears his name.

For 12 seasons, Roy Halladay was hope for the Toronto Blue Jays

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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He pitched in ugly uniforms, to middling crowds, in a cold, concrete mausoleum, in a city the American media had long ago dismissed as a "hockey town." Ever-patient Blue Jays fans couldn't always rely on a lot, but they could rely on excellence every fifth day.

Unlike in European sport, anti-gay sentiment still runs deep in North American leagues: Michael Coren

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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It wasn't very long ago that racial epithets were routinely used in sport. Now they are incredibly rare. Kevin Pillar's outburst may not signify a conscious, tangible dislike of gay people, but it does imply a gut-level assumption that being gay is a lesser way of being.

The CFL needs to stop trying to be NFL-lite. Here’s how it can do it

Sunday, November 27th, 2016
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End to the national anthems, throw its support behind Black Lives Matter and honour nurses, firefighters and social workers, along with the military.