The Return of The Casual Fan

No face paint needed

Rahman Mohamed

Today Canada is playing football and Toronto is playing baseball with USA.  They’re both playing soccer instead of practicing for the Men’s FIFA World Cup (football).  Neither can deny that in a while since school has started the popular sports seasons will start (especially since there are predictions of more snow not colder winter in most of Canada).  It means that the season of “the fan” is returning, what makes you cool not keeps you cool; the fan is a possible term for the one who did stay home but got tiered of reruns so checked out a game.

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TO Sports Teams: Standing High?

Rahman Mohamed
Toronto sports teams: building fast transit over historical gridlock?

imageOnce upon a time Toronto was was called the worst sports city.  Native Torontonians were willing to admit: worst in the province, worst in the country, worst on the continent, worst in the world.  Today street walkers in TO are likely to shake it off.  The sports scene in Toronto has made a dramatic shift.  A new lane seems to be opening.

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To Cheer or Not to Cheer, That is a Fear

Is it safe to NOT cheer for Canada?
Rahman Mohamed

Hockey male-femaleIt’s confirmed.  Canadian Men and Women have been eliminated from the hockey finals in PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.  Even though hockey is the Canadian sport and Canadians have a 6-month practice season, the men and women have both been held back from Gold.  Despite a nail-biting end in a shootout Canadian women were kept away by the detested Americans; they will return North with Silver around their necks.  A loss to Germany in the semi-finals has sent Canadian men to the Bronze competition with Czech Republic.  Gold-Silver will be a battle between Germany and Olympic Athletes from Russia.  The question now: if you’re a Canadian are you allowed to cheer for the opponent?

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