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We The ESPN, We The Scotiabank, We The North

By TONY SEED

Soccer CorporatizationThe start time of Friday night’s match between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors held in Toronto was moved back to 8.00 p.m. at the dictate of the US ESPN sports cable TV network. [1] No one complained: Toronto made the big time in the US market. Toronto even won this game of the leading contenders in the NBA East and is 2-0 to start the season. “[Kawhi] Leonard, the team’s superstar newcomer,” reports the Globe and Mail, “was serenaded on a couple of occasions with chants of ’MVP, MVP’ by an adoring hometown crowd.”

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Raptors win! Raptors win!

… yet another press conference. Yet another born-again “Moses” (in the words of the National Post) had arrived from the United States to deliver Toronto to the Promised Land – this time from the Arizona desert.

By TONY SEED

(11 March 2006) – THE ONE GAME that the mistake by the lake excels at winning is the press conference. They sure can sell hope.

How can you miss winning? The game is played on your court. You own some of the best players on the other team. Rather like playing the Washington Generals, giving new meaning to “full court press” as an offensive strategy. Continue reading

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