torontosupport Posted May 19, 2005 Share Posted May 19, 2005 quote:Originally posted by Free kick ALLAN RYAN SPORTS REPORTER "It's still the same old story, A fight for love and glory, A case of do or die. The world will always welcome loversAs time goes by." He was born in Naples in 1950, an Italian mother, a Polish father. She, both parents Italian, was born a couple of months earlier, on the other coast, in a tiny town called Civita. He came to Toronto as an infant, grew up in the Spadina/Dundas area, now has his own accounting firm downtown. Her parents emigrated when she was 7, settled in the Bloor/Ossington area, later Dufferin and Eglinton. After 25 years teaching, she's now retired. But only from teaching. They met in '74 ("I picked him up at Attila's Cave, a bar on the airport strip," she recalled); married a year later, had a couple of kids and now share a home in the middle of Etobicoke's Thorncliffe Village. Some 10 years back, an unexpected third party came into their lives. In the beginning, this new relationship was innocent enough, fun even. In time, though, passions took their inevitable hold. Both he and she braced themselves for potential betrayal. Running a pro soccer team — in Toronto, yet — will sometimes set you up for that. What the heck is all this about, exactly? Are we supposed to love him because he was born in the town where Maradona would later achieve greatness? And please, Italian mother and Polish father? Uh, Hartrell - can Polish_Lynx_Fan please confirm that this is the least sounding Polish name ever? I'm pretty sure it's not Italian. And really, I don't care if his father is an Uzbeki golf pro and his mother's a flying squirrel. This has nothing to do with anything. Has sports journalism sunk so low that the details of their first date are actually fit to print? Sheesh. And yes, I *am* complaining even though this is the most press the Lynx have gotten in years. That's it. I'm changing my username (and moving to Montreal). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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