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  1. The the only reason you'd need French in an officially bilingual country is if we have a team in Quebec? Perhaps St. Boniface isn't as francophone as it once was, but I find the 'Quebec is French and the rest of the country is English' way of thinking baffling. Even if that vision of language distribution in Canada were true, it's certainly not the best way to entice teams from Quebec (or New Brunswick) to join, or to get other francophone fans even. Just as M Marchand pointed out, the league is very anglophone. If I were him, it wouldn't be a very alluring aspect. Imagine the shoe being on the other foot? How closely would anglos be following this league, and how many anglo investors would be interested in forking over wads of cash if the league had started off in Quebec, New Brunswick and franco-Ontario and had almost no English content?
  2. With the important stuff like such a great result, great atmosphere from what I've heard and great answers from these two, I can look past the typical off the pitch things the CSA still does like providing one mic for two people. Thank you for posting this.
  3. He should be interviewing them. First question: Why didn't you f***ers broadcast this game?
  4. For this season at least, we have the winners of the Spring and Autumn seasons playing off against each other. For those who need more than that, that would have to include at least four teams. Barring some miracle and another team joins by next season without a stadium to play in, that would mean that all you have to do to make the play offs is be mediocre. That's right, finish mid-table and voilà, here's a playoff. So now we're in 1980's NHL 'everyone's a winner!' territory, rewarding all but the last place team in three divisions and all but the last two teams in the other division with a play off series. If you want meaningless games, that's the way to do it.
  5. That's insane, considering the following that team has for the size of the city. Who do the sports media people in Halifax think those people are that march to the ground waving flags?
  6. Agreed. If you don't know the league exists, you're not going to search for it If you want to attract casuals and the zillions of people who don't even know the league exists, hiding on the internet isn't the way to do it. They should be doing what they can to get highlights on TV. Of course, TV in Canada should also be doing its part, but that's not likely to happen because there's never time after showing half an hour of 'sports' highlights from some other country.
  7. I take it you're not part of the cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off crowd.
  8. I agree. I was on the side of reason in that debate! Edit: I just read that a second time and laughed all over again. Thank you.
  9. My only encounter with him was once when he butted into a thread just to swear at me. Admittedly, the topic was something contentious like whether sandwiches should be cut horizontally or diagonally, and he stuck his nose in to tell me to f*** off.
  10. At least you can get her interested in going to TFC games, and you're lucky enough to have a Premier League team within easy reach. My wife's going to the rugby game with me, but it's the first sporting event she's been willing to go to for about twelve years.
  11. I was thinking of going to that game. A chance to see the All Blacks v Anyone plus the ground is an hour from my place, but then I thought I don't want to fork out a wad of cash to watch our boys get the stuffing knocked out of them, especially the way they've been playing for the last three years, so I'm going to Canada v Namibia. They just released some more tickets. There are tickets available now to any game that doesn't say "no tickets available." In other words, if the little thing on the right side of the page is yellow, you're in luck. If you don't have any luck, send me a message.
  12. I bought Rugby World Cup tickets last night. My wife's taken me out of the doghouse and stuffed me into a hamster cage.
  13. Yea, but the airport across the road would add to the atmosphere.
  14. You owe me a cup of coffee, since I just spewed mine all over the kitchen table.
  15. When I read that, I was literally like, you know, so my friend goes, and I was like totally...
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