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Mar 3, 2021 - 5:22:12 PM

Owen

Canada

8238 posts since 6/5/2011

Mar 3, 2021 - 5:37:58 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

56528 posts since 10/5/2013

Yup, we’re super weird up here,, too laid back. Just don’t high stick us....

Mar 3, 2021 - 8:58:14 PM

Paul R

Canada

14205 posts since 1/28/2010

Some guy with the Expos said our food was weird - "They don't put ketchup on their fries, they put gravy."

As for the sense of humour, he never saw the Royal Canadian Air Farce. It's that old N.D.G. (Montreal) biting thing. He didn't see them play Lucien Bouchard using a tiny artificial leg as a Monopoly piece, or using his artificial leg to swat a fly.

Mar 3, 2021 - 9:17:29 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

56528 posts since 10/5/2013

...or other Canadian humour...
youtu.be/xS5zNX2zVbk


 

Mar 4, 2021 - 4:46:24 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

24584 posts since 6/25/2005

Red Green was hilarious.

Mar 4, 2021 - 6:05:53 AM
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m06

England

9739 posts since 10/5/2006

My Canadian relatives great family gathering amusement is to poke me with a canoe paddle and gleefully request ‘Someone gettim to say Tronna agin'.

The sound of the place name Toronto with its full complement of three syllables and the letter 'T' in the middle is apparently hilarious to Canadians. frown

Edited by - m06 on 03/04/2021 06:19:39

Mar 4, 2021 - 6:50:57 AM
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Trewq36

Canada

1912 posts since 11/30/2007

Well we All hate Toronto, don't we?

Canadian Stereotypes

Mar 4, 2021 - 9:14:22 AM

Paul R

Canada

14205 posts since 1/28/2010

Toronto, "centre of the universe". is a fine city. It's the smug attitude from certain elites that rankles. That, and the lazy Toronto-based Canadian sports media, that serves us Toronto Maple Leafs 24/7, even when it doesn't fit, like the headline about something happening to a "former Leaf" - who was playing for New Jersey at the time. (I lived in Toronto for 32 years and still hate the Leafs.)

Mar 4, 2021 - 4:55:40 PM
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3089 posts since 10/17/2009

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

...or other Canadian humour...
youtu.be/xS5zNX2zVbk


I think I initially based a bit of my knowledge of Canadians on those SCTV shows.

I'm still like to believe most of you are like Bob and Doug MacKenzie.

Mar 4, 2021 - 7:40:48 PM
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11702 posts since 1/15/2005

Well, we have imported a Canadian football player to my college named Ajou Ajou ..... going to be a stud .... and have sent at least three of our players in the last month to Canada to play football there.

Mar 4, 2021 - 7:45:47 PM

Paul R

Canada

14205 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by banjoak
quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

...or other Canadian humour...
youtu.be/xS5zNX2zVbk


I think I initially based a bit of my knowledge of Canadians on those SCTV shows.

I'm still like to believe most of you are like Bob and Doug MacKenzie.


Some are like Gilbert Smythe Bite-Me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9xOqZwA6ZE&list=PLRGwIU4aYFvB7DXWsJ9_jpmkZ0RK2Kvup&index=5

Mar 5, 2021 - 12:55:20 AM

Paul R

Canada

14205 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink

Well, we have imported a Canadian football player to my college named Ajou Ajou ..... going to be a stud .... and have sent at least three of our players in the last month to Canada to play football there.


Not local to you, but Chase Claypool is Canadian. There are others.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JRLfHNiMwI

Mar 5, 2021 - 12:08:17 PM

11702 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Paul R
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink

Well, we have imported a Canadian football player to my college named Ajou Ajou ..... going to be a stud .... and have sent at least three of our players in the last month to Canada to play football there.


Not local to you, but Chase Claypool is Canadian. There are others.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JRLfHNiMwI


I knew Claypool was and heard about the KC lineman becoming a doctor, but didn't know he was Canadian.  I'm not surprised that it is an offensive lineman that became a doctor though as they are probably the smartest group on the football field.

Mar 5, 2021 - 12:34:21 PM

Owen

Canada

8238 posts since 6/5/2011

.... a bit of info re. CFL rosters: https://3downnation.com/2019/03/16/davis-ratio-must-stay-the-same-to-preserve-essence-of-cfl/

....and a snippet from near the end of the ^^ article:  

"The average fan — the guys who are saying, “Yeah, we need better players!” — really couldn’t tell the difference between American and Canadian talent. Experienced coaches, the men employed by CFL teams, can of course discern inferior Canadian talent. But the coaches don’t buy tickets. The tickets are purchased mainly by people who may have seen these Canadian kids growing up, playing pee wee, high school and university football. 

By using more American players — and the goal ultimately seems to be opening up rosters completely, with no preferences given to Canadians — the CFL becomes strictly another minor-pro league, existing solely as a feeder for the NFL. Or worse, something like the XFL, Alliance of American Football, World League of American Football or United States Football League. Bush league!

The roster ratio makes the CFL unique. It’s not just the three-down, 12-man, bigger-field, return-all-kicks rules. It’s the Canadian content. It’s the gawd-damned Canadian Football League! Keep it as Canadian as it can be, you traitors!"

Edit: Oooops.... thought these numbers were in the previous link: https://www.cfl.ca/game-rule-ratio/#:~:text=Each%20team%20may%20have%20a,reserve%20roster%20of%201%20player.

Edited by - Owen on 03/05/2021 12:41:48

Mar 5, 2021 - 3:49:06 PM

Paul R

Canada

14205 posts since 1/28/2010

Unfortunately, Owen, our own sports media must share a huge portion of the blame for the state of the CFL. Check the scores and articles and the NFL gets priority. I recall the Fifties, when Dad and Mom followed the Alouettes, had season tickets, and went to the '54 Grey cup in Hogtown (the infamous intercepted lateral that gave Edmonton the Cup). The CFL was the sensation, until the NFL's $$$ made it so influential. I think we have the better game, but they have the players and the money. But too much of the noise comes from the "NFL is the only real game" and the "CFL should die" contingent, especially in Toronto. We need successful big market CFL teams. That would be more possible if the media would get on board. P.E.T. was right, we're like the mouse sleeping with the elephant.

Edited by - Paul R on 03/05/2021 15:49:55

Mar 5, 2021 - 4:16:18 PM

Owen

Canada

8238 posts since 6/5/2011

Yabbut.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Ya_Gonna_Keep_%27em_Down_on_the_Farm_(After_They%27ve_Seen_Paree)%3F   

Isn't our sports media just trying  to get some of that $$$?  Should our media "play up" the CFL, or "play down" the NFL??   ....or ??    Fwiw, I don't have the answer....   

[From 'way out in left field.... I kinda see a parallel to the situation on remote reserves..... the young people know there's more out there, but some elders advocate reducing the amount of contact with the "outside."]

Mar 5, 2021 - 4:42:50 PM

Owen

Canada

8238 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Owen
[Edited out repeat of ^^ post.]
 

Edit: A few years ago when we were test-driving the snowbird lifestyle..... 4 pages of pro coverage... 4 pages of college coverage.... 3 pages of high school stuff..... and then somewhere at the end of column 6 / page 12: "In World Junior Hockey, Canada 6, Denmark 1."


And only 4% of these https://iditarod.com/race/2021/mushers/list/ are Canadians.... dunno when we can expect some media coverage. sad 

Edited by - Owen on 03/05/2021 16:56:30

Mar 5, 2021 - 5:12:51 PM

chuckv97

Canada

56528 posts since 10/5/2013

Follow the money, guys. Other than Stompin’ Tom , which singer/band didn’t go south to make a career. Yes, some came back but only after success was assured. There ain’t enough people here!

Mar 5, 2021 - 9:31:02 PM

Paul R

Canada

14205 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Yabbut.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Ya_Gonna_Keep_%27em_Down_on_the_Farm_(After_They%27ve_Seen_Paree)%3F   


How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm ...

... after they've seen the farm.

Mar 5, 2021 - 9:35:40 PM

Paul R

Canada

14205 posts since 1/28/2010

Our national sports media is based in Toronto. They want to see themselves as New York. Thus the "follow the money", "act like the money" attitude.

It's not just the media, though. When they built Skydome one of the stadium designers/officials said that he wondered what else to build in. Then he had an inspiration: goal post inserts for an NFL-size field.

Mar 5, 2021 - 9:37:22 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

56528 posts since 10/5/2013

Mar 6, 2021 - 12:28:17 AM
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3089 posts since 10/17/2009

quote:
Originally posted by Owen
quote:
Originally posted by Owen
[Edited out repeat of ^^ post.]
 

Edit: A few years ago when we were test-driving the snowbird lifestyle..... 4 pages of pro coverage... 4 pages of college coverage.... 3 pages of high school stuff..... and then somewhere at the end of column 6 / page 12: "In World Junior Hockey, Canada 6, Denmark 1."


And only 4% of these https://iditarod.com/race/2021/mushers/list/ are Canadians.... dunno when we can expect some media coverage. sad 


Probably get media coverage when you send some better mushers.

Iditarod has plenty prominent media coverage here, front page.

Mar 6, 2021 - 9:23:32 AM

2619 posts since 2/10/2013

If you live in some American communities, and are not already an exceptional basketball player, you might have to go to Canada in order to play - especially start. It is almost a religion in some places. Communities like that have sports facilities that are superior to some colleges. And coaches have to win or they are gone.

Mar 6, 2021 - 11:35:04 AM
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Owen

Canada

8238 posts since 6/5/2011

 
Originally posted by Paul R

<snip> How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm ...... after they've seen the farm.



I can't locate it, but I'm sure I "saved" a great [editorial ?] cartoon from years ago, probably when prices were down:

A father and son are standing at the edge of a honking big grain field.  

Father [with expansive hand gesture]: "Some day, Son, all this will be yours."

Son: "What is this?  ... some kind of family curse?"

Mar 21, 2021 - 7:29:54 AM

Owen

Canada

8238 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by banjoak.

  Probably get media coverage when you send some better mushers.  Iditarod has plenty prominent media coverage here, front page. 


I stumbled across this site the other day: http://wildandfreealaska.com/?fbclid=IwAR3YV0AlI7jCzNQRB7rjh4-nys-XLBdG5wUhvYq0LH54g4pYzk8PIxwiMqM

I can't locate the particular clip right off, but in one of them part of the guy's commentary was                " -52 F.... and living the dream."   yes

Edit: seek and ye shall find:   https://www.facebook.com/WildandFreeMushing/videos/10160500263346336

Edited by - Owen on 03/21/2021 07:44:18

Mar 21, 2021 - 8:34:26 AM

2619 posts since 2/10/2013

I think Canadian football is fun to watch. The dimensions of the field are bigger so players with speed and smaller physical dimensions can have more impact. And unlike our American NFL, games do not consist mainly of commercials and referee conferences interrupted by brief periods of football activity.

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