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My name is Steve Thompson and I am writing in Bleacher Report because I love writing and would love to be doing sports journalism as a full time paying job. I live in Toronto, Ontario. Currently I am stuck in a dead-end job that doesn't pay me much so any readers of this profile who enjoy my writing and can help me get a job in that profession will be much appreciated. I also have written 3 novels, 40 short stories, 2 plays, and 4 poetry books, all unpublished. Again, anybody who would like to help me get published would be most appreciated.
I have some experience in both journalism and sports. I passed the National Institute of Broadcasting Course and have been a guest commentator/co-host of a sports phone-in show in Ajax, Ontario. I also wrote all the articles and conducted all the interviews for a fitness periodical for the Ontario Provincial Government. I'm also a qualified fitness instructor.
I have a lot of personal memorable memories in sports. In the 1980's I was able to hold 1/4 season tickets for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I attended the first Blue Jay game in the grandstand in the snow and saw Doug Ault hit his first two home runs when the Blue Jays beat the White Sox. I have managed to pick up the Grey Cup several times ( maybe I'll write an article or short story about that surreal incident). In 1974, I saw team WHA defeat the USSR in a challenge tournament with Bobby Hull and the Howe family on the team. Twice I attended a sports award banquet where the future notorious Ben Johnson was named Ontario athlete of the year.
Last year I was diagnosed with coronary heart disease (hardening of the arteries) and was faced with open heart surgery or death. Fortunately I managed to find a cure for it on the Internet that removed the blockage from my arteries within two weeks time. I discovered that there is a lot of lying going on in the medical profession about this disease including almost all Heart Associations on both sides of the US/Canadian border. People like Bobby Ackles and Ron Lancaster are dying unnecessarily and other people are getting unnecessary heart surgery like bypasses when there are other safer remedies that can save them. Fortunately, the FDA in the US last year and this year is finally conducting formal tests of the remedy I took. Hopefully the truth will finally come out. If anybody who reads this profile is suffering from this disease or knows anybody who is and needs help, feel free to query me.
Unfortunately, I'm also diagnosed with the other main branch of heart disease, heart failure. Currently I'm trying to find any cures that can help me with this problem.
I like to read and write about controversial subjects and I hope to pick ones that provoke people to think closely and comment or write further about the subjects I write about.
Also a digital picture of Saputo Stade in Montreal for the Impacts finished additon of their 20,000 seat soccer specific Stade. Similar can be done in Quebec City with only the stadium at the league Minimum 25,000. The surrounde bowl seating and one level would put the fans close to the field and with excellent sight lines. Currently their will have about 40 luxury boxes surrounding the stadium, as you can see from the digital image, right above the single level of seating also closer to the field.
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I have psoted a digital picture of what the stadium in Ottawa would look like when competed
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You're welcome, Steve!
Yeah, I think a second team in southern Ontario or better yet, directly in the Toronto area, would be good for the Leafs. It would give them direct competition for the hockey fans' dollars. Competition would mean they would actually have to try and win games to attract and keep a fan base. I've said for years that because their building was full every game, they didn't have to try to improve.
There's been talk of another team in Toronto for about five years now.
I think this is why there's such a push on by Burke this year. They look like a serious team now, especially with Frattin, Colborne and Franson starting to click and Reimer on his way back to regular play.
Thanks very much for the kudos on my edit of your story, "Alexander Ovechkin Sinking and the Washington Capitals With Him: NHL".
It's good to hear from someone back home who appreciates my ability, especially someone as talented as yourself. You are a prolific writer!
I am an erstwhile Leaf fan who has reclaimed that status in the last couple of years, due to the genuine effort made by Brian Burke to put a bona fide winner on the ice. Someone finally recognized that 'blue-and-white disease' was the real problem: the building was full every night, regardless of how poorly the team played. I think there was an experiment last season where it looked like Burke took half of the Marlies and dressed them in Leaf sweaters for a game. The fans didn't seem to care; they are too loyal and are abused by the players' lack of effort as a result.
It was a treat to see 'Ovy' and his friends get a real thrashing last week, losing 7-1 to my buddies in blue-and-white. It's just too bad it wasn't a shutout. There were a couple of 'firsts' in that game. Frattin got his first NHL goal and Franson scored his first as a Leaf.
Kessel now has 19 goals and 29 points in 25 games. Lupul is producing almost as much simply because he's on the same line. He has ten goals himself. I hope Connolly can stay healthy. I think Burke made a mistake in picking him up.
Maybe I'll edit another story of yours in the near future.
To Your Good Health,
Beginning of the end of the Preds in Nashville? :) (Wishful thinking I know)
Wilson is a Battleford, Sask. native.
Sources: Jim Lites to be Stars president
Do you see a Canadian owning this team to possibly someday move them to W. Canada? Maybe he moves the Stars to Seattle which helps your realignment obsession and love for Seattle?
This news broke 2 days ago here in the US.
Cox: NHL set to unload or move Coyotes
How about your Leafs? I sure wish I'd have snuck them in to the bottom of the East playoffs when I made my picks. John Michael Liles has been a great addition but also the goalie. Kessel for Hart so far!
Coyotes drew 6,300+ last night vs. Nashville. Enough of this crap. When do they move? I know I know, "Fans are staying away because of the uncertain ownership situation" yeah sure. DId you hear Reinsdorf is back in the mix for a THIRD time to try and save the day? When is enough enough?