1. If the NHL Did the Smart Thing, There Would Be No Canadian Expansion

    The NHL could easily quash the hopes of Canadians who want more franchises in their country if they did the smart thing...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 256 reads 2 comments

  2. Where Does the CFL Go After the Success in Moncton?

    There is no need for the CFL to worry about its upcoming Touchdown Atlantic game in Moncton, New Brunswick. More than 13,000 tickets were sold on March 24, and the game will be a sellout with over 20,000 fans...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 295 reads 12 comments

  3. Buffalo Bills Should Have Looked at Danny Brannagan

    Last week, the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL signed the most outstanding quarterback of the CIS for the last two years, Queen's University quarterback, Danny Brannagan, who led his team to a Vanier Cup triumph last year...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 655 reads 2 comments

  4. Quarterback Is Still Hamilton's Achilles Heel

    There is no doubt that Hamilton was the most improved team in the CFL last year. After years of being a doormat, the Tiger Cats finally made the playoffs last year where they bowed to BC...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 102 reads 8 comments

  5. The NHL Is a Lot Weaker Than It Admits

    Last year, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made a grand tour of the cities whose teams he removed back in the 1990's with an olive branch in his hand, announcing that the NHL would consider returning to these places if certain conditions were met...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 321 reads 6 comments

  6. If the NHL Believed in Winnipeg, They'd Already Have a Team

    Since the end of the Jim Balsillie-Hamilton episode, the story of Canada's quest to get another NHL team/NHL franchise relocation has entered a new phase...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 889 reads 21 comments

  7. Will Canadian QB Danny Brannagan Get a Chance To Dispel Myth?

    Danny Brannagan, the Vanier Cup-winning quarterback of the Queen's Golden Gaels, becomes the latest Canadian to try and dispel an unwritten rule that has been in the CFL since the last ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 198 reads 8 comments

  8. Quebec Paying for Being in the Hinterland To the Rest of Canada

    Quebec City's quest to get its old NHL team, the Nordiques, back has been stalled—at least temporarily. To recap the current status: Quebec has public support—80,000 signatures on a petition to get the team back...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 214 reads 1 comments

  9. NHL May Yet Rue What it Did to Jim Balsillie and Hamilton

    As NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman leads the NHL into its latest war of revenge against Jerry Moyes for trying to recoup his losses by attempting to sell the Phoenix Coyotes to the outlaw ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 735 reads 4 comments

  10. NHL Won't Get Investors with Latest Coyotes Feud

    The NHL must be content to keep losing money—the projected loss this year is $20 million—in the sinkhole it calls the Phoenix Coyotes...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 445 reads 5 comments

  11. How the CFL Got Revived in Toronto

    One day, a Canadian football fan who lived in Toronto invited his friend over to his house. “Look what I got,” he said, “Four tickets to see the Toronto Argonauts...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 303 reads 1 comments

  12. Remembering Bobby Ackles

    I am writing this article about the late Bobby Ackles, who was President and CEO of the B.C. Lions when he died in July, 2008 of a heart attack (myocardial infarction), because of an incident that happened last week...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  13. If USA Wants To Beat Canada at Hockey, It's Got To Go ALL the Way

    The bitter defeat of the United States by Canada at the Vancouver Olympic Games is something the Russians and other European hockey powers can relate to. Canada always seems to find a way to win the big game when it has to...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 214 reads 3 comments

  14. Canada 3, USA 2: No Mighty Ducks To Save the United States This Time

    There won't be any movies about Canada's epic 2010 men's Olympic hockey victory over the United States, at least from Hollywood. In this match, reality, not fiction prevailed. The American players knew what they were up against...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 459 reads 0 comments

  15. 2010 Olympics: Slovakia Played Too Little Too Late

    The Slovakian men's hockey team is going to be kicking itself after losing its semi-final game 3-2 to a "superior" Canadian team. The key word is "superior"...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 119 reads 0 comments

  16. 2010 Olympics: Russia Played Like Germany

    In a quarterfinal game between Canada and Russia in which the loser would receive the title "biggest bust of the Olympic hockey tournament", it was no contest...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  17. How Toronto Blue Jays Victories Hurt the Toronto Argonauts and the CFL

    The CFL has always been hurt by comparisons to the NFL, particularly in Southern Ontario, but one of the more lasting wounds was inadvertently delivered by the Toronto Blue Jays...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 695 reads 11 comments

  18. Switzerland: The Only B-Level Team to Improve in Hockey

    Canadian Olympic fans can rise from their knees in prayer. The medal they want the most, the men's Olympic Hockey gold medal, won by their best players, with an unbeaten record is still possible, only now there are going to be some doubts in their minds.

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 157 reads 0 comments

  19. Women's Hockey Faces Olympic Ouster Unless Reforms Are Made

    No matter how much you try to disguise it or paste a nice picture on it, women's hockey is in big trouble as an Olympic sport unless much-needed reforms are made...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 439 reads 6 comments

  20. Toronto Argonauts Need A Star Quarterback

    There have been a flurry of trades in the CFL lately with the net result being that the Toronto Argonauts are better than they were last year. But to really turn things around both on and off the field, the Toronto Argonauts need a star quarterback...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 192 reads 3 comments

  21. 2010 Winter Olympics: No "Lord Jims" Among Olympic Officials

    The last novel I read was Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad’s novel from 1900.  It tells the story of an ordinary man who twice refuses to duck responsibility, no matter how slightly responsible he really is...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  22. Buffalo Bills: To Have A Chance, They Must Look Elsewhere

    Now that the 2009 season is over, NFL fans (except in New Orleans) are looking for ways to improve their team so they can make a Super Bowl drive in 2010...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 1,111 reads 1 comments

  23. Peyton Manning Is Now an Enigma

    There is no doubt Peyton Manning was the biggest loser of Super Bowl XLIV. Until he wins the Super Bowl more often, his rank on the all-time list of quarterbacks is going to be devalued...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 1,142 reads 7 comments

  24. Saints Won Because They Played Desperate, Hungry Football

    There's something incongruent when you hear the line, "New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl Champions," but it's no fluke. The team that was vying with the Chicago/St...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 253 reads 6 comments

  25. CFL: Toronto-Edmonton Is Official

    The CFL has finally revealed that the Edmonton Eskimos will be the opposition for the "home team" Toronto Argonauts in the league's first regualar season game in the non-CFL Canadian city of Moncton, New Brunswick, on Sept...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 4 years ago 106 reads 9 comments