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Old 10-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by fancylad View Post
People from other parts of Canada really do hate Toronto btw. It's totally true. Especially western Canada.

As for the subject matter, it really is pretty shocking just how bad the Leafs and Jays are. Add TFC and the Argos and yeah - outside of basketball, the pro sports scene is abysmal.
As a former westerner, allow me to correct you slightly. The hate is not for Toronto. If anything there is indifference as far as this place goes. What they hate is how they get force fed the idea of Toronto's importance at every turn for every second of every day, how Toronto and Montreal get favored treatment from any sitting government, and how obsessed the people they meet from Toronto are with everything Toronto.

And having travelled the whole country fairly extensively, I feel pretty confident in saying that the complaining and self-pity is exclusively a Toronto thing.

Bob McCowan was going on about the same thing the other day. He went on a rant over how Toronto fans will wail away over how they want the apple instead of the orange, and then when they get the orange they rise up and scream - "what the hell was wrong with the apple". He also finds it to be a unique feature here.
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