One Hundred Greatest Canadian Sports MomentsBook - 2008
A good sports debate is easy to find. Every city and town in Canada has hosted lively discussions about which teams made the best moves at the trade deadline. Phone lines burn by the second as friends bicker over who was the greatest of all time. Blogs and discussion forums explode to life when a blockbuster trade is made, or a world record is set.
From every corner of the country, they bleed their teams’ colours, dissecting every transaction and highlight, living and dying with every run or goal scored. They come from all walks of life, from the largest metropolises, and the tiniest hamlets. They are of every race and ethnicity, man, woman or child. But when they enter the arena, they are all sports fans. They all have a voice, and an opinion. And they’re begging for someone to challenge them.
This book will engage Canadian sports fans in the ultimate debate.
The 100 Greatest Canadian Sports Moments will be, first and foremost, a thorough collection of the most celebrated events the country has ever seen. It will provide Canadians with a rare opportunity to see contemporary heroes like Cindy Klassen share the spotlight with classic Canadian icons like George Chuvalo. It will also include fresh new perspectives from the athletes themselves, as well as those whose lives were touched by the performances they witnessed.
It’s a wonderful way to shed light on Canada’s most memorable sports achievements. But there’s more: the achievements are ranked. Cue the debate.
With the help of a panel of Canadian sports personalities -- including renowned sports broadcaster Chris Cuthbert, national sports columnist Stephen Brunt and reporters from TSN, The Score, the National Post, the Toronto Sun and The Canadian Press -- Canada’s top 100 sports newsmakers have been forged in place, from #100 all the way down to #1. It’s a collection certain to have both casual and die-hard sports fans in agreement -- or argument!
This book will feed the hunger Canadian fans have for more -- more animated discussion and healthy debate, more information about some of our country’s most storied achievements, and more from-the-heart testimonials from the architects of these fabulous stories.
And most of all, it will get everyone talking -- from coast to coast.
This book is the most comprehensive collection of celebrated sports events this country has ever seen. Journalist James Bisson has gone out on a limb to choose and rank the list of the top 100, assisted by a distinguished panel of eighteen sports media personalities from the four largest newspapers in the country and three all–sports television networks, including The Globe and Mail’s Stephen Brunt, the Toronto Star’s Dave Feschuk, TSN’s James Duthie and Chris Cuthbert, the National Post’s Sean Fitzgerald and The Score’s Derek Snider.