View Full Version : Proof that Soccer is truly invading Canadian Culture?

Ron Manager
03-21-2009, 07:38 AM
Sorry if anyone feels that this is in the wrong place, but this really caught my eye this morning....

Gainey gets point across by shaking things up at practice

March 21, 2009

BROSSARD, QUE. -- Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson deliciously described it as "squeaky bum time," and with 11 games left to cement their precarious playoff status, it is upon the Montreal Canadiens.

I never thought I'd see the day that a Canadian sportswriter would use a football reference in an article about hockey...and the Montreal Canadians no less.

Full article here (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090321.HABS21/TPStory/Sports) if anyone is interested.

03-21-2009, 01:39 PM
Nice find.

I was getting used to the notion that anti-soccer writers didn't want to legitimize the sport by giving it mention.

03-21-2009, 02:21 PM
there was another article recently in the mass media about how maybe the obsession with hockey wasn't a good thing.. that it keeps us from developing other sports, like soccer. never thought I'd see a mainstream newspaper article like that.

Ron Manager
03-21-2009, 03:34 PM
great article, was right up there with why the candians can't win this season.