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What do Americans Think of Canadian Teams?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:48 am
by Kelly Gruber
I was just wondering whether or not you guys would consider a team like the Jays just another team, or a team accross the border. And, does it factor much into player's decisions to play here? I know it is a different country and all, but Toronto is really underrated I think. Using whatever criteria, I would put it in the top 5 of cities in North America...

This is coming from a proud Torontonian, but what do you guys think of my city and my country for that matter (in terms of how it affects the professional sports)?

Re: What do Americans Think of Canadian Teams?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:56 am
by xeifrank
Kelly Gruber wrote:I was just wondering whether or not you guys would consider a team like the Jays just another team, or a team accross the border. And, does it factor much into player's decisions to play here? I know it is a different country and all, but Toronto is really underrated I think. Using whatever criteria, I would put it in the top 5 of cities in North America...

This is coming from a proud Torontonian, but what do you guys think of my city and my country for that matter (in terms of how it affects the professional sports)?


I love Canada, and am glad the US govt decided not to ban them from the World Baseball Classic this spring. It really would've tarnished the event to not have a baseball powerhouse such as Canada in the competition. I am a little disappointed that Canadians are not better baseball fans. They are only able to support one MLB team. I would think players may be a little weary about playing in Canada due to the tax implications and lack of good Mexican restaurants. vr, Xei

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:16 am
by giants8307
I love canada as well. My brother just moved to ottawa and loves the clean streets and friendly people. As for baseball, I'd like to see more teams up there. Montreal fans were really into the 'spos during the 94 season. I think the fan base cleared out because the ownership kept trading all its best players, not because they don't like baseball.

On a side note, I just saw University of british columbia play my school, cal poly, in an exhibition game. CP is in the top 25, but UBC more than held their own. 14-9 calpoly was the final, btw.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:58 am
by nikku88
Canada is cool and Toronto seems like a great city. I think it's interesting that the Expos moved to Washington so that the capital cities can still have their rivalry.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:07 am
by NZF
nikku88 wrote:Canada is cool and Toronto seems like a great city. I think it's interesting that the Expos moved to Washington so that the capital cities can still have their rivalry.


Isn't Ottawa the capital of Canada?

Great country, see you at the Commonwealth games next month where we can both kick some Aussie arse.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:28 am
by Field
I love Canada, I've been to Montreal about 5 times, it seems like there are more strip clubs than gas stations. A great place to visit with your friends especially if you're from New England, a driveable distance.
Plus Vlad is a fantasy beast.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:32 am
by TheYanks04
If you like high taxes and depending on where you go, people who disklike Americans because we don't speak French.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:32 am
by giants8307
TheYanks04 wrote:If you like high taxes and depending on where you go, people who disklike Americans because we don't speak French.


I don't think most candiens speak french, either. Quebec seems to be the red-headed step child of canada.[/i]

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:07 am
by Third Day
I have nothing but respect for any country that can put up with us (US). ;-7

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:56 am
by AcidRock23
I just think of the Blue Jays as another team, rather than a Canadian team. I've wanted to visit Toronto for a while now, one of these days... :-D