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by Paul on 01/11/11 at 05:12 PM ET
from Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star,
It’s a week after Canada left, and Buffalo is only now feeling safe enough to begin unboarding the windows and crawling out of the basement.
That’s the impression left in an out-of-left-field attack on Canadian honour by a columnist at the Buffalo News.
In purple tones, the piece – entitled “Disillusioned by Northern Neighbours” – paints Canadian fans as bunch of boozed-up hooligans who streamed over the border like the Visigoths advancing on Rome.
Among the damning criticisms: we don’t wait to turn right on red; we say “eh”; we like to take a drink; the Rogers Centre is ugly; we tip only two bucks on a $25 bar tab; someone punched someone else at a game.
Oh, Buffalo. We rescued your tournament from local apathy and crushing irrelevance and this is the thanks we get?
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