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by Paul on 07/04/14 at 03:55 PM ET
from Donn Esmonde of the Buffalo News,
For all Toronto has going for it, it wasn’t enough for coveted hockey player Josh Gorges....
Aside from anything else, Gorges just took the early lead in the unofficial balloting for Our Favorite Sabre.
Judging by the sputtering disbelief of a Toronto Sun sports columnist, our northern neighbors aren’t happy about it.
Wrote Steve Simmons: [Gorges] selected living in Buffalo and playing for quite possibly the worst team in the NHL, to living in Toronto and playing in the so-called center of the hockey universe. He chose the armpit of America over one of world’s great cities.
I’m not happy about the “armpit of America” shot. In terms of anatomic metaphors, I prefer to think of us more as the nation’s heart, soul or spine. But I can understand how someone equally befuddled and apoplectic over a seemingly counter-intuitive choice would reflexively reach for the civic-insult bag. The big, shiny, glass-skyscrapered metropolis got passed over by an object of its affection for a cozy, underappreciated, just-reviving, mid-sized American burg. For many Torontonians, it does not compute.
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