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Sports - Sports With Bryan Wyatt
2012-11-29 at 9:00 AM

Lockouts never fond sports memories

I read something recently that really twigged with me.

It was about recalling your fondest memories of sports when you were between 10 and 12 years old.

For me, that meant the Montreal Canadiens back-to-back Stanley Cup sweeps over the St. Louis Blues. Yvan Cournoyer being one of the most exciting players of his time, the emergence of Bobby Orr as a superstar.

It reminds me of the great Canadian Russ Jackson leading Ottawa to back-to back Grey Cup wins in 1968 and ‘69. The last one seeing him throw four touchdown passes, and ending his career as a champion.

It's about the Detroit Tigers and Denny McLain winning 31 games in 1968. The birth of the Montreal Expos the following year, and the Amazin' Mets.

It's about Broadway Joe Namath and the Jets upsetting the heavily favoured Baltimore Colts.

Joe Kapp firing seven touchdown passes for the Vikings in a regular season game, but eventually unable to lead the team to the Super Bowl championship after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.

So, I have to feel for for all those young sports fans born between 2000 and 2002.

The one enduring memory, a stifling lockout which threatens to end the NHL season before it even starts.

And, for those born between 1993 and 95 who already saw that happen in 2005, or those born between 1980 and ‘82 who saw the World Series wiped out by a labour dispute in '94.

Interesting legacies


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