A Prayer For the Mayor

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 17) – Divine intervention for Rob Ford is still necessary, as it would be for any person diagnosed with cancer. But, perhaps not to the extent that was feared prior to Dr. Zane Cohen’s medical update Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Cohen was adamant in renouncing media speculation that […]

Leiweke Is Nobody’s Fool

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 15) – The dictionary draws a bold line between the definition of a “fool” and the act of being “foolish.” A fool is a “silly or stupid person.” A foolish individual “shows a lack of sense… [something that is] ill-conceived or unwise.” Tim Leiweke could never be placed in the former […]

Whoo! Did Leiweke Say a Mountful

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 13) – You pretty much had to know the departure of Tim Leiweke from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment – no matter how protracted – would be, well… entertaining. And, without question, full of candor. The outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the company that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs dropped […]

Leaves Are Turning – Leafs Are Chirping

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 10) – “Can we talk?” The late Joan Rivers would have been darned proud of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The answer to her signature, comedic question is a resounding “Yes!!” No team in the National Hockey League can chat up a bigger game in August and September. Were unfounded assurance […]

Leafs Nail It With Legends Row

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 7) – Of all the storied names in Toronto Maple Leafs history, an argument can be made that the two living players most beloved by fans of all ages were honored outside the Air Canada Centre Saturday afternoon. Johnny Bower and Darryl Sittler were on hand to see their bronzed […]

Toronto Ownership Blahs – Part 1

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 4) – The tale of professional sporting woe in this city has continued unabated through the winter, spring and summer months of 2014 with a few different twists and turns, but the same result: Mediocrity or flat-out abomination. In this argument, I will exclude the Toronto Raptors. By our city’s […]

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