Watching Canada’s women’s national team can be a blast. John Herdman’s girls showed at the 2012 Olympics that they can entertain and play good football, but casual fans often feel more like it’s an obligation or a chore to support our women’s team. It doesn’t need to be – but yesterday’s 0-0 draw against Mexico at BC Place won’t have done much to convince them.
The 2013 Gold Cup showed why the US is the obvious choice to keep hosting the confederation championship, with ticket sales relying on Central American and Caribbean communities across the US. The tournament is held every 2 years, though, with every other version a ‘B’ Gold Cup, so why not spread one around? BMO Field in Toronto is one of the many CONCACAF venues that could host a Gold Cup group.
The idea of professional wrestling outside of the WWE, the biggest company in “sports entertainment”, is foreign to most people. They might think of backyard wrestling, barbed wire, and the movie the Wrestler. As it turns out, independent wrestling is alive and well (and family-friendly) in the Vancouver area.
This was grassroots wrestling at its finest. ECCW embodies the independent wrestling ethos that harkens back to a time when local territories were the highest rung of the sport…