By Fred Wallace
I read somewhere that the city of Toronto was ranked 36th among North American " Sports Cities ".
Toronto probably would be considered far higher on the list if the Argos were a National Football League club, or if Toronto had an NHL team.
Furthermore, Toronto's rep as a sport city would be further heightened if they had a championship team of some description.
What's the over/under on when a Toronto based pro sports team will win a championship ?
The Argos, miserable as they are this season, are likely the best bet in the 8 team CFL, but as the weekend approaches, an Argo Grey Cup seems an awfully long way off.
The Jays won the World Series just 16 years ago and have been nowhere close since.
Based on their divisional rivals and the latest shuffling of management, I don't see a World Series, do you ?
The Raptors have been an historic non-factor.
Could you imagine if the Leafs went as long between playoff berths with such limited success like the Raptors ?
Wait a minute.....
Actually looking at the Leafs, Jays, Raptors & Argos, I shudder to think what life is like in the 37th best sports city in North America.
I'm Fred Wallace