Canada – Sport and nationalism 2015

“There have been some lean years where there have been virtually no Canadian teams in the playoffs,” said Jim Watson, Ottawa’s mayor, who was hobbling around Sens Mile on crutches Wednesday night after breaking his pelvis in the most Canadian of accidents: a snowmobile crash. “It affects everything from ratings on the television broadcast to sort of the esprit de corps in Canadian cities and throughout the country.”

via In Canada, It’s March Madness in April – NYTimes.com.

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