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Canadians Angry After Being Told They Smell Like Maple Syrup

In Monday’s writeup of Canada’s baseball team defeating the United States in the Pan American Games, I made some jokes at the expense of the gold-medal winners. Specifically, I said they suck and probably smell like maple syrup. Tuesday, I followed up with a recap of Canada’s gold in women’s basketball, in which I… » 7/22/15 11:55am 7/22/15 11:55am

This Dutch Goal And Ecstatic Celebration Are Why We Watch The World Cup

The Netherlands were one of our favorites of the longshots coming into this tournament, their first ever World Cup, for a number of reasons. Their underdog status, their paltry history, the sudden boom of young talent once the country began to prioritize the women’s game, their expressive style of play—it all combined… » 6/16/15 12:30pm 6/16/15 12:30pm

Canada Win World Cup Opener Thanks To Stoppage Time Penalty

After an uneventful 90 minutes of thwarted Canadian attacks and shaky though effective Chinese defending, the host nation managed to avoid embarrassment by eking out a victory thanks to a penalty call. The call was perfectly fair, and the penalty taken with characteristic aplomb by Christine Sinclair. » 6/06/15 8:06pm 6/06/15 8:06pm

Will Canada Earn The Right To Get Knocked Out By The USWNT Again?

The stage is set. Fresh off of their best-ever result in a major tournament (a bronze in the 2012 London Olympics) that climaxed with probably the sport’s greatest-ever game, Canada enter this summer’s World Cup on home soil turf with, as Beatrix Kiddo would say, some unfinished business. Unfortunately for the Reds,… » 6/03/15 9:44am 6/03/15 9:44am

The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to… » 4/30/15 12:45pm 4/30/15 12:45pm

Hey Canada, What The Hell Happened To The Raptors?

The Wizards completed their four-game sweep of the Raptors yesterday evening in D.C. Sweeps aren’t all that uncommon in the first round of the NBA playoffs; what made this one notable, beyond Toronto having been the higher-seeded and favored team at the outset, is just how one-sided it was. The score was tied 43-43… » 4/27/15 10:55am 4/27/15 10:55am

Canada Man Who Heckles Junior Hockey Games Has No Regrets

Do you remember when you found your calling? It might have happened at a different point in your life than your parents, siblings, or friends. Corey Simms found his about five years ago while watching the St. John's Caps, a junior hockey team based in Newfoundland and Labrador. He decided to yell at their opponents. » 3/30/15 11:55am 3/30/15 11:55am

Here's A Fine Canadian Beer That Isn't One Of The Obvious Ones

Yesterday a reader suggested that we pump out a "Canadian Beers, Ranked" post, which is a good idea long overdue. Part of the reason we haven't done one yet is good old classic American sloth, and the other part is that, regarding the macro category at least, I can't imagine ranking anything No. 1. Those wily and… » 1/08/15 3:52pm 1/08/15 3:52pm

Canadian World Champion Hockey Team Celebrates With Bare-Ass Twitpic

Look at that, a nice photo of some Canadian hockey players celebrating their 5-4 victory over Russia in the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, tweeted out by Canadian Olympic freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau. Tweeted out...and then quickly deleted once Bilodeau realized that he had captured an unintentional… » 1/06/15 1:25am 1/06/15 1:25am

Awful Neighbor Sics City On Backyard Rink That Causes "Visual Harm"

Backyard ice rinks are a tradition in Canada and the northern United States. They are practically the only benefit of living in the goddamn tundra. Some backyard rinks are amateur affairs, nothing more than some 2x4s and a hose, while others cost thousands of dollars and have lights, real boards, and a warming shed.… » 12/09/14 11:51pm 12/09/14 11:51pm