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Toronto Star sports columnist, father of three, regular on The Reporters on TSN and TSN Radio. This is the cracked blinking kaleidoscope of my brain.

NFL picks: Peyton Manning fun, but QB inflation clouds best-ever debate: Arthur — Can Peyton Manning be stopped? Wait, that makes him sound like he's attacking Tokyo, or he's Taylor Swift. There's nothing that wrong with Taylor Swift, I guess. She seems well-adjusted, as these things go. Good luck to her. So does Manning, really.

Steve Nash’s transcendent career has come to a close: Arthur — You've got to understand how unlikely any of this was. In 1992, in British Columbia, Steve Nash's team won the provincial title at the old Agrodome, and he was in complete control, so cool. What a player, we all thought. Man, Steve Nash. But we expected him to go to the University of Victoria.

Shooting paralyzes everyday life in Ottawa — After the gunfire stopped it got quiet, eventually. The streets nearest to Parliament Hill were filled with police and emptied of people. The tourists were cleared out of the War Memorial, all the mothers pushing strollers, and the security perimeter was established.

Mark Hunter hiring moves Maple Leafs further outside the box: Arthur — The philosophical question went something like this: If you replace every part of a ship - the deck, the hull, the gangplank, the mast, every nail, every board, the whole thing - is it still the same boat? If no part of the original ship is there, what is it?

NHL’s quick Slava Voynov suspension good sign: Arthur — Almost a year ago, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov was arrested on domestic violence charges. His girlfriend made several specific allegations, and police noted bruising on her forearm and hip. Two days later he started in goal against the Dallas Stars, and Colorado won 3-2 in overtime.

Canadian minds battle to unlock concussion mysteries: Arthur — The slices of brain are so thin that they are barely there, trapped in a glass slide, each one a piece of a very large map. They have splotches of brown splashed through those minds, rotten patches. Some are the brains of retired CFL players; some are people with a less specific history of head trauma.

Cowboys a perfect fit for Super Bowl: Arthur — I want the Dallas Cowboys to make the Super Bowl. There, I said it. I want a Goodfellas-style long take of Jerry Jones strutting into the stadium on the day and grinning his $5-a-hand-back-alley-blackjack grin, shaking hands with the rich, hugging Katy Perry as she smiles her billion-watt billboard smile.

Kessel OT winner lets Leafs and fans breathe: Arthur — One thing Stuart Percy was taught was that just before fetching a puck with defenders bearing down, just before the traffic really got heavy, he should look over his shoulder and take a picture. Fix the 10 players on the ice, where they are, plot where they might go.

The wacky week that was in world of sports: Arthur — "Good afternoon, and welcome to The Week In Review here at PBS in Minneapolis. It's time for sports, so let's bring in Gary. Gary, what happened this week in the sports world?" "Hello, Judy. It was certainly an eventful week in sports.

One way or another, NFL always makes us forget its sordid underbelly: Arthur — Ah, the changing of the seasons. Sweaters, warm socks, the crackle of dry leaves, maybe a scarf. The slanting of the light, the darkening afternoons, the growing chill, the inexorable forgetting of how the NFL has proven itself to be an irresistible stomach-churning pit of bilious greed. It happens every year.
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Oct 25, 2014

RT @sturdyAlex: What an utterly extraordinary political cartoon. Possibly the best I have seen. By Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski.

Oct 25, 2014

RT @bobbycappucino: @glen_mcgregor @bruce_arthur I think they have that part backwards. CBC says Vickers emptied first, then the RCMP unloaded.

Oct 24, 2014

Via @sproudfoot, the details of how Kevin Vickers took down the Ottawa shooter are jaw-droppingly cinematic:…

Oct 24, 2014

NFL Picks, Week 8: Is Peyton Manning the greatest of all time? And, is Daunte Culpepper 14th?

Oct 24, 2014

@TicatsPR @scratchingpost congratulations to Scott. And to Drew, on select occasions.

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