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Toronto, Ont.
Sports Columnist — Toronto Star

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: Football's blue-red game not black and white: Arthur — The RAND Corporation sounds like the villain in one of those zombie movies based on video games, right? You're a non-partisan research non-profit and that's your name? Really? I mean, come on. Do you have to wear black suits and sunglasses and lurk if you work there?

Unpredictable Maple Leafs strike back vs. Lightning: Arthur — It's become like disaster tourism, now. How close can you get to the hurricane? How much can you see of the volcano as it erupts? What does Godzilla sound like, as it swallows a town? It's coming, you know. It always does. The difference, of course, is you can observe the Toronto Maple Leafs from a safe distance.

Onus will be on Shanahan to fix broken Leafs: Arthur — When Brendan Shanahan was a child he would go out into his driveway in Mimico and he would work. Lacrosse, hockey, one or the other, in a trancelike state. His father would look out at his son and surely wondered what burned in there.

Adrian Peterson suspension part of NFL’s bigger picture: Arthur — Of course Adrian Peterson deserved to be punished. He whipped a four-year-old child until the child bled. There was evidence. He never claimed he didn't do it; he just said there was a reason. He pled to a lesser charge in a Texas court. He asked to come back to work.

Phil Kessel cold shoulder low on list of Maple Leafs’ problems: Arthur — So Phil Kessel's on the ice one time, and he's doing a pre-draft workout with Blake Wheeler, and wouldn't you know it, Wayne Gretzky appears in the stands. And the coach on the ice turns to Kessel and he says, with a hint of sarcasm, "Phil, Phil: There's someone here who might be as good as you are."

NFL picks: Football avoids headlines in bizarre week worldwide (and beyond): Arthur — Good week for the NFL, all told. Here is a short list of things that generated more news than professional football this week: Landing a spaceship on a comet 511 million kilometres away, where like a drunken college student it landed on its side but was still able to tweet; the American midterm elections, which somehow managed to increase the nation's supply of fully employed lunatics; and Kim Kardashian's naked buttocks, which were purportedly aimed at breaking the Internet, but which lacked the gravitational power to do so.

Raptors get reality check vs. Bulls: Arthur — Joakim Noah was relaxed, cool, talking about his new teammate. Pau Gasol is another skyscraping big man, another wonderful passer, the newest Chicago Bull, and he's keen. "He's very eager," said Noah, who was typically sanguine. "He was watching film yesterday, he was watching Toronto against Philadelphia on the plane."

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Fighting in hockey just a real pain: Arthur — On Wednesday the biggest fight in hockey was over a 17-year-old kid, and it wasn't limited to the Air Canada Centre. Supernova prospect Connor McDavid got hurt throwing punches in a game in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday, and the whole fighting-in-hockey dance number got fired up again.

Toronto Raptors' early ascent feels real: Arthur — Don't look down, and not just because the wreck of the Philadelphia 76ers is down there, way down, lying prone like somebody dropped a doll from a burning zeppelin. Look up. What is up there, you ask? Nothing. There is nothing above the Toronto Raptors, just the air and a wide-open sky.
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