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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: It’s Jerry’s world, we just live in it: Arthur — Pity Brandon Weeden. You're out there, you're doing it. You're leading the Dallas Cowboys to a field goal, then on 80-yard scoring drive to tie the game. You are 31, in your third year in the NFL, and the first two years were spent in Cleveland, which barely counts.

Raptors put on show in winning home opener: Arthur — The nerves creep in, every time. The man inside the Raptor suit used to do his routines free and easy; he did his best, and he was loved for it, and at some point he realized he had given people a standard that they had come to expect.

Defiant DeMar DeRozan vows to make a difference: Arthur — DeMar DeRozan was a defiant child. That's the word he uses: defiant. He would be told to do one thing, so he would do another. In high school in Los Angeles, the best basketball players would go to Compton Dominguez, like Tyson Chandler, Brandon Jennings, Tayshaun Prince. Or Compton Centennial, like Aaron Affalo.

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.
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Oct 30, 2014

@BConoley this helps me question modern existence a little less

Oct 30, 2014

NFL Picks, Week 9: Jerry Jones, Brandon Weeden, and questioning modern existence:…

Oct 30, 2014

Miami started 9-8 and then went to four Finals in four years, winning two, so I'm going to give Cleveland some time. Still: The Knicks.

Oct 30, 2014

The Cavs should see if Phil Jackson is available to coach them

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