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  • 01/16/2014, 10:10AM ET

Biggest Canadian sports triumphs since 1980! YEAH YEAH Boy!

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1. Wayne Gretzky..
Canada's equivalent to MJ, (but with a really hot wife)..

2. 2002 AND 2010 Olympic gold hockey..
And to make the sauce sweeter, they beat their big brother Yankees in the finals, not once but twice..

3. Edmonton oilers back in the Gretzky days..
Oh why did you leave Wayne?
I know.. The money..

4. Blue jays win back to back..
Oh how it must hurts for cub fans and clevelanders..

5. Vince carter leads an exciting raptors to the play offs..
The highlight was the greatest dunk competition ever..
Even Jordan would say Vince's dunks were prettier..

6. Raonic becomes a legitimate top 20 player in the world..
And he will probably break the top 5 some day..

7. Justin Moreau wins MVP for the twins

8. Doug flutie and warren moon make CFL a legitimate league for guys who dream big of making the big bucks, one day in the States..

9. Eric gagne! Nasty closer.. Had over 50 consecutive saves and didn't blow a save for one full season.. Unfortunately he got killed in the all star game..

10. Greg rusedski..
Is he Canadian? Is he British?
I don't know.. He was a pretty darn good serve and volleyer though..


I don't really think a single player is really a triumph. Just as I don't see teams really being an accomplishment when they win titles, as they aren't entirely Canadian and in many cases beat teams with Canadians on them. I really don't get picking Vince Carter, or the Oilers, or any of that crap. So anyways, my list kicks your list ****.

With that said, I did no research to compile my list. So it probably sucks.

1. 2002 & 2010 Olympic Gold for Men's Ice Hockey
I really consider this as two events, but since you had it as one, I will keep it as one.

2. Terry Fox
Does he count?

3. 1987 Canada Cup Win
The final against Russia is one of the biggest moments in Canadian sporting history. It was also some of the best hockey ever played.

4. Ben Johnson winning in the 1988 Olympics with a WR time
He would get striped shortly after, but when he won, it was amazing. And what a time!

5. Donovan Bailey 1996 Olympic 100M Gold & WR

6. Canada winning the most Golds in 2010

7. Mike Weir winning The Masters

8. GSP dominates UFC

9. 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup win
The only time Canada has done anything in soccer.

10. Hesjedal wins the Giro


I do like your list a lot..

You obviously have an advantage because the good Canadian memories will stick longer in your head, than in mine..

I would replace Ben Johnson with your boy raonic..
The big 4 are beginning to fall apart..
Federer is done at 32.5..
Nadal has 2 years left before his knees crumble..
Murray just had back surgery.. And I don't think he will ever get his top form back..
Plus Murray has won Wimbledon now.. That was all Andy ever needed to do..
Yes.. Raonic has an excellent chance of sneaking a slam, sometime over the next 8 years..
If he does bag a slam.. Even you would have to knock off someone from your list..

I personally will always remember Donovan Bailey more..
For beating Michael Johnson in the 150 meter sprint..
At the time people said Michael Johnson was unstoppable..
Bailey must have been very nervous..
Only 2 guys racing..
A million dollars for the winner..
Loser gets embarrassed..
Plus Bailey anchored the Olympic gold relay Canadian team..

January 16, 2014  10:12 AM ET

You have to keep in mind I only follow Olympic hockey..
No NHL..
But yeah.. Even I know who the Edmonton dynasty is..

January 16, 2014  12:15 PM ET

Edmonton 5 out of 7 aint bad..

January 16, 2014  02:34 PM ET

I may not get to the rest of my arguments. Leaving for Denmark tomorrow evening.

January 16, 2014  03:06 PM ET

Argos' list is too Canadian...

January 16, 2014  03:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I may not get to the rest of my arguments. Leaving for Denmark tomorrow evening.

Denmark, eh...

Nice.

January 16, 2014  03:17 PM ET

Yesssss!!!!
I was hopeing Argos would take this:)

January 16, 2014  03:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I may not get to the rest of my arguments. Leaving for Denmark tomorrow evening.

I understand..
I will do my 2nd by 4pm..
I don't know if that helps..

January 16, 2014  03:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Denmark, eh... Nice.

Moving there for 6 months, at least. Have an option to stay another 30 months after the first 6.

January 16, 2014  03:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I understand..I will do my 2nd by 4pm..I don't know if that helps..

Yeah I'm gonna go out tonight with some friends. My flight is tomorrow early evening. So I will probably get my second up tomorrow morning. The third may never come.

January 16, 2014  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yeah I'm gonna go out tonight with some friends. My flight is tomorrow early evening. So I will probably get my second up tomorrow morning. The third may never come.

Ok..
I got my 2nd done..
NOW IM SUPPORTING RAONIC ha ha..

Good luck in Denmark..
You are going to see a lot of hot blondes..

January 16, 2014  03:39 PM ET

Damn.. 3 years..
Good for you..

January 16, 2014  03:40 PM ET

Europe is pretty awesome..

January 17, 2014  10:09 AM ET

The Golden Goal!!!

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January 17, 2014  11:04 AM ET

I'm just going to do 2 arguments..

In my 3rd,
I will just write:
...

January 17, 2014  05:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I'm just going to do 2 arguments..In my 3rd,I will just write:...

That will be your best argument EVER!

January 17, 2014  05:15 PM ET

I didn't know Denmark has no internet.......

January 18, 2014  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I didn't know Denmark has no internet.......

He's got bigger things on his mind ...

January 19, 2014  04:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Moving there for 6 months, at least. Have an option to stay another 30 months after the first 6.

Not bad. Not bad at all...

 
January 19, 2014  04:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Europe is pretty awesome..

Sorta. America is a lot better though.

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