Archive for April 20, 2012

They’re at the post

T. Michael Travers

Sandy Hawley

When I was a kid, like many kids, I wanted a pony. The fact that I grew up in downtown Toronto and was the last of ten children didn’t dissuade me.

I was a huge fan of Roy & Trigger, Gene & Champion too, but my idol was The Range Rider. He was TV’s best cowboy of the 1950’s played by a former Hollywood stunt man named Jock Mahoney. His horsemanship and trick riding on the show just couldn’t be beat.

By the time I became a teenager I still didn’t have my pony but I found the next best thing – the riding academy. That’s what they called horses-for-hire businesses that offered hourly rentals or trail rides. Read more

End of Season Excesses and Excuses

By the time you read this column, Thursday nights encounter between the Leafs and Lightning will be in the books. The only possible interest in that night is whether Steve Stamkos of Tampa Bay will have hit the sixty goal mark for the year.
After that, all that remains is the final game, closing out the season as it began. Leafs vs Canadiens shutting the door on a forgettable season for both teams. Read more