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Maple Leaf Hangout, Episode 7

For those VLM readers who may enjoy the format, I invite you to check out the most recent "Maple Leaf Hangout" show, taped on October 9.  

Our guest was Sean McIndoe, perhaps better known to his many followers as "Down Goes Brown".  McIndoe is an exceptional writer and satirist, and his work is seen around the globe, including current on Grantland.  We cover a range of topics, from his early days as a Leaf fan (despite some Montreal roots) to his thoughts on Tim Leiweke, Randy Carlyle and of course the current Leafs.

Those interested can have a listen via this link to Maple Leaf Hot Stove.

6 comments:

  1. For those VLM readers who may enjoy the format...

    I totally enjoy the shows. I listen to them every chance I get. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thank you very much, DP- I sincerely appreciate the comment from you, especially.

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  2. Michael,

    I have enjoyed the Maple Leaf Hangout programmes, particularly this one. It was nice to be able to put a face to "Down Goes Brown" and to hear his thoughts on being a Leaf fan. I read and enjoy his excellent writing both on his website and at Grantland.

    I have felt that there has been a steep drop-off in the quality of sports writing in the Toronto papers. Writers such as yourself and Sean McInroe and websites such as VLM, MLHS, Down Goes Brown and Grantland plus a few others more than adequately fill the gap to the point that I rarely read the newspapers anymore.

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    1. Both you and , Pete Cam, I would remember the real sports writing greats from the '50s and '60s like Scott Young (and I'm not referring to his famous kids books, but more his outstanding hockey work at the Globe before he went on to write about public affairs...), so it makes it a bit difficult to take some of the modern-era mainstream writing seriously.

      Thank you, by the way, for including me and VLM alongside those writers/sites that you cite. (The Hangout show should get smoother over time- I'm far from a "TV" guy.) Take care Pete.

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  3. Michael, don't ever change the way you do "The Hangout". It's the simplicity of your show that makes it so special. As a Leaf fan I can't even describe what a relief it is to hangout, even for a short, time with someone who "gets me". As a viewer, I feel I am almost there and included in the conversation. I was born a Leaf fan to a Leaf family. Whether it was a statement of your own individuality at a very young age or a strange trick of fate, so were you. C.N.

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    1. That's nice to hear, C.N. It's so considerate of you to take the time to say that. I very much appreciate your contributions here at VLM, and I'm glad you've found the new show. Thanks C.N.

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