My first post

Well, I’ll start out by welcoming all of you to my site.  My name is Josh.  It’s been a dream of mine to get this page going for quite some time.  I have always been an avid sports fan and more importantly an avid Toronto sports fan.  I’ve been wanting to run a sports website for a long time, and I just decided that now is the time to do it.  I want this site to be so much more than just a blog.  I want it to be a space for all of us to join together.  We make up the greatest fan base in all of sports.  Toronto Sports Nation.

I have a lot of ideas for some very interactive features for this site.  And I’m hoping that you will join me on my journey to unleash the full potential here.

I guess it would be good to tell a little bit about myself in my first post.  There will be plenty of time for the sports part of things in the posts to come.  I have been watching Toronto sports since I was very young in the mid 90’s.  I remember very clearly the first Blue Jays that my father took me to in 1997 to see them play the Yankees.

My first Maple Leafs game came a couple of years later in 1999.  My father took me to see them play the Sabres in Buffalo.

It wasn’t until a couple of years later that I started seriously following sports.  That was right around the time that I was 12 in 2002.

Since then I have lived and died with Toronto sports.  I remember very clearly as a teenager watching the Leafs win Game 7 against Ottawa in the first round in 2004, but then losing to Philadelphia in 6 games in the next round.  Unfortunately, I’m too young to have a lot of great memories of great Toronto seasons, but there is so much to look forward to here.

The Maple Leafs are one of the hottest teams in the league.  With a great young core building for the future, but ready to contend now.  The Raptors have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA for a couple of years now.  And while they haven’t quite been able to get past Lebron James yet.  They are getting there, and I have faith that they will get over the hump soon.  If not this year.

While the Blue Jays are certainly down right now.  I learned a couple of years ago to not count them out and I’m confident that they will make it back to the playoffs in the next couple of years.

I’m going to sign off for tonight, but I’ll be back on tomorrow to do some more writing.  I look forward to hearing feedback from everyone on ideas to make this site better.  Thanks and have a great day!

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