EH15 wrote: daswunderboy wrote:
EH15 wrote:Olympics absolutely does mean something. Don't mind him. It's under Grand Slams but you can argue it's above year end finals.
And for a nation with a Gold medal historical high of a meager 10 medals (achieved once back in 1984), winning a tennis Gold in singles would not meaning nothing.
"don't mind him"....lol, get over yourself. It's a fact that Olympic Tennis doesn't have nearly the cachet of a major. I'm not making that up. And winning a single medal in the olympics is great for any Canadian. It doesn't put you over a team in one of the big 3 sports that has a Canadian team (NHL, NBA, MLB) winning a title. Winning a couple of majors would put you in the conversation though.
I'm talking about attracting an audience like the Raptors did for the playoffs. You can't interpret that?
Actually, you said:
Raptors have had a quarter century of build up, with fans spanning 2 generations now. A fair comparison is Bianca playing for gold in Tokyo at the 2020 Olympics or in Paris at the 2024 games. That match and win, should we be lucky enough, is analogous to the Raptors win
Nowhere does that state anything about an audience. Maybe if you want people to interpret you 'better', you'll be clear on what you are saying. Your statement, read in plain English, was about. This entire thread is about "Canadian sports story of the year". You weren't replying to anyone, so your comment, read plainly, is about the topic, and that's what I was replying to.
(hopefully you let this go instead of desperately trying to "win" an argument that you are having with yourself...but if not, good luck!)