I've stated a few times before there's a love-hate relationship between Vancouver and Toronto. Vancouver has expressed their animosity towards the Maple Leafs and the Argonauts, and maybe the Raptors as well especially when the Grizzlies were local. This was most apparent in the 1994 Western Conference finals between the Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs when the local radios and television stations ran various promotions and contests to let everyone know what and how much they hate about Toronto to win prizes.
But despite all that I think it's rather hypocritical and phony when Vancouver had a huge blast and held parties and celebrations in the bars and on Robson Street whenever the Toronto Blue Jays do well, specifically when:
They clinched the AL West in 1985:
And again clinched the AL West in 1989:
And a third time in 1991:
Before finally winning it all in 1992 when reliever Mike Timlin passing to first baseman Joe Carter for the final out in Atlanta:
And repeating the feat in 1993 with Joe Carter's walk off home run:
It looks like Vancouver still considers Toronto as a fellow brother and countrymen if there's an international-like contest. I suppose it's sort of like a younger brother having a huge rivalry and possible animosity and fights with his older brother....but when the older brother gets into a fight with someone outside the family the younger brother will still support and root for his older brother.
Did any of you see the movie Back to the Future Part II in the cinemas when it came out in late 1989? After seeing the movie, did think the many predictions by director Robert Zemeckis would indeed become a reality in 2015? It looks like one prediction that came correct was video conferencing through software related to Skype. But many other predictions were not even close:
2. Flying cars
3. Using thumb prints to open most home locks or paying as credit cards
4. Self-drying clothes
5. Self-tightening shoes
6. Jaws 19
Let's see if Zemeckis can redeem himself by correctly predicting that the Chicago Cubs will win the 2015 World Series. The Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff spot already.