This Team Is Ruining My Life (but I Love Them): How I Became A Professional Hockey Fan by Steve "dangle" GlynnThis Team Is Ruining My Life (but I Love Them): How I Became A Professional Hockey Fan by Steve "dangle" Glynn

This Team Is Ruining My Life (but I Love Them): How I Became A Professional Hockey Fan

bySteve "dangle" Glynn

Paperback | March 19, 2019

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Steve Dangle's incredible odyssey, from self-starting Leafs lover to sports-media star

How do you turn ranting about hockey into a career? Steve "Dangle" Glynn is a YouTuber, podcaster, and sports personality from Toronto, who managed to turn a 16-second online rant about the Maple Leafs into a career in sports media. From video blogging in his parents' house at 19 to yelling on televisions across Canada at 28, Dangle has been involved with some of the most important sports companies in the country.

In between tales of Steve's adventures, both online and off, This Team Is Ruining My Life is also a kind of how-to (or how-not-to) guide: in an ever-evolving media landscape, sometimes you have to get creative to find the job you want. This is Steve Dangle and his accidentally on purpose journey through sports media so far.

Steve "Dangle" Glynn is a lifelong Leafs fan who began making YouTube videos about his favorite team when he was still a teen. Now he gets to work at Sportsnet for a living. (Still no Cup, though.) Steve and his wife have two wonderful dogs. They live together in the 'Shwa (Oshawa, Ontario).
Title:This Team Is Ruining My Life (but I Love Them): How I Became A Professional Hockey FanFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:344 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.78 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.78 inPublished:March 19, 2019Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770414444

ISBN - 13:9781770414440


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome page-turner! This is a fun read from start to finish. Steve writes of the experience of his journey into sports media, with personal, entertaining stories along the way. From working at the Toronto Zoo to covering the 2010 Olympics, you look forward to the next chapter and what new story he has to share! He is open with his readers about both his successes and failures, and writes of them with humour and humility; a natural story-teller that will keep you engaged. Leafs fans, hockey fans and sports fans in general will really appreciate this book, as Steve relays his experiences of hockey games and athlete meetings. Even non-sport readers will appreciate the life lessons and personal stories shared. And his honest, inner-monologue will keep you laughing! You will be an even bigger fan of him after this book!
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real good book by a real good pl’r I was so happy to see this come early, it made my day! I couldn’t put it down either! It made me laugh and cry and made me so proud to be a fan of Steve’s. He takes the reader on a very honest and relatable journey through life growing up in Toronto in the 90’s and 2000’s and into the start of his channel onto a series of bigger and bigger opportunities he’s earned in the 2010s. What a journey it is! Whether you love the leafs half as much as Steve, are a diehard bruins fan or don’t really know much about hockey, this is an inspiring book that encourages you, the reader, to believe in yourself, to take risks in the pursuit of living the most authentic life you can, and to not take things for granted, while also compelling the reader to root for Steve, both in the confines of every little story and for his continued happiness and success for whatever comes his way on the horizon.
Date published: 2019-03-01

Editorial Reviews

"Folks always say to me, 'When Coach's Corner is on, no one in our house is allowed to talk.' I reply, 'Neither am I.' Now I find myself hushing my own household when Steve is on. Steve says he's taken a page from us, but I know it's novel. Enjoy." - Ron MacLean, Coach's Corner"A wonderful look at the rickety ladder to success in sports media and how one can invent their own way of climbing it. Revel in Steve's journey from irritated Leafs fan yelling into a webcam to irritated Leafs fan yelling into much more expensive cameras." - Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer, ESPN"A hilarious, inspiring account of how a kid who could barely skate managed to navigate a turbulent period in the Canadian media industry to become one of the most unique voices in our sport."  - Chris Johnston, senior hockey writer, Sportsnet"It's strange to call a 30-year-old a trailblazer, but that's what Steve Dangle is. He carved his way into the broadcasting world by taking his own unique, loud, and crazy path."- Ken Reid, bestselling author and co-anchor, Sportsnet Central"Steve's book, This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them), is so good, it registered on Canada's nonfiction best-seller list before it was even released. A remarkable story of how if you love something enough and pour in the hours, you don't need to "get hired" or "be employed" in order to start your path to success." - Sportsnet