THE STARTING 11: Toronto FC Civic Holidays

Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming

For a good portion of us in the Toronto FC geographic area, today is a holiday. While generally known across the parts of Canada that participate as a “Civic Holiday” it is more specifically known in Ontario as Simcoe Day. This of course marks the day in the Dark Ages when a magical knight named Barry Simcoe sailed from Olde Englande and landed at Scarborough Bluffs where he slayed The Ice Monster and founded the Town of Olde New York City. My history is wobbly – I’ve been drinking. It’s a holiday. Sue me. Anyhoo, this left us wondering – what if it was local day off specialists Toronto FC who in fact were in charge of naming new holidays? No offense intended Sir Barry Simcoe.

11. Fat Striker Tuesday

10. April Foolsma

9. The Four Four Twoth of July

8. Talk Smack About a Mother Day

7. New Manager’s Eve

6. Escobardi Gras

5. The Aron Winter Equinox

4. Orthodox Playoff Elimination

3. Gale Agbossoumon Day

2. Passover/Step Over

1. Cinco De Rosario

Author: Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is a writer, former minor-league broadcaster and failed astronaut. Born into supporting an underachieving football club only to end up supporting a second underachieving football club - through what must be deemed as soft immigration policies - he continues to make terrible life choices. Walsh is a keen observer of the malarkey-rife sport of football and is considered one of the leading voices on the Collin Samuel Obesity Epidemic.

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