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This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them)

How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan
Narrated by: Steve "Dangle" Glynn
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

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.

©2019 Steve Glynn (P)2019 ECW Press

Critic 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) 

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Can't recommend enough

Even if you're not a hockey fan enjoy the great delivery by the guy who has lived the ups and down on his journey so far. My first audiobook and it was a sincere pleasure.

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  • Beck
  • 26-02-20

Easy Read For a Hockey Fan

Steve’s book is entertaining to hear. He talks about his path through the professional hockey community and other impacts of his life. He talks of wins and defeats, the defeats were primarily the Leafs.

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  • Lindy Wallace
  • 28-12-19

Wonderful Story From Passionate Leaf Fan

Steve is a very caring person. He tells a great story about his family life, growing up and living hockey and The Toronto Maple Leafs! Great narration and live listening to Steve in this audiobook and his Youtube Videos. Very knowledgeable hockey guy too!

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  • Lasse
  • 14-10-19

True fandom

It's a story of true fandom and it gives a looking into the world og media. So if you're passionate about sport, specifically hockey or just want a glimse into sports media, this is a great listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-08-19

Great Story of Steve's life

Great Book! I hereby award it my gold star of excellence and will give him a beer if I see him

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  • Alkaline Sky
  • 19-08-19

Our travel companion!

On a long road trip up to Toronto from our current home in Denver, we enjoyed listening to Steve tell us about his personal journey and his insightful and hilarious commentary on our much-beloved and frustrating Leafs. We listened to the entire book straight through and it was a lifesaver on the road. Excellent work!

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  • Rob
  • 27-06-19

Outstanding

I have been a fan of Steve’s YouTube channel, as well as the podcast. This book was a fantastic backstory to add context to Steve’s success, The highs and lows he went through during his uphill battle. Truly inspiring, I enjoyed every second. I would recommend this book to everybody, hockey fan or not.

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  • Matt Riegler
  • 21-06-19

Fly your flag bro

To not love Steve is to hate puppies and sunshine.

Steve has an immutable enthusiasm that he gleefully and lovingly shares with anyone within reach. We should all be so lucky to be Dangled.

Bro wherever you are, fly your flag and know you're awesome.

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  • Mads
  • 17-05-19

awesome

i loved hearing steve narrate. it really made the experience. the books not to shabby either.

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  • B. Reich
  • 16-05-19

Who else but Steve?

Who else but Steve Dangle could read his own story. I think he does good job and I enjoyed it very much!

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  • Joe
  • 08-05-19

For all Hockey Fans

Steve and his passion is a story for all hockey fans. The journey that he has had was amazing with so much luck. Steve entertained me all the way with the grand storytelling. Good Job Steve you deserve the success.