Men’s Football News


(Courtesy: Sportsnet)

Long before the days of smartphones and call display, when I was a senior in high school, I got a call from a 519-area code. I questioned whether I should pick it up or let it ride and go to voicemail. I answered and, on the other end, was a man with a twang in his voice that I’d never heard before and couldn’t exactly pinpoint geographically.

That’s because it was a former Prairie boy calling from London, Ontario: Larry Haylor, leader of the Western Mustangs. Neither of us knew at the time that the man calling me was a future Canadian Football Hall-of-Famer, and that this would be the first of many life-altering conversations I’d have with him.

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