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

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

What the critics say

“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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Excellent book

Excellent must read for any hockey fan or aspiring content creator! Steve explains a story of never giving up and always working hard!

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Steve is a wonderful individual who I couldn't be happier to support. I absolutely loved this book and couldn't stop listening to. I love the podcast, the radio hits and all of Steve's work. If you're a Leafs fan, or a hockey fan in general, Steve is one hell of a follow. This book was amazing, Steve is amazing and I'm extremely happy with how this turned out. Thank you, Steve.

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sorry?

sorry but I bought this book to hear the leafs and how they are apart of ur life and this was way more personal that I was hoping for and thing I could careless about

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Intersting and easy to listen to

An interesting and easy to listen to telling of Steves life thus far. The narrating gets better as it goes along.

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great listen. highly recommend it

loved every moment of it. glad I got this. very interesting book. love from Sarnia

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Absolutely loved this !!!

This book means more than you know!! This audio book provided entertainment for my mum and I. Time we’ve spent together listening to your book will be memories that I will cherish forever.
You see, Steve, my mum is battling terminal cancer and we love listening to your comments after every Leafs games and this book was a nice “filler” after the 2018 season ended and we are all hoping she will be able to hear more in 2019
We love you Steve
Go Leafs Go

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Excellent Read By The Author

I was introduced to this book by a friend who is a fan of Steve's podcast, YouTube channel, etc. At first I had zero interest in the book because A) I'd never heard of Steve Dangle and B) I can't stand the Leafs. But, since Audible has their "no questions asked" return policy, I took the risk. Glad I did!! Excellent book, filled with fun stories and a very entertaining read by the author!

A really good book for anyone who's interested in getting involved in media via YouTube, podcasting, etc. and/or if you like hockey.

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Dangle Navy Unite!

if you have followed Steve through the years, like I have, then this book is a must listen. some of the stories that you died laughing about over the years are even funnier hearing them through a slightly different lense.

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More than the Leafs

Steve is a great writer and narrator. I'd recommend this book to any hockey fan, or anyone thinking of becoming a youtuber or working in media.

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Just amazing

my first audiobook and loved every min of it. Thank you Steve for many greatlaughs.

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  • 2019-08-24

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
  • 2019-08-19

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
  • 2019-06-27

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
  • 2019-06-21

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
  • 2019-05-17

awesome

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

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  • B. Reich
  • 2019-05-16

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
  • 2019-05-08

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.

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  • 2019-05-05

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I'm sorry, Steve, but I had to. Hope you don't mind the joking jab in the review. - An inspired fan

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  • Jenn H
  • 2019-05-04

perfect narration for a wonderful book

I read this book before I got to listen, but this performance made the book even better. I don't think anyone can tell Steve's stories as well as he can. He's one of the most passionate people out there, which is kind of the basis of the stories (hello, guy who yells into a camera). You can hear his happiness with good stories, the frustration with others. You can hear his love anytime he talks about SL. It's the perfect narration for a wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-02

Must Have Audiobook

This book is great for any hockey fan! Steve is amazing and funny! You need to listen to this!