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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
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (378 ratings)

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

Written by: Steve "Dangle" Glynn
Narrated by: Steve "Dangle" Glynn
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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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Not what you think it would be..

Love Steve and his videos but dear jesus stay away from this book. Its a self story about Steve and his journey to Sportsnet. I hate Sportsnet Hockey and all this does is plug it pretty much. I found myself turning it off to listen to music most of the time.

Very very little to do with the Leafs and more of how he uses them to get where he is today. Sorry folks this book is Lame. I would advise picking it up at a yard sale 10 years from now if you want to read it. The audio book is meh at best.

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Amazing story

A wonderful story told by a man who writes like he speaks. Highly recommend his podcast whether you like hockey or not

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What a beauty!

Found your videos during COVID, the Dang Its to begin and then progressively have been going down the Dangle rabbit hole. It was super cool to learn more about the journey you've made to get to this point. I wish you all the joy and happiness one man can have, you are a gem my guy!

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Entertaining Biography

As a Montrealer, I am definitely not a Maple Leaf’s fan. Steve ‘Dangle’ Glynn , while a self-professed professional Toronto fan, does a great job writing and narrating his foray into a media career in the Maple Leafs’ world. Well worth a credit.

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So funny

It is so funny and amazing stories. I love how good he is at explaining things

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  • Amy
  • 2022-06-08

loved it

good book steve. it was nice to learn more about the guy I watch freak out on you tube and say all the things I'm thinking. as a true blue leaf fan that I am, may we one day see a cup in out future. keep up the good work

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Fantastic!

Wildly entertaining, insanely funny AND incredibly inspirational. Not only is this the best free audio book I’ve had the pleasure of listening to, but one of the best sports books I have ever heard or read. Great dang job!

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Dangle Dazzles

Steve Dangles is such a great story teller. His energy and enthusiasm is infectious. Feels like listening to a friend tell you some great stories.

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Steve dangle is captivating

makes it easy to follow and you never want to stop. I legit had to force myself to stop at points.

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its ok wouldn't spend money on it

its ok I wouldn't recommend it to any one tho if it's free try it out his comintarry is good

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  • Phreak811
  • 2022-12-12

A Matt with a brother named Andy

Love this! Steve is hilarious! So glad I listened to this! Keep up the great work.

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  • MK
  • 2021-12-18

Wonderful book

Hilarious book. I appreciate his writing style and his acting. I hope to see another book now that he is a dad.

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  • Kevin S
  • 2021-04-17

I'm so thankful for this book

One of my favorite books ever and it was a joy to listen to also

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  • LadyNibs
  • 2020-10-13

I like it.

If you are a fan of Steve's, you will love his story. From a kid learning to love the Leafs to the frantic and loud hockey personality it is today, it was a really interesting story. If you're not a fan, or have never heard of Steve before, you'll find his story inspiring. All in all, I highly recommend this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-08-06

more good steve content

i absolutely loved it, but i wish it was longer. Steve is really talented!

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  • JayEss
  • 2020-07-27

Far exceeded my expectations

I originally was exposed to Steve’s videos on Sportsnet during the COVID-19 pandemic, because a friend of mine told me to check out “that screaming leafs fan on YouTube.” I found his takes entertaining, and his delivery/banter to sound genuine. It’s refreshing to see someone on a major network who not only carries lots of charisma but genuinely loves the topic which they cover. That being said, I expected this book to be more of the same antics on his YouTube channel, which I would have liked.

However, this book is much better than that. It’s a solid and personal autobiography that is surprisingly relatable given that most readers are not media personalities. The way he describes his most memorable experiences attending leafs games and the Olympics evoked the myriad of emotions that I felt attending my first hockey game and seeing my favorite team win the cup in person (Tampa 04). Furthermore, hearing some of the struggles and personal adversity he faced and some of the reality checks he ran into were also quite insightful. One could definitely relate to how he dealt with his early success, struggles with insecurity, and the very human aspects of his story.

Anyway, it was a great listen and a great story.

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  • Beck
  • 2020-02-26

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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  • Larry Wallace
  • 2019-12-28

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
  • 2019-10-14

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
  • 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