The past calendar year has been quite the ride for sports fans.
From the moment Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 way back in March and the NBA pulled the plug, the world as we knew it has changed and the sporting world was quickly forced to get creative.
Fans were asked to adapt in many ways, too, and everything from how sports were consumed in person — in most cases, they weren’t — to expectations for favourite teams shifting under unique circumstances all changed in an instant.
With all of that in mind, 2020 brought some interesting questions to the forefront, leading to the birth of the first-ever TSN 1050 Toronto Sports Survey.
Over the past two weeks, an impressive 1,653 of you took the time to answer 54 in-depth questions pertaining to all of Toronto’s sports franchise — Leafs, Raptors, Blue Jays, Argonauts and TFC.
In some cases, the answers were obvious, many were telling, and all of them shed light on how Toronto sports fans feel about the state of their favourite teams in the middle of a pandemic.
Today we start to reveal the results, starting with a baker’s dozen of general questions about the five Toronto sports franchises, the men who lead them, and how being in lockdown has affected your sports viewing.
1—Who’s your favourite Toronto sports team?
No surprise here. Despite the more recent success of other franchises, Toronto is still a hockey city first and foremost. The Raptors’ recent title run has them in second spot,