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, 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.
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Many sports fans rant when their team is in a slump, but very few make a career out of it. Meet Steve “Dangle” Glynn, an all-Canadian boy whose 2010 tirade about his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs became a viral sensation, leading to a career in sports media. Glynn reads This Team Is Ruining My Life in his trademark loud and boisterous style, zigzagging hilariously through the unexpected highs and cringeworthy lows of his lifelong obsession with hockey. This self-deprecating memoir is also a heartwarming and deeply personal love letter to Glynn’s wife, family, and hometown that even non-sports fans will enjoy.