Gerry Arnold has been writing about minor sports and its intersection with his life since 2005. Consistently named to every Top 10 Failed Canadian Athlete list compiled since 1977, that hasn’t stopped him from showing up at sporting venues over the last 17 years as a parent of two sports-loving sons and coach, trainer and cheerleader to hundreds of others. The journey so far has taken them from Timbits hockey to junior A to Canadian university hockey, and pretty much every imaginable stop along the way including lacrosse and lots of other stuff. He lives in Oakville, Ontario, with his smarter and better looking wife where they take turns sending money to their kids in university. They still call Nova Scotia home.