On Jan. 1, the Toronto Raptors were a team that always folded in the face of playoff adversity, and Bianca Andreescu was an 18-year-old tennis hopeful ranked well outside the top 100 in the world. Now? Well, you know by now.
What did these underdog champions teach Canada about its sporting culture this year? Which of them had the greater achievement? And what would you have bet, way back in 2018, that Canada could have one of its most successful sporting years in history without hockey even being a factor?
GUEST: Donnovan Bennet, Sportsnet