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Sydney Halter

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Sports Executive

The Resume

    (April 18, 1905-October 24, 1990)
    Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Treasurer and board member for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1934-53)
    President of the Canadian Amateur Athletic Union (1938-46) and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1942)
    Commissioner for the Western Interprovincial Football Union (1953-58) and the Canadian Football League (1958-66)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was a lawyer.
    He went by his middle name, rather then his birth name of Gerald.
    Despite his contributions to Canadian sport, he doesn’t get mentioned in the same context as his contemporaries.
    He enjoyed gambling on horse races in his spare time.
    He refused to divulge any information in regards to his life outside of sports.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He served as the treasurer for the Winnipeg Football Club during the franchise’s earliest days.
    He was successful in his sports entrepreneurial ventures from football to horse racing.
    He was a staunch believer that in order to succeed, he had to be surrounded by the most qualified people around.
    He was brutally honest and upfront with anyone he dealt with, earning the respect of his peers.
    He was considered one of the founding fathers of the modern Canadian Football League.

Credit: Ricky

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    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying