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"The Hating of Alberta (and Especially Edmonton)." Hanging it Out on Camera 3: Canadian Sports in the Media Era. Malcolm Kelly, 87-94. Toronto: Prentice Hall Canada, 2001.

AB: In this book on the relationship between Canadian media and sports is a chapter which on Alberta as centre of the Canadian sports universe during the years 1978, when Edmonton hosted the Commonwealth Games, to 1990, when the Edmonton Oilers recorded their fifth Stanley Cup in seven years. The author specifically mentions the jealousy felt by the Toronto media towards this sustained superiority from the West. This article mentions the World University Games (or Universiade, 1983) in Edmonton and details on the Edmonton Eskimos' Grey Cup reign which commenced in 1978. The Edmonton Oilers also dominated the ice along with Calgary Flames in the continuous Battle of Alberta.

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