Growing up in Canada there are a lot of advantages. Being able to to have a bunch of sports on TV isn't one of them, unless you are a fan of Hockey and Soccer that is.
Growing up I played youth soccer and I enjoyed it actually except for the cold weather consistently week in week out. I didn't understand the relegation format and considering that internet wasn't what it was back in 2001, it wasn't like it was that big of a deal. In fact, back then, Sportsnet would show about four games a week. Seemed to me that it was the same teams on every week.
There was also one other problem. I lived in Vancouver. That means that the middle wave of soccer games was at 7am, a tad too early and Champions League happened when I was at school.