Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Remember the '67 Leafs? Me neither.

boy - cott: (verb) to abstain from buying or using

It’s the fans fault the Leafs suck.

There, I said it.

The media can ballyhoo all they want about Leafs ownership and who’s really running the show and how Richard Peddie should go and how John Ferguson Jr. was so awful, yadda yadda yadda. Simple fact is that the ACC sells out for every home game, regardless of where the Leafs are in the standings. The Toronto Sun recently reported the Leafs have a 3% chance of making the play-offs this year but that won't stop the droves of people. Want the Leafs to do better? Then stop paying for them to suck.

Would you go back to a dry cleaner that ruined your favourite sweater, but offered no compensation? Would you go back to a restaurant with terrible food and rude employees? Would you go to a coffee shop that served burnt, weak coffee?

Oh, and while you’re at it, stop buying the jerseys, t-shirts, boxer shorts, pens, lighters, flags, license plate covers, throw pillows, mouse pads, tube socks, shoelaces, sticker books, teddy bears, Christmas tree ornaments, slippers and anything else emblazoned with the Toronto Maple Leafs logo. Why do you think Tie Domi was there for so long? How many “Domi” jerseys do you see out there?

The Leafs won’t get better until they have to. And they won’t have to until the fans demand that they do. And it would be a pretty bold statement if the fans just stopped anteing up.

A girl sure can dream.

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