Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I Don't Really Care

The NHL Playoffs begin today. Once again the Toronto Maple Leafs have long been eliminated from the playoffs. It's sad to say, but I don't really care. Now that it's been over 40 years since Toronto won a Stanley Cup, 3 consecutive years when they did not make the playoffs, and 4 years since the season was cancelled because of the player's strike. It's safe to say that I am firmly off the bandwagon.
I'm not planning on following the playoffs very closely this year, and I may not follow the season next year, until Toronto starts to win. It's a sad reality, but most Toronto Fans should know that there's no incentive for the team to do better unless folks start tuning out. The team can make incredible profits because we keep on watching, and buying tickets regardless of the effort they put forward. If they notice their revenues drop, maybe they'll show up to play next season.

1 comment:

stageleft said...

If you live in the big smoke you got the Brampton Battalion and St. Michael's Majors - you don't need the Leafs.

Seriously, I spend a lot of Friday evenings watching the Ottawa 67's, the hockey is just as good, the tickets are no where near as expensive, and the players don't have their noses so high in the air that they can't see the fans..... I only start paying attention to the NHL after the 67s' season ends.

Something that happened early this year, so - GO SENS GO!!