You know, Mike Babcock calling the Toronto Maple Leafs CANADA’S TEAM is definitely not sending out the right kind of message about our Nation. To put this bluntly, it’s like a kid who invites all his friends over to his house for his birthday party, and when they’re all gathered around to sing Happy Birthday, the kid suddenly turns to his mother in front of everyone and calls her a whore.
Seriously Mike, what has your mother (land) ever done to you?
Let’s have a moment and think HABout ‘tit estie (typos intentional): what about all those kids whose impressionable minds will forever be soiled by this vile proclamation? Think about the Ti-Guy’s and Marie-Lou’s from small towns across the nation tugging on their daddies’ pyjamas at night, pleading with tears streaming down their little faces: “Papa, c’est tu vrai ce que dit le monsieur? *SNIFF* C’est tu vrai qu’on est des… *voice cracking* LOUSEURS?”
For the sake of Don Cherry’s fashion sense, what have the Ti-Guy’s and Marie-Lou’s of this country ever done to you?!? Tell me Babcock, TELL ME YOU MONSTER!!!
Do you see where I’m getting at, now? Because the very implication that Canada as a whole partakes, or rather CONDONES any association to the vulgar concept of LEAFSdom demeans all of its HABITANTS; it implies that we Canadians are allergic to success, and even suggests that although we have no idiom of dignity, we are somehow just ‘fine with it’.
For the love of Rocket Richard, why would any Canadian want to pick the Leafs as THEIR team when they have FIVE other teams to choose from? (Sorry, but Oilers don’t count.) The fact that not even native Torontonians would pick The Maple Leafs as their team should be a hint to the rest of us. Isn’t that why they’re clamoring for a second NHL team? So they can finally, you know… HAVE a team?Read More