Sunday, December 10, 2006

Arghh!


I feel a rant coming on about my Toronto Maple Leafs. Almost wrote one after last night’s game/slaughter while I was still reeling from their seventh loss in a row. Held back out of sympathy for my readers. I don’t think I have a fan base for this subject. If you don’t like hockey, you’re excused. You can “leave” now.

Detroit 5 — Leafs 1. The Leafs had 14 penalties. You do not score when you are in the penalty box. You need to score in order to win games. And I don’t know how much more of this I can take. I make sacrifices in order to watch these games. They cut into my precious reading time.

I told the hubby I thought I might make a new game plan, juggle the lines — help out the coach Paul Maurice. He nodded. He takes my ranting seriously during these games. He’s learned. And I just might do it. Let’s see — how about benching the usual “stars” and letting all the rookies have a go at it? What has the team got to lose? Absolutely nothing. They’re losing anyway.

Obviously, my previous TML post of November 3rd never made it to the higher-ups at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. I offered my services to attend the home games (at the very least) since the Leafs don’t lose when I’m right there with them. I think they need me – need to feel my positive vibes.

Keep an eye out for the results of the upcoming game on December 19th. I will be there.

5 comments:

oreneta said...

I don't think your alone in your frustration, my great uncle actually WORE HOLES in the carpet in front of his chair from watching the games.

Beth said...

oreneta - thanks for the comment! Amazing. Didn't think anyone would even read the damn thing considering the subject matter...

Mom of Three said...

You sound like you have it as bad for the Leafs as I do for the Steelers. Incidentally, they haven't been winning much, either. Though they did this week!

Trish said...

I'm not so much of a hockey fan...but my dad was! He used to watch the games on tv and cheer the team on from his chair shouting at the players and then...

"...HE SCORES!!!"

It was really funny, we could hear him through the whole house.

Beth said...

Mom of three - Yeah, I have it bad. It's an addiction. Could be worse, right? (I'm a "Mom of three" too. Good "odd" number.)


trish - I'm more of a sit up straight, fist in the air with a "Yes!" kind of fan. It helps that there are others in the house like myself. (Maybe not quite as intense??)