Saturday, October 20, 2007
Holding Back No More
I’ve been so good. I’ve managed to restrain myself from posting about one of my addictions - ‘til now.
Yes, folks, the NHL season has begun. (NHL = National Hockey League for those not familiar with those all-important letters.)
My beloved Toronto Maple Leafs are back in action with 3 wins, 3 losses and 2 overtime points. (I’ll spare you an explanation regarding overtime points…)
And thus begins a season for Leaf fans that goes something like this: hope, despair, hope, despair….
Very exciting. Very suspenseful. And, at times, very trying.
But how boring life must be for fans of teams that consistently win. No highs or lows – just that same old humdrum, “Yup, we won again.”
Right, Cip? Poor you.
Alas, no game attendance for me this season unless I’m prepared to fork over big bucks for scalper’s tickets. The ex has custody of the hockey tickets. (Company owned.) I’d rather have the dog, anyway.
However, I’m giving serious thought to offering my services as the team mascot – Carlton the Bear. I would see every home game! And I think the uniform would fit nicely.
Think I’m crazy? Well, you’re late to the game. That’s already been established. How many bloggers have their favourite team’s name as one of their Topic Labels?
Don’t be afraid. I only posted about the Leafs seven times last season – not nearly enough to frighten away faithful readers.
I answered the phone the other day and heard this!
“Hi, I’m Mats Sundin….
(Sundin is the Leaf Captain.)
I got so excited! It’s amazing how quickly thoughts tumble through your brain. I’m like – why he’s calling me?...is it really Mats?...how did he get my number?…free tickets?… All this in a nanosecond.
I was just about to say, “Hi,” when the recorded voice continued.
He was calling on behalf of Rogers Cable and Leafs TV.
That was mean, Mats.