Wednesday, January 12, 2011
No Leaf Of Faith
One of my golf buddies is a die hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and even after a few good games he is still unwilling to take a leap of faith and declare Toronto a playoff team. He is starting to believe again, but not enough to predict Toronto's first playoff birth since before the lockout. I understand the pathology of leaf fans, who have been bombarded with so much futility in recent memory that they are reluctant to believe. When the team starts playing well he will start texting me updates, but when I turn around and ask him if this is a playoff team, he starts back peddling. Such is the nature of Leaf Nation.