Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Toronto Maple Leafs is a Tradition (And a Verb)

There's a game at the ACC tonight. I had forgotten until I saw some Leafs fans -- the outfits gave them away.

The second period started -- a good place to pick up the action -- and there were goals. Ottawa was up 1 to 0 but Toronto scored quickly, then again to go ahead by one.

Then it happened. It had to happen. History says it will happen.

The Senators came right back and banged in two within no time at all. The goals were funny to me: I laughed out loud at the Leafs' patented ineptness. Ineptness in the form of non-existent defence. I remember hearing this about them last year; they had some scorers on the front line but no back stoppers or disruptors of any note. (For those of you who are reading this and don't know the beautiful game of ice hockey, a defensive line is very important.)

The Toronto Maple Leafs carry a tradition. So too do I: I stopped watching ten minutes in when the Schadenfreude kicked in.

Here we go again!

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