Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Give Leaf Nation A Parade

After Tuesday night’s game against the Lightning, I’m just not sure how much more I can take. How many different ways can a team snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory?

We are told to support the team. Be patient. Brian and Ron we have been patient. For 43 years we’ve patiently waited. Meanwhile hockey fans across the North America laugh at us. Some even pity us.

It’s obvious that this thing isn’t going to turn around any time soon. Definitely not this season. Probably not next season either.

There are now Leaf fans that have reached middle age without witnessing a championship. The youngest fans have never seen a Maple Leaf playoff game. How sad is that?

The Maple Leaf motto is Spirit Is Everything. I’m telling the Spirit is slowly being choked out of me and the rest of Leaf Nation. There is rarely any hope or optimism in Leaf Nation by the time Halloween comes around. We can’t even keep this thing going to Christmas.

Leaf Nation needs a boost. We need to be rewarded for our unwavering devotion. Damn it, we need a PARADE!!

I’m starting a petition to ask the City of Toronto and MLSE hold a parade for the Leaf Nation this spring. I’m getting old. I can’t wait for a Stanley Cup. We need something to celebrate now.

We won’t win the Cup but we can still have our parade.

You can sign the petition here.

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