Why The Leafs Stink
It’s not bad luck. It’s not bad karma. What it takes to build a chronic loser.
A genuinely insightful article by Steve Maich published in Macleans on April 2, 2008 and has, somehow, gone unheeded by the Maple Leafs organization as nearly two years later and with no end in sight… the Leafs still stink.
God hates the blue and white — it’s that belief which binds together all those who call themselves citizens of Leafs Nation. On talk radio, in chat rooms, and in sports bars across the country (but mainly in southern Ontario) they share the misery of loving a team that does not give back. Not ever. Their bond is galvanized by the common struggle against forces beyond their control, and by the knowledge that they are hated (vehemently) by fans in Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver and beyond. It’s that sense of grievance and isolation that, in the absence of anything real to celebrate, holds them all together.