Thursday, October 27, 2005

Why does the Toronto media hate the Leafs?

For example:
The way things are going for McCabe, he might be rubbing elbows with some of the greats of the game by the end of the 2005-06 season.
Should he not let up in point production, a 136-point season by McCabe would be three fewer than Bobby Orr posted in 1970-71 and two less than Paul Coffey's career high in 1985-86.
Riiiiiiiight. Oh, and Jason Allison is on pace to end up with a -63 plus/minus rating - a Leaf record too?

So the conclusion - not all Toronto writers are anti-Leaf - they are just all idiots from living in the stink hole that is Toronto? That was a little crude - sorry. Related to that though, there was a winner of the 6/49 draw last night from Ottawa as well but when he heard he had to go to Toronto to claim the winnings he decided against it.


  1. Don please epxlain how this guy (whom I don't know) qualifies as "toronto media" This is the first I have heard of him.

  2. In 1996, he moved to the Toronto Star, and covered the Toronto Maple Leafs, the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, along with the women's world championships in 1997 and the women's Olympic tournament. He left the Star for the National Post in 1998 and was employed at the NHL writer for the national daily. Adams now works as a freelance writer based in Toronto.

  3. I with the Meatman on this one. Alan Adams doesn't have any mind share in T.O.

  4. I agree that most of the media are idiots, but Toronto doesn't have a monopoly on them. There are idiots in the Ottawa media and the media in every other city in North America as well.

  5. I don't count free lance writers. The regular toronto columnists (and sports reporters) are the ones that get the most ink/air time and those are the ones that spend their time carping about the leafs.

    Don if you are looking for anti-leafs drivel for you and fellow ottawa fans you can try:

    Al Strachan
    Damian Cox
    Steve Simmons
    Howard Berger (although he changes his mind daily)
    Bob McCowan (whenever he decides to acutally talk agbout hockey)
    Mike Hogan (mid-day host of fan590 who once thought it bright to have as a call in topic "what do you hate most about leaf fans" - remember this is in Toronto not some other city.

    I sure I have forgotten some. But that should give you a feel.

  6. One freelance writer = Toronto media.

    New math. Gotcha.

    No wonder the gov't is always 'surprised' to find it has billions and billions in surplus funds at the end of the fiscal year, if this is what passes for arithmetic in the nation's capital.

  7. Geez - touchy.

    Hey - while Garrioch and Brennan are usually homers they still suck worse than your bunch.