Saturday, March 24, 2007

Fire JFJ ... shame it won't happen

So maybe I'm just ranting for the sake of ranting. Maybe I'm ranting because Memphis just lost to Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament. Maybe it's because I can't seem to beat my high score in a pinball game. Maybe it's because the Leafs are about to start, and I'm still pissed about last night. Whatever the reason is, this rant just came to me while listening to Don Cherry in the pre-game.

What I propose is firing John Ferguson Jr, the Leafs shitty GM. Why? Because the Leafs are fucking balls and someone needs to take the fall. This year there's no Pat Quinn to blame though and you're not going to fire a first year coach in Paul Maurice (well I wouldn't put it past JFJ). So what do you do? You fire the architect, the guy who put the team together. The same guy that decided McCabe was worth 5 plus million a year, and deserved a no movement clause. The same guy that thought Kubina was worth roughly the same amount. To be fair, I will acknowledge the Kaberle signing was good, and to sign Tucker for as little as he did was a fairly good move as well. That's not the point though - this team is shit, and someone needs to be blamed and I'm blaming JFJ.

Now, it's all well and good that I'm saying to do it but it's not going to happen. Why? The Leafs (the team on the ice and the front office) are rewarded for mediocrity. Leafs fans have made this franchise one of the most valuable in all of sports. Leafs fans continue to support this team, despite failure, after failure, after failure. Fuck, one of the most recognizable sporting franchises in all of North America, if not the World has not won a championship since 1967. In fact they haven't even been to Stanley Cup Final since the league expanded from the original six. They're simply a miserable excuse for a organization. Yet the fans (myself included) flock to them as if they are golden gods and we put hard earned dollars into the pockets of the owners. These people are making money hand over fist - and are loving it. Yes, like anyone else they are happy because they are making money, but more important than that, they're happy because they know they're pants-ing every fan that goes through the gates at the ACC and are driving a god damn fucking bus up their rectum, and all the fans turn around, smile, and say "thank you sir, may I have another?"

Yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs Organization mother fucks their fans. We put so much time and money into this team, and yet we never ask for anything in return (apart from an occasional anal penetration). I mean who needs a Stanley Cup? What the fuck good is that going to do? The ACC is filled every night regardless.

If the Toronto fans want a Cup, they're only going to get it by doing one simple thing. Sending the owners a message. Not a message like this blog, not an angry email, not a fucking letter that's just going to be trashed. A real message. Stop going to the ACC. Stop paying for a mediocre product. You wouldn't do it for the Jays. You wouldn't do it for the Raptors. You wouldn't do it for the Argos. You certainly didn't do it for the Roadrunners. I don't know, but I'm assuming you wouldn't do it for the Rock (the NLL team). So why do it for the Leafs? I can't answer that.

What I can answer is that message will never get sent. People will never stop watching the Leafs. The Leafs aren't going to win their fans a Cup, and yet fans will keep showing up. The owners will continue to buttfuck us and take our money; AND WE'LL SMILE WHILE THEY FUCKING DO IT. WE'RE A MISERABLE BREED.

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