Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Best Game You Can Name

On the 12th of April, 2014, the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team lost 1-0 to the Ottawa Senators, knocking the Leafs out of the playoffs for (yet) another year. The Senators were already eliminated, stinging the Leafs fans further. Leafs fan David Yelle attended that game. He had a bet with his friend, a Senators fan, that the losing fan would go home wearing a bag on his head. David took the loss graciously and wore the bag on the arterial 95 bus, the bus that spans the city. We had a great conversation. I told him that in the '70s the Leafs performed so badly that fans wore bags on their heads as a reminder to the team and Leafs owner Harold Ballard that they were embarrassed about the team. Then again it didn't stop these anonymals from attending The Maple Leaf Gardens from an evening of masochistic speculation. Thank you David. I hope we meet again, face to face.

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