Ah spring finally seems to be here. You might expect that this blog would be about gardening or yard work or other stuff like that. In years past, that might have been the case. The last nine years in fact, that might have been the case. This year, however, it is not the case. This year I can focus on one of my true loves; hockey. More specifically, my beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. They are in the playoffs, and I will be watching (although I am rather busy, and can't afford to spend too much time in front of the TV, or blogging for that matter)
As a hockey fan, the playoffs are what really matters. I watch every game I can, but the playoffs are what really matter. In the playoffs, heroes emerge, the unbelievable happens, and highlights come fast and furious. I can't wait.
|It might be spring, but Carleton only cares about the playoffs|
For the city, and province, there will be a large economic benefit. Not just in games played, but in beer drunk and merchandise hawked. I am no economist, but even I can imagine how much money will be generated. Of course increased TV ratings and ad revenue will follow.
None of that really matters to me. What matters to me is that my team will be competing for what I consider to be the hardest trophy to win. Other sports might play more games, but none can match the physical toll the game of hockey takes on an athlete. Imagine a two hundred plus pound man, perched precariously on two thin slivers of steel, racing on a slippery surface at high speed being met by other 200 plus pound men wearing state of the art Kevlar body armour. If you can't respect the toughness of these athletes, there really is nothing I can do for you.
All that remains to be said is,
GO LEAFS GO!