How numb and uninformed are Toronto sports fans?
Brian Burke spends millions to build a losing NHL team without centres. Waffle chuckers aside, the ACC still sells out and the pathetic ‘Leaf Nation’ remains loyal with its $$$$ – which is all that counts with MLSE.
The Raptors, another MLSE product, cannot and will not play defense. This does not require great talent. It takes will – which is lacking at an NBA outpost where even quality players excel only while plotting their moves back to a real basketball city.
Finally, let’s look at the Blue Jays. Alex Anthopoulos gets a free ride from fans, perhaps because he’s Canadian, young and has a cute family. This, while he has spent the off-season dismantling a winning, entertaining team. Anthopoulos traded viable Major League pitcher Shaun Marcum for a AA minor league player (also a Canadian).
When will Toronto sports media cotton to the fact that dear Alex’ real agenda has been to assist owner Rogers in cutting costs? As I wrote earlier, Jays’ fans, contemplate 75 wins this year on the upside.