Let’s just get it out of the way right from the beginning. There is no Perfect Moment today.  Of course there is one, but it just cannot rise out of the gloom that my feelings are trapped in.  Am I being melodramatic?  Yeah, just a little.

I was rooting for the Toronto Maple Leafs in this years’ playoffs and sadly, they were eliminated tonight. Their playoffs are over and my interest in watching the rest of them has dropped off considerably.  I am very disappointed.

Some might argue that I shouldn’t put so much of my emotion in rooting for sports or individual athletes and that my time would be better spent on other endeavours. While that may be someone’s opinion, it just doesn’t ring true for me.  We all need heroes.  We all need a place to put that rooting energy.  I’ve lost it for many sports, but hockey still holds my interest.

Thank you for a great season Toronto Maples Leafs. I hope next year brings the Stanley Cup.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to Disappointment

  1. I’m sorry for your loss. For perspective, maybe figure out how many other teams didn’t make it to the playoffs and say that they had a good run, a good time, and not too many inuries, maybe?

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