March 21, 2009

2009: We're 0-for-2...



The Toronto Maple Leafs are inquiring into tee times. Yep, it's springtime. 

Chris Bosh is going to have all the time in the world to make crazy awesome ridiculously lame YouTube videos once the Toronto Raptors are eliminated from post-season play. I can't wait.

The Toronto Blue Jays are going to need a miracle of biblical proportions in order to either win the AL East, or win the Wild Card. (I've got faith in Jesus. Dude walked on water, yo. All I'm asking for is the pennant. That's nothing.)

For calendar 2009, my city's hopes and dreams lie on the shoulders of Toronto FC, who begin their quest to make the playoffs (!!!!1) tonight in Kansas City.

The Dwayne De Rosario and Adrian Serioux era is upon us. Finally. And I've got a good feeling beautiful footy music will be made on the BMO pitch this season.

DeRo and Serioux, the local boys representing. Amado Guevara. A healthy Danny Dichio. A full season with Chad Barrett up front. Carl Robinson. A hopefully more confident Rohan Ricketts. Jimmy Brennan. Marco Velez. Greg Sutton. And, last but certainly not least, my man Marvell Wynne.

I don't need to tell you what all those guys above add up to. You know the answer.

Believe in the Reds. They're going to make sure 2009 isn't a complete bust.

8 comments:

Escaped Lab Rat said...

Basically the best fan experience in Toronto. Opening Day is also nuts. Can't get Leaf tickets but I imagine those are ok as well lol.

twentyfifthhour said...

I can't wait to go to a TFC game this year. It's truly an incredible experience.

sleza said...

that pic tells me to rock the red... how come your football season starts this late?

twentyfifthhour said...

Well...

1 - 0 for the TFC. Off to a GREAT start. All of Toronto's playoff hopes now rest on the shoulders of the REDS.

Andrew Bucholtz said...

A bit tough that there's so many placing high expectations on TFC so far; they're only in their third season, after all. Still, as you point out, they're much better than any of the alternatives, and they should be good for at least a playoff berth (although the Argos have at least a decent shot at that too, but TFC will probably wind up with a better record). This roster is legitimately exciting and should make for some good games. Plus, the fan experience at BMO is far superior to anything else I've seen at Toronto IMO.

Pension Plan Puppets said...

@ Sleza: It is a sea of red on gamedays. It's really a sight to behold. Our season starts so late because MLS goes over the summer otherwise we'd have to play soccer on skates.

@ Andrew: The expectations are to make the playoffs...and win the Canada Cup. I think those are modest and achievable even for a team in its third year.

eyebleaf said...

Escaped: I would agreed, TFC games are the best fan experience in Toronto. I'm partial to the Jays experience, just because I love beer, baseball, and cheap tickets. Hockey? I refuse to pay for Leafs tickets. I'll only go if it's free, or if Sundin is returning home.

Sleza: Like PPP said, it's ridiculously cold here. Even now, the first few games will be played in pretty cold temps.

Andrew: With our roster, anything less than the playoffs (!!!!1) would be a huge disappointment.

PPP: Whenever you want to guest post about the Reds, holla at ya boy.

San Fran said...

Can't wait to see what DeRosario is gonna be able to do back in his hometown with TFC!