Saturday, November 1, 2008

We Are Encouraged

Dear Most Valuable Losers

Yesterday, continuing a long-standing trend, another Toronto reporter took his shot at Leaf fans. This time it was Howard Berger calling us "losers" but we've seem the same cookie-cutter article before from virtually everyone who covers the team.

Quitre frankly, we've had enough.

As fans, we believe that those most deserving of our praise and our scorn are directly inovlved in the game, whether it's on the ice, in the press box or in the executive corridors. Fans don't pencil in the starting five, make bad trades, or write the headlines of the day and shouldn't be blamed (or praised) for the totals in the wins and loss column.

Hockey may be just a game but it's also a passion. If you're looking for passionate hockey coverage that offers insight and humour and you're sick of being blamed for supporting a team you're passionate about, you have a better option.

It's time to leave the media superstars behind. There's compelling, timely, wide-ranging content waiting just for you online in the Barilkosphere.

Many have found this better way of following the Leafs, but not every Leafs fan has been so lucky. Please send this message to your fellow Leaf fans via e-mail or postings on message boards and let them know that they do have a choice.

We hope you'll join us here in the Barilkosphere and become regular readers.

Pension Plan Puppets
Battle of Ontario
Big Smoke Sports
Bitter Leaf Fan
Cox Bloc
Die Hard Blue and White
Down Goes Brown
He Score, He Shoot!
Hockey The Blog
Just Your Usual General Borschevsky
Leafs at Hockey Analysis
Maple Leafs Hot Stove
The Meatriarchy
Old Guys in Blue and White
The Passion That Frustrates Us All
Repressed Optimism
Sports and the City
Toronto Maple Leafs News Ticket
Toronto Sports Media
Wonderful World of Loser Domi

Thanks, everybody.


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