From where I sit it looks like the new CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Tim Leiweke is in trouble...already.
To be honest I agree with him on a certain level. Leiweke wants to remove the pictures from where the players can see them. He's not talking about the concourse or ignoring the history, but not reminding the players every time they walk to the ice. Let's face it, the parents of these players might not be old enough to remember the last Cup in Toronto. Montreal is similar, but does it in a much different way. The celebration of tradition for the Canadiens stretches back 60 years. With Toronto it just feels forced. As for planning the parade route...why not? What's the worst that could happen? The Leafs don't win? If it helps start a winning mentality let him plan it. And if it works...every team in the league will start.
Meanwhile, in the latest edition of athletes acting like idiots we get the NFL's Pouncey brothers.
I need to take a step back and remind everyone, including myself, that we live in a society in which everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty. So is Aaron Hernandez. However, that doesn't excuse the behaviour of this two morons. They didn't speak out in support of a friend, they wore hats demanding 'Free Hernandez'. He's not being held captive, he's being held for murder, among other things. And these bozos think they're being witty. It's more of a sad comment on the current state of football, when a player being arrested isn't shocking any more. According to ArrestNation.com there have been 38 pro footballers arrested/cited/charged just this year. That's tied with college basketball for 2nd. College football is 1st with an appalling 76. Just for reference pro basketball and pro baseball have seven each. Pro hockey only one. More importantly it's time for these idiots to stop acting like, well, idiots. I don't think it's asking too much for athletes to show at lest some restraint. In the words of John F Kennedy, “To those whom much is given, much is expected.”
At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.