Thursday, July 31

BLACK AND WHITE: Not Just 2 Colors In A Rainbow

Not to get all sociopolitical on you (even though my Masters from the University of Laval (Go Rouge et Or!) dealt with that very subject), but I have no problem with things that are black and white. In fact there are many things that I would say I adore and perhaps even love that are black and white: soccer balls for example. Maltese Falcon is also good. And really what would a chessboard be without black and white but a piece of wood with some shit on it?
I also really like when people are black and white with their thoughts and feelings. Just give it to me straight people.

Recently a person I have been friends with for years dropped me as a friend on Facebook. When I realized and wrote to them to ask them what was up? their response back: fuck you. Which I appreciated because with fuck you, you know where you stand.
Which is precisely why the Mats Sundin situation has actually started to bother me. His waivering and deadline of August 1st are tantamount to a piss off or a frig you. Not so much black and white as dark grey and burnt sienna. Give it to us straight Mats.

I appreciate that he considers himself a Torontonian. As one myself I understand the pride to be able to say that, and with Mats its easy to see how sincere such a statement is. I don't see it as toadying or placating us before he signs with another team (and as of this morning I read that there may be as many as 6 in the running) but it reminds me of something that happened to me in the 1990's. A woman I was dating broke up with me by saying to me, 'I love you, I just want to fuck more people.' And just like that woman, I know Mats still loves us and that really he just wants to fuck more people. Which I understand - the problem I do have is that in doing so Mats is treating the Leafs like every other team in the league, and quite frankly, if that is the case Mats, then you will never again be allowed to touch our frilly unmentionables.

In trying to once again acclimate myself with Hockey, the goings on, the bloodlettings, the remarkably boring July’s etc, I find that I spend a lot time reading: (which really is a testament to how much I love this team when reading has replaced looking at pornography and illegal downloading as the number one thing I do on the internet. Sad really because that’s like buying Playboy for the articles, which is a disgrace no matter how you slice it.) Blogs, columns and a lot of comments by a lot of homers proving two things: 1) that hockey, like national pride, is a unifying force and 2) that some of you people are really just stupid bastards.
The prevailing thought amongst said stupid bastards is that without Mats Toronto will be in the running for the Tumble for Taveres, the Header for Hedman or the Collapse for Cowen (or whatever other clever turn of phrase the hitmakers over at PPP come up with) and that what the team should really do is lose on purpose. I can think of few things worse than losing on purpose even if that means Magnus Svensson Paajarvi.

18 comments:

Chemmy said...

Well now I'm just confused.

general borschevsky said...

Right on, Norte. Solid.

Moose said...

Maltese Falcon = my all-time favorite movie. Yet another reason why I like you better than Greener.

Nicely done, my friend.

Greener said...

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

I like neither of you.

Chemmy said...

UPHEAVAL IN THE RANKS AT HS/HS

Greener said...

Hey Chemmy, want to do a hockey blog with me? I have the perfect name:

"He Score, He Shoot!"

Jaredoflondon said...

oooo a blog civil war!

Chemmy said...

Greener: I'm down.

PPP said...

Typical Moose. Everyone's happy and he attacks poor Greener.

Although I am intrigued by the thought of armed conflict on the interwebs.

Moose said...

see that's why I just walked out of the NHL store without those leafs reeboks for you...and you too PPP!

PPP said...

A woman I was dating broke up with me by saying to me, 'I love you, I just want to fuck more people.'

Why did that necessarily have to exclude you? Not to mention that other people includes other women so why not go down that path?

Jaredoflondon said...

bow chicka bow ow

Norte said...

Hey PPP

I think in her way she thought that sounded better than, "Norte I want to have sex with everyone on the planet, except you."

Q-girl said...

'I love you, I just want to fuck more people.'

ha ha. You fail to satisfy!

Moose said...

Wow, q-girl straight to the gut.

Greener said...

Uh, q-girl, wow...

wrap around curl said...

Q girl hits hard and fast. Look out.

Q-girl said...

it's a sorrow i know all too well.