Sports from the past week.
Past sports article for the week of 1/30/06
Straight from the Swede
The Toronto Maple Leafs start practicing for real
In a bit of a shocker, the Toronto Maple leafs have decided to take a bit of an odd way to practice for the latest NHL season. Apparently, they all decided that the jokes of them always golfing rather than playing hockey wouldn't be jokes any more. The entire team has decided to go join the PGA tour, much to the dismay of fans, claiming it's harder to drink beer and wear giant foam fingers during a golf game, Adam Sandler movies notwithstanding.
Nevertheless, golfing always has been a favourite pastime of hockey players,
and our only guess is that it has something to do with the clubs. Toronto
seems to better at one of the sports, rather than the other. “It's just
so much easier without all that standing around on skates”, said Mats
Sundin, after a spectacularly unsuccessful round of golf, where he barely
finished under par. When asked how this was going to improve their hockey
playing, he merely shrugged, hit another golf ball down range and said
his aim was improving. We still aren't sure if he meant his aim with a
puck or with a golf ball, but either way, it sounds good.
However, fans are still disgruntled, citing they need more fights, and if their favourite players get tied up in a golf tournament (an unlikely scenario, more so than success on the NHL), there can be NO fans going to the games, which is already a problem.
As for other teams, most players were too busy chanting “Golf Leafs,
golf!” to be reached for comment, while most golf players are terrified
to get punched in the face.
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