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The Ottawa Pledge

Posted 1:23 PM ET | Comments 6
I'm just listening to Chuck Swirsky on the Fan590, and I hear about this pledge that Toronto's Mayor David Miller, Vancouver's Mayor Sam Sullivan, and Calgary's Mayor Dave Bronconnier, is creating to make Leaf fans, Canucks fans, and Flames fans root for the Senators during this Stanley Cup Finals.

This is absolutely ridiculous! If your a fan of the Leafs you are NOT rooting for the Sens not matter what they bribe you with (in this case Game 6 tickets). As a true Blue, Leaf fan I will not only be not signing the pledge, but I will burn one of them if I get my hands on it (maybe put it on youtube).

I honestly can't believe they are doing this, I feel betrayed by my own Mayor for the fact that he's cheering for one of our arch foes. This WOULD NOT happen if the Leafs were in the finals. No, instead they'd make a pledge to root for the other team.

Anyways here's the link and pledge: http://www.sootoday.com/c...ory.asp?StoryNumber=25005

The Scotia Pledge

I, __________
devoted fan of the ____________________________
solemly swear to set aside team rivalries
for the duration of the season
and pledge my support
to the remaining Canadian team.

I hereby dedicate my hockey-loving soul
to their quest to bring the glory home
to the place where hockey was born,
where the game was perfected,
where its spirit runs deepest,
And where the world's greatest trophy belongs.

I just had to complain about that, I just find that not right.
Filed Under:   Stanley Cup Finals   Canucks   Leafs   Senators   Flames  
May 30, 2007 1:34 PM ET | Delete
Yeah, even though the Ducks have a ton of Canadian born guys, screw them. Nothing like a little Xenophobia to go with your Wheaties.
May 30, 2007 2:48 PM ET | Delete
I can kinda see it being Canada's game and national pride and all but still I think this takes it a bit far. Will every city in Canada throw their own celebration and parade for Ottawa winning the cup? I dont think so
May 30, 2007 4:51 PM ET | Delete
Total BS...As if Ottawa fans would cheer for the Leafs...Nice Try Miller. As soon as Ottawa wins the cup, they would rub it in the Leaf fans faces. I bet they would even wait to raise the banner and get their rings until the Leafs come to town. GO DUCKS GO!!!!!
May 30, 2007 4:53 PM ET | Delete
I tell you if I lived in Toronto (I live just outside) I would have problems voting for him now. When your the mayor of Toronto, I think the LAST thing you should do is alienate yourself from Leaf fans
June 8, 2007 12:27 PM ET | Delete
interesting point of view mas always fun to hear different point of views
March 5, 2008 8:23 PM ET | Delete
Thats asinine. Thats like rooting for Texas A
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