Seeing as this is my first blog, here's a little bit of background information:
I'm a Leafs fan. Living in Ottawa.
In the grand scheme of things, that's all that really needs to be said.
Now, this past weekend it got rather cool in the nation's capital. Naturally, such temperatures call for a ... sweater. But I decide to don not just any sweater ... I decided to drape myself in the blue and white for the first time this season.
Walking around Ottawa wearing a Leafs jersey pretty much turns oneself into a walking target. However, on this particular crisp September afternoon, nobody was aiming at this target.
During my travels that day, which including walking along the Rideau Canal and down Bank Street, only ONE person made a comment of any sort about my Leafs jersey -- and even then, it was a mere half-hearted "BOOOOO!" from some slack-jawed yokel as he drove by in his car.
And that was it.
I must say, Ottawa, I'm rather disappointed. I usually get much worse (past highlights include being heckled by a group of firefighters and a school bus full of kids). But hey, it's all in good fun ... they like it, I like it, it's all part of the rivalry. And sometimes, I even get greeted by secret Leafs supporters who whisper, "Yeah! Go Leafs" as they walk by.
But not on this particular weekend. Maybe the Sens Army will get into the spirit a couple weeks from now when the season actually starts. I certainly hope so. I wouldn't have it any other way.