GOOD GRIEF!!!! To quote NFL Hall of Fame field goal kicker Charlie Brown.
I know it's bad when you have the NHL lockout going on with no end in sight, with players heading to Europe and people openly talking about cancelling the entire season.
I know it's bad when I'm tuning in to the very last Montreal Expos game at the Big O- it was like a funeral. People threw golf balls onto the field- I'm not surprised. I tuned into the post game show on TEAM 990 and Elliott Price sounded like he was on the verge of crying. Heck, everyone else was.
But boy, things are worse than I thought. This year is shaping up to be even worse than 1994- and we all know that 1994 was absolutely the worst year ever for sports in this country. Ask any fan.
Today the University of Toronto killed plans for that spectacular new outdoor stadium that would have saved the Argos and revitalized Canada's national soccer team. You can now expect the Argos to think about going belly-up.
Also today, a report came out that the WHA had pulled the plug on itself, assuring fans of no NHL, and no WHA, either. We're getting late word they're still trying to save themselves but it looks grim for them. It looks like it's over before they even begin.
And to top off a miserable week, the NLL is demanding a new collective bargaining agreement with the players and they're threatening to scrap the lacrosse season if they don't get it.
Imagine if both the NHL and NLL cancelled both their seasons in one year. That would be a first. Not even that happened in 1994.
The H is this?! The whole sports scene is imploding in this country all at once!!! On top of all this, Patrick Carpentier has defected to the IRL, the Molson Indy in Vancouver is on the verge of being scrapped, and Vince Carter... well, you know all about him. And let's not even talk about the Olympic Games!
WHAT A MESS!
What could possibly be next? Mike Weir breaking his leg? The curling season being cancelled? The Grey Cup being snowed out? Maybe the junior hockey players will start getting ideas and decide to go on strike.
WHAT'S THE GOVERNMENT GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS!?