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as a very serious college football fan, and someone with a long memory, the U was disappointing for its POV. I wasn't expecting it to be overly critical, but it was basically, 'yeah we were bad dudes, but #### you we're the U'. Kosar seemed hammered during his appearances. A lot of pertinent information was ignored/glossed over. They totally ignored having a chance to win the '85 title after Iowa lost the Rose and OU (a team they beat in the regular season was beating PSU in the Orange), meanwhile Tennessee absolutely punked the Canes in the Sugar Bowl, like it never happened.
I don't think anyone can really understand how crazy it is that such an unsuccessful franchise (40+ years without a title, 7 years without the playoffs, and only 9 seasons with more than 50% wins in the past 50) can still pull huge attendance/TV/merchandise numbers.
Did anyone watch The Guru of Go? I don't know if it was bad, but I was disappointed that it was almost all about Hank Gathers and barely about Westhead and The System at all.
I'd also like to see an outsider come into Toronto and do a doc about the unbreakable Toronto Maple Leaf fan support. I don't think anyone can really understand how crazy it is that such an unsuccessful franchise (40+ years without a title, 7 years without the playoffs, and only 9 seasons with more than 50% wins in the past 50) can still pull huge attendance/TV/merchandise numbers. Other legendary teams (Canadiens, Yankees, Red Sox) had down periods, but not the Leafs.
A 30-for-30 on the NHL's seemingly-failed move southward, and its impact on the old and new host cities, could be compelling.
They could do a 30-30 on the conspiracy to rob Seattle of their NBA team. I'm pretty sure David Stern is evil. Actually, they could do a 30-30 on all the cities Stern has screwed over since he's been commissioner.
I wish they had the guts to do a 30-30 on the Tim Donaghy scandal and related NBA ref issues.
There was an actual scandal? The whole thing seemed to go away pretty quickly.
I'd still like to know the truth of Jordan's first "retirement"
I would say the Leafs have had three distinct periods when they were quite good, each about a generation apart -- the Sittler Leafs (late 70s), the Gilmour Leafs (early 90s), and the Sundin Leafs (early 00s) -- were all minor contenders and forged a new generation of Leafs fans. People like to talk as if they've been constantly bad for 45 years, but that hasn't been the case.
if the Yankees didn't make it to the World Series for the next 20 years.
Bo was certainly big but if you're going to credit any individual, surely it's Jordan (and Spike Lee).
Mars Blackmon ads started running in February of 1988
Considering Toronto's financial advantage over almost every other team in the league, this would be like if the Yankees didn't make it to the World Series for the next 20 years.
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