Did I wake up this morningÂ in an alternate universe?
It defies logic…but this morning I woke up in Leaf nation. You heard me right. I join my ex neighbour, an otherwiseÂ great guy with the exception of the Mats Sundin jersey he has hanging from his rearview mirror. Like James Reimer’s Mom,Â with theÂ Leafs leading with a score ofÂ 2-1 in the third period,Â I had toÂ walk away with eight minutes leftÂ to play. IÂ didÂ watch the last three minutes.
What is itÂ about this series that has captured my imagination? Is it that I’m always a sucker for the underdog? Is it Canadian patriotism?
Or is it because weÂ identify with the Leaf’s struggle to come from behind, andÂ confirmationÂ that whenÂ we believe in something heart and soulÂ we can overcome anything andÂ move mountains? Is that whatÂ has me rooting forÂ the Leafs? I’ll be watching game 7Â tonight…hoping theÂ Leafs emerge victorious!!