I think I have seen it all now. A member of the Toronto hockey media, George Gross, is lecturing Toronto Maple Leaf fans to lay off criticizing coach Pat Quinn.
The hunt for Quinn’s skin is nothing new for Toronto’s so-called sports fans. They do it all the time, regardless of whether they condemn the coaches of the Maple Leafs, Raptors, Argonauts or Blue Jays. If their team doesn’t win, it’s never the players, the general manager, or the owner’s fault. It always is the fault of the coach.
I find that interesting because the leaders in the Fire Pat Quinn campaign has been, is, and always will be the media. It seems every time the Leafs lose back to back games someone in the Toronto hockey media has a fire Pat Quinn article. I wonder where the fans get the idea that Pat Quinn should get fired from? If you ask me the fans are more critical of the players than the coach.
I believe George Gross has been a defender of Pat Quinn in the past so at least he is being consistant in his message but I feel going after the fans is attacking the followers and not the leaders. The fire Pat Quinn rally cry has always come from his fellow sports writers. To bad Mr. Gross feels the need to attack the fans because he is too gutless to attack his coworkers.