Regular visitor Carla is a smart woman. You have to be smart to survive in Salt Lake City, I guess, with no big-league hockey and a Jazz team whose big man tops the NBA's most-likely-to-wax-his-back-and-dunk list.
|This Leafs season has turned even scarier than a Count Floyd reunion|
Perhaps my memory is a tad muddled. But she got me to thinking, as this highway to hell continues for the Leafs, straight into two in Ottawa, and a federal election: What classic Sci-Fi movie does this Leafs season remind you of?
A few candidates:
Them!: Whitmore's bug-eyed "get away before it's too late" closing speech, a 1950s sci-fi staple, is eerily reminiscent of a pregame Sportsnet panel warning that Belfour is starting in goal.
Alien: A little Ballard pops out of the egg, and grows up to be the anti-ET that turns the fortunes of an entire spaceship for the worse.
Night of the Living Dead: Thousands of Nik Antropovs awake and terrorize the earth.
The Matrix: Alex Ovechkin as Neo, the Leafs as all those creepy dudes trying to get him.
Back to the Future: Every season the Leafs have had for the past 38 years.
What with trade rumours, a jinx blogger, former Leafs failing drug tests, Spezza's return to the Ottawa lineup, continuing injury woes and on and on clouding the Leafs picture, I'm sure others will come to mind.
A prize to the best Sci-Fi movie/Leafs season comparison! I'll keep this open all weekend. Heck, it's a lot more fun than counting down to the election, and the Sens.