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|Why is Steve Thomas in Leafs camp? Because he bleeds blue and white.|
Well, it's almost time. Starting at noon here, you're invited to JABS' first, and probably only Stumpython. (I say probably because, when it comes to Steve Thomas, there's no quit.)
So here's the rules: Go to the comments section of our LIVE: Stumpython posting (which will open at noon or just before), and tell me (in 50 words or less) why Stumpy should make the Leafs this season. Or tell me (in 50 words or less) why he shouldn't. Or give us your favourite Stumpy memory. Maybe you were at a game and caught a puck he shot in the kisser. Or perhaps a recipe was inspired by a Stumpy moment, or a baby conceived, or a career launched -- on and on we could go here. Throw some Stumpy trivia at me ... I'll be putting up Stumpy trivia here.
Now here's where it gets interesting. Everyone who posts a comment gets one point. Everyone who answers a trivia question correctly gets one point, unless it's designated as an extra-toughie, in which case it's two points. Oh, and if your comment makes the panel of judges smile, you get three points. If you make them laugh, you get FIVE points. Stump the judges with a trivia question, and you get a point.
The scoreboard will be posted at the top of the blog, which will scroll from the bottom, blog style.
We have prizes to the winners ... umm, let's see. A copy of the new Reader's Digest, with a cover story on Stumpy. (Actually, it's Sid Crosby. Should be Stumpy, I know, but maybe next month). ... A dog-eared, marked 2005 Leafs Training Camp Media Guide (coffee stain in the corner, and please don't try those phone numbers on the inside cover). ...
Hockey Page hearthrob editor Spencer's unlisted phone number. ... Three juggling balls.
It all starts at noon.