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Two decades of misery: A guide to Toronto’s losing generation « Toronto Observer: Special Reports
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Tagged: Northern Uprising· TFC· Toronto Argonauts· Toronto Blue Jays· Toronto Maple Leafs· Toronto Raptors· Vince Carter· We the North
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april 2016 by jerryking
ESPN To Toronto: Your City Sucks For Sports, And You Deserve It
The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Ron Nurwisah
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Posted: 09/27/2011

The teams lose because they don't have to win. The Leafs have so many people on the waiting list for season tickets that they don't take new names anymore; no matter what happens they have a 99 per cent renewal rate. Torontonians line up to pay tens of thousands of dollars to watch some of the most dreadful hockey played at a professional level.....Winning brings in more money, which is purportedly the only thing MLSE cares about. Based on a conservative estimate of $2-million in ticket sales per playoff game, every time the Leafs golf early, they’re denying their drooling bosses, at minimum, a 2.7 per cent boost in annual revenue. If they played 14 post-season home games and screwed the pooch in the final, as Vancouver did last year, they’d pull in an extra $28-million. And in the cap era, it wouldn’t cost them a dime more in player salaries to do so!
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april 2016 by jerryking
Kelly: The future looks bleak for MLSE – and all its teams -
Aug. 21 2014 | The Globe and Mail |CATHAL KELLY.

After a couple of days of pointedly time-sensitive denials, the news that Tim Leiweke is leaving as president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment...Mr. Leiweke brought two things that cannot be pulled from the air by a new CEO, regardless of how competent – connections and a single-minded drive to put his personal stamp on every part of a business.
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august 2014 by jerryking

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