Just a Fool to Believe
You've likely heard the unfortunate news about Patrick Swayze. The Dirty Dancing star was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The Dirty Dancing soundtrack features a little number written and performed by Swayze. You likely know the words to "She's Like the Wind" by heart. In case you've forgotten, here are the opening verses.
She's like the wind through my tree
She rides the night next to me
She leads me through moonlight
Only to burn me with the sun
She's taken my heart
But she doesn't know what she's done
Feel her breath on my face
Her body close to me
Can't look in her eyes
She's out of my league
Just a fool to believe
I have anything she needs
She's like the wind
"She's Like the Wind" is about the Toronto Maple Leafs. When Swayze refers to "she", he's referring to the blue and white, the franchise I've loved and supported my entire life. When Swayze sings "just a fool to believe", he speaks for all Leaf fans. Since the lockout, the Maple Leafs have been pretty damn good after the Olympic or all-star breaks, making late runs at the playoffs only to come up short. It's the annual tease and it never fails to get die-hards believing again.
The Globe and Mail put numbers to the annual tease today, and postbreak the Leafs were 14-8-3 in 2005-06 and 18-10-5 in 2006-07. This season, we're 10-6-2, kicking ass with the pressure off for the third season in a row.
We finished a couple of points out of the playoffs in 2005-06 and one point out in 2006-07, and we'll come up short again here in 2007-08.
She's like the wind. Listen to Swayze.
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