Nobody's Comparing Phil Kessel to Ovechkin or Crosby

notepadOpen letter to Bob McCown: Nobody is comparing Phil Kessel to Alexander Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby.

This morning I heard a promo for Bob McCown's Prime Time Sports on The Fan 590 in which he belittled Leafs fans for comparing Kessel to Ovechkin and Crosby. I chat up several Leaf fans a day, follow several more on Twitter and dive into the Barilkosphere frequently to read what's on the minds of fellow Maple Leaf fans, and I've never heard this once.

We're not stupid, Bobcat. We're hopeful, but not stupid.

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No kidding. Crosby and Ovechkin aren't nearly as good as Phil Kessel is.

November 5, 2009 @ 10:46 AM

Fredericton Steve

McCown is an idiot.

November 5, 2009 @ 12:46 PM


McCowan is not the idiot... TML fans are. Phil Kessel wasn't being compared to Alexander the Great or Sid the Kid... More like people were comparing him him to Jesus Christ! the

November 5, 2009 @ 3:46 PM


Yeah, I like the Leafs, but hardcore Leaf fans really can be a little delusional about their team sometimes.

So, I kinda get McCown's sentiment.

I mean, for all intensive purposes this team is 1 - 12 right now, and you're reading a lot of 'well, they're getting better' etc. You don't get the feeling that fans are all that pissed off. There's kind of a willingness to believe the team is better than it is sometimes.

I mean, if the Yankees or Red Sox or Canadiens were 1 - 12, there'd be outrage!

And I'm not saying that to crap on Leaf fans, because I am one. Leaf fans are great fans, but maybe just a little too easily satisfied?

November 5, 2009 @ 4:58 PM


The guy wears sunglasses in a radio studio. To quote Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm: "There are two kinds of people who wear sunglasses indoors - blind people and assholes."

November 6, 2009 @ 10:15 AM

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