Damien Cox, Why Do You Hate Us So?

NewspaperAs a sports fanatic who is also a long time reader of the Toronto Star, I've been reading Damien Cox for what feels like forever. Sometimes I disagree with him, sometimes I agree with him, but I always read what he has to say.

Damien Cox, I just have one question for you. Why do you hate Leafs fans so much?

I've noticed this more and more lately. Damien Cox seems to have a serious hate-on for fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Just this morning I was reading his blog entry from yesterday entitled "A Face to Match a Trade". He opens this entry with the following.

So Leaf fans can finally stop obsessing about losing out on Taylor Hall.

It was Tyler Seguin.

That's fine, the Phil Kessel trade will be debated for many years and we'll be talking about Tyler Seguin as one of the players we gave up. But it's this idiotic statement later in the same entry that pops out as a moronic and naive viewpoint of Leafs fans.

Phil Kessel? To those worst afflicted, he's barely an afterthought, even if he wins the Rocket Richard Trophy the next five seasons.

Really, Damien? Is there a single Leafs fan who would complain about Burke's deal for Kessel if he wins the Rocket Richard Trophy the next five seasons? Are you trying to be an asshole or do you really believe this ridiculous nonsense you're spewing?

I follow Damien Cox on Twitter, and the night the Blackhawks won the cup, there were these precious tweets.



In reality, most of us are proud to own this record. The drought fuels our passion. And the distinction regarding the Kings and Blues is just fair and full disclosure. They too haven't won during our drought.

It seems the Pension Plan Puppets guys struck a nerve with Damien that night, because he tweeted this sucker punch a few days later.


But then again, Damien Cox never really got Twitter.


I'm not sure why Damien Cox hates us so, but I sense he feels threatened. Suddenly you don't need to work for the Toronto Star to have a publishing platform to voice your opinions. Suddenly your detractors can do more than simply write a letter to the editor. We can harness the power of Twitter, Facebook and blogs to be heard.

Damien's comfortable world is dying. You can almost understand why he's lashing out.

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Mike...this is the same guy who thought Chicago needed to change their sweater because it was politically incorrect. He's just a media whore trying to get attention....I'm surprised you even read anything he writes.

June 26, 2010 @ 1:11 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Old habits are hard to break.

June 26, 2010 @ 1:13 PM


He's a wanker, Mike. Pay him no mind and watch people that know a thing or two about hockey (not tennis).

He's a negative, downtrodden man(?) that likes to treat Leaf fans like idiots.

I'm over him and his "told you so" articles.

June 26, 2010 @ 1:37 PM


Cox simply points out the obvious. The Leafs continue to make stupid mistakes and decisions.

Cox isn't the idiot Mike. The idiots are the people that defend the Leafs. Like you. You defend incompetence.

You'll probably read this fast because you're scared to go out in the streets like the rest of Toronto. Funny, during the G8 in Calgary in 2002 that never happened. Then Calgary isn't filled with whining kiss ass losers that call the army in when it snows.

June 26, 2010 @ 3:15 PM


Fuck off, Irvine. Life goes on as usual outside the security zone. If you love hockey and live in a great city like Toronto, it just doesn't feel meaningful in cheering for another city's team.

Calgary must have its share of bitches if you're any indication.

June 26, 2010 @ 9:13 PM

Pension Plan Puppets

LOL No, Calgary is full of people that beg for the government's handouts and then pretend they weren't begging when the price of oil goes up.

June 26, 2010 @ 11:10 PM


That douche Damien Cox blocked me on twitter yesterday. I used to like him and agree with him a lot of the time, but lately he's really been pissing me off. It's been like that ever since the Olympics when he wrote that ridiculous and biased column suggesting Team Canada was treating Broduer with "disrespect" because they took the starter's job away from him when he was "unfairly blamed" for the loss to USA.

To make this more clear, Cox wrote Broduer's book.

June 26, 2010 @ 11:33 PM

Fredericton Steve

I also have been blocked from Damien Cox's twitter. Appears he doesnt like dissenting opinions.

June 26, 2010 @ 11:55 PM


Actually Pension Plan, the only province to never receive a federal transfer bailout is Alberta. When Mad Cow hit the ranchers they got nothing. When GM died, Petrol dollars saved Ontario's ass

You can return to whining about the G8 and having 3 cms of snow being a "breaking news moment". LOL. L O S E R

June 27, 2010 @ 2:58 AM


[quote] Funny, during the G8 in Calgary in 2002 that never happened. Then Calgary isn't filled with whining kiss ass losers that call the army in when it snows. [/quote]

Pretty sure when Calgary had the G8, it wasn't in the middle of Downtown....There's a big difference between the middle of nowhere, prairies, and central city!!!

As for Damien Cox.....meh. One guy's opinion. And I take joy in the fact that when the Leafs win the Cup (because it's gonna happen), someone's gonna have a nice time eating crow. :)

June 27, 2010 @ 8:12 AM


Hey irvine, in case you haven't been paying attention since we saved you from American annexation in 1905, nobody in Canada gives a sh*t about Calgary. You might as well be living on Mars.

June 27, 2010 @ 11:42 AM


HAHAHA Irvine - the G8 wasn't in Calgary, it was in the middle of butt fuck Alberta (Kananaskis).

June 27, 2010 @ 11:46 AM


And Irvine, have a look at Diefenbaker's National Oil Policy for one of the grand-daddy of all subsidies in Canada. For nearly 10-years, all the provinces west of Quebec had to pay above world prices for it's oil. So for an industrial province, we had to subsidize

June 27, 2010 @ 11:56 AM


As a proud member of those #Coxblocked and one who tweeted to him right before his outburst against PPP and girlfriends I can confirm Cox;s hatred and idiocy

June 27, 2010 @ 12:49 PM

The Muppet

Irvine, don't get all pissy because your senile GM (throwback jersey's? throwback everything!!) traded Phaneuf, Sjorstrom and your best prospect for an bag of greasy spare parts.

Anything that you say about Burke goes tenfold for your ridiculous hockey club.

June 27, 2010 @ 12:51 PM


"The Leafs continue to make stupid mistakes and decisions."
I guess Flames' management doesn't see anything wrong with Leafs' decisions. But I guess you can ask Stajan or White or Hagman or TOSKALA about that, eh?

Like everyone said, there's a big difference between Toronto and some rodeo town out West. Don't even try comparing the city that's been paving your roads since 1905 with a town who's main attraction is a stampede.

June 27, 2010 @ 9:58 PM

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