It was going to happen eventually. someone was bound to speak up and put all this fake criticism of the olympics to bed. And wouldn’t you know, it’s the Leafs’ own GM.
“I think that’s bullshit,” Burke said Saturday. “I’ve been to four Winter Olympics. This is the best one I’ve been to in terms of organization. You’re going to have glitches in an event this size. With this many people, logistical things with multiple venues, you’re going to have glitches. I don’t know why people are whining about it.
“I think it’s been extraordinarily well run — again, this is my fourth one so it’s not like I’m a novice. I think they’ve done a marvellous job here. I wish people would quit bitching about it.”
About goddamn time someone said it. Brian, I salute you. No one’s forcing these folks to stick around if they don’t like what they see. And if they’re going to complain about it, this particular Canadian would rather they didn’t.