#3 - Leafs Fans
Continuing on their journey out of typical fandoms, this week's Fanthropological starts a foray into sports fandom: Toronto Maple Leafs fans!
How are Leafs fans different from other hockey fans? From other sports fans? What is it about one of the most losing-est teams in NHL history that draws people to it?
We try to unravel the puzzle of this much beloved (and hated?) team and ask: Who are Leafs fans?
Everyone's a fan!
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Play-by-play00:00 – Cold Open00:10 – Theme Song00:43 – Introduction00:56 – Who are the Toronto Maple Leafs and Leafs fans?02:20 – Trivia14:30 – Loyalty and fandom47:05 – Z Rants: Leafzilla48:48 – Community Post52:32 – Spotlight: [Voices.com](http://www.voices.com/)55:16 – Goodbye!56:23 – Outtakes
Citations ["Demographics - Toronto Maple Leafs"](http://www.coremedia.ca/mapleleafs/demographics) ["Ten Most Hated Toronto Maple Leafs of All Time"](http://thehockeywriters.com/ten-most-hated-toronto-maple-leafs-of-all-time/) ["Two Decades of Misery: A Guide to Toronto's Losing Generation"](http://specialreports.torontoobserver.ca/two-decades-of-misery-a-guide-to-torontos-losing-generation/) ["Leafs Fans Charged for Throwing Jerseys on Ice During Play"](http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/leafs-fans-charged-for-throwing-jerseys-on-ice-during-play-1.2197312) ["A history of Leafs fans not getting what they want"](http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/a-history-of-leafs-fans-not-getting-what-they-want/) ["ESPN names Maple Leafs worst franchise in sports - again"](http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/espn-names-maple-leafs-worst-franchise-in-sports-again) ["Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site! Catch the TML Fever."](http://www.tmlfever.com/) ["The Great NHL Dynasties"](http://thehockeywriters.com/the-
great-nhl-dynasties/) ["Waffles fly in protest as Leafs losses pile up"](https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2010/12/22/waffles_fly_in_protest_as_leafs_losses_pile_up.html) ["Empty rinkside seats an insult to Maple Leafs fans"](https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/12/22/empty-rinkside-seats-an-insult-to-maple-leafs-fans.html) ["Greediness of Maple Leafs franchise knows no bounds"](https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/08/22/greediness_of_maple_leafs_franchise_knows_no_bounds_dimanno.html) ["Survey says, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the country’s most hated hockey team"](http://www.macleans.ca/society/for-canadians-the-toronto-maple-leafs-are-the-most-hated-team-in-the-nhl/) ["Go neurons go! Science explains why it hurts to be a Leafs fan – sports diehards are wired that way"](http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/go-neurons-go-science-explains-why-it-hurts-to-be-a-leafs-fan-sports-diehards-are-wired-that-way/article15214848/?page=all) ["Habs Fans vs Leafs
Fans"](http://thehockeywriters.com/habs-fans-vs-leafs-fans/) ["Message to Maple Leafs: 'Yes, you can lose a fan base'"](https://www.thestar.com/sports/breakaway_blog/2015/03/message-to-maple-leafs--yes-you-can-lose-a-fan-base-.html) ["Why the Leafs can Shock the World and Make the Playoffs"](https://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/54jtbi/why_the_leafs_can_shock_the_world_and_make_the/) ["Superstitions"](https://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/1e5uka/superstitions/) ["Meta Discussion Thread: How Do You Feel about Upvote Parites?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/2kpdgj/meta_discussion_thread_how_do_you_feel_about/) ["New Leafs Fan Reaction"](https://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/58j0bn/new_leafs_fan_reaction/) ["Leafzilla Invades TO"](http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/12/27/16682691.html) ["HFBoards – NHL Message Board and Forum for National Hockey League"](http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/) ["Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Blog"](http://theleafsnation.com/)
["Leafs Nation – Toronto Maple Leafs"](http://mapleleafs.ice.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=106987)
Credits Music: "The Hockey Theme" - Dolores Claman "The Maple Leaf Forever" - The 48th Highlanders of Canada Pipers & Drums "Maple Leaf Rag" - Scott Joplin Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Maple Leaf"](https://thenounproject.com/term/maple-leaf/658626) by [Artem Kovyazin](https://thenounproject.com/kosmofish) used under [CC BY 3.0](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/)
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