THE STARTING 11: Ways That A TFC Version of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Would Be Different

“Something ----cation. Anyone? Anyone? Allocation.”

“Something —-cation. Anyone? Anyone? Allocation.”

Chicago and Toronto have a lot in common. We both like snuggling up to a Great Lake; both cities love a bit of the old street sausage; and,  John Candy liked being inside us. The two metropolis’ also share a robust film industry, however, one thing Toronto doesn’t quite have is that one hit film that is an ode to the town. Whenever TFC plays Chicago it gives me the chance to fondly think of that great Chicago love letter – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It’s a modern-day classic by many standards, one that not even Toronto FC could ruin if they tried. Or could they?

11. 1961 Ferrari GT replaced by Special Edition TFC KIA Sportage
10. Snooty restaurant “Chez Quis” renamed to “Chez Rou”
9. Saucy kiss-a-gram nurse replaced by saucy Tim Leiweke in a tight training jacket
8. Instead of singing “Danke Schoen” during parade scene, Ferris belts out “The Dichio Song”
7. Local water tower painted to read “SAVE BMO”
6. Voodoo Economics scene discusses MLS Salary Cap intricacies instead of finance
5. BMO Field P.A. Announcer replaced by a synthesizer that makes barf noises
4. Club roster depth a mixture of motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies and dickheads
3. Cameron Frye wears an Argos jersey throughout the film
2. After last game of the regular season, Michael Bradley emerges from the shower and tells the few remaining fans “It’s over. Go Home.”
1. Abe Froman – Chip Butty King of Toronto

Author: Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is a writer, former minor-league broadcaster and failed astronaut. Born into supporting an underachieving football club only to end up supporting a second underachieving football club - through what must be deemed as soft immigration policies - he continues to make terrible life choices. Walsh is a keen observer of the malarkey-rife sport of football and is considered one of the leading voices on the Collin Samuel Obesity Epidemic.

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