The “now THAT is how a hungry team plays” edition… Banks – stayed in Toronto. A city awaits word on his injury with a nervousness not often felt amongst the legions of fans. Bargnani – his game tonight reminded me of going to an Italian buffet and all they served was bruschetta and sticky spaghetti…. Read more »
Linkage for Mar 16 9am through Mar 17 7pm: HoopsTV Original Content: INTERVIEW : ANTHONY PARKER Bryan Colangelo’s Draft Record « nbaroundtable CBC Sports to broadcast Raptors in Punjabi Dino Nation Blog: What Do You Say After That- Holy Bobcats Batman!!! Some big day for the Irish? SPORTSbyBROOKS » The Raptors Would Rather Be Pinched… Read more »
You fill out the bracket. If you win, you come here and brag. If you finish last, you never ever talk about NCAA basketball. Sounds pretty fair to me. It’s an all-inclusive pool so all you need to do is go to the following link. No password is required. Raptors Republic NCAA Tournament Pool You… Read more »
I BRINGZ DA PAIN!! Calderon: What the heck is going on? Has he recovered or is he just having a couple good games? Iavaroni is in the house: What can we make of this, if there is anything to be made? Pops: Thoughts, is he playing for a contract or has the kid been slept… Read more »
This is about as focused as we’ve ever looked. Pacers 87, Raptors 110 Let’s call it what it is: a good convincing win at home, except nobody’s looking to get convinced anymore. People have already made their mind up about this season and the only thing left to do is pick out some things that… Read more »
Changed my mind; I do have something to add: TRoss. I generally doubt that players pay attention to what-all’s being said out there (out here) but I wondered a couple weeks ago when, as the griping-crescendo was building and about to peak towards TRoss, he seemed to break out of whatever low-level of funk he was in, to suddenly play a bit better. So … I’ll throw two cents into the internet-ether to say that TRoss would be a much-much better player and would earn himself many extra-large paycheques come contract time, if he would decide once-and-for-all that he *had* to be better and to start by driving hard to the hoop, and often! I don’t expect to see an ego-maniacal-attitude (can you imagine, tho? Damn, he’d be dangerous). But if he got a little bit angry or impatient (even) at his slow progression, thus far … it couldn’t hurt.
I remember reading a lot of years ago how then-captain Bobby Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers was pissed at one of his talented line-mates (Bill Barber, I think) who was sleep-walking, so between periods, he yelled at him loudly and whacked him hard with a stick, across his shin-pads … and it worked. (Next period, the guy scored, the team won, etc, etc.) So … maybe a fellow Rap could … you know, wake him up, just a bit more? A stick probably isn’t necessary, but .. maybe throw a shoe at him? Because he’s too talented to not be on his way (yet) to becoming a big star in this league. So c’mon DeMar. Give him a little Compton-style. Get him angry. Without JJ for a bit, you’re gonna need him.