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Thread: Hey TorStar- we deserve a Raptor's beat reporter that actually likes basketball.

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    I think one of the reasons I hate Devlin is that he sounds like Rob Black and I fuckin hate Rob Black
    Rod Black is the friggin worst but I won't stand for this hate on my boy Matty D! How can you not get pumped every time he yells "De-ROZ-an!!! Drills it!!!"

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    Punjab!
    If Your Uncle Jack Helped You Off An Elephant, Would You Help Your Uncle Jack Off An Elephant?

    Sometimes, I like to buy a book on CD and listen to it, while reading music.

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    Quote Employee wrote: View Post
    Can we all stay on track and stick to bashing Doug Smith here?
    Honestly, what's the point?

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Punjab!
    HAhahaha, gets me everytime!

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    HAhahaha, gets me everytime!
    Good D by Demar Derozan on Peja. (second shot attempt)

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Typical Leo commentary at the beginning:

    Don't turn the ball over.
    Well DUH!
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    Leo says shit like
    "dribble the ball"
    "play defense"
    "make the right pass"
    "don't bite on pump fakes"
    NO SHIT! Why is he still a commentator!?

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    ... I kinda like Leo ...

    At least he'd rather talk ball then sing Bon Jovi like Armstrong and Devlin.
    In Masai we Trust.

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    I find it funny how everyone finds Devlin way too homeristic, and Greg Zaun and Jamie Campbell faced criticism for being too critical of the Jays players (Arencibia), yet both work for Rogers.

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    I personally think they need to get rid of everyone. If this is to be a clean start then they should get rid of Armstrong, Devlin, Rautins, Smith, Jones and Black.

    Pay the big bucks and get some new guys in town.

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    ... I kinda like leo ...

    At least he'd rather talk ball then sing bon jovi like armstrong and devlin.

    we're halfway there! Woooah! Livin' on a prayer!
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    Sometimes, I like to buy a book on CD and listen to it, while reading music.

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    ugh, i hate leo, talks about the same things over and over...
    topic #1- my son in Lithuania
    topic #2- j.v
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
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    I don't think he hates basketball. It's just that under Colangelo he was a trusted guy that they leaked information to, and under Masai he's learning about stuff when everyone else does. Basically, he has to work for information again.. like, you know, do his job.

    And after so many years of not doing anything, he's mad that he has to work again.
    your pal,
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    ... I kinda like Leo ...

    At least he'd rather talk ball then sing Bon Jovi like Armstrong and Devlin.
    I'd take both armstrong and devlin over leo 10/10 times. Armstrong knows more ball than Leo and Devlin knows his shit too when it comes to the NBA in general. Leo gives grade school insight and its always the same shit over and over

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    I don't think he hates basketball. It's just that under Colangelo he was a trusted guy that they leaked information to, and under Masai he's learning about stuff when everyone else does. Basically, he has to work for information again.. like, you know, do his job.

    And after so many years of not doing anything, he's mad that he has to work again.
    Masai was here with Colangelo for how many years? 4 or 5?

    You're telling me him and Smith didn't talk and form some kind of a relationship?
    If Your Uncle Jack Helped You Off An Elephant, Would You Help Your Uncle Jack Off An Elephant?

    Sometimes, I like to buy a book on CD and listen to it, while reading music.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    See, I wasn't going there at all but I like the direction you're taking in general. How about:

    Smug Smith
    Either works.hahaha
    If Your Uncle Jack Helped You Off An Elephant, Would You Help Your Uncle Jack Off An Elephant?

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    Quote phez wrote: View Post
    At the same time can we get jonesy and smith from radio onto tv, pretty please?
    As someone who listens to a lot of games while doing work around the house, I can say that these might be the wisest words ever written anywhere in this forum.

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    Hey, hey, let's stay on Smug Smith here. haha

    - I don't think Smug was that well connected with BC. Because the evidence suggests that he NEVER got any scoops on trades or moves. SI or Yahoo always got the jump on him. Many times, he'd pooh-pooh a rumour and then something would go down the very next day. But I have nothing personal against Doug. I just wish the Star would do him a favour and get him on another beat.

    - My Matt Devlin story: It was my first time in the Raptors' press area covering a game with a bunch of other very green journalists. Devlin comes walking down the hallway as we are all in a scrum for Jeremy Lin when he made his first visit as a GSW. Devlin is a tall dude. From all the way down the hallway, the guy is looking at my press pass and squinting, then gives a face, like: "What are these fckrs doing here?" Made me feel like a chump.

    - My Leo Rautins story: I'm in the good seats for once, 3rd row I recall, so we are near courtside. Leo walks by to prep for his broadcast before the game. The girl behind me goes to her bf: "Who's that guy?" Bf: "That's Leo Rautins." Girl: "He gives off a vibe of a total dck!" hahahah I LOL'd beer out of my nose.
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Masai was here with Colangelo for how many years? 4 or 5?

    You're telling me him and Smith didn't talk and form some kind of a relationship?
    Would it matter? I don't think Smith had a working relationship with Colangelo either. I think MU runs a tighter ship and Smith has been cut out from that inner information circle if there ever was one. His bitterness has shown over the past month or so.

    And I agree, always got the 'smugness' feeling from reading his columns. Can't stand the guy.
    your pal,
    ebrian

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    Don't EVER vouch for Jones again. He's the absolute worst to listen to.
    Deadallus

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