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    Default What's Going On In BC's Mind?

    If you can imagine being a cowboy, and the horse is one of Colangelo's brain neurons, you might be able to understand Raptors' future. Even massage it, if your grip on those reins is good. But thoughts of a Fantastic Voyage reality series (with Raquel Welch no less), being a mere dream (no pun intended Budda), one can only surmise where Brian is going.

    Someone said that BC – with the addition of Kleiza and Anderson – will make the Raps just good enough to make fans happy. I prefer to look at Brian’s choices, as player types whose potential could be more. Should a guy like Kleiza have a good year, his value with other assets tagging along (ie. Expirings), for a team making a run (or simply replacing an injured player), could get us either a future draft pick, or a player with good potential. Or a way to a higher pick (in combination with existing picks). Or these guys could become part of an upswing with the Raptors.

    And if they have a ‘Hedo” year, I feel confidant Colangelo can move such a player.

    Losing Bosh - a fait accompli - as our New York blogger inferred, was something that I also believed tied Brian’s hands - so to speak. Bosh is a Tier 2 Star in a Tier 1 price bracket. At least for Toronto.

    As some might know, I’m a believer in T.O.’s need to admit the whole premium game. We have to pay such an extra (like the Canadian dollar experience), because that’s what happens when you’re the only foreign city in an essentially American league. With Bosh, I was not so enthusiastic, as that premium enters J.O.’s territory and the potential pratfall. Which, as we all know, a worn down 20 million non-bionic man can be taxing on a Cap. That may seem like a stretch to suggest about Bosh, but I’ve always worried about his knees.

    In that mind of Brian Colangelo, is the prospect of a 7 foot enigma, and all that he means. To many Raptor fans, that enigma needs to be removed. For others, many reasons exist. For me, there were mistakes, along with reasons, that contributed to this whole issue. If Bosh thought this country was different, how did Andrea feel. Compare beginning interviews to recent ones, and we can all agree AB’s language skills have improved significantly. Those reasons have now expired. Whether Andrea gets it this season, is something we could discuss ad nauseam. What concerns BC right now, is not just whether Bargs gets it, but whether his team does. His future depends on it.

    Colangelo has made many mistakes during his term with the Raps. Effectively learning on the job, without the benefit of a confidant … his father. Which by the way, nepotism does have its’ advantages – Paris & her pepsi-free shit aside.

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    As many do state, the BC guided Raptors have missed the past 2 years. I’ve been a Leaf fan for too long, and if I started to complain about 2 crappy years, I’d need my head examined more often. My Doc would declare I’m way past saving - and that this desire for the Leafs to win soon, is fractured thinking.

    BC faced a Coach of the Year that he should’ve fired. He has toiled with the concept that players love playing here, but that this being Toronto, the media (as Papa Kaberle said), frightens away free agents. He faced a situation where the PG situation was envied. And then in a flash of an elbow, turned to disaster – thanks Horford.

    Yet with all these mistakes and misfortunes, Brian has to believe that JT learning on the job, will bring a fruitful exchange. And that Bargs, the # 1 option (for the beginning at least), will grab the reins left by CB, and justify BC’s belief in him. And that maybe this guy Carlesimo can instill a Defense sorely lacking last year. One that will make us forget wtf’s his name – that (former) Defensive guru.
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    In the end, there are many things rolling through Brian Colangelo’s mind - as the season gears up. Just not one of them is a cowboy. Or Raquel for that matter.

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    I had trouble reading anything after this...
    If you can imagine being a cowboy, and the horse is one of Colangelo's brain neurons, you might be able to understand Raptors' future. Even massage it, if your grip on those reins is good. But thoughts of a Fantastic Voyage reality series (with Raquel Welch no less), being a mere dream (no pun intended Budda), one can only surmise where Brian is going.
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    I feel...empty after reading your post...maybe I'm dum, but what was your point?

    I'm just going to assume your post said "In BC we trust".

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    Tim ... you need to lighten up a bit. This post has a somewhat sarcastic tone to it, and was poking fun - while offering my insight into what's ahead.
    So many threads have focused on Bargnani, or analyzed every single nuance that goes with being a Raptor fan, that I figured a little change would be good.
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    And Krix - In BC we trust ..... that has a limited warranty.
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    RapthoseLeafs, your post was just weird. Lightened up or not.

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    LOL. Very odd, very odd indeed.

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    Okay, I can imagine being a cowboy. Being the horse not one of BC neurons, but your post, I feel like one of those rodeo guys who fall off after two seconds and are kicked by the same horse

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    i think you should follow this up and clarify what you meant when you're in a less...trippy mood

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    Wow what a bunch of tight asses on here. I mean for somebody to create a thread with a little creativity is awesome! For Tim W to say drugs are bad for you is asinine. If you don't like it, don't read it. But the last thing I want is for emotionless idiots to degrade somebody for being creative. Keep them threads coming RapthoseLeafs, I really like your insight.

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    Quote Nick wrote: View Post
    Wow what a bunch of tight asses on here. I mean for somebody to create a thread with a little creativity is awesome! For Tim W to say drugs are bad for you is asinine. If you don't like it, don't read it. But the last thing I want is for emotionless idiots to degrade somebody for being creative. Keep them threads coming RapthoseLeafs, I really like your insight.
    Thanks for the overwhelming irony of your post, Nick

    And drugs ARE bad for you.

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    I'm sorry Nick, but when I read the first paragraph it sounded alot like animal pornography. Seriously the words he decided to use give some very messed up imagery. I understand his post, it's very creative but cowboys? Massaging, gripping and fantastic voyage? HAHA :P I'm kidding btw

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    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    I'm sorry Nick, but when I read the first paragraph it sounded alot like animal pornography. Seriously the words he decided to use give some very messed up imagery. I understand his post, it's very creative but cowboys? Massaging, gripping and fantastic voyage? HAHA :P I'm kidding btw
    Now that you have peaked the interest of those with no knowledge of this subject, would you care to elaborate on what you just wrote above? Thanks in advance.



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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Thanks for the overwhelming irony of your post, Nick

    And drugs ARE bad for you.
    Way to go Tim, your the man!

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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    Now that you have peaked the interest of those with no knowledge of this subject, would you care to elaborate on what you just wrote above? Thanks in advance.



    link leads to store so I did not post it.
    HAHA I kinda owned myself didn't I?

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    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    I'm sorry Nick, but when I read the first paragraph it sounded alot like animal pornography. Seriously the words he decided to use give some very messed up imagery. I understand his post, it's very creative but cowboys? Massaging, gripping and fantastic voyage? HAHA :P I'm kidding btw
    Haha.... Listen, the opening paragraph was interesting, but moving past this its no different then any other thread. Its not hard to understand, and its not that weird.

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