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They may be headed for that moment in Ball Four where, when the Pilots start getting trounced by the league's best teams, Bouton says it was like recess in grade school when the big kids showed up, but for tonight exhilarating. (I wish I were downtown, Thermo.) I don't know if we share the American feed, but the endless shots of Drake after every single big Raptor play were somewhere between tiresome and nauseating. He's a fan, great, and sort of works for the team. But he surely realizes he's deflecting attention from the players. To know that, and be okay with that, makes him something of a vainglorious idiot.

clemenza, Sunday, 26 May 2019 05:09 (ten months ago) link

vainglorious idiot
thats aubrey drake graham, former television star and current biggest rapper!!!

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 26 May 2019 13:08 (ten months ago) link

yeah i think it's pretty clear we can skip to the finals now

no shot at whoever wrote this way up above but i love it every time sports reminds us that games are won and lost on the court/field and nowhere else - not on twitter, not in a win probability statistic, not in comparing players' strengths and weaknesses, not in the halftime analysis of talking heads, etc., etc.

alpine static, Monday, 27 May 2019 08:31 (ten months ago) link

former television star and current biggest rapper!!!

He keeps getting rapper and Raptor mixed up.

clemenza, Monday, 27 May 2019 11:43 (ten months ago) link

ten months pass...

TSN here ran the 7th game of the Raptors-76ers series last night. I'd forgotten that Kawhi missed a few shots down the stretch (manhandled on a couple of them, mind you), plus a foul shot that let Philadelphia tie it up. But then he made one.

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 22:24 (one week ago) link

I keep thinking about that super-sloppy double OT game 3 between Bucks-Raptors, when the Bucks were already up 2-0. So many shots could have gone differently and basically eliminated the Raps. The karma from every other playoff appearance caught up with them I guess.

symsymsym, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 23:28 (one week ago) link

I think they're working through the games one by one (along with Blue Jays WS games)...They had Game 1 of the Bucks series tonight, so Game 3 should be soon.

clemenza, Thursday, 2 April 2020 02:24 (one week ago) link

last couple games in that series were so much fun, for this bandwagoner

symsymsym, Thursday, 2 April 2020 03:27 (one week ago) link

Canadian bandwagoners take over I Love Hoops for six hours.

clemenza, Thursday, 2 April 2020 03:54 (one week ago) link

lol i just took a quick glance over that finals thread....nostalgia is all we got!

symsymsym, Thursday, 2 April 2020 03:58 (one week ago) link

It was sad :( that klay acl moment still haunts me

Spottie, Thursday, 2 April 2020 05:04 (one week ago) link

yeah I think I forgot just how much every GS player broke over the course of the series, until re-reading that thread

symsymsym, Thursday, 2 April 2020 05:18 (one week ago) link

this is pretty big/baller

Potential No. 1 NBA draft pick LaMelo Ball and his manager Jermaine Jackson have purchased his Australian NBL team, the Illawarra Hawks, Jackson told ESPN on Thursday.https://t.co/Zy80ZmRpVu

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 2, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 2 April 2020 17:00 (one week ago) link

realized I have a bunch of the big raps playoffs game still saved on dvr, along with the dame game, so that will be a nice quarantine rewatch

symsymsym, Friday, 3 April 2020 03:18 (one week ago) link


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