Raptors…What a Season

Last night was one of the few down moments on the season for me.  After all, 2015-16 has been my favourite as a Raptors’ fan, and I would have my doubts about anyone who said differently. The Raptors were a fun (albeit often aesthetically unpleasing), resilient basketball team that found a

Game 3: An Understated Game from Cory Joseph

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Last night the 56 win Raptors showed up in Toronto for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and it was a sight to behold.  They outworked, outrebounded, and outscored the previously undefeated Cavaliers, and showed the resilience that saw

Outplayed and Hoping for Some Magic

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It’ll be nice to see the Raptors back in Toronto tonight, because let’s face it…it almost has to be better than what happened in Cleveland.  With the thousands of fans inside of the ACC, and the thousands more in Jurassic

Toronto, A Hope That Remains…

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Man…what can one say after game 1.  That was as thorough a thrashing as could possibly have happened as at times it looked like the Cavaliers were toying with the Raptors.  Quick cuts, open layups and dunks, and finding open

Patrick Patterson, The Unsung Game 7 Hero

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Man…what does one say about game 7? I feel too drunk on excitement to be comprehensive about what just happened.  The Raptors not only won their second straight game 7 (who would have thought?), but did so in convincing fashion after

Round 2: No Such Thing as a Moral Victory…

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Raptors should feel embarrassed after the first two games of the second round. Each game was very winnable, and yet they continued to find ways to fall well short of that goal. Poor shot selection, bad free throw shooting,

Gameday: Heat at Raptors, Game 1, Round 2

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Apr 11, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) is fouled by Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsI almost threw-up during game 7. 

Game 4: The DeRozan Debacle

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); First off, thank you to the Raptors for ruining my last two Saturdays in exquisitely terrible fashion. It’s for that reason that I’m beginning writing this at 6:45am on Sunday.  I wanted to have it completed yesterday but thought the tone

Game 1: Hope Against the Awfulness

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); …damn. Friday night felt like Christmas Eve when I was a kid.  The excitement was building for a special day, and a present was waiting to be unwrapped.  The start of the NBA Playoffs never fails to get me excited, and

Toronto Raptors and the Battle with Perception

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Perspective can be a hard thing to find, and even harder to consistently maintain.  It comes and goes frequently, and can frequently change in an instant.  This has been my experience with Raptors’ fandom at least.  Just when I think