Monday, April 9

Raptors Reborn

This Friday , the Toronto Raptors reached a new milestone . They clinched the Atlantic Division title. First the Raps beat the 76ers , 94-85 . Later that night , the Raptors got some help from the Chicago Bulls who beat the New Jersey Nets . How did the Raptors got the news ? The bearer of the good news was the pilot of the plane that took the Raptors back to Toronto after the game said the Raptors radio guy , Eric Smith . Then Eric asked Jack Armstrong whether he joined in the celebration . I am asleep when the announcement was made . I was briefly awakened by the applause then fell asleep again ' answered the Raptors TV basketball Analyst . Not all Raptors are extra excited about winning the Atlantic Division. Jose Calderon said ' That is only the Atlantic , I am a World Champion '. Jose's Spanish team won the World Basketball Championship last summer. Senor que es humbug !
A day after , more good news courtesy of the Chicago Bulls when the Raptors tamed the Bulls , 103-89. Anthony Parker shot the lights out with 27 big points making 6 out of 10 in the 3 point area. The game was over in the 3rd quarter when the Raps gave their opponents the equivalent of points diarrhea . Continuous barrage of points without let up. Don't you love those Bulls ? No bullshit. But wait , the Raptors might meet the Bulls come the playoffs . The Bulls TV guy said so. Don't worry. The Raps are not the same team the Bulls beat non stop for like 2 years straight. They are really a different team now. BC (Brian Colangelo) made a miracle by raising the Raptors from the dead . Another B.C. was not as lucky. B.C. , the comic strip , lost its creator , Johnny Hart , yesterday. Too bad , B.C . the General Manager , can't draw comics . But his team continues to draw big crowd now to Air Canada Center !


Blogger Sam said...

Points diarrhea...LOL, that is genius. I think Jose Calderon is bang on, being the Atlantic champion is a great first step, but these guys can't be content with it. We need to make the second round of the playoffs this year.

2:15 PM  
Blogger arsenalist said...

Points diarrhea. Continuous barrage of points without let up. Don't you love those Bulls ? No bullshit.

That's great stuff man. I think we can easily take the Bulls out in the playoffs although I'd still much rather see Washington.

I don't like seeing anybody on the Raptors (tv, players, management) celebrate the Atlantic. Let's get serious, instead of printing "Altantic Division Champions", they can just print, "We're better than New Jersey" t-shirts.

5:39 PM  
Blogger john said...

Awesome ending.Drawing big crowd as opposed to drawing comics.The fans over there must be excited for the playoffs.Its been a long time!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

"'s been a long time coming, but I know, a change gon' come.."

- Sam Cook

6:57 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

How is the Coach tonight?
Hope you have a great week!

10:47 PM  
Blogger coach said...

The celebration is now over.Time to prepare for the playoffs.A 2nd rd. appearnce is enuff for NOW altho' if the Raps can go all the way , WHY NOT ?
I think ACC is selling t shirts to commemorate the event.
It's fun times alright for Raps fans esp. that the Leafs failed to make the playoffs.

4:29 PM  

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