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2001mark

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  1. One of the finest ever. It's conveying something regal, important about the event.
  2. Just a reminder to anyone this summer afraid to move anyone from the Raptors because the name on their jersey. That's not picking on Ibaka, it's picking on the collective. Status quo is fine if they simply want to compete for top 4 Eastern playoff seed ceiling.
  3. MLB - Brewers (I think) at Jays, Exhibition Stadium, not sure the year, I'll say 1986. - vivid memory: classic steel RF line gen admission benches ftw. NHL - Nordiques at Senators, Ottawa Civic Centre, December 1992. - vivid memory: 6-1 Nords blowout, young Sundin physical specimen. CFL - Roughriders at Rough Riders, Lansdowne Park, early 90's. - vivid memory: bright sunny evening. NBA - Knicks at Raptors, Air Canada Centre, late 90's. - vivid memory: nearly soaking up the new arena as much as the game itself. AAA - Someone at the Ottawa Lynx, Lynx Stadium, mid 90's. - vivid memory: Mark Grudzielanek was the only player I recognized at the time. Soccer - Uruguay v Mexico Pan Am gold medal match, Pan Am Soccer Stadium, Hamilton 2015. - vivid memory: hot yet pleasant afternoon, fun vocal crowd. Olympics (hockey) - Switzerland v USA, Canada Hockey Place, 2010. - vivid memory: arriving early enough to soak up the entire Olympics experience/pre-game, & also fun energy waiting for games 2 (Norway v Canada) & nightcap (Lativa v Russia) I had sick tickets for all 3 (I'd 'won' my choice of tickets to buy 18mos out, I was well planned ahead). You can probably see, as a kid, my mom's side of the family was Ottawa based & were frequent attendees with tickets.
  4. AFC East has nearly been one giant bye week since 2001 for the Patriots.
  5. I thought it was as good as it could be frankly. If I hadn't known they were on location at the so called Rocky steps, I would've guessed it was a giant temp concert stage. As others have mentioned online, not sure what the deal of actually wanting to attend live, esp if you're outside the main atrium. I was most concerned about the stairwell from the players' holding room to the stage - NFL could've had a huge issue if some guy being picked had taken a spill on his way to Rog. We're talking guys on cloud nine drunk on a natural high, & here they've got to deal with industrial stairwell poorly lit. As for the Patriots, even if it's Brady's final year, I think BB (& Kraft) would want to cushion the blow so the next QB is surrounded by as capable a roster as Tom had. I don't know what's more likely at this point - if they somehow miss the playoffs would Brady want to avenge that, or if he wins does he keep trying for more. Besides, BB surely wants to push it to the limits post-Brady to see what he can achieve without him. ps I might roll the dice & load up fantasy this year on Tampa Bay players... though I did that before with Freeman, Blount, & Williams to fail once.
  6. I don't think it helps for me that it was the Bears. One of the NFL's notorious franchises for failing to land a franchise ace at QB. If they start him this season, it'll be a failure. Sit him & let him watch the league from the bench. Practice for a full year, making up some of his few college reps.
  7. I can't call anything, yet it probably doesn't hurt the Raptors not having to grind another series before Cleveland.
  8. (Deion) did as I flipped to TSN for the ESPN coverage & guy was out of breath quiet with Suzie. btw, I was 97% NFL Network tonight... ESPN can diaf. Just when the AFC South gets fun, they're no longer on every other TNF.
  9. That was nutz, I've never ever seen Deion have that look on his face since Tim McCarver got his ALS challenge bucket.
  10. - Martin playing third - Coghlan superman score - Stroman first ever Jays pitcher pinch hit, scores winning run
  11. The Patriots have defeated & lost to just about everyone, except the Giants in a SB 2x, since 2001. Stop with the 'The NFL's a Patriots world & the rest are just screwed' nonsense. Also - wrong thread.
  12. Rain City Golden Seals Srsly though, Metropolitans wouldn't fly with it already a division name.
  13. Stroshow. Angels reds + Jays blues is probably my fav matchup in all pro sports. Wonder if LAA fans would agree.
  14. Leafs have to make the playoffs & greater than a wild card spot next season for success.
  15. Solid Leafs season, not too shabby giving the Prez Troph Caps a worthy run. Hope that bunch learns to close a bit more often next season, re. not giving away freebie points towards OT &/or SOLs. Making the playoffs while avoiding a wild card slot should be their primary target. I know that's cliche, yet this bunch now knows how tough it is to topple a top seed. Improving their D would be nice, to let the forwards a bit more off the hook.
  16. Angels reds v Blue Jays blues might just be my fav matchup in all pro sports. Wonder if LAA fans agree.
  17. Resting Klay Face is a thing I notice. Hate it. Guy looks perma frustrated.
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