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Old 12-18-2011, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This comes courtesy of one of Bill Simmons' recent columns. Grantland

The second best thing about sports is what I want to feel. Soon. Not this season. But soon. No more debating over which player sucks the most or the least, just a team that can give me the buzz of anticipation.

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The best thing about following sports? When the stars align and your team wins a championship. The second-best thing? Anticipation. Having a quality team, knowing it's headed someplace, dreaming about the possibilities. Staring at the schedule, circling games, knowing that something like 50 of your next 150 nights are going to be a blast. Glancing at the clock at 3:30 in the afternoon and saying, "Four more hours." Standing in front of your seat 20 minutes before tipoff, watching warm-ups, feeling that buzz, feeling those goose bumps slowly form on your arms.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep that is a great feeling. I remember the 06-07 season, especially Jan 1 on was like that. Anticipating every game and hoping we had turned the corner. When you have that feeling it's great fun to be a fan.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How about anticipating that sense of anticipation? Can we get by on that?
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How about anticipting another year of terible basketball.

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How about anticipting another year of terible basketball.

watching today, it won't be pretty that's for sure.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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watching today, it won't be pretty that's for sure.
prettier than last season imo
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I'm anticipating the Draft Lottery, if that counts for anything.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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How about anticipting another year of terible basketball.

Rather than anticipating the terrible basket, anticipate the future top 5 pick waiting for us after the season.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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This year is gonna be good for us, its a building process (I know it's always building) , f your looking at the anticipation look at are youngs, were getting there, Coach is gonna get us through some tough games, and some teams going to be surprised with are skill assets, nobodies gonna be reading the Raptors scouting report, lol.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This year is gonna be good for us, its a building process (I know it's always building) , f your looking at the anticipation look at are youngs, were getting there, Coach is gonna get us through some tough games, and some teams going to be surprised with are skill assets, nobodies gonna be reading the Raptors scouting report, lol.
i think they willl read the Raptors scouting report, just because they show yesterday some defense, and don't let boston blow us.
i think if wednesday we can show the same effort on defense, and be better in offense, all 29 teams in the league will observe our team with a new angle.
because they know offense is strong here, and miw with a solid defense, that can create some difficult night for them.
don't forget last year half of our wins were against play-offs teams, even contender. so i think we will become more a risk, especially with the schedule.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i think they willl read the Raptors scouting report, just because they show yesterday some defense, and don't let boston blow us.
i think if wednesday we can show the same effort on defense, and be better in offense, all 29 teams in the league will observe our team with a new angle.
because they know offense is strong here, and miw with a solid defense, that can create some difficult night for them.
don't forget last year half of our wins were against play-offs teams, even contender. so i think we will become more a risk, especially with the schedule.
True, its just we'd shock people, Raptors have always been an unexpecting team, we could win against Mavs one game, and then the next game lose against Cleveland or Washington, lol
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I know what I didn't anticipate...I didn't anticipate Dab wanting to jump Dexters Bones!
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