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Old 08-03-2009, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Welcome to the dog days of August where the potential 15th guy on the roster gets a lot of talk and love. But seriously will it matter all that much? If it is Pops Mensah Bonsu, Carlos Delfino or someone else. Not to say that whoever the Raptors add would become number 15 on the roster deep chart. I think the Raptors have done enough to be a better team regardless. But in the month of August there really is not much to talk about. Well there was this that involved a Raptor and a bunch of Canadians.

Part of me wanted to see Andrea in there throwing punches. However Andrea was clearly in there trying to be a peacemaker. You talk about a conflict of interests of the Italian born #1 pick of Canada's lone NBA team. No question it was a dirty play that started that whole mess by the Italian. A conflict of interests for Canada Basketball as well not like anyone could go pop Andrea in the mouth. After all, the Raptors are a major source of funding for Canada Basketball. If you have been noticing there has been some positive results for Canada Basketball this summer. But the true measure will be if they make it to the World Championships. But at the younger levels of the program the future is bright.

There is the slow and painful to watch Stephon Marbury decline from reality. I watched an hour and said no more. This sound very TMZish but Chis Bosh was in town along with Lebron James, Terrell Owens and Ex-Raptor Morris Peterson. All in town for Bosh's kick off party for Caribana. Truth is there is not a lot that goes on at this time of year. Things can go wrong like they did for the Indiana Pacers. Tyler Hansbrough who most felt the Pacers drafted to high will be sidelined for 1 to 2 months. That is clearly not a good sign for Larry Bird and crew.

Oh there was the talk of Allen Iverson to the Knicks as well. If it turns out David Lee is gone, and A.I ends up in, with all due respect to A.I it would make better sense to have David Lee. The excuse of the 2010 sweepstakes is rapidly not becoming and issue any longer for the Knicks. The dream of Lebron with a D-wade or a Chris Bosh is dying fast. Someone please tell Jalen Rose his guarantee is in big trouble.

So what do you do in the summer time to fill the void with no basketball? (Leave a comment and share it with us) I have been live blogging some baseball for the score. It has caused me to miss a lot of a great start for my hometown team the Ti-Cats. They made news this week bringing it Argo Arland Bruce III. This could be the CFL's answer to the Vince Carter trade if Bruce fits in here. The player the Argos got in return signed with the Buffalo Bills. So he will play in Toronto just not for the Argos. I am happy the Ti-Cats are showing signs of being better it really felt like they were becoming the CFL's answer to the L.A Clippers.

I did get to watch Orlando Magic fan Tiger Woods win his 69th golf tournament. I was live blogging the final round for The Score. What a treat it is to watch Tiger Woods do his thing. Never once did you think he was going to lose. There are view people in sports that inspire the confidence of a Tiger Woods. Michael Jordan may be the closest thing we have seen in basketball to Tiger. Back in the days before I was born you could make a case for Bill Russell as well. All they both did was win championships. Which is what Tiger does. He has now won 69 golf tournaments an amazing accomplishment that he has reached and is still in his 30's.

We went all over the sporting map today but it is a holiday nobody wants any kind of deep thinking reading for a holiday do they? Besides there is still 28 days to go in a month that does not promise a lot of NBA news in it. Although with Bryan Colangelo can you ever be sure he is truly done? That is part of what makes it fun to be a Raptors fan. However the summer of B.C is slow coming to an end. The fall will truly decide how good this summer has actually been. I am not as optimistic as some of you. I still think the top 4 in the East last year will be the same this year although they all have some new faces and challenges ahead. So enjoy the extra day off if you have it and see you all tomorrow.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seriously, why write something for the public to read if English is clearly one's 5th, maybe 6th, language? That was so badly written, I couldn't get past the second paragraph.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seriously, why write something for the public to read if English is clearly one's 5th, maybe 6th, language? That was so badly written, I couldn't get past the second paragraph.
LOL this is the thanks I get for working on a holiday. Oh well, not like people have not said worse in the past. Least I am not asking folks what brand of peanut butter they prefer or which is larger Texas or Canada in interviews.
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I don't really agree with your first paragraph, Dino. If we add pops or Delfino or even Kleiza, they definetly won't be on the inactive list. I'm thinking that if we add another player *knock on wood* then our inactive roster could very well be Douby,Roko, and Banks. Three point guards (pending trades). Our 15th guy will probably be a role player that will help out in his own way.
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I don't really agree with your first paragraph, Dino. If we add pops or Delfino or even Kleiza, they definetly won't be on the inactive list. I'm thinking that if we add another player *knock on wood* then our inactive roster could very well be Douby,Roko, and Banks. Three point guards (pending trades). Our 15th guy will probably be a role player that will help out in his own way.
I just was saying it is not the life and death event it is made out to be. In August things get way more play then they deserve. Even if the Raps add nothing and leave the extra roster spot things would be o.k in my opinion.
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LOL this is the thanks I get for working on a holiday. Oh well, not like people have not said worse in the past. Least I am not asking folks what brand of peanut butter they prefer or which is larger Texas or Canada in interviews.
Don't worry!
I read for the sake of reading, not to grade it like an essay.

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Don't worry!
I read for the sake of reading, not to grading it like an essay.
Oh trust me I don't. Long given up on the fact that some people do not think I am the bestest righter. My background is to speak not to write. But some people lose it over the way I write have grown use to it.
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LOL this is the thanks I get for working on a holiday. Oh well, not like people have not said worse in the past. Least I am not asking folks what brand of peanut butter they prefer or which is larger Texas or Canada in interviews.

Don't take it as an insult, take it as constructive criticism. But don't make excuses for a poorly written blog entry. I know I sound harsh and all, but if you're posting a piece online, you can't expect only citizens of one country to read it. Many Raptor fans live outside of Canada, and we still have to work.

I appreciate the gesture of trying to liven up the day. But come on! Your thoughts, which are already far from erudite (and like you said, it's not really your fault, it's a slow time for NBA), are expressed in fragment sentences, without even attempts at transitions between totally different ideas. Completely unprofessional, and unworthy of being called "work." If your work got edited, I'm sure the editor would have told you the exact same thing.

P.S. And if your background is to speak, then do podcasts, or YouTube videos, or something else. Why write for a blog?

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Don't take it as an insult, take it as constructive criticism. But don't make excuses for a poorly written blog entry. I know I sound harsh and all, but if you're posting a piece online, you can't expect only citizens of one country to read it. Many Raptor fans live outside of Canada, and we still have to work.

I appreciate the gesture of trying to liven up the day. But come on! Your thoughts, which are already far from erudite (and like you said, it's not really your fault, it's a slow time for NBA), are expressed in fragment sentences, without even attempts at transitions between totally different ideas. Completely unprofessional, and unworthy of being called "work." If your work got edited, I'm sure the editor would have told you the exact same thing.
did the title not suggest it was just a bunch of thoughts "Pot Luck"? I don't take it as anything. I have long ago come to terms with the fact some people are bothered by how I write. That being said I have seen things far worse and far better. Written by others and even me depending on the day.

Still all that being said I must be doing a few things right or I would not have been able to do all of the things that I have.

Just because someone does not like something does not define weather it equals work. Sure you can question the quality of work but time was invested in doing it. If not for this being a holiday I would not even be bothered talking about this stuff.

Great thing about blogs is there is always another day tomorrow. I mean not that I keep track but I probably write or have done like 350 entrees to the Dino Nation Blog in a year. Does that mean everyone of those is going to be fantastic? Of course not.
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Seriously, why write something for the public to read if English is clearly one's 5th, maybe 6th, language? That was so badly written, I couldn't get past the second paragraph.
lol I've seen worse here.
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did the title not suggest it was just a bunch of thoughts "Pot Luck"? I don't take it as anything. I have long ago come to terms with the fact some people are bothered by how I write. That being said I have seen things far worse and far better. Written by others and even me depending on the day.

Still all that being said I must be doing a few things right or I would not have been able to do all of the things that I have.

Just because someone does not like something does not define weather it equals work. Sure you can question the quality of work but time was invested in doing it. If not for this being a holiday I would not even be bothered talking about this stuff.

Great thing about blogs is there is always another day tomorrow. I mean not that I keep track but I probably write or have done like 350 entrees to the Dino Nation Blog in a year. Does that mean everyone of those is going to be fantastic? Of course not.

Look, I don't want to argue with you over something so trivial. But if you want to appear even semi-professional, you should really strive for your most fantastic work every single time. I'm just saying, that piece would have been 20 times more readable if you invested 5 minutes into proofreading and making sure that your sentences are complete. I'm sure you've written better things, and that's great, and you must be doing things right if you get paid to blog for the Score. But why would you even want to associate your name with something that was so hastily put together?
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