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Old 03-03-2011, 07:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What does this mean? Because BBall is not the most popular sport in England they couldn't be excited for this NBA trip?
No, it was a question you see.

I imagine, NFL teams coming to Lithuania. No-one would be care, ok, maybe, maybe 10 people. Actually, I never met Lithuanian who knows Johny Unitas, and Johny Unitas was 100% Lithuanian...
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm in the UK visiting family at the moment.

I can't find anyone else that's willing to pay the 90+ pounds (almost $150) for tickets. So, I'll just be watching the game on TV.

Why are the tickets so much!?!?!
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm in the UK visiting family at the moment.

I can't find anyone else that's willing to pay the 90+ pounds (almost $150) for tickets. So, I'll just be watching the game on TV.

Why are the tickets so much!?!?!
Cause it's not daily thing.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Here's tonight's blog about today's NBA Fan Zone event in London

Tom Hurley Sports: FAN ZONE LONDON: MISSED OPPORTUNITY?

Peroti - drop me a message on twitter, would be good to meet up with you at the arena for a beer.

Cheers,

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:36 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Good morning, fellas.

Game day is finally here! Can't tell you how pumped I am for 8pm tonight when action gets underway at The o2. I'm curious to know how many of you are going to be able to watch, and how many will be unable to catch the game due to it being during working hours?

Here's My 4th blog post on this weekend's Raps games here in the UK

Tom Hurley Sports: GAME DAY IN LONDON

Those of you who are going to be at the game tonight, drop me a line on twitter and i'll see you for a drink pre-game.

Cheers & GO RAPS

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Old 03-04-2011, 11:01 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Great reads Tom. I'll be watching the game today. It will be interesting to see the split in fans.

Are there a lot of Italians in London? Enough to make a small Bargnani fan club? Do they care?
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:30 PM   #27 (permalink)
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We should have never let Pops Mensa-Bonsu walk. DAMN.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:11 PM   #28 (permalink)
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We should have never let Pops Mensa-Bonsu walk. DAMN.
Damn straight.




I still don't know why no NBA team will give him another shot. He's much better than Kwame Brown.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:17 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I dig Pops. He was fun to watch.
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Damn straight.

I still don't know why no NBA team will give him another shot. He's much better than Kwame Brown.
I was kind of kidding. I never thought he was very good. Good energy though, but not good enough to make a difference.


I just mentioned him because he was from England.
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Pops has bad knees and a low BBall IQ, so it's somewhat understandable why he's out of the league.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Hey Raps nation,

Hope you enjoyed the game last night! Be interesting to hear your comments on how the game came across on tv, the crowd noise etc. I mean.

Here's my latest blog on this weekend's games here in London - Tom Hurley Sports: LET'S PLAY TWO

Rapsfan, there were one helluhvalot of Italian and Spanish accents at the arena, it would seem many Bargs/Jose fans made the trip over to see their man play in person. Quite a few Slovenians there too for Sascha Vujacic, and I even bumped into a Frenchman who was in town for the game, although he was more of a Lakers supporter than a Johan Petro fan.


Back to the arena for game two of the series tonight, can't wait!

Cheers,

Tom

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Old 03-05-2011, 11:54 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Another great read Tom. Frankly, you saw a legit Raptors game from 2010/11. They play pretty good for 36 minutes.

And surprising that the NBA dropped the ball with all the extras. This might be a "feeler" year. Maybe they will bring the Lakers/Celtics next year and really do it up now that they can see the interest.
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:07 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Hey Tom. Good read that last entry.

Glad you enjoyed the game in person and that you at least saw three quarters of decent Raptors ball. As for some of the 'missed opportunities' that you mentioned in your blog, yeah it's too bad that it seemed like the NBA only half-tried. You'd think they'd pull out more bells and wistles in the form of fan activity stations, video games or what have you.

Personally i am not that big on that sort of thing (as i am used to it), but when it's something that happens once in a blue moon such as this event, the league really should have pulled out more of the stops.

Hope you enjoy today's match and that the other team end up victorious.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:39 AM   #35 (permalink)
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London should buy the Hornets. They don't have an owner.

You guys can convert a cruise ship into a basketball stadium and sail around the US with CP3 and West and that Rudy cheap shottin' Ariza chump.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:17 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Peroti - drop me a message on twitter, would be good to meet up with you at the arena for a beer.
Aaaaw man I first saw that message now. I hope you had a great weekend. I had
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:07 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Hey lads & lasses,

You can check out my photos from that epic game 2 in London on my latest blog

Tom Hurley Sports: MANCHESTER'S HOOP DREAM

Fancylad, yah the NBA definetly could and should of done a lot more, but hey at least we got the games and at the end of the day for me that's what I was there for... hopefully when they have this WNBA game in a couple months they'll lay on a bit more of a show off the court.

Cheers,

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