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Offline Boges

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Re: Toronto Raptors
« Reply #135 on: June 21, 2019, 11:51:40 am »
A week out, it's still surreal that the Toronto Raptors are NBA Champions.

In following this team, the past few years, it seemed it would be good enough to lose in the Finals to a Golden State or lose in 6 to a Lebron-led Cavaliers team (what happened in 2016).

It never seemed realistically on the table that they'd win it all. Going into the finals, I pessimistically just hoped that they could keep Golden State honest and win 2 games.

Granted the injuries helped, but Golden State's first title was helped by injuries. And even without KD the Warriors were steamrolling their Western Conference opposition. The Rockets won titles in the mid 90's while Micheal Jordan was playing baseball. The history books don't usually mention the factors that led to the title, only that you won the title.

It really hit home watching the NBA Draft last night seeing rival teams like Boston, Philly and Brooklyn still trying to build teams in order to achieve what Toronto just achieved.

It's a great feeling. . . Even though I didn't do anything to achieve that goal. But moments like these are why people follow sports.
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« Reply #136 on: June 21, 2019, 04:25:37 pm »
Agree, Boges.

The same thing I have seen happen in other championships, in other sports, for other cities worked for us:

A confluence of events put our team in the right spot to make a play for it... and we WON  :D :D :D

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« Reply #137 on: September 05, 2020, 08:33:05 pm »
Happy to BUMP

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« Reply #138 on: September 06, 2020, 03:42:38 pm »
The last Raptors game I saw was game 4 against Brooklyn. I was watching at a bar and the only drama was whether the Raptors could reach 150 points before my sangria ran dry. They just barely made it. I don't know a ton about basketball, but it seems to me like reaching 150 points is comparable to scoring 10 goals in hockey, a rare feat that's only accomplished during the most merciless beat-downs. It was glorious.

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Re: Toronto Raptors
« Reply #139 on: September 06, 2020, 04:49:36 pm »
The last Raptors game I saw was game 4 against Brooklyn. I was watching at a bar and the only drama was whether the Raptors could reach 150 points before my sangria ran dry. They just barely made it. I don't know a ton about basketball, but it seems to me like reaching 150 points is comparable to scoring 10 goals in hockey, a rare feat that's only accomplished during the most merciless beat-downs. It was glorious.

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I would love to see these guys go to the next round, as they have zero respect out there... None of the pundits predicted them making the playoffs...

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« Reply #140 on: September 09, 2020, 11:56:07 pm »
suitNtie O'Tool - kickin' back watching the game! Apparently Scheer took the big screen when he moved out  ;D

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« Reply #141 on: September 10, 2020, 11:41:29 pm »
When I sat down at the bar last night the Raptors were trailing by 4.  Then Fred Van Vleet went into turbo mode and scored 9 straight points. I had to leave just when they were going into overtime, so I don't know what happened, but they're going to game 7 so I guess it must have turned out okay.

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