Sunday, May 25, 2008

Great Day of Sports ahead

So I am a little annoyed right now that there is a great sports day ahead and I'm going to miss pretty much all of it. You got the French Open on right now. The Indy 500 in a bit. Mickelson is leading at the Colonial and to top it all off the Angels are on Sunday Night Baseball.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Jon Lester gets a no-hitter

Congratulations to Jon Lester who just moments ago finished off the 18th no-hitter in Red Sox history. He allowed just 2 walks and was dominating throughout. Gotta love sports. A year ago he's fighting cancer. Then goes on to get the win in the World Series clinching game last year and now a no-hitter. Good stuff. Interesting note....4 out of the last 6 American League no-hitters have come courtesy of the Red Sox.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Why gas in the US is so cheap.

Despite daily headlines bemoaning record gas prices, the U.S. is actually one of the cheaper places to fill up in the world.

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A great read from Money Magazine/CNN.

Huckabee fails at being funny.

Despite thinking he can be a lunatic at times....I like Huckabee somewhat. I think he's a pretty good speaker and carries himself well most of the time in front of a mic. This is him speaking in front of the NRA today. I believe McCain was also a speaker at this even today.

Check the video by going to the link.

Edwards endorses Obama

We knew this endorsement was coming soon and now starts the countdown to the Al Gore one. Is Edwards still a possible VP candidate? Wouldn't surprise me as he'd help Obama get the Hillary votes without having to put Hillary on the ticket. Most likely he's the next Attorney General.

Random Election stuff

Its been a while since I posted but here are some random stuff from the past week.

McCain has been going everywhere lately, including the Daily Show, talking about how Obama would hold talks with Iran and North Korea. In light of that here is a piece from today's Washington Post about McCain's hypocrisy.

Seems like the Hillary campaign can't do anything right. Check out this clip.

Daily Show looks at why Obama lost West Virginia.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Chrysler To Sell Cars With Gas Subsidies

Remember when the prospect of $3.00-gallon gasoline was supposed to cue the death knell for the domestic auto industry? Now the prospect of keeping $3.00 as a ceiling price is being used by Chrysler as in incentive to sell its cars.

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Saw this last week. Wonder why it took so long for someone to come up with the concept.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Big night for Obama

So it appears we have ourselves a nominee. Obama made Indiana a lot closer then people expected. Can't believe at 1:25 AM I am still watching the TV coverage of this. Hillary Clinton has canceled her morning TV appearances. Take it for what its worth. Her campaign is saying since they never accepted the invitations you can't say they are canceling. We all know if she still though of herself a candidate she wouldn't be shrugging off free media. It pretty much signals the end of the Clinton campaign. I'm sure she'll still do a couple more fund raising events to help alleviate the campaign debt and I'm sure Obama doesn't want her dropping out and then destroying him in West Virginia.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Looking back at the 07/08 Raptors

Coming into the year I had really high hopes for this team. Key injuries throughout the year pushed that optimism to the side somewhat but when the Raptors drew Orlando in the first round I along with many others let out a sigh of relief. I thought it was a favorable match up for the Raptors. Hats off to Dwight Howard. Man did he play like Superman.

Going into next year the Raptors need to trade away T.J Ford. I like what he brings to the team. I was even in the minority that somewhat liked the trade when he was brought to Toronto. His time with the team has passed by though. The team plays with a much better flow with Calderon on the court. I look at Calderon as being from the Steve Nash /Jason Kidd/John Stockton mold. Guys who don't need to take shots but make guys around them better. Calderon needs to be the starter on this team. Ford obviously has a problem with that.....why let him return next year and cause a distraction?

CB4 is CB4. I don't have many worries about him but he needs to be tougher inside. That goes for the team as a whole. The Raptors as a team need to be much better at the glass.

I like Bargnani. Definitely want to see him have a bigger role with this team next year. I think his jump shot is such a major asset to have. Hopefully he can draw the opposing teams big men out to the perimeter helping out the team on the glass.

Trade Nesterovic as fast as possible. His value will never be higher. With him and Ford the Raptors actually have a couple of nice trading chips.

Parker needs to take more plays. I don't get why he doesn't shoot more or create more plays? He's definitely a lot more talented then his stats from this year reflect.

Moon was a big surprise this year. Looking forward to see what he brings to the table in year two. I love the energy he brings to the court.

Being at Games 4 and 6 in New Jersey last year was amazing. Watching the team in person I thought for sure that it was the start of something great for the city of Toronto. Hopefully the 08/09 group can restore that promise.


Chuck Swirsky, an icon with the Toronto Raptors radio and television broadcasts as play-by-play announcer for the past 10 seasons, is leaving the organization for personal reasons related to his family.

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Having lived in the US since 2000 I obviously didn't get to watch much of his TV work with the Raptors but I have thoroughly enjoyed his work with the Raptors. I've been a regular reader of his blog CCI(Chuck Checks In) which made a regular appearance on Definitely listened to as much of his radio show as possible. His fan base as a play by play was as big if not bigger then pretty much any Raptor ever.Definitely didn't see this departure coming. "Chuck the Canuck" even got his Canadian citizenship last year. Good luck in the future endeavors.
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