College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
Over in Vancouver it’s Day 6 of the Olympics and there are many medals to be won today. Weather permitting the women’s downhill should be a go. American Lindsey Vonn looks to be the favourite, but Canadians Britt Janyk and Emily Brydon have other plans in mind. Two medals to be had in cross country skiing as both men’s and women’s sprints go down today. Over to the luge track – some hardware will be handed out as the guys race to the bottom in men’s doubles action. To the ice, there is plenty of qualifying action in short track speed skating. The ladies have a chance at gold with the finals of the 500 m taking place tonight. On the long track it all about the testosterone as the men’s 1000 m takes centre stage. Cypress Mountain has been good to the Canadians so far this Olympics. We’ll see if lady luck is still a Canuck as the men’s snowboard half pipe is scheduled to start this afternoon.
On the hard court the second half of the season kicked off yesterday in the Association. Tonight the Toronto Raptors play their first game, following the All Star break, as they welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to the ACC. Earlier this season the Grizzlies scored 39 fourth quarter points on route to a 115-107 win over the Raptors. Circumstances are a little different now. Toronto has won eight of its last nine and is looking for its ninth straight win at home. Memphis on the other hand entered the break losing four straight. Both teams have a lot of talent in the two and three spots, but this game may come down to who plays better in the paint. Chris Bosh played in his fifth all star game over the week end and his play this season is a big factor for Toronto’s first half success. Marc Gasol is having a break out sophmore season for Memphis. He’s averaging close to a double-double (14.5 pts and 9.5 boards), earning him a spot in the NBA All Star rookie-sophmore challenge last Friday night.