All Eyes On Raptors & Blue Jays

By TSM

Wow, what a weekend of sports, eh sports fans????

Now that the MLB playoffs are over, the TFC have finished off their worst season ever and oh yeah the NHL is fully in lockout mode it just got a hell of a lot warmer at Raptors HQ and of course the Skydome.

The Blue Jays are used to drifting off into the abyss as the rest of Toronto drowns in the annual pain that is life around the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Raptors, play second fiddle in the same market as the Leafs, regularly buried in the back of the sports sections of our papers.

Well, when the sun rises tomorrow, the MLB playoffs will be over, the Blue Jays will be facing an off season with no manager and having blown all the good faith they had earned heading into this season.

The Raptors??? Careful what you ask for. The Leafs aren’t making any noise and suddenly they will be the only team in town. Perform well, toast of the town. Fall out of the gate, and well suddenly all those eyes you had hoped for you have, but they aren’t exactly smiling eyes.

Two teams that have historically begged for equal time with the Maple Leafs, suddenly have it. Opportunity knocks…..

Speaking of which, with the Leafs on hiatus, baseball done, it’s going to be VERY quiet on the sports talk shows wouldn’t you say??????

You can’t really keep speculating on non-existing labor talks can you? I mean, it’s quite humorous to hear NHL team reviews or previews with no real signs of a season ever being played.

Happy Monday…

TSM

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Daniel
Daniel
October 29, 2012 2:52 am

If the Jays are active on the Free agency/trade fronts I think that could generate a lot of talk.

Hopefully the Raptors get something going too…

Mike S
Mike S
October 29, 2012 12:54 pm

The last time there was a hockey lockout (fall of 2004) the Raptors had a golden opportunity to gain some traction in Toronto…………….but they got off to a 10-21 start that season and ended up trading Vince Carter just before Christmas for basically nothing…………it will be interesting to see if they can capitalize on the NHL lockout this time

Alex
Alex
October 29, 2012 1:21 pm

How bad would it have to get for bob to talk CFL?

Ami_Angelwings
Ami_Angelwings
October 29, 2012 4:56 pm
Reply to  Alex

The Raptors get kidnapped by terrorists and Tottenham is wiped out by an asteroid collision.

Brian Gerstein
October 30, 2012 2:31 pm

Raptors (man, do I hate their name, from Day 1), are poised to make a huge splash this year and beyond. They have a professional coach in Casey in place who knows his stuff and has the respect of his team, and more importantly, a point guard in Lowry who plays the game right, and in a way that Toronto fans love i.e. hardnosed and aggressive in your face basketball, and he demands his teammates to do the same. We have a superstar centre in Jonas, who will not take as much time as we first thought to acclimate i.e. he has earned our starting centre spot, and other young talent to finally give us a deep rotation, where internal competition for minutes will bring the best out of them, well, maybe all of them, as Andrea is an enigma, and I never know what to expect out of him.

They don’t even have to make the playoffs, which would be a bonus, just win at least 35 games and develop the team so they are well set up next year and beyond. I am actually excited this year,, the first time in many years that I can say that.

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