Toronto Mike

Toronto Raptors

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WE THE NORTH

The Raptors have started the season an impressive 5-1, the best start in franchise history. In April, the biggest Raptors fan I knew passed away. His burial spot is not marked by a gravestone or marker, but by a "WE THE NORTH" flag. I'm just sorry he's not here to
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Now This Team I Love

On New Year's Eve, I was at a party with my slo-pitch teammates.  At the time, I wouldn't miss a Leafs game, but hadn't really paid attention to the Raptors since their hot streak after acquiring Rudy Gay last season.  My friend Mike Kic convinced me to give the Raptors
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Toronto Huskies

Tim Leiweke, the new CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, seems to be open to a Raptors re-branding. I will acknowledge that we absolutely have had conversations about the colour and make-up of our brand, our uniforms and our image.Now's the time to erase one of many mistakes
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Things are Looking Up in Toronto Sports

Toronto Sports fans, I have good news.  It seems we bounced off the bottom in August and things are looking up. At that time, the Jays, Leafs, Raptors, TFC and Argos were all in pretty dire straits.  You'll have to click back for details.  I called it a "brand new
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Rudy Gay a Raptor

The Memphis Grizzlies' leading scorer is now a Toronto Raptor.  Rudy Gay and his big contract now belongs to the Rap who traded Jose Calderon and Ed Davis to land him and centre Hamed Haddadi. What does the National Post tell us about this deal? Gay, 26, is having a
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Andrew Wiggins: Canada's LeBron

I only became aware of Andrew Wiggins last year when my brother Ryan espoused his virtues as a slam-dunk #1 pick in 2014.  Wiggins is from Vaughan "The City Above Toronto" and currently plays for Huntington Prep High School in West Virginia.  I'm told the nickname "Canada's LeBron" is well
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Canadians in the NBA

When the Toronto Raptors released Toronto native Jamaal Magloire the other day, it brought the number of Canadians in the NBA down to 8. Here are the 8 Canadians currently playing in the NBA: Joel Anthony - C - Miami HeatSamuel Dalembert - C - Houston RocketsCory Joseph - PG
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Andy Gray's @si_vault Toronto Picture Dump

Andy Gray from Sports Illustrated is tweeting Toronto-centric pictures this afternoon. I'm a Toronto-centric kind of guy who loves sports (and gets Sports Illustrated every week), so I'm collecting them all here along with Andy's accompanying tweets and some commentary from yours truly. AG: Jack Morris, Dave Stewart, Todd Stottlemyre
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The Latest Raptors Recap Ever

I watched the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminate the Los Angeles Lakers last night.  That's rather significant, because I can count the basketball games I've watched this season on one hand. Since the Raptors arrived in 1995 this is by far the least I've followed them.  For one, it was a
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Leafs Sold to Rogers and Bell, No Longer Pension Plan Puppets

So this just happened... The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has sold its 79.53 per cent stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment to Rogers Communications and BCE for more than $1.2 billion.  BCE is fancy talk for Bell.  That's right, Bell and Rogers now each own 37.5%
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