My main point was to give the viewing audience more credit. Canadians are no longer "new" to basketball where the SkyDome faithful would cheer the home team during free throws.
We're a much more intelligent group compared to those good ol' days. Some in-depth analysis involving X's and O's would be nice.
Yes Leo, we ALL know that keeping a blocked shot inbounds is the better choice. Sheesh.
As for Michael Grange, loved his work when he was still writing for the Globe & Mail. I haven't found his Sportsnet pieces to be as good, but I agree that he may not be the ideal candidate for a sideline reporter.
Gee Leo, watch some games because it happens quite often.
If the guy is out of control he says "You have to close out UNDER CONTROL" Sooo just wander over at a jog? Don't close out hard? Recovering from the low post to the outside corner isn't easy ya mug. I'd like to see him cover 22 feet of space UNDER CONTROL and before the ball is getting inbounded. Feckin Leo. Maybe I shouldn't hate on him for this. I mean it's not like he played much D in his day anyway.
LET'S GO RAP-TORS!!!!!
1. Folks, that's a seven footer out there.
2. (After a mistake by a player) Now, Matt, you can't do that. You just can't.
3. He needs to take that shot right there and not make up his mind to drive to the rim (after player turns the ball over/commits charge while driving)
3. He needs to look to get to the rim and not settle for the shot there (after same player, next possession, takes the jump shot Leo was just saying he should take)
Yes, Leo Rautins is exceptionally pompous.Is there anything else that you would like to highlight about the Toronto Raptors broadcast on TSN/Sportsnet that stands out as exceptional?
"They're going to have to rename the whole conference after us: Toronto Raptors 2014-2015 Northern Conference Champions" ~ ezzbee Dec. 2014
"I guess I got a little carried away there" ~ ezzbee Apr. 2015
"We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon
Molly McGrath for the Celtics is an absolute beauty.
Holly Mckenzie for the Raptors is nice.
Rachel Nichols ain't too bad either.
Jaime Maggio is HOT.
EDIT: Oh yeah, Jaime and Rachel are with TNT. Lisa Salters is with ESPN.
Doris Burke with the sprite spark of the game.
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