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  • ws511
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    Funny commercial, Mack North. Hadn’t seen that. I do (in truth) watch a little bit more than hoops and baseball (tho basketball and baseball are the two that keep me awake at night) ... but number three on the list is NFL football. (Occasionally I’ll take in a few minutes of CFL. Saw the last quarter of the Grey Cup.) I also watch a minute of hockey here and there ... though that ship kinda sailed some time ago.

    Deejay, the Bills fan. I became one myself, after moving to Toronto those years ago. It was watching O.J. Simpson run up the middle that got me hooked on the Bills. (Long time ago but ... damn! he was amazing to watch.) Later, Marv Levy, from my home-town Alouettes (former coach) moved to Buffalo ... and then Doug Flutie had his year and three quarters with the Bills. He should’ve been allowed to complete his mission ... ‘cause anyone who was watching back then, KNEW that the Bills had a whole ‘destiny’ thing going on. But ... it wasn’t to be. Ralph Wilson insisting on Rob Johnson starting in that playoff game saw to that.

    Good story, Creebrave. I’ve known a few highway adventures myself, but that sounded memorable for sure. Always felt bad for the Sonics fans, after watching a video (that I saw a link to in a B Simmons page) that was a couple of hours long (I think), and made me sorry for their loss. I met a Sonics fan on my way to California once and he told me a lot of what I saw in that video. But the video fleshed it out.

    Raps off for too many days over the next week and a half. Kinda messed up, no? Don’t really like the whole “ALL STAR” bs. Except this year, DeMar will (hopefully) be in the dunkfest contest. Hope he wins.

    Go Raptors.
    Last edited by ws511; Sat Feb 6th, 2010, 11:17 AM.

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  • Mack North
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    HaHa Creebrave, that story trumps mine for reasons not to wear it!! Maybe we should meet halfway in the country, maybe ButtFuck Manitoba or Saskatchewan and have ourselves a bonfire?!
    Last edited by Mack North; Thu Feb 4th, 2010, 10:45 PM.

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  • Creebrave
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    Mack North wrote: View Post
    A buddy of mine gave me one of those Raptor red t-shirt jerseys with #4 BOSH on the back for Christmas last year. The first game I wore it for was vs. the Knicks about 2 months later and the Raps got shallacked by 30 points. Just a coincidence I thought. No Problem. The next game I wore it for was the game vs. Phoenix a few days later. Raps got spanked by 20 points this time. I decided I wasn't going to wear the shirt for games anymore. Well that lasted until this season when I decided to try it again. It was for the Memphis game early in the season and we all know what happened that game! Needless to say, I don't wear the shirt anymore...
    I know the shirt that you are talking about and its been retired in my home also...

    got one last minute before I blasted off from Kelowna to Seattle for the Raptors last game in B.Gatesville (that man has one helluva home). (November 2008 if I recall correctly)

    WELL... 45 minutes out of Kelowna on the mountain pass to Vancouver: BLOW OUT... If you googlemap Merrit BC, thats where I ended up for 5 hours trying to find a replacement tire to continue my trip, found the tire finally and continued on

    crossed over into the US and hit disgusting weather as I made my way to Seattle. Wet heavy snow, the worst kind to drive in when your in a rush... about an hour out of Seattle: Semi truck jack knifed on the interstate with bumper to bumper traffic for about 4km... delay number 2, damn good thing I had planned on spending the whole day in Seattle and left very early.

    Made my way to the game finally showing up just before tip off wearing that lovely red t-shirt (Note: I can understand why Seattle lost the team, a majority of the fans in the stands were wearing red and had traveled from Canada to watch the Raptors, even with Durant as the hottest rookie that year the hometown crowd was sparse)

    If anyone remembers that game: Raptors had no, I mean absolutely NO defense for Durant, the kid dropped a ton of points in the 2nd half, talking shite while dropping a trey on Parkers head, and had a sick dunk on Bargs or Nestor, can't remember exactly who it was. Raptors lose...

    heavy hearted as I made my way back to Canada that evening and I was still wearing that STOOOOOPID shirt as I crossed the border at about 3am. Showed the border guard the ticket stubs and the promo stuff I got for the kids from the game and the jackass still decided that I was a national threat/drug dealer and searched the car for an hour as I sat and waited... that shirt has never made it back out of the dresser drawer since that night for obvious reasons...

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  • deejay
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    Let me start by saying that was an awesome rant. Vanilla Ice @ Dufferin mall line was classic.

    As for the question above...I only have a lucky jersey for football (which has long since lost it's magic, as my NFL team is the buffalo bills). However, raptors-wise...my current "lucky" charm is just me attending games. The raps have never lost in the 8 or 9 times i've been there to see them this season (and not just easy games, i've been there for the cavs, spurs and lakers matches). So i'll promise to continue doing my part and attending as many games as possible!

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  • Mack North
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    Great post man! It's refreshing to talk about other things than just "the game". I think you're onto something. Anyways...

    As far as the whole t-shirt thing, I gotta say I'm with you. Although mine goes the opposite way. A buddy of mine gave me one of those Raptor red t-shirt jerseys with #4 BOSH on the back for Christmas last year. The first game I wore it for was vs. the Knicks about 2 months later and the Raps got shallacked by 30 points. Just a coincidence I thought. No Problem. The next game I wore it for was the game vs. Phoenix a few days later. Raps got spanked by 20 points this time. I decided I wasn't going to wear the shirt for games anymore. Well that lasted until this season when I decided to try it again. It was for the Memphis game early in the season and we all know what happened that game! Needless to say, I don't wear the shirt anymore...
    I am a Dallas Cowboys as well and I'm very superstitious about what jersey I wear when they play though. I have a few so it depends on who i want to have a big game that day. I put my D. Ware jersey on for the N.O. Saints game and we smoked em. I wore it for every other game of he season and they won out including the Wild-Card playoff game. I wore it for the Minny game as well, but I also let my Raider fan buddy wear my Marion Barber jersey. They lost. I blamed him for polluting the jersey and making them lose! Haha, oh well maybe next season.

    As far as commercials, nobody can beat this one. You know you've all been there!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQBGk...om=PL&index=32

    GO TORONNO!

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