Basketball

Standing up and speaking up

“Republicans buy shoes too.” Those words came from the mouth of one Michael Jeffrey Jordan, after he declined to endorse a black Democratic candidate for a North Carolina Senatorial election in 1990. More recently, Jordan’s one-time Chicago Bulls teammate Dennis Rodman made headlines following his third visit to North Korea[Read More…]

Around the water cooler – Jan. 21

NHL—The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames engaged in a line brawl for the ages when the two rivals faced off on Saturday night. Eight players involved were issued game misconducts, and the two sides amassed a whopping 142 penalty minutes. Unsurprisingly, both squads now rank within the top five in[Read More…]

Around the Water Cooler – Jan. 14

In case you were too busy stuck in a polar vortex at Pearson Airport, here’s what you missed in the world of sports … NCAA Football —Following FSU’s 34-31 victory over Auburn, Dee Dee Bonner (Alabama Quarterback AJ McCarron’s mother) contributed to the national debate over whether colleges are doing enough[Read More…]

10 things you didn’t know about… NCAA Basketball

1. College basketball is the home of the most exciting post-season tournament in sport. Sixty-eight teams face off against one another every spring in a single elimination knockout tournament to earn the right to be named national champion. The last four rounds of the tournament are called the Sweet Sixteen,[Read More…]

Around the water cooler

In case you were too busy enjoying your weekly fix of Mayor Ford news, here’s what you missed this past week in the world of sports…   NFL–It looked like the weather patterns from Toronto’s political storm drifted south, wreaking havoc on the Windy City. The Chicago Bears’ contest against[Read More…]

Remembering the Raptors

My on-again, off-again relationship with the Raptors began when my family purchased nosebleed tickets during the “Vince Carter years.” We’d cheer and shout “DEFENCE” as prompted by the giant letter D and picket fence displayed on the jumbotron. If we were lucky, we’d catch the cameraman’s eye and make it[Read More…]

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