Since the Raptors haven’t played since Friday, let’s fulfil our #CanCon requirements and talk about the 104th Grey Cup, in which the RODBLACKS of Ottawa took down Calgary.
Congratulations to the Ottawa Rod Blacks on their dramatic #GreyCup victory tonight! pic.twitter.com/hD3r0focdO— Pucks on net (@Pucksonnetca) November 28, 2016
Whoops, I mean REDBLACKS.
It was one of the best late-November classics in recent memory, starting with Henry Burris’ Willis Reed moment pre-game. Burris came running out of the tunnel after introductions following a report he wouldn’t be able to go with a knee injury sustained during warm ups. He proceeded to play like LeBron to take down the Stampeders (Who at 15-2-1 had a Warriors like season), throwing for 461 yards and three touchdowns en route to the 39-33 OT victory.
While the on-field product was great, this is the CFL in which the broadcast and other comedic happenings usually take centre stage. This year didn’t disappoint:
hahaha pic.twitter.com/xzq7rtKhWo— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 28, 2016
That’s the uncut storytelling we as sports fans cherish when we flick on the TV to watch the game.
Speaking of uncut storytelling, in a shocking twist of events our own Sean Woodley pulled out his Carleton trump card and got a sit down with REDBLACKS owner Jeff Hunt. Look at this:
On to basketball, where the Raps return home this week to face the likes of the 76ers, Grizzlies, Lakers and Hawks and will look to climb back up the East standings.
Tonight vs. Philly
Toronto will be graced with the presence of the NBA’s greatest player. He will drop 35 points and grab 20 boards as well as block 12 shots in just 24 minutes while consuming five Shirley Temple’s on the bench. Joel Embiid, my older brother, I cannot wait to worship you from section 305 — WAIT THE SIXERS ARE RESTING YOU AGAIN?!
Without Embiid, Raptors roll by 16.
Nov. 30th vs. Memphis
This is cruel timing from the NBA schedule makers, as myself and noted Grizzlies Fanalyst/Memphis Manz Kevin Yeung (@KevinHFY) will be at the Mattamy Athletic Centre for Rams basketball against those Mustangs from Western.
This should be a very fun and competitive game on both sides, and you already know the Vince Carter resurgence will continue with him finding a way to stick one more game winner at the ACC before his career is out.
Wednesday night could be just that, Grizzlies by 2.
Dec. 2nd vs. Lakers
Let me say first, I think the Raptors will win this game, but I will be secretly rooting for a competitive outing from my spirit animal Swaggy P and the ultra fun baby Lakers. Luke Walton remains the dopest, and Laker games always bring out the Kobe-whores in Toronto, who might need a couple Broadhead Growlers to mourn the loss of their saviour when he’s not on the floor this year.
Dec. 3rd vs. Hawks
On an extremely rare double home game back-to-back the Hawks roll into town on Saturday night. Even though Dwight Howard has gone back to putting up monster stat lines, ATL SHAWTY has fallen into a skid losing five of six. If the Raptors can take them down, I would consider it time to SOUND THE MASAI-REN.
Listen Hawks, if you continue being trash you need to give Paul Millsap the out and send him up here. We all know he’ll love it, it’s not that cold! And we have all the Broadhead Growlers you could ever need.
@WoodleySean @IamHarshDave DID YOU KNOW pic.twitter.com/8ky2itPJeC— Mitch Robson (@_mitchrobson) November 28, 2016