June 18, 2015

LeBron didn’t deserve the MVP award

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

One of the big storylines leading into Game 6 of the NBA Finals was whether or not a player from the potential losing team could be the Finals MVP – LeBron James.
While many argued that his historic deeds in the championship series against the Warriors were worthy of the award, it would’ve been the wrong [...]

June 5, 2015

Power ranking this weekend’s sports events

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer

You wouldn’t really think that the first weekend of June would be stacked with two days of some great sporting events, but that is in fact the case. With so much going, we might as well break down what to watch, since your time is well worth it. After all, it’s June – we should [...]

May 1, 2015

The case against Dwane Casey

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

It has been nearly a week since the Toronto Raptors were swept out of the playoffs by the underdog Washington Wizards. That’s enough time for post-season press conferences, locker cleanouts and post-mortems on the year that has passed. It’s now time to move on and the Raptors should be doing that without Dwane Casey.
Of course, [...]

November 3, 2014

A belated NBA season preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Why does the NBA have to start its season this early?
With the NFL in full flight, the World Series just finishing, ice hockey getting going less than a month ago and even NASCAR and Formula 1 winding down their seasons, there’s a lot going on right now.
It’s not like the season needs to start now. [...]

July 28, 2014

LeBron James aces the off-season

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Since ‘The Decision’ back in 2010, I have hated LeBron James.
I’m fairly certain that was the case for a lot of people.
But now, I’m on the verge of forgiving the man anointed King James.
Why? Because over the course of this summer James has done just about everything that he possibly could to repair his relationship [...]

June 4, 2014

The finals are finally here – but which one is better?

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball, Ice Hockey

It’s early June, so you know what that means: It’s time for those two sports that started back in October to finally crown their champions. And, quite fittingly, the NBA Finals and the NHL’s Stanley Cup final will both get going later this week.
In the NHL, we have the Los Angeles Kings facing off against [...]

May 2, 2014

A quick, loud rant about the Gardiner’s construction

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey

If you live in the Greater Toronto Area or have to come into the city for any reason this week, you’ve probably noticed that traffic is a nightmare. You can thank the construction on the Gardiner Expressway – only one of the busiest highways in Canada and a main route into the city – which [...]

February 17, 2014

Dunk off disaster

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

While many could agree that the NBA’s slam dunk competition needed a little bit of a makeover after going stale in recent years, what happened this year was a huge step in the wrong direction.
It went so poorly that in the individual rounds, we only saw six total dunks. This came after a freestyle round [...]

January 27, 2014

How to fix every sport’s all-star game

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey

Even after all the rule changes and tweaks made for Sunday’s night Pro Bowl, the game itself was so terribly blah that the only redeeming thing about it was the final few minutes.
So the time has come and I have taken it upon myself to fix all-star games once and for all. Yes, we’re not [...]

October 30, 2013

Your mostly uninformed NBA season preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

I have to admit: I had no idea that the NBA season was starting last night. And that’s very concerning considering I work on the sports desk and was actually editing Raptors copy the other day. Plus, I’ve been listening to Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose preview each team and still didn’t know the actual [...]

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