Friday March 20 2009 – 1:00pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)


After a brutal start to the day yesterday, I came back in a BIG-TIME way.

My bracket wasn’t looking so good – losing 2 of the first 3 games on Thursday afternoon.  BYU and Butler let me down.

But I proceeded to go 11-0 the rest of the way (including my Western Kentucky upset pick; and surviving a scare in the UCLA/VCU game) to finish with a 14-2 record thus far.  Not bad at all.

And so far – with four games underway on day 2 as I’m writing this – I’m looking good to go 4-0 at this point.  We’ll see — it’s early.


In case you missed it last night, Joey Graham was in-studio on the “Hoops” show with Jonesy, Jack Armstrong, and me. 

Audio of the interview is available as a podcast here:  and it’s in the Audio On Demand section of this website as well.

If you’d like to check out a couple of the pictures from Joey G’s appearance, check this out:


I won’t say it.  I haven’t said it for about a month now.

However, the players aren’t quitting on the PLA_ _ _ _ _ just yet. 

Chris Bosh said this morning that Toronto has to look to run the table over their last 14 games – and play like one of the hottest teams in the NBA – if the Raps hope to make it into the PO_ _  SEAS_ _.

Considering how this year has gone, I’m sure none of you (and me) think it’s a legit possibility … but … for what it’s worth … Toronto does have 11 of their final 14 games against teams under .500

E. Smith

- Remember, Jonesy and I are on the air at 7:00pm with the call of the Raptors and Bobcats.  And we’ll be on the air after the game as well, with “The Rap”

4 Responses to “Odds And Ends”
  1. 1.

    Your bracket will probably look better than mine! I started hot but am fizzling. I looked at it, I know i shouldn’t, but the coin has let me down! Did anyone call him on it? I mean no disrespect but I’d have to point out that their longest winning streak has only been 3 or 4 games if i’m not mistaken. How can “running the table” even be considered? I know its a positive outlook but a realistic look is that they have struggled to win consistently all season. Am I missing something. I know I’m being negative but its laughable to think that all of a sudden they are smoking through the remainder of the season. Oh well 7pm, i’m there!!

    - Lanny from Whitby
  2. 2.

    under 500, above 500 it don’t matter. no playoffs this season for the raps:(

    - TomGfromBrampton
  3. 3.

    Alright … Could something special be brewing here?

    14-2 yesterday in the tournament

    So far today: 7-1


    - E. Smith
  4. 4.

    Bosh and Bargnani don’t seem to look for one another. It looks like a point contest between the two. It’s really sad when these two are on the court at the same time. Pops does seem to complement either or.

    - Rob from brantford
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