Tuesday March 24 2009 – 11:00am Eastern (Toronto, ON)
It’s been more than a week since I have VLOGGED. I’m starting to get the itch. But I’ll save that for the road — that’s been the tradition for Jonesy and I this year.
I won’t be covering the Raptors’ practice today. The FAN bosses wanted to give me a day off for some reason — must be all the hard work! Or maybe they saw that I needed some time to recover from all of the messages and responses that came in from Saturday’s blog! At any rate, it’s good to get some down time because today is my wife’s birthday so I can now take her to lunch and spend a little more time with family and friends.
However, I did want to check in with a few quick things …
If you haven’t seen or heard about this already, check it out: http://www.thestar.com/Sports/NBA/article/607198
This is all I will say on the “issue” …
I’m not a gossip columnist and I’m not a host or reporter for Entertainment Tonight. And this isn’t TMZ.com
I have zero-to-no interest in getting into the gory details of this case. I’ll leave that for the courts to figure out.
If the story is completely legit – as it’s written – Bosh needs to step up and be a man and be a Dad.
HOWEVER, from the rumblings I’ve heard, this is a sensitive situation and a lot of the details have not yet been revealed. This story will likely make more sense to you when you hear what Bosh has to say and ALL of the details are released. There are two sides to every story and Bosh’s has yet to be heard. When it is, a greater understanding of the complexities of this case will come to light and I have a feeling there’ll be more support for Bosh.
None of us know Bosh as a CLOSE friend (including me – and I have traveled with the guy for 4 years and covered him since he came into the NBA), but it would seem strange to me for any man to date a woman for an extended period of time … move in with her … allegedly propose to her … have her front and center at every game/party/event you’re at … attempt to have a child with her … and then leave her high and dry while 7 months pregnant.
This reeks of a story/case that has a lot of holes that still need to be filled.
Remember, there is ( a ) Bosh’s side of the story, and ( b ) Allison Mathis’ side of the story. The truth is there somewhere. So don’t rush to judgement on anyone just because of some court documents have been filed.
Now, moving on to a lighter topic …
I can’t puff out my chest TOO much because I told you before the tournament began that I had never won an office pool in the past. But apparently I’m proving to know SOMETHING in 2009 …
Check out the FAN 590 staff pool for March Madness – heading into the Sweet 16:
JOSH GOLD SMITH (Raptors Radio Producer), 40-8
RJ BROADHEAD (TV Host), 40-8
ERIC SMITH (Raptors Radio Analyst / Host), 39-9
GORD STELLICK (Morning Show Host), 39-9
LANCE KENNEDY (Bullpen Producer), 39-9
KEN RODNEY (Hoops Producer), 39-9
JACK ARMSTRONG (Game Plan Host), 36-12
JEFF SAMMUT (Morning Show Producer), 36-12
NORM RUMACK (Late Night Host), 36-12
MIKE HOGAN (Bullpen Host), 36-12
ZACK COOPER (Sportscaster), 36-12
ALEX SIXIERO (Sportscaster / Host), 35-13
DOUG FARRAWAY (Host / Sports Director), 35-13
ROB WONG (Sportscaster), 35-13
BRYAN ANGUS (Bullpen Producer), 34-14
STEPEHN BRUNT (Primetime Sports Co-Host), 34-14
ROGER LAJOIE (Host), 34-14
ANDREW NIE (Sportscaster), 32-16
RYAN FABRO (Game Plan Producer), 33-15
BOB McCOWN (Primetime Sports Host), 31-17