20 years goes fast when you re ‚ÄĒ sometimes ‚ÄĒ having fun
|Toronto Star 21 Feb 2019 at 07:51|
The day someone ‚Äď the finger of blame was pointed at ESPN ‚Äď plugged the wrong thing into the wrong thing and the 24-second clock didn‚Äôt work. Hearing the P.A. announcer counting down the seconds and yelling ‚Äúhorn!‚ÄĚ when the clock ran out was comical.
And the night the pre-season game against some team from Greece had to be abandoned in the final minute because the lights went out seemed at the time to be a fitting end of an exhibition game.
But, overall ‚Ä¶
I‚Äôve spent more time than I should have in that building over 20 years, it‚Äôs like a third or fourth home to me and it‚Äôs been a pretty good place to work.
The press room‚Äôs way too small, the concourses strike me as too narrow although they‚Äôd done a great job at the west end atrium and the back-of-house is basically inadequate.
But when the joint is rollicking, it‚Äôs one of the best in the league. I can rip it because it‚Äôs mine but when others get after it, I get defensive. I like the old dump.
Happy Basketball Birthday.
How many of you noticed the other night that the TFCs got drilled, 4-0, in the opening leg of the CONCACAF Champions League down in Panama, which means that competition will be over for them next week after the return leg here.
It‚Äôs gonna be a long, long, long season for Reds fans, I fear.
Looks like we‚Äôre not going to get a morning off here this week because we‚Äôll have to do something on DeMar tomorrow, Saturday will wrap-up the Spurs game (not early, mind you!) and Sunday‚Äôs the mail.
Late night in the practice facility last night, they didn‚Äôt start until 6, it was well after 7 when they finished and didn‚Äôt get filed until nearly 9 p.m.
Not a fan of that timing, that‚Äôs for sure.
The only other notable thing came from Jeremy Lin, who is absolutely still getting used to his new surroundings.
‚ÄúEven today I went to pick up my gear and had to ask where. I wound up taking Kyle‚Äôs because I was so used to being 7. So I grabbed all his gear and I was like man, these socks are really long. This is weird.
‚ÄúI actually put it on and came out and then realized I didn‚Äôt have my practice jersey. They said it should have been on my loop so I went back in and realized ‚ÄėOh I‚Äôm not 7 anymore.‚Äô
‚ÄúSo just little things like that, learning everybody and everything. I need to figure out where to get the food, where to ice, all that stuff.‚ÄĚ
The little things, eh?
And, no, neither Lowry nor Leonard was there, they didn‚Äôt have to be back until today because they played in Sunday‚Äôs game and are contractually allowed the extra day off.
I‚Äôm sure we‚Äôll see them late tonight and find out what Kawhi thinks about another game against his old team.