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The Playoffs Approach – Four Assorted Questions About the Toronto Raptors

The Playoffs Approach – Four Assorted Questions About the Toronto Raptors

| April 6, 2018 | 2 Comments

As the Toronto Raptors approach the end of the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association regular season some facts are clear. The Raps consistently produce high-level regular season results. For the 3rd straight season the pros from “the Association” handling the pill north of the 49th parallel have won at least 50 games (It’s their fifth consecutive […]

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Digging Up the Time Capsule: Revisting a 20-year-old Assessment of the Canadian Sports Media’s Approach to Basketball

Digging Up the Time Capsule: Revisting a 20-year-old Assessment of the Canadian Sports Media’s Approach to Basketball

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in 1994, on the eve of the Toronto Raptors’ birth, basketball coverage in the Canadian sports media was something less than copious and not exactly vigorous. In the denouement of Toronto’s 2016 N.B.A. All-Star Weekend coronation, we can definitely say, “What a difference a couple of decades make.” Arguably, back in 1994, there were […]

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N.B.A. All-Star Weekend in Toronto: A Post-Script on a Love-In

N.B.A. All-Star Weekend in Toronto: A Post-Script on a Love-In

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

By essentially every account, the 2016 N.B.A. All-Star Weekend in Toronto was an unequivocal success. Fans had great opportunities to engage with league present-day stars and legends of the past. Cool events and venues emphasized why the N.B.A. and related player brands are a robust force in the sports business universe. Core All-Star Weekend features […]

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Sports, Cheating and Betting:  Thinking About the Court of Appeal Decision in R. v. Riesberry

Sports, Cheating and Betting: Thinking About the Court of Appeal Decision in R. v. Riesberry

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

If people vote with their dollars, then gambling (legal and illegal) has won the election by a landslide. In a dollar democracy that probably means sports betting is the leading candidate for president. Earlier this year Will Hobson wrote this in the Washington Post: America’s sports gambling prohibition has created what many consider (these things […]

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