Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Re. Hedo

Look, I don't care who's starting, who's coming off the bench and who's partying when they should be at home taking care of their stomach virus.

Just win.

That's all I want. Just win.

- ER

Monday, March 29, 2010

Raptor Rage

The Raptors were atrocious Sunday. They had Miami by the throat and let them get away. The loss to Denver was bad, but at least they gave an effort all the way to the end. Sunday was worse. That game made me really angry, giving me.....Raptor rage.

Right now, at this point, the Raptors will be lucky if they even make the playoffs.

- ER

Friday, March 26, 2010

Toronto Museum Project

Episode #22 of This Is Toronto is now available!!!

The story of Toronto goes back 11,000 years. However, there is no museum dedicated to our city's history. The Toronto Museum Project hopes to change that.


NEXT EPISODE: Apr. 9, 2010

- ER

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Re. The Raptors and Facebook

I really need to stop reading the comments on the Raptors' Facebook page. There are way too many psychos who post their thoughts. Lots of hate with very little logic.

- ER

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Re. Nightstream

I miss Nightstream. It's still on CBC Radio 2, but it's changed.

I miss the Nightstream that had a DJ and played experimental and indie music. Now the experimental and indie stuff has been moved to the daytime and I'm left with a voiceless Nightstream, playing elevator/background music.

Now when it's late at night, I listen to Vinyl 95.3. It's alright. It plays some good cheesy pop songs; fits in with my guilty pleasures.

But it's no Nightstream.

- ER

Friday, March 19, 2010

Violence > Skill

I wasn't planning to comment on the increasing number of head shots in the NHL. But there was too much piss and vinegar inside of me. So, here's my two cents on the issue.


- ER

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Birthday Mixtape 2010

1. Hallelujah - K.D. Lang
2. Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
3. Intervention - Arcade Fire
4. Jolene - Dolly Parton
5. New Slang - The Shins
6. Heart Like a Wheel - Kate and Anna McGarrigle
7. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
8. Down Under - Men at Work
9. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead - Crash Test Dummies
10. 463 - Buck 65
11. Wolf Like Me - TV on The Radio
12. Sorrow - Bad Religion
13. She Wolf - Shakira

- ER

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Re. Chris Bosh

Could we just chill on the Chris Bosh/free agency talk? Nothing is going to happen until the end of the season. I'd like every Raptor fan to step away from the ledge.

The team is in dire straights. They need to step it up. Chris Bosh will remain a Raptor until the end of the season and he's going to do what he's done this entire season: CB4 is going to work his butt off. He will not tank any game, nor will he caught back on the intensity. Bosh wants to win and he wants the Raptors to win.

Whatever happens in the summer, happens. We have no control over the situation. There's no point worrying about it now. The best thing to do is focus on the playoff drive.

Rant over.

- ER

Friday, March 12, 2010


Episode #21 of This Is Toronto is now available!!!

This latest edition features #VoteTO, a venue where people can offer ideas for the city and discuss the upcoming Municipal Election.


NEXT EPISODE: Mar. 26, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

Re. Ryan Miller

It's almost been a week since Canada won the gold medal in hockey. While I'm proud of Syd and his teammates, I also feel really sad for Ryan Miller.

Why, you ask?

Well (cheap plug time), this new Hockey54.com article will tell you why.

- ER

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Re. The NHL Trade Deadline

Bah! The trading deadline is nothing more than a farce. As Brian Burke put it eloquently earlier today (and I'm paraphrasing), "If you're looking to make a big deal and make major changes to your team at this point in the season, you're in trouble."

- ER

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Five Things I Won't Miss About The Olympics

1. The "I Believe" theme song. I thought it was alright the first time I heard it. After hearing it a gazillion more times, my opinion changed.

2. The phrase "Own the Podium." Lock it up and throw away the key.

3. Commercials for Bell. They were very annoying. At least the RBC guy had some style.

4. Commercials for CTV's Olympic store. No, I don't want to buy a five-disc boxset, I don't want to buy an Olympic bib and I don't want to buy a customized stick. Stop asking!

5. Commercials for Ontario Tourism. The song and its arrangement is too predictable. I know there's no place like this. I live here! I'm in Ontario, y'all!

- ER

Monday, March 01, 2010

Re. Canada 3 USA 2

My oh my. Sometimes you're lucky, sometimes you're not. Yesterday, luck was on Canada's side.

To be honest, the winning goal caught me off guard. It happened so fast. I think there were a few people (like the CTV cameraman) who were also caught off guard. Nevertheless, Syd banked it in and Canada wins the gold.

This game could've gone either way. Full credit to the Americans. No one expected this from them. They played a great game and this is only the beginning for USA Hockey. Ryan Miller was outstanding. Despite the loss, he was the best player in this tournament.

As for Canada....what more can one say. Sydney Crosby didn't register a point in nine periods and no one will remember that. From this point forward, people will talk about Crosby's goal. Hopefully, we'll also talk about the contributions from Luongo, Towes and Getzlaf, who worked their tails off for our country.

- ER