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Just when I was getting ready to post a quick write-up on how Jonas Valanciunas did in today’s opening game against Great Britain at the European championships today, I find this piece of gold.
Who cares if the kid only recorded 0 pts., 2 reb., 0 ast. in today’s game. He’s got a f**kin’ hip-hop song written about him. It looks like a hip-hop duo out of Miami, Florida named O’Grime and L.Rey have taken a liking to the Lithuanian beast, Big V.
Whether you hate it or not, I really don’t care. I actually think it’s kind of catchy and will be singing this tune for the next couple of days. Hello new ringtone….
“…gold medals like Jonas Valanciunas…oh my God, so much potential.”
On today’s Tim and Sid: Uncut this afternoon, Seixeiro finally discussed his feelings on Jonas Valanciunas being selected at the No. 5 spot in this year’s NBA Draft. 1, he agrees that Valanciunas is playing like a beast right now in the FIBA U-19 World Championships and wishes him all the best. But 2, he can see why the patience is worn thin by Raptor Nation and why many fans are not happy with Colangelo’s selection. Here’s how Sid likes to breakdown the feelings of Raptor fans/nation:
“Raptor Fans are the “Parents” and the Toronto Raptors are the “Son”. The Raptors, a long time ago, met a hot young stripper named Rafael Araujo who seemed pretty intriguing at the time. Let’s just say it didn’t work out. Two years later, they (Raptors) bring home another really, really hot girlfriend named Andrea Bargnani, also an Italian stripper. And Raptor fans are like…okay, we love our boy…last time didn’t go so good but maybe this time different (Italian accent). So far, so good. For the third time, the Raptors brought a stripper to meet their folks (Raptor Nation) and i think the folks are a little tired of that train of thought. They (Raptors) did it for a third time in a very high profile way and you can understand the parents being asked to go down this road again, for the third time, being a little hesitant.”
WTF? That’s the most crazy, weird, but perfect example of the reaction and feelings felt by many fans of the Toronto Raptors draft pick, Jonas Valanciunas. Everyone needs to just wait and see how this guy plays in the NBA before we start ripping him – he could be shit or he might produce next year. As of right now though, we might as well enjoy the clinic he’s putting on overseas; he might have a better skill set than all the other strippers.
* Remember, the Tim and Sid: Uncut review of today’s episode will be posted in the morning. Good night Tim and Sidizens.
“You told me your game is a little like Chris Bosh who used to play for the Toronto Raptors. How is it like Chris Bosh?”
“I don’t know, I’m, I have not…not so strong body. So I don’t know…I can move fast…” – Jonas Valanciunas
Good afternoon Tim and Sidizens! While I understand Jonas most likely dissed Chris Bosh inadvertently in his response above, I just love the guy for producing unintentional humour – that’s something you can’t teach a player. If you’ve paid any attention or listened to Tim and Sid: Uncut over the last couple of weeks, you’re fully aware that the Toronto Raptors No. 5 selection in this year’s draft, Jonas Valanciunas, has been a topic of interest at times. Even Micallef has tweeted periodically about the kid, giving updates to his 12,000 + followers on how well Valanciunas has been playing in the FIBA U19 World Championships. Since then, he’s had a few games under his belt in attempt to lead Lithuania to a U-19 FIBA World Championship. So to help those looking for information on how he’s doing, I’ve bunched together all his stats and tournament break down into one area. (stats and photos courtesy of FIBA.COM & Eurobasket)
Thursday June 30
vs. Croatia 19 PTS, 13 REB, 5 BLK.
Friday July 1
vs. Korea 25 PTS, 17 REB, 2 BLK.
Saturday July 2
vs. Canada 19 PTS, 9 REB, 4 BLK.
Monday July 4
vs. Serbia 18 PTS, 13 REB, 3 BLK.
Tuesday July 5
vs. U.S.A 30 PTS, 15 REB, 4 BLK.
Wednesday July 6
vs. Egypt 17 PTS, 13 REB, 3 BLK.
Valanciunas’ stats are also very impressive for the 2011 FIBA tourament as a whole among all players including guards, forwards, and centres. Big V. has been an integral part of the Lithuanian team and they currently sit in 2nd place with 10 pts., 1 pt. behind the 1st place United States.
2nd Tournament Scoring Average: 20.7 PPG. 1st Total Points: 127 3rd Field-Goal Percentage: 58.7 % 4th Free-Throw Percentage 83.3 % (I should note that Jonas has taken the most free-throws (35) of the top 20 players in this category) 1st Rebounds Per Game 13.3 REB. 1st Blocks Per Game 3.5 1st Double-Doubles 5
Again, these are just statistics, information, and numbers that you can digest. If you’re a fan of the Raptors, there’s nothing wrong with keeping up-to-date on how this guy is performing. So no need to tell Uncle Timmy to #calmdown.
Remember to tune in today to a new Tim and Sid: Uncut at 4PM ET on SIRIUS Radio Channel 158. The guys are back from their extended vacation and should have lots to talk about in the world of sports. Until then, take care.
“For first time ever, Tim and Sid are on location. Joe Carter, Dr. J, Charles Barkley, and Drew Doughty, and more are in the rotation. And all in support of the Children’s Aid Foundation. Famous run that…..uh, I can’t say that here….”
Welcome Tim and Sidizens to the very first live remote broadcast of Tim and Sid: Uncut. As mentioned yesterday, the show has packed up and are airing live from the 2nd Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament at Eagles Nest Golf Club. Luckily for Bronsteter, Nadine, and Neil Patel, they got to join the guys at today’s event….however, Noon and Pizzo were stuck back at the Score assisting the show from the sidelines. There were no topics today Tim and Sidizens, just dudes (I should point out that Tim forgot gals because Trish Stratus was present). “The dudes walking around now in the clubhouse are”: Gordie Howe, Bo Jackson, George Bell, Jerome Bettis, Drew Doughty, Kenny Lofton, P.K Subban, Big Jonathan Ogden, Ozzie Smith, Trish Stratus, Devon White, and Tim and Sid.
The set up is a little different than what listeners have been used to. Tim and Sid are sitting in the clubhouse just waiting for the athletes to finish their round of golf and hopefully, 1 or 2 of them will decide to sit down and chat before dinner. “Right now, dudes are on the course. We’re in a holding pattern. Especially you with that blue shirt.”, said Micallef. “I feel like I should be serving drinks.”, replied Seixeiro. The voice of God, I mean, Noon chimes in (he’s working a mic back at base), “I’ve never hated you guys more in my life.” Who could blame him, the boys are about to be surrounded by some of the past top athletes in their respective sports. The guys try to console Noon somewhat by letting him know that the clubhouse is dead right now anyways; there’s nothing going on. (You can check out the photos in the blog entry below to see the Tim and Sid: Uncut set up)
Tim Micallef goes on and throws out a disclaimer that they may be a little self-indulgent today. “The memories of our youth are walking around this clubhouse today.” I don’t blame them though; I’m not even there and I’m excited for them. Not only is there golf going on outside, there’s also a dinner, silent auction, bidding, etc. The whole point of the event is to raise money for the Children’s Aid Foundation and everyone is pumped for the evening. Some of the items up for auction include: Signed photos of every Toronto Maple Leaf’s Captain, Jerry Rice items, an “autographed copy of Slap Shot 4” (actually #3), and the list goes on. “It’s mind numbing some of the stuff here.”, said Sid. (see early blog entry for photos)
The guys then get into a lot of random, fun discussion about the event and other athletes. Some of the highlights include: – Greg Sansone is thinking about bringing back the Score 64. There are about 5 candidates there at the golf course, Bo Jackson being one of them.
– Sid wants to meet Bo Jackson so he can say, “Bo knows Sid.” – Sid wants Dave Stewart to stare him down for 10 seconds. “You might poop your pants.”, said Micallef. Sid’s reply? “I might get a little Maple Lodge down there.” – Dean Blundell is in the house – the dude followed me on twitter today. – Sid is the MC for tonight’s event and he wants to use the line, “Dean will only be eating salad this evening.” But if he does that, Blundell will probably go after Seixeiro’s eyebrows. – Jerome Bettis may or may not be a big bowler. – After I sent a twitter message to Tim jokingly saying he would judge the athletes today based on their All-Star appearances, he responds that “after yesterday’s show, I may have turned on Gilmour.” He’s still backing his belief that All-Star selections mean something, but he can see how Gilmour should be in there based on heart and soul.
BREAKING NEWS! Bronsteter comes running into the clubhouse to let the guys know that, “We just got turned down by Gordie Howe for an interview because he hasn’t done one for a couple of years. But he said to speak on his behalf that he will be visiting some chicks…some children in the hospital later on.” Fucking Gold…..LMAO. I can’t believe Bronsteter just said that. “Very different than the first part that you said.”, replied Sid. “Did that just happen? Did that just fucking happen here. Go out there and apologize to Gordie Howe.”, Sid. I can’t blame Aaron though. He’s working hard trying to get guests, but I’m telling you, that’s the funniest thing I’ve heard on radio in ages.
* During this part, Tim and Sid seem to talk with some girls near the radio set up. Sid seems to throw on his “sexy” voice and attempts to charm the ladies.
No More Wimbledon For Roger Federer
Wow, this is breaking news today. “Is this the beginning of the end?”, questioned Micallef. Early today, Federer, up 2 sets to 0 and looking to cruise into the semi-finals coughed up a big one and lost in 5 sets to 12th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Prior to this, Roger was 178-0 when leading by 2 sets, now, he’s 178-1. You got to give the kid credit though, “The ability for anyone to come back like that on Centre Court? You got to give it to him.”, said Seixeiro. The discussion then focused on the story of Andy Murray and the fact that it’s the same story every year – he’s so close to winning Wimbledon. Sid’s just tired of hearing this crap, “He’s a good player but not in the class of Nadal or Federer. There’s no way he beats Nadal in the Semi-final.”
Chris Bosh Fails in Life Again After all the ribbing and backlash Bosh gets, the media is at is again. While it’s not quite newsworthy, it is Chris Bosh, we are in Toronto, and this must be talked about. The other night Bosh tried to have his own Hangover-style Bachelor party weekend with 12 of his buddies including Jarrett Jack and Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The crazy party was actually just a party, without the crazy. The events went down like this:
After blowing off steam, the rowdy bunch of characters headed to N9NE Steakhouse, where I’m guessing they consumed more than red meat (sparkling cider probably). On Friday, they continued their journey, heading over to Lavo for dinner and then attending Chris Angel’s magic show, “Believe,” which I’m guessing was meant to motivate Bosh to win a championship next season. Bosh was actually pulled onstage by Angel and then witnessed Angel levitate backstage with the rest of his crew. If that wasn’t enough, Bosh and his band of brothers headed to the Boom Box at the Marquee nightclub in Vegas, probably to converse about such things as politics. On Saturday, they got in a good old-fashioned game of paintball, then partied at Tao nightclub. And, to cap things off, they headed over to Caesar’s for a bit (or a whole night) of gambling, then headed over to Mark Curry’s comedy show. (courtesy of the Bleacher Report)
“They hung with Mr. Cooper?”, replied Micallef. It’s also interesting to note that his “BOYS” Wade and LeBron were both absent. I wonder if they saw what was on the schedule and realized how lame it was going to be.
BREAKING NEWS! “Charles Barkley has entered…no wait. It’s Mike Gentile.” During this part though, the boys seem to have a moment of silence as hockey great, Mr. Gordie Howe approaches them as he’s heading into the bar section of the clubhouse. The boys shook hands with him and told them he would see them inside….I bet Sid won’t wash his hand until next week.
Interesting Facts From Pizzo’s Update
I feel for Pizzo because I know he’s a huge hockey guy and I’m sure he would have loved to have been at Eagles Nest Golf Club this afternoon. But hey, at least he can still provide the update for all the Tim and Sidizens. He does bring up Bo Jackson again and reminisces about the old Bo Knows commericals. One of his favourites being this gem below:
1. It was just announced this afternoon that Paul Kariya is retiring from the NHL, but not without a couple of jabs directed towards the NHL. See the story here for full details. 2. Tiger Woods has recently signed a new endorsement deal with Japan’s Kowa Co. He’ll lend his face to Kowa’s cream that’s said to provide consumers with anti-inflammatory and painkilling relief for muscles. According to Tim, it sounds like the Japanese icy cold. 3 Rory McIlroy is really being the anti-Tiger Woods. It looks like he got back together with his high school sweetheart after breaking up. I guess winning the U.S Open made them find love again, or best said by Sid, “Northern Irish Women be shoppin’.”
Dave Stewart and The Death Stare
Mr. Stewart in sitting besides Tim and Sid. Wow! Best known for his stare down at batters while pitching to them, Sid asks the great to stare him down for 5 seconds. “You need a bat…..you really don’t want me to stare you down.”, replied Stewart. Stewart played with the Jays from ’93 – ’94 and was a big part of their second World Series. He also won the ALCS MVP that post-season as well.
The guys ask Stewart how his golf game was; he said he had some good holes and some bad holes, but he could of hit the ball better. “I let those guys (golf team) down. Good thing I had some good stories.” He then goes on to discuss how much he enjoys being back in Toronto and seeing guys like Devon White and Joe Carter again. He gives credit to Carter for putting off the event and believes that it’s great what Carter is doing for the city and for the kids. Tim goes on to ask Stewart if there’s anyone in particular that he’s happy to see and he responds that it was exciting to see Dr. Julius Erving again, “He could probably outplay Bosh right now.”, said Stewart. In regards to the city of Toronto, he visits here 2-3 times a year and loves it here. He does go into some serious talk about how much he loved playing in Toronto but is not sure that today’s Jays feel the same about the city. “Today’s Jays don’t see how great the city of Toronto is…they need to get on board with the city”. The boys finished off the quick conversation by asking Dave what Toronto needs to do to start winning? “They need to blow up Boston and New York….Toronto, I love ya.”, replied Stewart.
Homerun Beast George Bell Has Arrived
Next up to bat, so to speak, is former outfielder and homerun monster, George Bell. My favourite player grow. Up until recently, Bell held the record for most homeruns in a season by a Blue Jay. As George is taking a seat, you can hear the boys admire how fit and healthy he looks – they both believe he could still play. But like any aging athlete, Bell says the knees are holding him back 😉
Much like Stewart, George shared the same sentiments on Toronto and he loves the city. He comes here about 2-3 times a year as well and loves coming to these kind of events. He enjoys being able to give back to the community. Sid goes on to ask Bell what he thinks of the current Blue Jays? According to George, he feels that while the team is off balance at times, he still enjoys the team. He also thinks that it’s still too early to judge them yet as the season hasn’t even hit the All-Star break. Sorry George, I don’t think they’re going to make the post-season. It’s important to note though that Bell is “surprised with the lack of people in the stands…fans are not coming…the city has a beautiful stadium…I’m not sure why people don’t come out for the games.”
Devon “Devo” White, the Best Centre Fielder?
With Kenny Lofton, another centre fielder, at the event, Sid and Tim play around with Devo and ask him who the best outfielder is. “Don’t tell Kenny…but i’m better.”, replied White. Check out one of his most famous plays while with the Blue Jays below.
Again, another ex-Blue Jay who discusses how much he loved playing for the Toronto Blue Jays and the city. “In terms of the market, what do the Jays have to do to get that buzz back in the city?”, asks Seixeiro. White can’t say outright because he’s employed by the White Sox right now and he’s not that familiar with the players. But he does suggest that they need to look at the Minor League Draft System in order to get better. Seixeiro then goes on to ask White about the famous non-triple play as shown above. “Do you ever look back and say, we got that triple play?” White takes the humble route and says that the boys should be asking Kelly Gruber for that answer – he was the man who dove for the tag. He does go on to joke with the guys and says that he did set up the Joe Carter homerun. “I made the out in order for him to hit the homerun. I set up Joe Carter to hit that homer, someone had to do it.”
The Man of the Hour, Joe Carter
Who doesn’t know Joe Carter? If you don’t, stop reading this blog 😉 Before he gets into any conversation with the boys, he does respond to White’s previous comments. “First, I want to thank Devon White for giving me the ability to go out there and hit that homerun.” (sarcasm). In regards to the tournment, Carter was the organizer and is really happy with the way things turned out. They had great weather and he was happy to see all the athletes and participants. He does tell a funny story about how Barkley and Erving turned into wimps earlier in the morning because the weather was a little chilly and the retired ball players wore shorts. “Who gives you butterflies?”, asked the guys. It seems that Dr. J was the obvious choice, “Everyone loves Dr. J.” He does mention that one of his favourite dunks involved the one over Michael Cooper.
Carter then goes on to give a big shout-out to Jerome Bettis and thanks him for attending the event. Apparently, The Bus has been travelling a lot and managed to still make it to Toronto last night. To Bettis, it didn’t matter, he promised to be there. The converstion then flows into why Carter started this event and what made him decide to do something like this. While it not only allows him to play golf and give back to the community, it also gives him a chance and reason to come to Toronto. “They were the best 7 years of my baseball life.”, answered Carter. Where is this love with the current players! This seems to be a recurring trend; love for the Blue Jays and the city of Toronto. Carter goes on to say that he hopes this charity fundraiser continues to get bigger (it’s only in it’s second year), and he wants people to keep coming out for it. One of his criterias for the athletes though is that they have to be fan friendly – he wants everyone to have fun. Before he leaves, he does let the boys know that he finished up the round with a 63. His team made a lot of putts and it helped having some TD guys on his team. “Bankers know how to putt.”, said Tim. “Bankers are money!”, Carter.
Kenny Lofton Stops By For a Chat
One more guest Tim and Sidizens, time is running out. But luckily the boys were able to fit in one more. Kenny Lofton stops by and adds his 2 cents worth to the “best outfielder” debate.“Remeber, Devon said it. You know that slogan, Me, Myself, and I?” Lofton goes on to say how much he loves this event and how he likes running into guys like George Bell and Bo Jackson. Kenny was at the bar the other night with both Jackson and Bell and “Boy, do they have stories.” Like any good broadcaster, Tim manages to squeeze in a question and asks Lofton what his thoughts on the Cleveland Indians was. Lofton says that he’s happy to see the team doing good and he feels that because they are young, they have an opportunity to keep up the momentum.
No Rapid Fire today kids, Tim and Sid used the whole time chatting with baseball greats and I’m fine with that. Near the end, we could hear Dean Blundell shouting shit and Tim promised to do an off-air discussion with him and air it tomorrow. Should be lots fo goodies to come out of tonight.
I’m not even going to review this episode. It was amazing, lots of chatter, and special guests. A muthaf**kin’ great show! 10/10.
I do want to give a quick comment on the retired Blue Jays that were interviewed. The same occurring theme and response from all of them was: 1. They all loved the City of Toronto 2. They all loved playing for the Toronto Blue Jays It got me thinking – where’s the love for the city and the team from it’s players of today? Is the lack of response and buzz from fans a result of how some Blue Jays feel now toward the Blue Jays? If I knew a ball player was not 100& involved with the city or didn’t care to play for the Jays, why would I go see them play? I grew up watching and collecting baseball cards of Bell, White, and Carter – these were some baseball greats, they didn’t play for the money. It baffles me.
“Defensively, I’m going to be a hands-on control freak, so to speak….You put your imprint on a game, physically….We want to make sure people feel us when they come through the lane.” – Dwane Casey
It was announced today that Dwane Casey will be the new Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors. In true #1 podcast fashion, Tim and Sid: Uncut have been able to get him on the show today. Tune into the Score Radio at 4PM ET or on SIRIUS Channel 158.
Well Tim and Sidizens, it looks like a couple of Uncle Timmy’s Toronto Raptor Cast Offs are now NBA Champions. The same players that were either let go from the organization because they were deemed past their prime or players that Brian Colangelo only acquired to free up cap space and/or use as bargaining tools. So in some weird way, the Raptors had a hand in this year’s Championship run by the Dallas Mavericks.
1. Peja Stojakovic: After being traded to the Toronto Raptors in late 2010, Stojakovic only played 2 games with the team before being sidelined for 26 contests with a sore left knee. In January of 2011, Peja was eventually released by the team and picked up by the Mavericks in exchange for Alexis Ajinca.
2. Shawn Marion: Marion arrived in Toronto in February of 2009 in a trade for Jermaine O’Neal where he played out the rest of the season in a Raptors uniform. The free-agent-to-be was then traded in July 2009 to the Dallas Mavericks in a four-team deal involving the Raptors, Mavericks, Grizzlies, and Magic.
3. Tyson Chandler: In July 2010, a proposed trade between the Raptors and Bobcats was announced that saw the Raptors receiving both Boris Diaw and Tyson Chandler in exchange for Jose Calderon and Reggie Evans. However, not long after the news, Michael Jordan nixed the trade after having “second thoughts” and soon after, Chandler was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
Three pretty big players in the Dallas Mavericks 2011 NBA Championship title run this year. Hopefully, Cuban sent Colangelo a Thank You card and a Cheese Basket.
On May 18th, I wrote up an entry titled “The Power of PER” where I discussed some of the past #5 NBA Lottery selections and the four players who I thought may be selected by the Toronto Raptors in this year’s draft (see above). Many of you requested videos on some of these potentials, so I grabbed a few videos from Youtube and have compiled them into the Sid and Tim: Cut review blog. Most of these videos were obviously done by their handlers to better market them, but they’re still entertaining to say the least.
And of course, some of the international flavour that seems to be Colangelo’s favourite choices at times.