Then and Now: The Very First Tim and Sid: Uncut Review

I had a funny email from TimandSid-izen Nathan Jones last week (he said it was okay to give him a shout-out) suggesting that I should post the very first Tim and Sid: Uncut review ever done – just to compare how they were written then to now. Wow – what a difference. From the looks of it below, it may have only taken me 30 mintues to complete. The reviews were short, the graphics were small, and it definitely lacked content.

So check it out, it’s pretty entertaining…if anything, it brings back some great memories.

Tim and Sid: Uncut Review from April 23rd, 2011

Kung Fu & Vagine-aholics

After an eventful Easter weekend, the boys behind Tim and Sid: Uncut came out swinging. With all the parity that has been taking place in the NBA and NHL playoffs, there was no shortage of topics – from Luongo getting benched and Chris Paul putting up Superman numbers, 1 hr. just didn’t seem long enough.

But with most T & S shows, the boys tend to begin discussion with what I like to call, “The Warmup” (a random topic or discussion that warrants immediate attention). In today’s case, someone tweeted asking for Tim, Sid, and DJ to attend their upcoming wedding. A funny intro. and it definitely shows how much these guys are loved, but if I ever suggested such a thing (I get married in Dec.2011), my fiancee would probably respond with a “Hells no! #You’reF’nNuts.” Sorry guys, no invite this way.

Are the Canucks Having Their Period?
The big topic of today’s show surrounded around the goalie change in game 6 between the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks. In something that could only be scripted in a reality t.v. show, Canucks starter Roberto Luongo was benched in favour of seldom used goalie (25 gms.) Cory Schneider. After serveral subpar performances from Luongo, the Blackhawks had climbed back into the series after being down 3-0 and Vigneault was in favor of changing it up. There were reports that diva Luongo then proceeded to sulk in the locker room and didn’t even warm up. The kicker of this whole situation was that Schneider cramped up and had to be replaced later in the game. It’s bad enough that you just mind-fucked your starting goaltender, but now you’re asking him to enter the game. And what the hell Schneider? You’re a professional athlete, thrown into one of the biggest games of your career, and you have dehydration issues? Drink some damn water.

Tim and Sid both had some very good points and questions regarding the Canucks decision and the possible outcome should the Canucks lose in game 7. Did they make the goalie change due to the pressue/paranoia? Where the fuck are the Sedins? Does Vigneault lose his job if the Blackhawks come back from a 3-0 deficit? What about Lui? He’s contracted until 2022? My own thought is that if the Canucks lose tonight, the city of Vancouver is going to burn, Detroit style.

Some interesting facts from Pizzo’s update:
1. Pizzo is not a Turkey guy. WTF Pizzo? Let me guess, you don’t like babies too.
2. Bosh’s possible marriage was discussed and it’s apparent that Tim has some built up anger against Bosh. Then again, so do I – he’s a bitch.
3. Tim hates it when Sid leaves the booth for any period of time.

The Beastie Boys’ new album was briefly discussed. Their “Fight For Your Right – Revisited” is a huge hit online. I’d advise checking it out when you get a chance.

NBA Playoffs
Tim generally brings the heat when it comes to NBA talk. Today was no different – big ticket items including his man crush on Chris Paul (I can’t blame him), Celtics sweep, and the Raptors cast-offs. As a Toronto fan, this topic burns me especially. Personally, it clearly shows a lack of ability on management’s part to efficiently use the guys they bring in. Another interesting tidbit from this segment was Tim’s discussion on how “Delonte West is better than any of the Miami Heat’s guards.” I fully agree with him 100% – but what intrigues me more is the reunion of West and Jame’s mom. Do they have a pre-game quicke at the nearest 7-11?

Rapid Fire
Great, random rapid fire from Bronsteter…….
EA’s Madden Cover: I’d like to see Michael Vick on there personally.
Tiger Jam: Sounds like a pornstar’s dream. Apparently Urban and Mayer are performing. Question was who gets the most vagine? I think it’s more about quality really and something that Mayer out does Urban on. Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson to name a few.
Arrow vs. Skor: I’m an Arrow guy. Skor can get stuck in your teeth

Great show by the Tim and Sid: Uncut team. Would have liked to have heard Bronsteter or Pizzo a bit more – 3 way conversations seem to be when the show is at it’s funniest. 9/10

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BEST OF Tim and Sid: Uncut “Bob Cole, Chocolate Milk, Mansbridge Throws To The Economy, & Dwane Casey”

Happy Monday Tim and Sidizens…the end of the 2-week hiatus is just about over and a big thank you to all of you for sticking around during the slow period. The blog continues to blow up and the support has been amazing. Tim and Sid: Uncut will return this upcoming Wednesday July 27th at 4PM ET on theScore Radio and SIRIUS Radio Channel 158.

On today’s BEST OF Tim and Sid: Uncut, Bronsteter played an episode from July 4th. Topics included on this afternoon’s episode were:

1. Bob Cole and “I love the darn game.”
2. Either OR: Chocolate Milk vs. Vanilla Milkshake
3. Sid calls into the show while on holidays to congratulate the Boston Bruins and call out the CBC for their shitty coverage on the Vancouver riots
4. Dwane Casey joins the boys just after being named the newest coach of the Toronto Raptors 

Only a couple of days left Tim and Sidizens and the boys will be back on air live providing our hourly dose of sports and edu-tainment. #REALTALK

Paper Cuts, Scrotums, & George Stroumboulopoulos

“Rory Mac attacks Congressional, Nick Lidstrom’s back for a 20th season, plus…it’s good to be back.”

Sid Seixeiro is back in the building people, Sid Seixeiro is back in the building. Happy Monday Tim and Sidizens, Seixeiro is back from his 2 week vacation and seems somewhat firing on all cylinders. Also to note, thanks for all the kind words recently, this site continues to grow everyday and the reception has been positive. Items in Sid’s goodie bag today include: Jackass, Albert Pujols, Rory McIlroy, Black and Yellow, Pledge of Allegiance, Nick Lidstrom, FIFA, Dwayne Casey, the MMVA’s, and Me (Sid Seixeiro).

By now, you’re probably also aware that a voice is missing from the top of the introduction. Tim tweeted earlier in the day that he was going to be absent due to flu-like symptoms; so it’ll be another day or so before the dynamic duo join forces again. “So Noon, what did I miss? Wrap up the last two weeks in a minute for me.”. In true sarcastic fashion, Noon responded with, “Hainser’s an idiot, you were away, and I’m cool.” Sid went on to discuss his holiday – the boy enjoyed his time off. He’s apparently a “pretty simple guy” who loves the simple pleasures and if he’s not at the Score, it’s like he’s in fucking Maui. It sounds like he pretty much stuck around the GTA.

BREAKING NEWS! In Toronto Raptor news, it was reported by the DallasMorningNew.com that Dwane Casey, Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach, will be the next Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors. Nothing has been made a official as of yet and when Bronsteter contacted the Raptors, they gave him a “no comment“. In regards to the actual hire, I think Sid feels the same way I do. Great news for Raptors fans as it looks like we might finally have some defense minded people on the team, but boy does Casey have his job cut out for him. It’s one thing to write down set defensive schemes, X’s & O’s shit, but when it comes to getting the players to actually play defense, that’s another thing. “Mr. Casey, I wish you all the luck in the world because this is going to be very, very difficult.”, Sid.

Top O’ the Mornin’ to Ya & Rory McIlroy
What a weekend for the young man, Rory McIlroy. The 22 year-old Irish youngster won the U.S. Open over the weekend, winning his first major title. “Have you ever witnessed an ass kicking that was so awesome?”, Sid. I have to admit, the dude played some golf – he went out there and not only destroyed the field, but he destroyed a course that is usually difficult for golfers. Rory finished the tournament with a 16-under (268) and set the record for the lowest score in the tourney’s history. Sid believes that the kid’s level of play was so high, they “should call it the Northern Irish Open.”

And speaking of Irish Open, the guys got into a discussion about the fact that Rory’s Dad had the Northern Ireland flag draped over him. This will probably be a huge debate for people in Ireland as they’ll question whether Rory plays for the Repulic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. During the 2009 U.S. Open, Rory played under the Republic’s tricolour flag despite being from Northern Ireland. And then over the weekend, McIlroy’s father, as mentioned above, was sporting the Northern flag. I’m sure it’ll be talked about among pub go’ers for weeks to come, that’s for sure.

Of course the next logical thing to fall into was discussion on whether or not Rory will compare or be as good as Tiger. Sid thinks Rory is good, but doesn’t quite think he’ll hit that level of play. It’s hard to believe that anyone will ever be as good as Tiger Woods was during his 7 year stretch of unbelieveable golf. Tiger has 14 majors and Rory has 1, I’m not sure whether or not we should be comparing just yet. Seixeiro believes that Rory will probably win 7 majors, Noon says 4, and Bronsteter goes with 10. It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the future but I think we need to slow down with the comparisons. Who remembers Sergio Garcia? Most felt he could be the guy to challenge Tiger and look what happened, he pulled a Houdini.

Other notable areas of the discussion included Rory McIlroy’s twitter, Shane McMahon, and the Pledge of Allegiance.
1. McIlroy had some great tweets after his U.S. Open win. One included drinking out of the cup with a couple of dudes at the pub/bar.

2. Shane McMahon was standing next to Mr. McIlroy, Rory’s Dad, during most the tournament. Why? Well, Shane is on the Board of Directors for International Sports Management and International Sports Management represents Rory McIlroy. I don’t think we’ll see the kid in the ring anytime soon though.

3. During NBC’s opening introduction to the U.S. Open, they had children singing the Pledge of the Allegiance. The only problem? Someone edited out the “Under God” lyric. Some be shoppin’ for a new job maybe? NBC did issue an apology later on in the show.

Interesting Facts From Pizzo’s Update
1. Nathan Kotylak turned himself into police over the weekend for his involvement in the Vancouver Riots after the game 7 loss by the Canucks. The 17-year old not only lost his scholarship to the University of Calgary, but he will also no longer be training with the Men’s National Water Polo team. If you ask me, he deserves what he gets.

2. Bookie shops in England are much different than those here in North America. You can go into a shop over there and propose a bet and they’ll give you any line. Apparently, a guy (who didn’t want his name released) went into a bookie shop when Rory McIlroy was a teenager and bet that the kid would win a major before he turned 25. The man put 25 pounds down and he’s now 25,000 pounds richer. Nice little payday if you ask me.
3. In the 9th annual list of rankings published by ESPN, the sports broadcast giant listed Toronto’s sports teams among the bottom in some eight categories including bang for the buck, fan relations, affordability, stadium experience, and overall franchise performance.

Boston Bruins Sing Black and Yellow
The next segment was interesting as Sid, Noon, and Bronsteter went through a number of topics but never staying on one long enough to make it boring. Good job. The first area up for discussion involved the Boston Bruins and their parade back home. For starters, Sid was impressed how the Red Sox allowed the Bruins to have their day. The ball club pushed the starting time of their ball game back, had Bruins day at the Red Sox game over the weekend, and let about 30 hockey guys take the first pitch at Fenway. Good showing by the team. But according to Sid, the highlight of the parade and all the goodwill was the following involving Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand; I agree with him 100%.

Muchmusic MMVAs
I was very glad to hear Sid talk about the Muchmusic Video Music Awards from Sunday night because they were utter shit. I had tweeted during the Red Carpet and was fully disappointed with what I saw. Again, it could be my age and I know the show is not directed towards my age group, but come on, the VJ’s need to touch up on their interviewing skills. Sid summed it up best, “If that’s what we got for young broadcasters (in Canada), that was awful.” I remember the days of Master T, George, Rick, Erica, Sook-Yin, etc.; when music meant something. Not the fabricated pop shit. And let’s be honest, this isn’t the first year where the show was pure “craptastic“.

Jackass and Ryan Dunn
Near the end of the show, Sid mentioned the unfortunate news of Jackass star, Ryan Dunn’s passing. The 34 year old was involved in a car accident and I would assume he died on impact. According to Sid, Dunn’s “Sticking a Toy Car in his Ass” was one of the best skits ever. He doesn’t remember laughing so hard at anything.

Rapid Fire
– Charlie Boghosian has invented and showcased Deep-Fried Kool-Aid at the San Diego County Fair. What is the strangest Deep Fried food you’ve ever eaten? I don’t think I’ve ever had anything deep fried that I didn’t like. My favourite would have to be the Deep Fried Mars Bar. I had one of those puppies after seeing the Blue Man Group several years ago.
– Ozzie Guillen was recently rushed to a hospital and ended up passing a kidney stone. What’s worse. Passing a kidney stone or watching people getting a paper cut? I think passing a kidney stone could be worse – I’ve heard the pain experienced from kidney stones is unbearable for some. Bronsteter had the best comment for this question though, “Even on the scrotum I could watch it. But in between the fingers, I couldn’t watch it.”
– Who is your favourite Jackass cast member? It would be kind of corny to say Dunn at this point, but both himself and Bam formed a pretty good duo.

Good return by Seixeiro. Glad to see the foul-language sports and edu-tainment savant return from his holidays. The first segment involving Rory McIlroy was well done and interesting. My only problem is that it did run for quite some time – a lot of golf talk. It doesn’t bother me, but I know for some, it may have run a little long, especially if they don’t like golf. Great updates by Pizzo and the highlight here had to of been the crying Nathan and the Vancouver riots. The second segment was great – rapid fire of topics and never staying long enough to bore anyone. I’m glad Sid spoke about the MMVA’s as it was something that was sort of pissing me off since last night. Not that I believe I could do better, it’s just disappointing to people not 100% into the interview. Good show, a little rusty Sid, but great golf chat 8.5/10.

“The Joys of Victory Overshadowed by the Agony of Defeat”

“Vancouver loses and the city forms a Mob, Weiner starts looking for a new Summer job, blame both on the Tuborg and Kebab. Famous, run that bitch….”

Happy Thursday and Good Morning Post-Riot Tim and Sidizens! Congratulations to Timmy Micallef for bringing the “WOOOOOO!” back on today’s show. It was absent for the last couple of day, so it was nice to hear for a change. Seixeiro is still on holidays, but Noon and Bronsteter continue to provide A+ support behind the glass. Today’s show is chalk full of sports and edu-tainment that includes: Lord Stanley, Lebrongo, Phil Pritchard’s White Gloves, Timmy T, Phil Pritchard’s Hair, Granville, Chapters, Rob Brown, Syria, and the Newest Fetish on the Block – Riot Sex.

Well Tim and Sidizens, the Stanley Cup finals finished kind of flat and the Boston Bruins are now the 2011 Champions. But unfortunately, what seemed to overshadow the whole hockey experience was the aftermath that took place after the game on the streets of Vancouver. The Twitter Feed was going crazy last night and was filled with emotions from the riots that were taking place on the streets of Granville. You can check out the blog entry from yesterday for full pictures of what took place. Crazy shit and as a hockey fan from Canada, I was disappointed. According to Bronsteter, “It was a crazy day in the history of this country. A cumulation of insanity.” In order to get a grasp for some of the thoughts felt by Tim and Sidizens, Tim read out some twitter messages from the listeners living in the City of Vancouver and British Columbia. Some included:

Tim probably made the best comments about the whole thing by saying, “I would love to send those rioters to Syria, Iran, or Egypt and see how tough they are. See if they’ll lie on the floor or on the ground in front of the police in Syria or Iran. I appreciate all the tweets and I appreciate the ability to protest, in fact, it is a fantastic right to be able to do things like that, but last night was not that.” #Realtalk

Cliff Ronning and the Stanley Cup Finals
As soon as Tim said hello to Cliff, he wasted no time in discussing about the riots that took place and what Ronning’s reactions were about the whole thing. First off, Cliff felt the game in particular was disheartening…seemed to be no effort from the Canucks. And in regards to the riots, he felt that people were going to riot win or lose. There were individuals who were preparing to riot before the game had even started. Ronning felt that most of the rioters were not hockey fans, but what seemed to disappoint him more were the bystanders that stood and watched and sometimes joined in. For me personally, I think that’s all bullshit. There definitely were some Vancouver fans who were involved with the rioting. However, he did have some relief when he found out that some of the citizens had gone downtown to help clean up some of the mess. Micallef went on to ask Ronning if this was a terrible representation of the city and Ronning responded by saying that he felt it was. “The people in Vancouver and B.C. are very friendly – this is shocking.”

Conversation then swayed into the actual hockey game and Tim asked Cliff if it was hard watching these guys get so close to winning the Cup. According to Ronning, he’s a huge Canuck fan/supporter and he knows how tough it is to swallow defeat when you’re so close; but he’s still proud of how far they did go. Ronning experienced defeat in ’94 in the Stanley Cup Finals but he doesn’t believe the pressure was the same as it was now. Back in ’94, “we grew as the playoffs went on. We were the underdogs and were not supposed to be there.” But this team – they had so much pressure since day 1; they were supposed to win it all. From the sounds of it, I think Ronning also felt the lack of toughness and the play of Luongo were some of the reasons for the loss. “Luongo didn’t have his best hockey…when he struggled, the team struggled.” Ronning also made a great point about the incident where Sedin was punched in the face several times without any repercussions. Back in the days of Gretzky and Lemieux, if someone took a shot at them, the offender would, for a lack of a better word, had gotten his ass kicked. No one on the Canucks team stood up for Sedin – there was no toughness at all. “You can’t have one of your best players punched five times in the head.” 

Interesting Facts From Pizzo’s Update
Before any updates, Pizzo weighs in on Ronning’s comments about the Vancouver Canucks not being very tough and he agrees completely. “Boston were just too tough.” Pizzo also makes note of how impressed he was with Claude Julien throughout the whole playoffs, “Julien was playing for is life here.” And what do you know, the guy wins a Stanley Cup.
1. For the second time this year, the losing team of a final was considered the odds on favourite to win the title the following year. First the Heat and now the Canucks; after losing their respective series, they’ve been named the teams to have a best chance to win it all next year.
2. Bruins season ticket holder, Joyce Eby, donated $10,000 she won in a 50/50 raffle to victims of the Massachusetts Tornado. Pizzo said they did it for charity and good karma in hopes the Bruins win the Cup. Great, great story.
Pizzo also spent some a little of time discussing the riot and his disappointment at what happened. Check out some of the footage below.

Seixeiro Calls into Tim and Sid: Uncut
In honour of the great Seixeiro, Bronsteter pulls out one of the more horrible songs that was once erased from my memory to introduce Sid.

Sid starts singing the song’s lyrics, “and I miss you, like the desert (Shut the Fuck!), like the desert miss the rain.” In good Sid fashion! There’s so much that Sid has missed out on over the last couple of weeks and his first topic of discussion is how he’s going to miss Anthony Weiner; that guy was full of jokes. Tim allowed Sid to have a soap box to stand on and started first with “Riots. Go. Be funny now.” Seixeiro took the unusual not ‘funny route’ and gave a proper shout-out to the Boston Bruins. He gave credit to Thomas and Bruins because no one was talking about them today. The story of Tim Thomas and what he turned into was something we need to give respect too. They deserved it, they had the best goaltending and they stepped up. Seixeiro also weighed in on Tuukka Rask and said the boy will not be anything. “A nearly 40 year old guy made him irrelevant.” According to Sid, no one saw Thomas coming. The boys also discussed the riots that took place. Sid couldn’t get over with what happened, but he also wanted to give a shout-out to Rob Brown and the anchors that were covering the riots. They did a great job! But with regards to CBC and Peter Mansbridge, all they wanted to do in that company was to throw to pre-packaged stuff (economy) with a riot on their patio; ridiculous. Sid finishes off with a great line though, “Quick tip to the people who run the city of Vancouver. Next time you want to get 100,000 people in one place to watch a hockey game, don’t do it. Because for whatever reason, and I’m not gonna get into it, your city can’t handle it. You embarrassed yourself Vancouver, fucking deal with it.” Sid also had a little story from the golf tournament he was at yesterday. Apparently, Steve Kouleas was supposed to show up for the same event but bailed. Anyways, the iPad he supposedly won was given to someone else that went. #fail

Derek Sanderson and the City of Boston
Tim’s second guest on the show today included retired NHL hockey player, Derek Sanderson. Nicknamed Turk, Sanderson was one of the most popular Bruins out there. Tim got right into hockey and asked Sanderson what’s the feeling with the Stanley Cup coming back to Boston? Derek felt the city is pumped and pretty excited. However, it seems the media have been unable to handle it, they didn’t really have the knowledge to cover it. Tim then went on to talk about the series from ’72  and how popular it was and whether or not this brings the team back to the forefront. Sanderson believes it does and they really proved how good of a team they actually are. Everyone stepped up and Tim Thomas really played well. Sanderson then went on to tell the story of how Thomas bounced around for awhile before he was found by the Bruins. “He’s just as solid as a rock, he’s humble….he’s a classy guy. I met him several times and he doesn’t act like the celebrity or the star, he’s just a good person.” Micallef also discussed how tough the Bruins were and compared them to the team from ’72. Sanderson seems to agree and gives a huge shout-out to Marchand and believes the guy is going to be a star. Micallef went on to ask how the Bruins celebrated in ’72 when they won in New York? According to Derek, “They went on a charter and got out of dodge. Staying around in New York was only asking for trouble.” Apparently, when they landed in Boston, the city was that excited, people were on the wings before the plane even stopped moving. Huge fans in ’72 man! Great interview with Sanderson! He was a great person to interview today Tim – thanks.

Rapid Fire
Great game of Cut or Uncut on Rapid Fire today. Not bad
– Suspenders. Cut or Uncut? Cut. Not a fan of suspenders. If they are needed for a suit though, hide that shit under the jacket.
– Tipping a delivery man less than 10%. Cut or Uncut? Cut. If tipping is required and you’re not tipping at least 15%, you’re a douche. I’m a huge tipper and if the service is great, you’ll be taken care of
– Someone offering you a sip of their drink and then asking you not to put your lips on the bottle. Cut or Uncut? Cut. I don’t think you should be sharing drinks with anyone. Fuck knows where THEIR lips were. This will depend on who is asking though – family members may result in being Uncut.
– Rioting for any sports related reason. Cut or Uncut? Cut. It’s sports people – I think rioting is completely foss after a sports event. A big shout-out to those that tried to stop it though.

Great Thursday show guys. As much as the topic sucked, it was good to discuss the riots that took place after the Stanley Cup Finals. Quite disappointing, but definitely a moment in history. It was also good of you guys to get comments from the citizens of B.C. and Vancouver in order to get their opinions on what went down last night. Good interview with Cliff Ronning – I’ll be honest, the guy seemed pretty disappointed in how the city of Vancouver responded. I also thought it was interesting on how he thought Lu basically choked during the series at times. Real perspective from a guy whose been there before. A huge shout-out and surprise to hear Sid. After all that’s happened over the last couple of weeks, it was fun to hear that trailer trash language we’ve all grown to love. Thanks Sid. Great show overall from the guys, I’m going to give the show a solid 9/10. And just a head’s up, a new review scoring strategy will be introduced soon. There will be no more piggy-backing for those that don’t produce. Stay Tuned.

Vancouverites Sweep Up!

On Tim and Sid: Uncut this afternoon, Tim spoke with ex-Vancouver Canuck, Cliff Ronning. During the interview, Ronning mentioned that he spoke with several of his friends in the city and they pointed out the fact that many citizens of Vancouver were downtown this morning and this afternoon helping clean up the mess that was left from the riots the night before.

While we sometimes only focus on the negative side of a story, it’s important to remember to give shout-outs to people involved with the positive side. So, to all the fellow Tim and Sidizens in Vancouver and B.C. “doin’ work” and helping clean up the streets, Full Horns to you!

* The full Tim and Sid: Uncut review and detailed interview with Cliff Ronning will be posted tomorrow afternoon. 

Christy Clark & Stanley Cup Riot “Losers”

As discussed today on Tim and Sid: Uncut, one of the disappointments that came out of the Stanley Cup finals were the riots that broke out last night after game 7. It’s a shame really because it seemed to overshadow why everyone was gathered together in the first place – The Stanley Cup. I was watching CBC this evening and it does give me some relief to hear that Christy Clark was going to prosecute and bring those responsible for last night’s riots to justice. She did have some firm words and ensured that those responsible will be made public “so their neighbours know, their families know, and their employers know.” You have the photos Clark, time to get some douchebags.

I do want to point out though that it wasn’t just rioters, as most of Vancouver and their politicians want you to believe. It does shame me to say that Canuck fans were part of this riot as well. I spoke with my friend Brian today who was at the game last night and he assured me that, “Tobe, there were guys at the game several rows in front of me, cheering for the Canucks, and then looting and throwing shit at windows. They were Canuck fans too. It was utter chaos.”

Uncle Buck & Pre-game Rituals

“The Big Bad B’s and Orca Bay’s whale, every goal, a register on the Richter scale. Tonight we settle the fight for hockey’s Holy Grail. Could of used Doug Smail.”

Hello Hump Day and welcome Tim and Sidizens to another exciting review of the Tim and Sid: Uncut radio show/podcast. As mentioned every day for the last week or so, Seixeiro is still on holidays. Apparently, the guy is playing in a golf tournament today that both himself and Tim had signed up for, but because Sid took holidays – someone had to stay back and do the show. Anyways, you suck Sid! I think I’ve seen Noon call you a fuck numerous times on Twitter. But have no fear, Noon, Bronsteter, and the Lovely Nadine are working behind the glass and everyone’s ready for a jam-packed show. Topics for today’s episode includes: Lord Stanley, Phil Pritchard and his White Gloves, Tristan Thompson, Cam Neely, Cory Joseph, Conn Smythe, Timmy T., and of course, Bobby Lu.

Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals
“To quote Bill Parcells, this is why you lift all them weights.”, said Tim. It’s game 7 tonight Tim and Sidizens, the last hockey game of the season. Can you think of anything better than a game 7 of of the Stanley Cup finals? Both teams will be playing their 107th game of the season and it should be a dogfight. Tim asked the guys if there’s a particular ritual before the big game: Noon has some beer in the fridge, will be taking the dog for a pre-game walk, and doing up a little BBQ with the wife. Both Bronsteter and Micallef don’t really have a ritual besides the fact that they like to watch the game at home – and most often by themselves.

With all the hockey discussion, Twitter was going nuts this morning with the idea that Timmy might do a final rant on the Vancouver Canucks. After some thought, and with the belief that he had reversed the rants fortunes in game 7 of the Blackhawks series, Tim felt it was safe to do another one. Again, this kind of rant really needs to be heard in podcast form and I’d suggest listening to the show for yourself. Some of the highlights included were:
– “Where the Streets have no name. Prove your franchise best in points, prove why you deserve Lord Stanley.”
– “Don’t just do it for Trevor Linden and Pavel Bure.”
– “Win that thing for Toni Tanti, Russ and Geoff Courtnall.”
– “Do it for the biggest party since….well, last year in the Gold Medal Game of the Olympics.”

Cory Joseph and Pre-Draft Workouts
With all that’s been going on with the NBA and NHL finals, everyone seems to have forgotten about the upcoming drafts for both leagues. As mentioned several weeks ago, Bryan Colangelo hinted at the possibility of going with a guard (i.e. Kemba Walker) and this week, the Raptors continued working out possible prospects and one of the potentials included Canada’s own, Texas PG, Cory Joseph. Bronsteter managed to track the kid down for a little #realtalk about the workouts and the upcoming draft. Obviously, Tim asked Cory how the pre-draft workout with the Toronto Raptors was going and how he felt? Joseph felt it has gone great, a good practice so far. He finds that it is still kind of surreal to be working out with your home team – it’s a huge honour for him. He mentioned his first Raptors game was around the same time that T-Mac was trying to make up his mind about whether or not he was leaving the Toronto Raptors. Some of the discussion also surrounded Joseph’s decision on not hiring an agent for the upcoming draft. According to Joseph, his mom is his agent right now and all he can do is go with his heart. I’m kind of glad that Joseph is not going with an agent – I remember Newfoundland’s boy Carl English that entered the draft early and hired an agent. The poor guy didn’t get drafted and because he had an agent, he couldn’t return to Hawaii for his final year.

During the interview, there was also some discussion on Joseph’s teammate and Canadian beast, Tristan Thompson. Both players have been going through the process together and Cory is glad to have him by his side. They talk a lot, he feels like a brother, and is just part of the family. For those Tim and Sidizens that might be unaware, Thompson is a guaranteed pick in the first round and definitely one of Canada’s up and coming basketball stars; Canada’s Basketball future looks really bright. In saying that, Tim asked how bad Cory and his fellow Canadian ball players want to rep for Canada? Joseph says that they are always thinking of their country and always looking to represent Canada. Unfortunately though, there are times when schools won’t allow the boys to represent Canada in particular tournaments and the players have to stay down South. Great little chat with Cory Joseph – it was good to hear what he had to say and he sounds like an overall good guy. I’ll be pulling for him in the upcoming draft.

Interesting Facts from Pizzo’s Update
Prior to any updates, the guys had a little debate on both John Candy and Chris Farley. Most of the guys were big Candy fans and believed some of his better films included: Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors, and Canadian Bacon.
1. EA Sports had completed the usual game simulation before the series between the Canucks and Bruins started to predict a winner. According to the results, it shows the Vancouver Canucks winning the Stanley Cup in 7 games with Roberto Luongo winning the Conn Smythe. (After last night, #fail).

2. When Cabbie used to play NHL ’94, he always used Cliff Ronning because the guy had a high rating and was one of the fastest skaters in the game. He always had a rating of 99 out of 100. Here’s a little reminder of the classic game.

3. The Peroria Chiefs will be honouring LeBron James and his non-existent title by giving fans nothing as they walk through the gates during an upcoming game; plus the team has asked to skip the 4th inning to represent James’ disappearance during the 4th quarters of the NBA Finals.
4. Shaquille O’Neal is currently involved in a case with the police. The police are claiming that Shaq is involved in a case where a gang abducted a man who said he had Shaq’s Sex Tape. “That girl better be strong; that’s all I’m sayin’.”, said Micallef. The guys then go on to discuss Shaq’s bird and it’s possible length.

Marc Crawford and the Vancouver Canucks
What a great way to end the last half of the show than to have retired Canadian hockey player and once Head Coach for the Vancouver Canucks, Marc Crawford. However, the word on the street was that Crawford is a huge basketball fan and Tim decided to go against the grain for the first few questions and ask the man some b-ball questions. Crawford was once the Head Coach for the Dallas Stars and Tim asked him if he thought the Mavericks had it in them to win the title. Crawford said he was very impressed with Rick Carlisle. He also felt that the pick-up of Peja earlier in the year was huge for the team and he was also very happy with the play of Jason Kidd. Crawford also discussed one time when he was coaching the Canucks and “a young man came up me and said he was a huge fan of the team.”, turned out this young fan was Steve Nash.

Unfortunately, time was running short and Tim only had a few minutes to ask some hockey questions but discussion flowed into whether or not Crawford has ever seen the city of Vancouver like this before. Marc said he saw it in ’82, there was excitement in ’94, but seeing the crowd this time around that evening was really something special. There’s a real buzz in the city with the belief that they will win. Tim followed with a great question and asked Crawford, “If you’re the coach, do you talk to your players that much, especially in this scenario?”. Crawford said it really depends on the mood and it will ultimately depend on the guys. It’s important to read their emotions. As a coach, you might have to pump them up or calm them down. At times you might have to rely on the leaders of the team and the character guys in the dressing room. It also sounded like Crawford was pulling for Luongo to have a good game. According to him, the net minder position is one the loneliest jobs out there in the sports world – when you’re good, your good, and when you’re bad, you’re by yourself.

Rapid Fire
A pretty good Rapid Fire by Bronsteter. The first question sounded familiar, but after checking, he was comparing the US Open to the French Open – so no repeat questions here.
– The U.S. Open kicks off tomorrow. Other than the Masters, what is your favorite golfing tournament? I’m going with the British Open. For me personally, I enjoy the European flavour at times.
– Aaron Rodgers has started his own music label. If you could sign any artist from one era, who would it be? Tim figures it would be A Tribe Called Quest. I’m going to throw out Jon Secada 😉
– Mark Cuban has a new idea for the Dallas Mavericks. He wants to give out chains rather than rings. What would be cooler than a Championship Ring? Nothing. You play for the ring. Screw off Cuban – I like you, but this idea is shit.

Great show by the guys. Tim’s rant was epic as usual – let’s just hope the guy didn’t jinx the team. I was glad to hear how Cory Joseph was doing in pre-draft workouts. As a huge follower of Canadian Basketball, I’m pulling for him and I wish him all the best. It would be cool if Bronsteter could track down Tristan Thompson in the future as well. In regards to the interview with Crawford, I would have liked a little bit more time, but I understand these things happen. Guests can be unpredictable and I guess we were lucky to at least have him on. Not bad guys, a solid 9/10.