• Basketball

    Rainin’ Tres from the Nike Outlet Store

    by  • June 16, 2014 • Basketball, Featured, Fiction, Matthew MacLellan • 1 Comment

    Courtesy0001

    I’m not sure which profanity I used, but I remember swearing before the four of them entered earshot. It was unremarkable that two of them were wearing black dress pants and perfectly-pressed white shirts with name badges pinned to them. That they were approaching a basketball court­—really just an elevated slab of cracked pavement...

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    Twitter and the Playoffs

    by  • May 5, 2014 • Avi Goldberg, Basketball, Featured, Hockey • 0 Comments

    Twitter piece

    What Ron MacLean, Matt Cooke, Donald Sterling, and the Internet Do For Us After an exceptionally long and cold winter, the North American sports scene exploded in a sudden heat in the past few weeks. First, Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke strayed from his public commitment to reform himself when he exacted such serious physical damage on an...

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    The Round Bus with Siri: January 31st, 2014

    by  • January 31, 2014 • Baseball, Basketball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    The Super Bowl is upon us and Sochi is around the corner. If there are two lessons to learn from these colossal events, it’s that people, actual people, don’t matter. What matters is the money you spend on the gear the sponsors are rolling out. So in lieu of having an actual person join...

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    The Round Bus with Alex Wong: January 17, 2014

    by  • January 17, 2014 • Alex Wong, Baseball, Basketball, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    We were away, now we’re back. Don’t make a big deal about it… Our guest this week is Alex Wong. Alex is originally from Hong Kong, came to Toronto when he was in Grade 3 because his dad promised him that Dragon Ball Z was popular in Canada as well. When his dad was...

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    Bargs

    by  • November 27, 2013 • Basketball, Jamie Popowich • 1 Comment

    Andrea Bargnani. Bryan Colangelo called him an enigma. My friend, Graeme, said Bargnani’s play “looks like a video game glitch.” After a Knicks-Rockets game, Stephen A. Smith said Bargnani has “decided to show up” as a Knick and that “his impressive defensive performance on Dwight Howard, suddenly has everyone a bit more optimistic.” I...

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    The Round Bus with Justin Robertson: November 22nd, 2013

    by  • November 22, 2013 • Basketball, Dave Jaffer, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Justin Robertson, Mike Spry, Politics, Soccer, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    As a frequent reader of The Barnstormer, you may have noticed our behaviour has been erratic of late. For example, sometimes a Round Bus goes up a wee bit late, ahem. But fear not dear Barn-folk. Everything is just fine. We’re working on a reboot for the new year, an aesthetic overhaul, a new...

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    The Round Bus with Julie Veilleux: October 4, 2013

    by  • October 4, 2013 • Baseball, Basketball, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Hockey, Ian Orti, Julie Veilleux, Mike Spry, Politics, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

    The Round Bus

    Well, the NHL season is here, and no one has died yet. George Parros tried to eat the ice with his face, and fighting still arouses the collective masochism in NHL arenas. Gary Bettman got booed in Phoenix, because apparently they just refuse to follow even their own franchise’s narrative. Calgary is still in...

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