Yep, that's right. The 3 or 4 of you that frequent my blog know that I'm a die-hard Raptors fan. And it's that time of year again. Time for the smack talking and strategizing over the yearly basketball pools. Time to juggle my regular TV watching schedule, because "there's a game tonight." It's time for Raptor's ball!
I love what I've seen so far in the pre-season. The ball movement has looked really good, and our 3-point sharpshooters have been hitting their shots. Andrea Bargnani has looked more aggressive than his rookie campaign. Carlos Delfino also looked really good. Joey Graham looks ... Well, he looks like his twin brother Stephen. Anyways...
A lot of NBA analysts continue to doubt this squad. Most of the ESPN writers have Toronto as a bottom 4 seed. I guess being under the radar is better than being the hunted, but still ... Boston? For real? I'll believe it when I see it. Until then, I believe that the Raptors are going for 50+ wins this season, and that they will finish on top of the Atlantic.
For those of you in our ESPN Fastbreak pool, remember. $50 per person, and the winner takes all! I've got a secret weapon: My Greasemonkey script, which takes a player's game log and calculates the Fastbreak points for each game. Check it out:
Here's the before shot. It shows a game log for Kobe Bryant:
and here's the after shot. I replaced the "results" column with a calculation of Kobe's Fastbreak points for that game:
Oh snap! How did he do it? You won't find this script anywhere online, cuz I wrote it myself! PS ... Fuck y'all, I ain't sharing! Now, all I gotta do is win this stupid game, I haven't won since we were in university. Go Greasemonkey!