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Deadline is Saturday 7PM.   All times Eastern.

Saturday Nov. 28

Washington at Toronto                    -7PM.
NYIslanders at Tampa Bay               -7PM
Edmonton at Pittsburgh                  - 7PM
Ottawa at Arizona                           - 9PM
Calgary at San Jose                         - 10PM
Chicago at Los Angeles                    - 10.30PM

Since last week's winner (Big Daddy) is not  available, I'll do the honours instead.  :)

Deadline is 7PM Saturday.  All times Eastern.  Good luck to all!

Sat.November 21st

Toronto @ Boston                   - 7PM
Philadelphia @ Ottawa           - 7PM
San Jose @ Pittsburgh          - 7 PM
Arizona @ Winnipeg               - 7PM
Detroit @ st, Louis                   - 8PM
Chicago @ Vancouver            -IOPM

Non-Hockey Chatter / Remembrance Day 2015
« on: November 11, 2015, 02:37:12 AM »

In Flanders fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we pass
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

                          - John McCrae

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Jays Donaldson wins Hank Aaron Award
« on: November 01, 2015, 07:50:14 PM »
The Blue Jays Josh Donaldson wins the 2015 Hank Aaron Award as best offensive player in the A.L.

For the N.L., the Washington Nationals Bryce Harper was the winner.

“I congratulate Bryce Harper and Josh Donaldson on earning the 2015 Hank Aaron Awards, representing the best offensive seasons in the American and National Leagues,” Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said.

Josh played a pivotal role in the Blue Jays’ first playoff season in 22 years, contributing to one of the game’s best lineups. Both players honoured the enduring legacy of Hank Aaron with all-around excellence throughout the 2015 season.”

More details:

Non-Hockey Chatter / ''Happy Halloween!" 2015
« on: October 31, 2015, 02:16:04 AM »

Canada has a new Prime Minister.  Justin Trudeau, the son of the late former Prime Minster Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and his Liberal party outlasted and swept Stephen Harper & his Conservative Party out of offfce.

Colour the country a sea red, as Canadians from coast to coast voted for change, inclusion, conservation, newness, vigor and a better Canada, in giving the reins to the Liberals and their young 43 yr. old newly- elected Prime Minister in Justin Trudeau.

The majority of the Liberal voters could be seen as emanating from Ontario on to Quebec and  Atlantic Canada, including Central, the B.C. interior and a smattering in Alberta though most.t Alberta remained Tory blue.

It is expected that former PM Harper, who won his seat in his Calgary Heritage riding, will step down as the leader of the now official opposition.

The final results:

Liberals                 184
Conservatives       99
NDP                         44
Bloc                         10
Green                        1

The biggest surprise was how the NDP & their leader Tom Mukair lost a large percentage considering that, at one point in the race, they were challenging both the Liberals and then the Tories on the charts.  However, their supportdwindled especially in the province of Quebec, where many took issue with Mulcair's stance on the Niqab issue.

Elizabeth May, Green Party leader, re-elected in her riding of Saanitoh (B.C.) and is the lone Green Party MP.

There were numerous upsets in ridings across the country as this election voiced the dissatisfaction Canadians had with the Harper Conservatives on key issues, especially during the course of the campaign.

This election campaign, by the way, was one of the longest in Canadian history. 

More details:

Non-Hockey Chatter / "Happy Thanksgiving Day!" 2015
« on: October 12, 2015, 11:22:56 AM »

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8 Events / 2015-2016 Pick'em Standings Thread
« on: October 11, 2015, 05:40:29 PM »
Leaderboard for Round 1

CarltonThe Bear             14
WAYNEINIONA               14
Tigger                              13
Chappers67                   13
seahawk                         12
Madferret                       12
hockeyfan1                    12
AlmosGirl                         8
BarMutt                            6
Big Daddy                        5

Hello everyone!  The TMLfans Pick'em Challenge is back!

Another year, another season  Who will be this season's winner?  We've got to play to find out.  So, polish those crystal balls, cue the tea leaves, and sharpen your ESP powers and start predicting! :D :)

Here we go.  Good luck all!! :)

(in honour of "opening night", Wednesday Oct.7th, I've chosen two games. The rest are for Saturday Oct. 10th -- Saturday games being the traditional choice for threafter).

All times Eastern.  Deadline is 7:00PM Wednesday.

Wed. October 7th

Montreal @ Toronto               - 7PM
San Jose @ Los Angeles         - 10:30PM

Sat. October 10th

Ottawa @ Toronto                  - 7PM
New Jersey @ Washington      - 7PM
Calgary @ Vancouver              -10:00PM
Pittsburgh @ Arizona              - 10:00PM

mod edit - For those unfamiliar with the rules of Pick'em, please click here:

All Sports But Hockey / The Official NBA/Basketball Thread
« on: September 26, 2015, 06:44:03 PM »
A generalized NBA/basketball thread for posting non-Raptors related topics pertaining to anything basketball.

NBA in Europe?  Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez thinks so:

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Series 47: The Final Homestand - Yankees @ Blue Jays
« on: September 21, 2015, 05:26:13 PM »
A crucial three game series vs the Yankees begins tonight.  The Jays need to tighten up defensively considering several miscues that cost them a few games in their previous series vs Boston.

It's going to be tense for both teams but exciting nevertheless for us fans!

Meantime,  Yankees have pitching woes and injuries, which could see number one Yankee starter Tanaka out for this series, at the very least, if not more.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Series 44: Blue Jays @ Yankees (Fri. Sat.[2], Sun.)
« on: September 11, 2015, 10:03:08 AM »
Due to rain, Thursday's game was postponed.  Will be made up on Saturday afternoon as a doubleheader.

Tonight, David Price starts against Yankees rookie pitcher Luis Severino.

Source:  Sportsnet

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« on: August 11, 2015, 03:13:19 PM »
Three game series starts tonight.  Jays' Drew Hutchison is set to start.

Returning to the Rogers Centre since they were traded from Toronto to Oakland will be Brett Lawrie and Danny Valencia.  This is the Athletics only Toronto visit.


Source:  Sportsnet

Fans of the "Steven & Chris" show, the CBC's popular design show that featured the dynamic design duo of Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman, were shocked to learn that Chris Hyndman was reportedly found dead by police last night in a downtown Toronto laneway.

This is terrible news indeed for fans of the show, of which I am one.
Chris Hyndman was the funny, humouress side to his partner Steven Sabados serious side.  The two made for a very successful duo that made their show popular across Canada and was considered among CBC's top shows.

Rest in peace, Chris.

Condolences to the Sabados and Hyndman families.

The Raptors will be playing some pre-season games all across the country, in the popular Canada Series, from Vancouver to Ottawa beginning October 4th.


Also, (no official schedule released yet by the NBA yet), the Raptors will play a regular season game at the O2 Arena in London, England against the Orlando Magic, on January 14th, 2016.

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