Riding that GO-Train? Gotcha Covered. Waiting for the TTC? Yup, you too. Stuck in class? Definitely gotcha covered. I'm here with another edition of "With A Side of Red", your favorite side dish to whatever it is you're doing.
The first course of Raptors tidbits has us with the official Internet debut of Chris Bosh's First Ink commercial. It's been a highly discussed Raptors topic among fans because of the lyrics that accompany the advertisement:
"Rep T-Dot Till They Bury Me."
A teasing and/or cold hearted form of marketing? Or a sign of things to come? Either way, it's one of the best Raptors-related commercials I've seen awhile; and definitely a million steps up over Hedo's "Yes Coach" ad. Make sure to support our Raptors captain by picking up your own copy of Bosh's DVD "First Ink" at HMV or through his website www.chrisbosh.com.
And for those who haven't seen it yet, here's the video:
Secondly, how awesome has Jarrett Jack been?
So awesome that even David Aldridge of NBA.Com and TNT has taken notice. Here's a quote from his latest NBA.Com article:
"Dollar for dollar, Toronto's Jarrett Jack might be the best free-agent pickup this season. Four years, $20 million is pretty good value for a guy shooting 48 from the floor (and 41 from 3-point range), averaging 10 and five."
Reading that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Now only if Hedo can get it going. You can check out the rest of his article here:
Alright, so it's Monday right? That means one thing in the world of the NBA. POWER RANKINGS! Let's check out where the Raptors finish at for this week in two of my favorite PRs.
NBA.Com Power Rankings
Raptors (8): With a home-heavy schedule, the Raps have won 10 of their last 12. They haven't faced a team with a winning record in almost a month, but will see four of them in the next eight days, a good test to really start the home stretch.
ESPN Power Rankings
Raptors (11): The Raps are 20-7 since their 11-17 start. They made it through the trade deadline having endured only minimal Bosh speculation. And they know Colangelo is staying as GM whether Bosh stays or not. Pretty good times.
Not bad Toronto. Not bad. Especially at this time of the year.
Lastly, Scott Carefoot of The Score managed to capture this picture from their highlight package of the Suns game last night. It has our very own National Basketball hero showing his displeasure in regards to Canada's lost to the United States in Men's Olympic Hockey. Classic.
It's a big week for Raps fans. Some crucial games coming up against stellar teams. Chris Bosh is looking like he may NOT be able to go this Wednesday against the Blazers. Yikes. Hopefully all goes well. It's time to turn the intensity up another notch. But for now, that's all I got.
Whatever it is you're doing, I hope you enjoyed it "With A Side of Red"!