Why I Almost Missed The #Raptors Big Game 6 Win

It has been a few days since the best basketball night ever and I wanted to share my story. Even Kawhi is no match for a wicked Ontario thunderstorm.

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Wow what a night of highs and lows. I had promised the boys they could stay up for this historic game. We all napped. We were in pjs all ready and that darn thunderstorm knocked out our Rogers an hour before the game. We were all praying for it to come back. Over the next few hours we tried streaming on data. We had the scoreboard on the tv. We ended up with streaming the radio call. It was hard. It was a real downer. We were missing history. Also the Raptors were playing bad at least that’s how it sounded. I was on with Rogers support and I guess it was just our little area. By the third the boys were both asleep. I was pacing. I was stressed. I was so angry at the cable. Then it started to happen. The comeback. Radio is a whole different way to experience the game. You just have to visualize it. I was pacing. I was stopping to close eyes and pray. They took the lead. I did give up on all hope of the game coming on. Then as the Raptors were holding on for ‘deer’ life I saw the cable box cycling. It was back. I started streaming on iPad right away. Then the tv came back on. They were winning. Kawhi was taking us home. I woke up the boys just in time to witness history. God damn that was amazing. I won’t lie. The eyes got dusty when Kyle walked to center court grinning with pride. We all saw history. I then of course watched everything again and again. The boys went to bed and I spent an hour relaxing before sleep. Harry said he could not sleep due to excitement. So in the end a great night. I can’t believe how it all happened but that will always be part of the memory. My nerves are shot. My data is gone. But the mo fo Raptors are in the NBA Finals. What a night. . . . . . #raptors #wethenorth #rogers #parkdale #nbafinals #lowry #kawhi #brothers #parenting #letsgoraptors #onstorm

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My Conversation With Amir Johnson Of The Toronto Raptors

Amir tests out the Swiffer WetJet

Yes, that’s right, this everyday dad got to talk on the phone with one of the stars of the Toronto Raptors.

Amir Johnson is known for his hard work on the court. Taking charges, rebounding the ball and never quitting. He has even hit some impressive three pointers in his day.

But my chance to talk with the NBA star, was not about hoops. It was about a movement he is leading that is going to put the spotlight on men who clean.

Johnson is the ambassador for the #ManClean movement.

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