October 31, 2008

Raptors, Bulls, and Beards, oh my!

It's shortly after the Raptors have sent their fan faithful home happy with a win in the season home opener over the Golden State Warriors, so I felt it was only right to drop my first post here on HoopHeadsNorth. How about Bargnani off the bench tonight?!! That's the production the Raptors organization has been waiting for. His off-season work out regimen and working with J.O. down in Vegas may pay dividends.

I'm thinking the Raps may need to stick with the
new Black third jerseys all season if they keep playing like this. 2-0 on the season, 2-0 in the Blacks unis.

Meanwhile my Bulls are getting destroyed by the Celtics - at the time of my typing they are down 66-43. The Bulls are devoid of ANY low post game right now - Deng, Gray, and Gooden have to make a concerted effort to work more down in the block...I was REALLY hoping last year was an aberration...but now I'm not so sure...and it's only the 2nd game of the season, and the Bulls won the first one!

In the last post, Romes linked to a pic showing the 'Freeway-esque' look
that Rip Hamilton is sporting these days - well, you NEED to peep what Drew Gooden has going on this year! You may remember the beard growing competition between DeShawn Stevenson & Drew last year, well I guess Drew wanted to do something new this time around! I mean, I'm all about personal expression - but dawg - it's a good thing you're a professional athlete to be able to pull that off...or not...

The season is just getting started...and you can bet that means I'm just getting started here @ HoopHeadsNorth. See y'all back here quicker than an A.I. crossover...


October 29, 2008


The 2008-2009 NBA season is in full swing... The Celtics are defending their title, Greg Oden made his brief debut in the NBA, Jermaine O'Neal and Chris Bosh are leading the new look Raps into a new season, Oklahoma City is the newest team in the league.....2008-2009 has a lot of new faces in different places.

Here's our take on what we at HOOPHEADSNORTH predict for this season:

Sean Francois - former resident of Chicago, Illinois...Chicago Bulls fan....Check out his sports blog "Off the Dome"

FINALS PREDICTION: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers
NBA CHAMPS: Los Angeles Lakers
NBA MVP: Kobe Bryant
HOW FAR WILL THE RAPS GO THIS SEASON? Eastern Conference Semi-Finals (East 2nd Round)

Romy Aquino - resident of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia...fan of David Robinson & the San Antonio Spurs....fantasy sports junkie

FINALS PREDICTION: San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics
NBA CHAMPS: San Antonio Spurs
NBA MVP: Lebron James
HOW FAR WILL THE RAPS GO THIS SEASON? 2nd round of the playoffs

U-E Sampang - Resident of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia...Detroit Pistons fan since '87....Actor by day, online poker player by night, check out his poker blog, "U-E The Kid - Future Poker Legend or Forever Fish????"

FINALS PREDICTION: Detroit Pistons Vs. New Orleans Hornets
NBA CHAMPS: Detroit Pistons
NBA MVP: Lebron James
HOW FAR WILL THE RAPS GO THIS SEASON? 2nd round of playoffs

On an ending note, check out Rip's 2008-09 beard!


October 28, 2008


Celtics tip-off against the Cavs.......Bucks at Chicago......and Greg Oden's season debut against Kobe and the Lakers.

Raps start tomorrow against the Sixers and their home debut is against Golden State Warriors on Halloween night.

Check out Chris Bosh at FLOW 93.5 in Toronto sporting an old school Toronto Blue Jays cap:

Check Chuck Swirsky's blog, for the Bulls in his new home of Chicago: CHUCK CHECKS IN.

Coming soon, look out for the first HOOPHEADSNORTH season predictions.


October 12, 2008

Bosh-J.O., the 2008 Twin Towers?

  • NBA preseason is here! I caught the Raptors debut in Toronto against Mike D'antoni's Knicks. Raps look a little different this year; no Delfino, no TJ, no Rasho, no Garbajosa, no Primoz but they do have J.O. in the lineup this time around. They've been comparing the Bosh-J.O. combo to my fave twin towers, Tim Duncan and David "The Admiral" Robinson. They looked a little rusty in the win, but when you have two bigs trying to co-exist, it may take a little time for the chemistry to come around. Raps take on Elton Brand and the new-look Sixers tonight.
  • It was my first time to check out Matt Devlin (Chuck Swirsky's replacement) and his play by play. I'd say he was alright, nothing special. I'll give him a few more games before I can really give an opinion on his announcing, we're gonna miss Chuck Swirsky and his "Swirsky-isms"
  • I just finished watching the Nets-Heat game in London.....very exciting game for the London crowd. NJ beat the Heat 94-92.
  • If you haven't check Chris Bosh's video blogs, check them out on youtube or at chris-bosh.com, I hear he's battling Baron Davis for video blog supremacy.
  • My annual fantasy hoops league is up and running again this year. The league name is Hali Hoops Vol.VI on Yahoo! fantasy sports. In its fifth season, I have taken home 3 championships but fell to a disappointing 4th last season, I got to get my research game on for the draft next week, I'll keep you posted. Hoopheadsnorth co-writer U-E came in second last season.
  • As far as the video games scene, Ive tested out both NBA 2K9 and NBA Live '09 for the XBOX 360. And I know EA has come out with some big improvements this year but 2K9 gameplay is so much better and realisitic. EA graphics look a lot better but in terms of gameplay, 2K9 has it hands down again.


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