Posts Tagged ‘Raptors’

OSE Video May 12th to May 23rd 2016

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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Above: Whistlestop Breakfast, Peterborough

This month’s video starts off with a tradition of a payday breakfast alone before work on one of the two riches days of the month.  The Raptors are still working in the Playoffs and Game 7 against the Miami Heat was going to take place on the Sunday I had the kids.  The kids were really looking forward to watching it and we played some pool in Ajax and headed over to a bar in Ajax to watch it and grab some dinner and drinks.

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The kids were laughing at me for being so nervous watching the game.  I just wanted a cushion of points and they finally got that at the end and I started to feel good about the game.

I also had the kids and wanted to bring them up to Peterborough to see about sleeping in the tent.  We were going to be doing some stealth camping but I was not sure if they would be cold so we decided to sleep in the backyard.  We made vol 2 of our Thug Life series and I got to be the thug.  You can watch vol 2 here and the others in the series.

Also was Game 3 of the Raptors vs. Cavs.  We decided to get a 50 pack of Timbits and each time the raptors score 3 points we could eat a Timbit.  LOL we were cheering buckets.

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 We also played some Frisbee Golf along the Otonabee River which is very hard.  We were playing with crappy Dollarstore disks.  The hardcore players had a bag with about 15 of them.  We need to each get a good disk to play this challenging game.

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Below is my crappy OSE video project for the period.  😉

Below is a playlist of all the videos from 2016 to date…   I am warning you… they are boring.

OSE Video | April 17 to 27th 2016

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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It’s nice to get back in the swing of things with making these all on my cracked screen iPod.  It’s fun to play with the edits on iMovie inside the iPod and use video and sound from other clips to overlay.  In the video…

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I finally made the mug that I’ve been holding on to for a while and personalize it a little with a little slogan that i love and a little ‘jsdoit’ with three dots underneath to represent the 3 of us and the year my second life started and my sig on the side.

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(Above: Cheering on from the couch with some vintage good luck threads)

Raps are still battling in the playoffs and we went down to the ACC to stand and cheer them on and I enjoyed watching at home on tape delay after work.  I wear my Del Curry warm-ups for good luck on the couch.

We also hit Snakes and Latte’s in Toronto and this time the Annex location which was so much fun.  This was our second trip to Snakes and we really liked this location better being near Honest Ed’s and so easy to get to off the subway.

We also shot a round of “Honest Answers” in Toronto… so I have to edit that up.  I’m also going backwards and posting in order all the OSE videos that I started filming in May of 2014 to YouTube.  I will break them down into shorter videos and add them to a playlist… so they can all be watch in a row.  You can view the playlist here and I will upload videos to it every other day.

I really wish I started this project in 2012 when I started the second part of my life.  Below is my OSE video:

OSE Video | April 8th to 16th 2016

Monday, April 18th, 2016

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We hit Snakes & Lattes and we had a blast downtown.  Another thing we like to do is when we see posters in the underground we like to post like the people in the posters.

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Below is my video for the period:

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I wanted to take the kids to the Home Opener of the Blue Jays but it was nuts to try and get tickets… so we headed back downtown for the Home Opener Weekend and watch them win on Sunday.  The only 3 seats were nosebleeds in right field.  The kids had a blast and the guy trying to start the wave was hilarious.

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Next was heading down to Game One of the Toronto Raptors push into the NBA Playoffs at Jurassic Park.  We had a blast and it was nuts downtown with all the Raptors Peeps!  The kids loved being on the big screen and being on TV.

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We were all decked out in Jerseys and gear.  Noah work my 2001 player issued D.Dial jersey and it was funny with fans asking if he was a die-hard fan with the seldom used guards jersey.

You can view my entire One Second Everyday Series here.

We The North | Round One Is Next

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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it’s that time.  game 1 is sat and game 2 is tuesday night…

the second season is now starting…

 

last year… i went to game one and i actually made my first video with imovie on my ipod.  it was a fun day downtown with my team peeps

Tested out iMovie on the iPod | Import Clips | Edit | Publish

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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Used iMovie on the iPod for the first time.  Powerful little app.  I think I will make some more movies in the future.  This was just a test one.

 

Just some footage of my day trip to Toronto so view the Toronto Raptors Playoff Game 1 in Maple Leaf Square

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Game Two is tonight.  I will expand this post with more content.

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 Words below by Holly Mackenzie:

The energy was there, even though the late-game execution wasn’t.

After Toronto spent the better part of this week downplaying talk of the Brooklyn Nets deliberately trying to drop into the sixth spot to face them, they weren’t without confidence on Saturday afternoon.

Losing a close 94-87 decision to the Brooklyn Nets on Game 1 of the opening round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, Raptors head coach Dwane Casey was asked if he was worried about disappointing Toronto fans.

“This is nowhere near disappointing,” Casey said. “We are a young team and we won the vision. We’re third in the conference. We’re going to fight our butts off to win this series. This does not identify us as far as who we are if we don’t come out on top. This is one game. This series is not over.”

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Before the game even started, Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri joined the thousands of people standing in a packed Maple Leaf Square and got on the mic to thank them for coming out to support the team. Caught up in the moment, he finished his speech with an expletive.

Midway through the first half, news of Ujiri’s comments hit the Internet. Ujiri held a halftime media scrum to quickly apologize for the word choice in a public place with children present. He also said he didn’t mean any disrespect to the Nets and he was trying to get the crowd going.

Raptors players appreciated the support behind his sentiment.

“He’s a very passionate guy,” Kyle Lowry said. “He believes in what we have and what we’re doing and that’s what he is. He’s a passionate and very emotional guy.”

With Ujiri showing emotion for his team outside, the crowd inside the Air Canada Centre was just as vocal about their team. Standing, cheering and berating the officials throughout the game, the fan support was phenomenal.

Singing the national anthem before the game, passing a massive ‘We The North” flag along the lower 100-level of the arena and keeping up a vicious “KG Sucks” chant throughout the game, the mood in Air Canada Centre was electric despite the early tip-off time.

After a five-year wait for the postseason, the fans came out to show the Raptors their appreciation for the work and passion they’ve played with all season long.

“It was unbelievable,” Lowry said. “The atmosphere, the crowd, the intensity, the noise. We need that every night. I can tell you that the Brooklyn Nets were [saying], ‘Speak up, we can’t hear, it’s loud in here,’ so it definitely affected them a little bit.”

Vasquez, arriving in Toronto from Sacramento in December, was overwhelmed with the support from the Raptor faithful and wanted them to know the feeling is mutual.

“This is the best place to play,” Vasquez said. “This is amazing. Toronto is amazing. The fans are amazing. We love the fans. I know they’re going to stick with us and they’re going to support us no matter what. I said it before even the series started, during the season.”

While Brooklyn’s playoff experience helped them down the stretch in Game 1, the Raptors are ready to be on radar. TNT’s Steve Kerr tweeted that Toronto’s fan base is the East’s version of Golden State. With fans on their feet at Maple Leaf Square for hours to watch the game, it’s easy to see why Ujiri felt the need to greet and join in their excitement. It’s been awhile since the Raptors were on the radar, but they’ve returned in a big way.

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