Prime concern for Raptors/MLSE
When a columnist of Dave Feschuk’s stature writes 715 words on a specific topic in the world of professional team sports and not a single one of them includes the following collection of letters:
c, h, a, m, p, i, o, n, s, h, i, p,
it should tell you everything you need to know concerning the day-to-day M.O. of that franchise.
Quote 1: “I will make a recommendation to the board (on Colangelo’s future) at some point during the season. I’m not going to leave Bryan hanging out. He’s got kids in school here.”
Quote 2: “We still really believe in Bryan Colangelo.”
Quote 3: “Politicians don’t get paid much. They pay me well to do this.”
Quote 4: “Of the 14 clubs I’ve been around, I really like the attitude and culture of this club the best. There are no egos. They’ve very engaged. They’re enthusiastic as hell. But we’re young, very young. . . . I want to see them play hard and be active and be better defensively. And we’ll see where it goes.”
Quote 5: “I’ll just watch, and if I like where I think it’s going, we’ll re-up Bryan.”
When the specific person responsible for overseeing the overall operation of that pro sports franchise … within the environment of a business consortium … is quoted extensively in the piece and, over the course of his 123 words, declines the opportunity to include a single one which includes these same letters in combination with one another:
i.e. c, h, a, m, p, i, o, n, s, h, i, p,
it’s enough to make one nauseous, as a long-time follower of the team.
After reading nonsense of this type from an MLSE executive, die-hard fans of this team should ask themselves the following two questions today:
Q1. “What”, exactly, is the “this” Richard Peddie is “well paid” to do?
Q2. “Where”, exactly, is it that Richard Peddie thinks ”it” is going?
The sad reality is that, in today’s environment in the NBA, this specific franchise … with its current collection of players and coaches [and executives] … is not one step closer to eventually being able to win a NBA championship, anytime in the foreseeable future, than it was a decade ago … and, in fact, is further away from ever achieving this goal than it has been for the last several years.
P.S. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, looks like a duck, feels like a duck and smells like a duck; then, in all likelihood, IT IS a duck.