Are the Toronto Raptors “Champions” for beating the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals? Not yet, probably.

NBA Finals logo. Credit - wikimedia, who probably got it from the NBA

To me, Time beat the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. The Toronto Raptors get the trophy and the parade and the rings and the banner raising and all the delectable, hedonistic spoils that goes along with winning the NBA Finals. The media will praise Kawhi Leonard’s toughness and Kyle Lowry’s steadfastness and continue to …

“And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning.” [Eye of The Tiger Pt. 2]

Five-thirty on a Labor Day weekend Friday night. I’m sitting with the dogs outside the Otis Cafe in Otis, OR, while Bruer goes in and has dinner with his brother, brother’s wife, and newborn. Uncle Blaise surprise visit. I volunteered to stay with my dogs so they could eat and catch up. The dogs weren’t …

Deconstructing the “Eye of The Tiger” Speech from Rocky III [Eye of The Tiger Pt. 1]

“And now you gotta get it back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning.” Where have you heard this line before? It’s the backbone behind Apollo Creed’s ”Eye of the Tiger” speech from Rocky III. It’s one of the most inspiring quotes I have ever heard. Why is …

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