The NBA Free Agency period is nearly upon us, and there are a litany of interesting free agents looking for new homes. With the salary cap skyrocketing, NBA team have a silly amount of money to spend this off-season, which means we’re going to see serious bank handed out to guys we’re not totally sure deserve it. Dan Grant, Daniel Reynolds and Sean Woodley got together to take a look at some of their favourite free agents targets and potential landing spots.
Acknowledging that there is only so much time to watch only so many movies, here are a few films to consider from the past six months of 2016. It’s the annual tradition of the Same Page Midyear Movie Review.
To extend the winningest head coach in franchise history and a man who just led his team to the Eastern Conference Finals seems like a no brainer. Why is it then, that there’s a small, but extremely vocal portion of the Raptors fan base who seem to think this is tantamount to punting away the next three seasons? A group intent on slandering everything the man does? A faction that, every time a substitution is made that they disagree with, or a tactical gamble chosen that doesn’t work, or there’s traffic on the DVP, seem to revel in using his name as a curse word?
Standing outside of it, you often have to wonder what the hell men are always fighting about. Throwing hands is part of it, but, more commonly, just think of the constant hum of competition that buzzes between a group of dudes if they spend enough time together. Fellas, you know what I’m talking about — you probably don’t have to think too hard to recall your last poker night, or run at the club, or even the latest bullshit session where you inevitably dog-piled on one of your group. It is what it is, for lack of a better explanation. In writer/director Athina Rachel Tsangari’s latest film Chevalier however, we are asked to examine what exactly is up here. What makes men strive to prove they’re the best? Why are we always competing? Why do we insist on this kind of pain? As the film suggests, the answer to these and other questions is somehow both complicated and simple.
Four weekends in June coming up, and that means four more weeks of film picks. Let’s take a look at what might be worth watching this month.
In this monthly feature (an homage to the great Jonah Keri), intrepid Blue Jays fan Dan Grant takes a look at the current team roster and ranks what he finds within. An important distinction to make is that this set of rankings is not one designed to judge overall talent, current skill, potential upside or even strength of character. It is one simply designed to reflect how important the performance of the ranked players are to the success of the team, both in the recent past and near future. From top to bottom, who’s hot, and who’s not? And more importantly still, who needs to be?