Title: Murphy and Koreen: Raptors could be legends of the fall at Last Chance Saloon
Date: May 6, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I discussed what’s gone wrong for the Raptors in what will likely be their first non-playoff season in almost a decade.
Welcome to another edition of Raptors Reasonablists with Eric Koreen and Blake Murphy. Throughout the year, Raptors staff writers Koreen and Murphy discuss hot-button issues surrounding the team, but with an even-keeled approach in pursuit of finding a reasonable middle ground. If we have faith in anything, it is that reasonable middle grounds lead to a) workable long-term solutions; b) increased empathy and understanding for others; and c) more wins — at least more wins when they truly matter, probably. We hold these truths to be self-evident, and we hold these truths to be good truths.
Murphy: Howdy, pardner. And welcome to The Last Chance Saloon.
Sorry if that sounded out of character for me. The closest I get to country lingo is a little dirt emo. Yeemo-haw, and all. But when Nick Nurse declares a game the Last Chance Saloon, we have no choice other than to fall in line.