Fred VanVleet bobblehead night, a pair of call-ups and a request for assignment highlight a big night for Raptors 905

Title: Fred VanVleet bobblehead night, a pair of call-ups and a request for assignment highlight a big night for Raptors 905
Date: January 7, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Fred VanVleet bobblehead night and what it – with some other notable roster moves the same day – means to Raptors 905. Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything

Title: Podcast Appearance: Raptors Over Everything
Date: January 7, 2020
Original Source: Raptors Over Everything
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on William Lou’s “Raptors Over Everything” podcast over at Yahoo Canada, discussing Raptors injuries, 905 assignments, and more. Check out the audio!

Matt Thomas ready to step back into a role for Raptors following rare G League rehab assignment

Title: Matt Thomas ready to step back into a role for Raptors following rare G League rehab assignment
Date: January 6, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Matt Thomas using the G League for a rehab assignment of sorts, something basketball is beginning to borrow from baseball. Read an excerpt!

The Oral History of the night Donyell Marshall hit 12 threes for the Raptors

Title: The Oral History of the night Donyell Marshall hit 12 threes for the Raptors
Date: January 6, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote the oral history of Donyell Marshall’s record-setting 3-point shooting night for the Raptors in 2005. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: 10. Desaparecidos – Read Music/Speak Spanish (2002)

Title: Columbia House Party: 10. Desaparecidos – Read Music/Speak Spanish (2002)
Date: January 6, 2020
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the tenth episode of Columbia House Party, we dive into Conor Oberst’s punkier Bright Eyes side project, Desaparecidos, which rules.

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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Hanging In: Flushing the bad, comfort zones, verte-breakers & managing workload

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Hanging In: Flushing the bad, comfort zones, verte-breakers & managing workload
Date: January 6, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ quick road trip, an historically poor shooting night, heavy workloads for their point guards, and more. Read an excerpt!

Analyzing the Raptors’ historically poor shooting performance against the Heat’s zone coverage

Title: Analyzing the Raptors’ historically poor shooting performance against the Heat’s zone coverage
Date: January 3, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I analyzed the Raptors’ near-historic struggles to shoot against the Heat’s zone defense. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: BONUS: December Mailbag

Title: Columbia House Party: BONUS: December Mailbag
Date: December 31, 2019
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the latest Patreon bonus episode of Columbia House Party, we open up the mailbag to talk desert island albums, Gami Gang, and a whole bunch more.

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OG Anunoby’s move to bench punctuates Raptors’ defining flexibility of 2019, plus Raptors’ year-end mixtape

Title: OG Anunoby’s move to bench punctuates Raptors’ defining flexibility of 2019, plus Raptors’ year-end mixtape
Date: December 31, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about OG Anunoby’s move to the bench as a symbol of the Raptors’ 2019 identity, then provided a mixtape of the Raptors’ favorite albums of 2019. Read an excerpt!

My favorite albums of 2010-2019

I started ranking my favorite albums of the year in 2015. Really, it started back when I would do my own weekly Much Music Countdown list in a journal, but there are sadly no longer records of my rabid Third Eye Blind stanning. Instead, the official record begins in 2015.

That made creating an all-decade list a little stressful, as it required me to remember things from 10 years ago and hope that Wikipedia records of album releases and other people’s lists jotted my memory enough. And that was before remembering 2015-2018 albums I discovered after each of those years, excluding them from my annual lists. I failed. Upon sending these in to the team at Columbia House Party, I realized I’d left out at least one album (sorry, Danny Brown). It’s also a little difficult to balance recency bias, how an album feels to me now versus when it came out, and so on. I tried my best.

What follows are the albums I enjoyed most from 2010 to 2019. We also discussed these on a Columbia House Party bonus episode.

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