Before you head off to a long weekend of Thanksgiving, consider Rafael Araujo. Observe how hard he appears to have worked in the offseason. Tattoes like that just don’t grow on trees -- they take months of dedication, discipline and Vitamin E cream. The Raptors have a new slogan and Hoffa’s their poster boy: We might stink, but check out our Ink!
|Rafael Araujo: Inking of you.|
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Hoffa might tat, but Tony Parker can rap (Quicktime req'd).
So you think you could be an NHL star? Take the tests.
Punters corner: Friday afternoon means it’s that time again. You can go to the Linebacker, or Chris Schultz, or any of a number of other smart people. But only here will you get five Pro-Line plays that you can’t get anywhere else. And for good reason. Here we go (for entertainment purposes only, and although I’m not one to toot my own horn I did go 3-0 last week on King Football, and it was only English soccer and college football that beat me, so so what? and these are not to be used as the basis for wagers, but TAKE A LOOK AT THAT 3-0 RECORD, etc.):
HAM-OTT Tie 3.1. After Jumbotron foul-up screwed Renegades in Toronto and in effort to woo more female fans, CFL to install sideline PVRs for instant replay review and this week’s episodes of Ellen.
MIA V win 2.40 (at BUF). On Lostman this week: Bills quarterback J.P. crash-lands his career in the wilds of greater Tonawanda, where he is tormented by a mysterious all-sports radio host and confronted by a strange hatch.
BAL V win 2.10 (at DET). On this week’s Joey, “Joey uses his stuntman double to distract guys while romancing their girlfriends.” On this Sunday’s Joey, Harrington could sure use that guy.
TB V win 1.7 (at NYJ). After guest-starring on So You Think You Want to Be Jets Quarterback last week, Brooks Bollinger returns to his regular job in Sears menswear department and Vinny Testaverde replaces him. Next week: that Ned Flanders dude from the Canadian Tire ads.
SUI H win 3.7 (v FRA). Expecting that fabled Swiss mean streak to show up here.
We’re watching: On a long weekend where there are so many candidates, Monday’s Argos-Edmonton tilt (1 p.m., CBC) not only is a Grey Cup preview -- yep, you read it here first -- but it also gives us a chance to talk back to our long-absent CBC announcers.
We're not watching: Mike Mularkey (Ch. 7, Saturday 7 p.m.). Someone has to explain to me how this guy has a show, but Pinball Clemons does not.