|PETER POWER/TORONTO STAR|
|Scary smoke special effects: Check.|
Alex Rios? Yeah!
Highlight reel Vernon Wells catch? Yessum.
Crowd of 50,000? Got it.
Dom Perignon? Gulp.
Ted Lilly? Whoa, settle down.
Okay, A.J., let's play ball.
Also this morning, as the links return (but for how long? I dunno):
In case you were wondering, the Raptors are out of the playoffs (last night's official cry uncle being Sam Mitchell's plaintive "NO FOUL" shout out to Morris Peterson when the veteran committed a needless intentional foul with the game still up for grabs, Celtics up by two and Raptors needing a stop in the last 30 seconds -- smart bunch, these Raps). Meanwhile, the Leafs, including cheapshottin' Darcy Tucker, still aren't conceding anything.
Arsenal go into Turin today, followed by mounds of steaming hyperbole.
Heads-up Read of the Day: Rob Hughes takes a look back.