Brother Banter – NBA Trade Deadline Edition

By: Adam and Rossy Pasternak  With the NBA Trade Deadline now in the rear view window, there is a lot to talk about. Boogie to the Pelicans, Ibaka to the Raps and Lou-Will to the Rockets just to name a few. There were also a lot of trades that DIDN’T happen, like the Celtics using their…

NBA: Winners and Losers of the Trade Deadline

By: Rossy Pasternak The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone pretty quietly. As with any transaction between two entities, every trade must have a winner and loser. Here is SportsNak’s take on the winners and losers of the deadline. Winner: The New Orleans Pelicans and DeMarcus Cousins Well, this one is obvious. The New Orleans…

Rap/HipHop: Adam’s Monthly Playlist – February 2017

By: Adam Pasternak With the short month of February nearing its end, it’s time for my February playlist! This month’s playlist includes some newer music as well as some older. I was fortunate enough to spend a week in Florida over reading week, and so this playlist is heavily influenced by the sunny weather down there….

NHL: Where the Montreal Canadiens Went Wrong Hiring Claude Julien

By: Jake Gutmann Without a doubt, Michel Therrien was disliked by the Montreal Canadians fanbase. On February 5th, following a 1-0 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers, a friend of mine who is a die hard Habs fan said, “I would do anything to have Therrian fired.” Well Chase, you’ve gotten your wish….kind of. On February 14th,…

NHL: Marc Bergevin Continues his Run of Perfection

By: Rossy Pasternak Marc Bergevin, General Manager of the Montreal Canadians, has been perfect since he arrived in the the hockey hotbed. He has built this team patiently but aggressively, picking the right times to make a move. He has done a wonderful job of managing the salary cap, and his trades have effectively closed…

NBA: T-Ross and Me

By: Adam Pasternak Earlier today, the Toronto Raptors acquired power forward Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic. In return, the Raps sent a first-round pick and small forward Terrence Ross. While many see this as an absolute steal and are ecstatic about the trade, I am actually quite torn. Of course, this is a great trade…

Music: Grammy Awards Recap

By: Adam Pasternak This gif of Rihanna perfectly sums up last night’s Grammy Awards: Rihanna laughing at Bruno Mars is the best thing ever #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/XdrYY7QBW9 — Mashable (@mashable) February 13, 2017 It was a complete and utter disaster. While the show did have its moments, the endless list of mistakes overshadowed what had potential to…

NHL: The Olympic Debate

Should the NHL go to the Olympics in 2018? This is a question that the NHL, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) have been asking themselves for a while now. The NHL and it’s owners believe that the festivities pose too much of a disruption to the NHL season,…

Rap/HipHop: J. Cole/Wale – False Prophets/Groundhog Day

  By: Adam Pasternak Do me a favour. Before you read the rest of the article, listen carefully to J. Cole’s second verse (posted below) , as it’s essentially what this article is all about, and then listen to Wale’s response to J. Cole in his song (posted below that).   When J. Cole’s False Prophets came out…

Food: Subway or Mr. Sub?

By: Adam Pasternak Here in Canada, there has been endless debate about which sub chain reigns supreme: Subway or Mr. Sub? Both are pretty popular, although neither compares to Toronto’s Belly Busters, but that’s not relevant in this conversation. Some of you not as invested in the debate might be thinking, “This is crazy. A sub…