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Zach Salzmann

  • joined Jul 07, 2013
  • last login Jul 26, 2014
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Born and raised in London, England, before moving to Canada in 2004 (primarily for the weather), I've been a pathological sports fanatic my entire life. If there's a round or oval object being thrown through the air, kicked into a net, hit with some kind of bat, or thrown through a cylindrical hoop, I'm down.

Despite my country of origin, not exactly a hotbed of basketball fandom, (although Luol Deng reps my hometown well) I grew up a massive fan of the NBA. I was a neutral follower of the league before crossing the pond, at which point I decided to adopt the Raptors--partly because it's a lot more fun to invest your irrational emotions in one team, and partly because there wasn't enough pain in my life as a sports fan. I support Manchester United--I've been far too spoiled.

A Fan Of...

  • NBA Toronto Raptors
  • NFL Cleveland Browns
  • NHL Ottawa Senators
  • MLB Cleveland Indians
  • Soccer Manchester United
  • General England's national cricket, football, and rugby teams
User Blog

Raptors Finish Summer League On a High

96

I may or may not have watched this game...

Raps Implode, But Caboclo Impresses

128

Well, that was rather hideous

Summer League Win Overshadows LeBron News

104

...well, not really.

Vasquez Agrees to a 2-Year, $13 Million Deal

32

The Venezuelan point-guard will be back in a Raps uniform next season

Raptors Waive Julyan Stone

33

Freeing up cap-space for LeBron, by waiving one un-guaranteed contract at a time.

Steve Novak Traded to the Jazz

457

Keep working those phones, Masai

Raptors Lock-up Restricted Free Agent, Patterson

140

The stretch-four agrees to sign a 3-year, $18 million deal.

Kyle Lowry Agrees to a 4-Year, $48 Million Deal

416

Four More Years, Four More Years!

Raptors Edge Closer to Locking-up Lowry

73

The team feels confident that an unofficial deal with Lowry can be agreed to soon.

Thoughts on Kevin Love and the Raptors

81

Kevin Love won't be in Minnesota for too much longer. Is Toronto a viable destination for the league's best power forward?

End of Season Grades: Part II

22

The second installment of our end of season report card

Anaemic First Half Performance Dooms the Raps

13

The Nets force a Game 7, as the Raptors play atrocious basketball at both ends in the first half.

Raps Survive 4th Quarter Implosion to Win Game 5

114

Okay, a win...but really, what in the hell was that?!

Raps Mount Late Comeback, But Fall Short in Game 3

9

So, it turns out that it's really hard to win playoff games when you stink it up for 36 minutes.

Raps Fail to Execute and Drop Game 1 to the Nets

25

The Raps get nothing from 60% of their starters, and Paul Pierce is huge down the stretch for Brooklyn. There goes home-court advantage.

Raptors vs. Knicks Gameday Preview: Finish Strong

18

The Raps look to finish off a great regular season in style, when they the Knicks at Madison Square Garden tonight.

Knicks vs. Raptors Gameday Preview: One More Win

13

The Raptors face Carmelo Anthony and Knicks tonight, needing one more win to clinch the Atlantic Division, and home-court advantage in the first-round of the playoffs.

76ers-Raptors Gameday Preview

14

Jonas Valanciunas' DUI charge has the potential to be a future distraction, but the Raps would have to be seriously distracted to lose to the 17 and 60, Philadelphia 76ers at the ACC tonight.

This Ain't Your Early-Season Eastern Conference

81

Miami are still the favourites to reach the NBA Finals, but it's no longer a formality; and it's certainly not a given that they'll go through Indiana to get there.

Sophomores Lead the Raps to Victory Over Indiana

13

Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas combined for 46 points and 14 rebounds, as the Raps shut the Pacers down in the 4th quarter, en route to a very impressive win.

Bloody But Unbowed: Raps Battle Past Houston

6

The Raps lose Amir Johnson early, but DeMar DeRozan drops 29 points, and the bench unit has one of their most impressive outings of the year to drive the Raps to victory.

Raps Edge Past the Celtics, Closer to the Playoffs

21

The Raptors survive another anomalous Jared Sullinger explosion to end their 11-game losing streak in Beantown.

3 in the Key: Raptors-Cavaliers Gameday Preview

12

The Raps look to sweep the season series against the Cavs tonight, and continue their push for the division title.

Kevin Durant 119, Raptors 118: Heart. Ripped. Out.

34

I don't even know where to begin...

Raps Lose to the Hawks in Overtime: Some Thoughts

6

Likes, dislikes, and that awful Atlanta crowd.

3 in the Key: Grizzlies-Raptors Gameday Preview

20

The Raps face a tough test tonight as they host the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies

Raptors Cruise Against the Woeful Pistons

48

The Raptors beat the Pistons at their own game last night, dominating the glass en route to a comfortable 101-87 victory.

3 in the Key: Pistons-Raptors Gameday Preview

28

The Raps look to bounce back from Monday night's tough loss in Brooklyn, when they welcome Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons tonight.

Balanced Scoring Effort Leads Raps Over Sacramento

21

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan had rough shooting nights; but the Raps had 5 players in double-digits, and the team played great defense in the 1st and 3rd quarters to grab a comfortable win over the...

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