TWISSM: April 26, 2019 – Raptors Going Strong, Brooke Wins Trophies, and Vlad Jr.’s First Game


TWISSM: April 26, 2019 – Raptors Going Strong, Brooke Wins Trophies, and Vlad Jr.’s First Game


This Week in Sports Social Media has very little to complain about for the Canadian sports enthusiast. Sure there’s no Canadian teams left in the chase for the Stanley Cup but is it just us or is that kinda predictable in the upside down NHL Playoffs. We promise the glass is way more than half full though because f–k a Drake curse, the Raps could be in the midst of a real run, Brooke wins trophies, Vlad Jr. finally made his Skydome debut while Pascal was all about his Glory!

Leafs bounced in Boston, again

While we don’t know a single Leaf fan that’s surprised, maybe the young Buds just needed to taste a little playoff defeat before making a real run. Besides, I don’t think anyone could’ve called what’s happened thus far as 8 teams remain in the chase for the cup, most of which people thought would be on vacation by now.

What curse?

While teams across Europe ban their players from taking selfies with Aubrey Graham, the Raps welcomed their ‘Global Ambassador’ court-side for Game 5 of the 1st round of the NBA playoffs. Next up is the 76ers and with Marc Gasol and Kawhi Leonard leading the way, most Toronto sports fans are starting to whisper about road trips to Milwaukee.

Vlad Jr gets the call

While April showers bring May flowers, they also bring baseball call-ups and this week Vlad Guererro Jr. finally got the call up to the show and will play his MLB debut as a Blue Jay today. Needless to say, no one is happier than Vlad Sr. who took to his social media to express his joy. Almost as important here is the increased levels of joy for Blue Jays fans who are dying for an excuse to take in a team little expect much from over the next 140ish games.

Brooke wins her 8th trophy

In our inaugural issue of Glory out this week, Brooke Henderson told us about the first time she ever won on tour as a pro. Well this week she took home her 8th title and in Hawaii no less, winning the Lotte Championship in decisive fashion. At just 21, Brooke is now tied for the winningest Canadian woman ever on the LPGA tour tying Sandra posts win total. Just don’t be surprised if she’s the sole owner of that record in no time.

Pascal goes for Glory

Making the Raps first round rout of the magic, that much sweeter was the play of Glory’s issue #1 cover star Pascal Siakam who managed to find time while continuing to put the league on notice that he is the hands down MIP. The Magic definitely won’t argue that one and while Stephen A seems to agree with the sentiment, we’re willing to bet the 76ers won’t have an answer for the big Cameroonian in round 2.

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