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by Paul Shep
June 9th, 2016, 12:39 pm
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 18 - Busted July 26th, 2015 Blake and Erik landed back in Minneapolis late on a Friday night. The two reindeer were exhausted from a combination of jetlag and their whirlwind visit to Europe. They visited family and Erik competed in the EuroBasket U21 tournament. Even as he picked up his ca...
by Paul Shep
May 18th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: 2016 Playoff Predictions
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: 2016 Playoff Predictions

1) SAS in 5
2) MON in 7
3) SEA in 6
4) HWI in 6
5) PIT in 5
6) LOR in 7
7) TEN in 5
8) ALB in 4

9) SAS in 6
10) SEA in 7
11) PIT in 5
12) ALB in 7

13) SEA in 7
14) PIT in 6

FINAL
15) PIT in 7
by Paul Shep
March 7th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 17 - Gold in disguise Germany was treating the Toivonens as well as it could. Negotiations with the league and the players were on hold for a while, so Blake could focus on his son playing in Eurobasket with Finland. It was a welcomed change for the older reindeer, as he saw just how much r...
by Paul Shep
September 18th, 2015, 4:42 pm
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 16 - Breakthrough The Doeing touched down in Frankfurt, Germany and made a hard stop on the runway before swaying its way towards the assigned gate. Inside were passengers of variety. Many species and nationalities were represented on board of that plane, eager to arrive to their final dest...
by Paul Shep
September 18th, 2015, 4:33 pm
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 15 - First date Blake pulled up to the front of Koray’s home; a small house a short bikeride away from the university. All dressed up for a sophisticated evening, the reindeer adjusted his collar and tightened, then loosened his tie for the eighth time. Nervousness showed on Blake’s snout, ...
by Paul Shep
July 4th, 2015, 1:14 pm
Forum: Questions/Comments/Suggestions
Topic: Problems with last night's CSL
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Problems with last night's CSL

As a fan, I still feel like this should have been a closer series all together. I'm sure Buck feels like he hasn't done his job right in regards to keeping the CSL games even, but that's ok. Mistakes happen, and we can always fix them. It is clear in my mind that the Spectrums are the heavy favourit...
by Paul Shep
May 31st, 2015, 3:48 pm
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 14 - Between friends written in collaboration with Betsie 11:03 PM, Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s been 3 days since Blake Toivonen and Koray Demir met for dinner at a Scandinavian establishment. While the meal itself was nice and filling, it was the aftermath that startled the middle-aged re...
by Paul Shep
May 29th, 2015, 12:12 pm
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 13 - Nerve-racking written in collaboration with Betsie Blake looked himself in the mirror, adjusting the collar on his button-up shirt and doing the last bit of adjustments before he went out for dinner. It wasn’t a date, but rather a meeting with Erik’s literature teacher, Koray Demir. Th...
by Paul Shep
May 27th, 2015, 9:40 am
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Interlude 2 - Koray's struggle (Written by Betsie) Koray looked at himself in the mirror and sighed, running a hand through his damp tuft of hair in mild frustration and anxiety. His tail twitched against his towel-clad hips and he sighed again. “You’re a fool, y’know.” He said to himself in the mi...
by Paul Shep
May 6th, 2015, 10:38 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: 2015 Playoff Predictions
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: 2015 Playoff Predictions

Sure, I'll give it a shot.

1- SAS in 5
2- TXS in 7
3- SEA in 7
4- MON in 5
5- HNT in 5
6- ALB in 7
7- PLY in 5
8- PIT in 6

9- SAS in 6
10- MON in 7
11- ALB in 7
12- PLY in 6

13- SAS in 6
14- PLY in 7

15- SAS in 7
by Paul Shep
April 27th, 2015, 11:14 am
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 12 - Memory Blake sat on the couch, watching a late-night game between the Kahunas and Spectrums on the flat screen in the living room. The reindeer always tended to watch games involving one or two of his clients. Since his clientel were all on different teams, it left him with plenty of c...
by Paul Shep
March 24th, 2015, 9:34 am
Forum: The Western Conference
Topic: The Young and the Reckless (TXS)
Replies: 0
Views: 359

The Young and the Reckless (TXS)

(Featuring Wesley Lachs, Phinneas Wilson and Hector Louis. Written in collaboration with Chains and Fraddas!) Wesley was mad. Incredibly mad. It was the morning after the 1-point loss against the Santa Fe Whips, who have clawed their way back into the playoff race. This was not going well for the L...
by Paul Shep
February 25th, 2015, 10:51 am
Forum: Around the L
Topic: A fishy Valentine (Wesley Lachs)
Replies: 0
Views: 201

A fishy Valentine (Wesley Lachs)

Honoulu, Hawaii. The agony of defeat was looming in the Texas locker room after the game. Giving away the game in the second half was a major struggle for the Lone Stars this season. They wanted to go to the post-season, but it would have to take more to reach that goal. In the midst of it was Wesle...
by Paul Shep
February 17th, 2015, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: If I may be frank...
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: If I may be frank...

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Everything else has been said already.
by Paul Shep
January 22nd, 2015, 11:33 am
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 11 - Do your thing Game day for Bedrock. First game of the season and Western Michigan was coming to Minnesota. Erik was nervous. He didn't know what to expect. This was his first game on North American soil after all. The reindeer was nervous, but he knew he could make a great impact, as l...
by Paul Shep
January 21st, 2015, 10:54 am
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 10 - Cups of tea written in collaboration with Betsie Blake just finished another call with a client. Wendy Brown, to be specific. During the week, the two were suddenly involved in a Tweeter trash-talking feud, which oddly enough, saw Wendy as the target this time. With a sigh, the reindee...
by Paul Shep
January 15th, 2015, 9:50 pm
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: A big wreck (ASW Part 1)
Replies: 0
Views: 547

A big wreck (ASW Part 1)

Written in collaboration with Harlow! --- Blake Toivonen walked towards the small cafe where he was to meet his client Julian. Having gotten off the plane just two hours ago, some could tell just how much of a mess he looked like, Untidy hair, a half-tucked in shirt, and shoe laces tied messily were...
by Paul Shep
January 8th, 2015, 10:51 am
Forum: Around the L
Topic: Resolutions and Revelations
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Resolutions and Revelations

Great job! Just the right amount of feels in this.
by Paul Shep
January 5th, 2015, 2:26 pm
Forum: Questions/Comments/Suggestions
Topic: Expansion Teams?
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Expansion Teams?

The way I see it is that we should add one team to each division and hope we don't have to shuffle the divisions around so much. But at this point, we need an overflow of interest in order to make expansion happen. Supply and demand, that kind of stuff. Places where I'd like to see a team: 1. Easter...
by Paul Shep
December 1st, 2014, 11:13 am
Forum: The Western Conference
Topic: Tough times (WPG)
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Tough times (WPG)

The players gathered in the Voyageurs' locker room in casual outfits. In the middle of it all was a business-suited leopard, strolling around. Neo Tomasi began to address the roster. "We are five and ten... five and ten. If that's what you guys wanted to accomplish, then congratulations, give y...
by Paul Shep
November 7th, 2014, 10:52 am
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 9 - Tunes for the stressed http://i.imgur.com/fma5Hb1.jpg?2 From left to right: Troy, Isaac and Brutus Chapter 9 - Tunes for the stressed Columns of colourful vintage book covers brightened the many shelves that were towering Bedrock's very own library. The library was at the opposite side ...
by Paul Shep
October 16th, 2014, 5:28 pm
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 8 - Bumpy roads The British literature class of Mr. Koray Demir was engaging and informative, as the vulpine interacted with his students though questions and reading passionately from the very book he assigned to his students. Rather than letting them read everything, Koray mixed it up by ...
by Paul Shep
September 24th, 2014, 10:14 am
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 7 - First impressions http://i.imgur.com/ZJcLN6q.jpg?1 Bedrock's gymnasium showed signs of its age across the building, as each side had bleachers about 30 rows high, all them covered in worn-off paint and spots of rust. The hardwood itself was more of a reminder of how the FBA was played 2...
by Paul Shep
September 14th, 2014, 10:13 am
Forum: Business Affairs
Topic: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: The Courage to Grow (The Toivonen family)

Chapter 6 - First Day http://i.imgur.com/t0BdtoM.jpg The morning sun spread its light across the land that was Minnesota, as the daily commotion resumed in the peaceful suburban community in Bloomington. Blake was already awake and making toast for breakfast, as he places condiments on the table al...
by Paul Shep
September 5th, 2014, 1:33 pm
Forum: Say Hello!
Topic: *randomly stumbles in*
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: *randomly stumbles in*

Issa burd!! :O

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