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Old 08-09-2008, 03:55 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Been creeping around here for 6-8 months and finally got around to registering. I never played basketball much growing up and thought it was a stupid sport until I started watching the raps breakout season in 06-07, now I am crazy about basketball and even watch non-raptors games.

It seems here that most posters fall into one of two camps on several issues that always pop up. Ill give you my position on the Raptors "political" spectrum.

Brian Colangelo: Seems like a solid GM, and I like some of the moves he's made (Villanueva -> Ford -> JO). On the other hand I'm not sure what he is thinking with the overall vision for the team. The euroball experiment seems to have failed, which is no surprise since he tried to build a euro style team without a euro style coach. I also think he is getting a lot of credit for moves made before he showed up. Why didn't he fire Mitchell after we lost to Orlando? I'll wait until 2010 to give him a final rating.

Sam Mitchell: I like him a lot as a person but I'm not very fond of his coaching. I think the 06-07 season was a success in spite of him and 07-08 stands as an indictment of his coaching ability. I also think part of the problem with Andrea is Smitch. What kind of coach lets Jamario Moon jack up 3's when Kapono is open?

Bargs: I think he has a coach who has no clue what to do with him. On the other hand some of the blame stands with him for his lack of mental toughness and maybe even heart. I think another year under Mitchell and he has no chance of ever being a starter.

Ford vs. Calderon: I'm a Calderon man but I think Ford had it way too hard. He seems like a good guy, I don't see anything wrong with a player wanting to be in the starting line up. From the comments people made you would think that Ford talked badly about Calderon or that he made comments putting himself ahead of the team. He just wanted to be #1... that's OK. At the same time you have to be the best at your spot to be #1 and he wasn't. There were flashes of brilliance but when he got out of control he was OUT OF CONTROL. Again, situation handled horribly by Mitchell.

Bosh: Class act, franchise player.

Kapono: Excellent player. Wasted again by Mitchell's "system." Get him open looks damn it. A lot of criticism over him not shooting enough in 07-08. I think just because you are an excellent arch shooter doesn't mean you should take every shot you can. It's a shame that he was one of the only people on the team trying to attack the basket... and it's JK for Christ's sake.

JO: I didn't like this trade at first but the more I thought about it the more I liked it. JO seems to be a good guy too (a bit cocky but that's ok) and if he stays healthy could do amazing things this year.

08-09 Predictions:

1. Boston
2. Detroit
3. Orlando
4. Toronto (an average - as high as 2nd if we stay healthy and Bargs has a good year... as low as 6-7 if that doesn't happen)
5. Philly
6-7. Wizards
6-7. Cleveland (LJ is amazing but they suck... I don't know what Hoopsworld was thinking with 2nd place. Maybe as high as 5th)
8. Atlanta/Indiana

I look forward to posting with everyone.
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:00 PM   #162 (permalink)
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WOW .... way to start with a bang t-bag.

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Old 08-09-2008, 04:57 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:38 AM   #164 (permalink)
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Hey folks, just stumbled over your forum while looking for news about my team. After scouting the place out, I'm stoked. I've been looking for a forum like this. A lot of you guys really know your stuff, and all my buddies are supporting the teams with hardware :shrug , so it's going to be great to chat with someone about the Raptors without their eyes glazing over.

Butt-kissing aside...

I'm optimistic about the Raptors this year. O'Neal's going to add some much-needed toughness on both ends, and if Bargs is healthy and sure of his role (and therefore confident and aggressive,) the Raps' front court is going to drive coaches nuts. Calderon's going to be an All-Star.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:49 AM   #165 (permalink)
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Finally registered and saying hi

Been following Raps for a year now. RF is a wonderful place with good people, I read it almost daily.

Got involved in fantasy NBA last season. Stole Moon in draft when nobody knew who he was, based on his offseason performance. Also traded away VC for AP midseason
So its all good

I want to thank people who share every Raptor game in torrents. I'm from Estonia, Eastern Europe, not many ways to see any NBA games here.

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Old 08-15-2008, 07:42 AM   #166 (permalink)
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Welcome my friends, you will have fun here. Shifty do you know theres a way to watch the games online live for free?
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:49 AM   #167 (permalink)
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live games are usually like 2-6 am here, so...
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:53 AM   #168 (permalink)
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yeah, I know, In Madrid I usually watch em at that time

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Old 08-15-2008, 09:37 AM   #169 (permalink)
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Hey, hey ... welcome to Colony, Shifty and CourtVision. Good to have all you here and we hope to hear more from all of you over in the future.

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Old 08-16-2008, 05:26 AM   #170 (permalink)
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:25 AM   #171 (permalink)
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I want to thank people who share every Raptor game in torrents. I'm from Estonia, Eastern Europe, not many ways to see any NBA games here.
yes, I have the same problem and the same thanx
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:09 PM   #172 (permalink)
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hello just thought i say introduce myself, live in kamloops, b.c and i love basketball. I have been watching the raps for about 6 years ever since we started getting alot of raps games and i am 21, thats about it.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:01 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone I've Been A Raptor Fan Since I Was A Kid So I Decided To Join
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:06 PM   #174 (permalink)
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:43 PM   #175 (permalink)
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Hey, hey ... westcoast and Stonezz ... glad to have you both on board and looking forward to chatting with you.

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Old 08-24-2008, 05:41 PM   #176 (permalink)
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Hello everybody from Spain... (yes, another spanish...

First of all, thanks for this GREAT forum... I've reading a long time and I really can't wait to start writing!

And, for all the american RFs CONGRATS for the Gold, this time you've earned it. Maybe with a little bit of help from the refs (yes, you travel...) but there is no excuses, you were best this time (can't wait for the next!)
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Welcome man, this will become your home. If you have any doubts dont hesitate to ask!!
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:23 PM   #178 (permalink)
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Hello everybody from Spain... (yes, another spanish...

First of all, thanks for this GREAT forum... I've reading a long time and I really can't wait to start writing!

And, for all the american RFs CONGRATS for the Gold, this time you've earned it. Maybe with a little bit of help from the refs (yes, you travel...) but there is no excuses, you were best this time (can't wait for the next!)
Hey, hey ..... another Spaniard ..... welcome br1 and sorry about the loss today.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:33 PM   #179 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm another Spaniard. I've already post my pics with my friends Jose and Pau... haha,

I'm 16, I'm from Caceres, Extremadura (yes, like Jose...), Spain

I can't wait to watch next season ...
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