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m5racer 04-22-2014 01:54 PM

Hockey Forum Members Mad about Raptors airing on TSN tonight
So I was just cursing the net and stumbled onto this fun, fan filled hockey forum. Apparently, some of these guys are pretty pissed that TSN is airing the Raps game tonight instead of Rangers vs Flyers......there's lots of people that stand up for the Raptors, and some (I'm assuming those that live out in more rural area) that are legitimately pissed that the Raptors are taking priority over 2 american hockey playoff teams.....

Its a fun read. Im actually pleasantly surprised that so many are standing up for the Raps (although if this was a Canadian match-up im sure things might swing a little).....thread is 20 pages long after being up exactly 24 hours....

TSN shows Basketball over Rangers - Flyers? (Game will be on Sportsnet 360 @ 8pm) - HFBoards

Torontosaurus 04-22-2014 02:31 PM

To each his own, I guess some of them don't agree that there is a growing number of basketball fans in Canada...

That said, I'm part of the growing demographic of those who cut their cable and just watch online

th3answ3r 04-22-2014 02:33 PM

canadian team priority?

Bill Haverchuck 04-22-2014 02:45 PM

#whiteguyproblems :chuck:

you mean

#middleagedwhiteguyproblems :shaq:

Torontosaurus 04-22-2014 02:45 PM

This is the sort of thinking that makes me :face4: living in this country:


This entire topic is very interesting. I feel as if the Raptors really screwed themselves & screwed basketball in Canada significantly. If this team had any sort of success in their 20 years of existence, i wonder how much more popular they would have been all across Canada. I don't think basketball or any sport can ever overtake hockey. Hockey's ingrained in our culture; its a tradition. Our fathers watched it, our fathers fathers watched it & passed it along throughout generations. Maybe that also happens in basketball if there was any success. Something of the sort happened with Andrew Wiggins. It happened with the Blue Jays after they won a couple of world series. The next 10-20 years could be interesting if MLSE can take care of the Leafs as well as the Raps.

Bill Haverchuck 04-22-2014 02:47 PM

Given the demographic changes this country has gone through and will continue to go through, it's kinda presumptuous to talk about generations passing on Hockey. It's not the experience of all Canadians, nor will it be going forward.

LX 04-22-2014 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck (Post 888145)
#whiteguyproblems :chuck:

Haha - that about sums it up.

Carlos Danger 04-22-2014 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by Torontosaurus (Post 888146)
This is the sort of thinking that makes me :face4: living in this country:

Why does that make you sad?

Carlos Danger 04-22-2014 03:50 PM

HF is also a nazi ran board, won't get into the details of how I've been banned a few times.

J-Bo 04-22-2014 03:51 PM

Fuck doesn't Canada want to be known for something else besides hockey? I would love for Canada to be diversely good at sports and compete with the rest of the world. Basketball is def. growing and hopefully soccer will to, I wanna actually cheer for a team in the world cup.

js12 04-22-2014 03:51 PM

That is just unbelievable.

If the Leafs were in the playoffs and Raptors weren't, I would have no problem with TSN showing hockey playoffs vs. basketball playoffs.

Stonezz 04-22-2014 03:51 PM

What you expect from a hockey-mad forum. I frequent that board a lot.

Carlos Danger 04-22-2014 03:54 PM

Found this post interesting, he obviously has never been to RF


A lot of NHL fans are very insecure. You never/hardly ever see NBA/basketball fans crapping on the NHL/hockey.

Raptorman 04-22-2014 04:11 PM

I wear my Raptors gear in Peterborough and get a lot of "TheFuckYouWearing?" looks. And when someone kicks into puckhead mode and I stop them to tell them I don't care about hockey, you would think I was slamming Jesus in Church.

BTW, I'm an old white guy....

LOG 04-22-2014 04:11 PM

This is gold.. :lol:

I'm in Winnipeg, and literally couldn't name a single person who watches basketball.

I couldn't name a player on the Raptors and I'm an absolute sports nut.

I can name you the Raptors starting lineup, who's going to catch for the Blue Jays tomorrow and give you my opinion on whether Kerr should take the Knicks job, but I haven't seen a full game of basketball or baseball this year. That's a sports nut.

You've said that twice and you must either have a very small group of friends or go out of your way to avoid basketball. I live in Calgary and haven't watched a game all year and I can name DeRozan, Johnson, Lowry, Valenciunas, Patterson, Ross, etc etc as could most of my friends, none of which are big fans of basketball.

I'm not saying this to brag (it's more sad than anything in my own opinion), but I think got the definition of a "sports nut" wrong.

Outside of southern Ontario and maybe Vancouver, 98% of Canadians could care less about basketball, I don't know anyone who watches.

I'd rather watch the Rangers and Flyers in pre-season than the Raptors in the finals.

From Canada... Showing basketball over the hockey game is ridiculous to me

Hmm Lets see: A canadian network decided to show canada's only basketball team (first playoff appearance in 6 years) and Toronto playoff team in major sports atm over a first round non-elimination game between 2 american teams and people question it?

I know its a hockey forum but logic should still apply here.

Did anybody actually watch game 1? The atmosphere was great.

this is unacceptable

outside of a couple small pockets nobody gives a crap about basketball

with all these channels on tsn/cbc/sportsnet atleast give it to another channel like sportsnet 360

for a flyers/rangers or just a nhl fan in canada to not have access to a live nhl game is insane, this better just resolved ASAP

if this game doesnt end up on a channel live, i will never forgive tsn for this, thank god they lost hockey

unacceptable, i pay about 150$ a month to bell mostly just for nhl, i better get all playoff games live, god knows they have enough channels, worst case just give it to a sportsnet channel, figure it out

there is no truth to that at all most people want to watch hockey over the nba crap all accross canada.

You must be part of the older generation, believe me all my university buddies in BC and Alberta and the maritimes are watching the Raptors.


The group of people that feels "alienated" by this choice of having Raptors over the Flyers game is significantly smaller than the group of people that would be alienated in the roles were reversed.

This thread is facepalm worthy. Raptors are a Canadian team, a home town team. Why the hell would they show a match up of a philly and new york team over a Canadian team in the playoffs in one of the big 4 sports?

I'm Canadian. Hockey is my favourite sport. I will be watching the Raptors game tonight. I have many friends who are in the same boat. You have to understand that it's a big deal to have the only Canadian team from one of the most popular sports leagues in North America in the playoffs.

But God forbid if the NHL isn't on every sports channel in Canada night after night. Yeesh...

so pissed right now, how tsn just trashes the game i want to watch and doesnt even have the courtesy to put it on nhl network

honestly this is the final straw, will be cancelling my bell service which i already was thinking about anyways

screw you tsn, no wonder everybody is moving away from tv

overpriced crap that doesnt even show the stuff they advertise

thank god hockey is taking off your horrible network, good luck with crappy basketball and other crap sports


No one's arguing that basketball is more popular than hockey in Canada. They're saying a Raptors playoff game is a bigger deal than a Flyers vs Rangers playoff game to a lot of Canadians.
I get that. I disagree.

You really are out on a limb imo.

I'm confident in saying most Canadians would watch any NHL playoff game

... over any NBA playoff game.

Canadians love them some hockey.

Thought everyone knew this.

Could this move have something to do with TSN losing their national NHL broadcast rights?

KoolAid 04-22-2014 04:33 PM

Uh, maybe I didn't look deep enough but I mostly saw people disagreeing with that guy and saying that the raps in the playoffs is huge.

lankganglia 04-22-2014 04:41 PM

lol "Oh no it is on sn360" doesnt everyone get this channel? why is this a thing?

where i live sn360 is BASIC BASIC cable, like if you have a bare bones connection you get it, if sn didnt mean no jack i'd advocate for sn360 over tsn

LX 04-22-2014 04:46 PM

There are dumbasses on the internets? Who knew?

KoolAid 04-22-2014 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by lankganglia (Post 888188)
lol "Oh no it is on sn360" doesnt everyone get this channel? why is this a thing?

where i live sn360 is BASIC BASIC cable, like if you have a bare bones connection you get it, if sn didnt mean no jack i'd advocate for sn360 over tsn

I have bell fibe tv. SN360 is not available to me.

lankganglia 04-22-2014 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by KoolAid (Post 888190)
I have bell fibe tv. SN360 is not available to me.

ya i added that aside cuz i remembered i couldnt even get snone forever
the whole bellvrogers bs and all

but i have cogeco! lol is that even an option in TO:cookie:

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