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Old 07-06-2011, 11:57 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:01 PM   #22 (permalink)
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If they moved I would probably be pissed, so would alot of people.. but its something you would have to deal with. As for which team I'd watch.. who knows, I wouldn't want to watch any team besides the Raptors unless its the playoffs.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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So, thats ok. Why you should cheer for other teams? Home town fans are the best, not like some F bangwagoners
Definitely agree with you.

A lot of people cheer for the Heat or Bulls in my school. I always ask them, "why do you like them". And most would just shrug and say, "They're good." The most pathetic bandwagoner that I can think of is someone who was apparently a "die-hard Cavs fan" when LeBron was on the team. As soon as LBJ bolted, he started supporting the Miami Heat.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Definitely agree with you.

A lot of people cheer for the Heat or Bulls in my school. I always ask them, "why do you like them". And most would just shrug and say, "They're good." The most pathetic bandwagoner that I can think of is someone who was apparently a "die-hard Cavs fan" when LeBron was on the team. As soon as LBJ bolted, he started supporting the Miami Heat.
bandwagoners......my biggest pet peeve
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:48 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Alright, very hypothetical, but bare with me here.

Let's say MLSE sells the team to a new owner. The Raptors continue to struggle and the team begins losing money. This new owner then decides he wants to move the entire Raptors franchise to a "bigger market" city in the States (Las Vegas, San Diego etc..).

My question to you is... Would you continue to follow the Raptors? Or would you look for a new team to follow? And if so, which team?
Those aren't bigger markets. It would be silly to move the team since they actually make money and are in one of the biggest North American markets.

To answer the question, no I would not keep following them if they moved outside of Canada.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:51 PM   #26 (permalink)
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If they moved I would probably be pissed, so would alot of people.. but its something you would have to deal with. As for which team I'd watch.. who knows, I wouldn't want to watch any team besides the Raptors unless its the playoffs.
I agree.. if we lost raps, then I wouldn't care for ball
I think of all the times I spend watching Raptors even when they are bad... to not have them anymore.. TV would just suck

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A lot of people cheer for the Heat or Bulls in my school. I always ask them, "why do you like them". And most would just shrug and say, "They're good." The most pathetic bandwagoner that I can think of is someone who was apparently a "die-hard Cavs fan" when LeBron was on the team. As soon as LBJ bolted, he started supporting the Miami Heat.
that sounds like casual basketball fans to me... only follow the team when they are good, or when that team has a superstar player

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:52 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I would be done with the raps, still would watch the NBA though
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I'd primarily follow OKC, but I'd try to catch some Cavs games to see how Tristan Thompson is doing.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:33 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I'd follow them. That's easy enough. Can't see making a point of watching any games. I would make a point of watching good teams, and I really don't see a problem with that. Do fans get to feel special for wanting to watch garbage teams?

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Old 07-06-2011, 05:54 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:59 PM   #31 (permalink)
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it is highly unlikely the team would be moved, we are 1 of the biggest markets and there are so many more teams in worse condition, if it were to "move" it would more likely be a contraction in the number of teams
i think i would still feel a connection to the team, but it would only be on my list of teams to follow and not on the top of the list
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:35 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Now I'm a fan of Raptors...and then achieving them whenever and wherever they go...but I wouldn't mind that left town now I am fond to Toronto
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:54 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Definitely agree with you.

A lot of people cheer for the Heat or Bulls in my school. I always ask them, "why do you like them". And most would just shrug and say, "They're good." The most pathetic bandwagoner that I can think of is someone who was apparently a "die-hard Cavs fan" when LeBron was on the team. As soon as LBJ bolted, he started supporting the Miami Heat.
It's called being a fan of the player, not the team. Only team I'm a real fan of is the Raptors, regardless who stays and who leaves my loyalty is with Toronto, but when it comes to "Secondary" teams, my secondary team is whatever team LeBron is on. Ask yourself how many Laker "fans" there would be if Kobe played for Indiana or how many Bulls fans in the 90's there would be if Jordan ended up being selected before Sam. There's a difference between bandwagoning and following your favourite player.

EDIT: Sorry if I sound mad or anything, just tired of having to tell people that I'm a LeBron fan, not a "fake Miami" fan.

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:00 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I'd follow em maybe, depends.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:03 PM   #35 (permalink)
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then i would just support players i like
That!! I support canadian players on any team and still will! I will support some ex-raptors as well!

I am a fan of the game! I would still watch a lot of basketball!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:03 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I barely watch the team right now while they're in Toronto so the NBA doesn't need to do that much more to push me in a direction where I don't watch.

I'd likely watch more soccer, more college basketball and that's about it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:08 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Alright let's spice it up a bit.

What if they moved and the young core began to come together and the team became perennial playoff contenders, ala the Sonics once they moved to Oklahoma. Would you be a fan, or would you still find a new team to follow?

Personally, we've been through high's and low's with these players and if they started winning, I'd be rooting for them regardless of what city they're playing in.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:25 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Alright let's spice it up a bit.

What if they moved and the young core began to come together and the team became perennial playoff contenders, ala the Sonics once they moved to Oklahoma. Would you be a fan, or would you still find a new team to follow?

Personally, we've been through high's and low's with these players and if they started winning, I'd be rooting for them regardless of what city they're playing in.
stop making a soap opera out of our raps yea i would cheer for them, mostly JV :P but it would suck not to have a ball team in TO..
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:31 AM   #39 (permalink)
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You know what the NBA needs, is some competition. That's their main problem, the NBA is loaded with crybaby whiners. If there was another league, like a CBL* for example. It'd give some of these kids who work real hard in the NCAA a better shot at pro-ball, instead of half the NBA draft class being international kids.

*Canadian Basketball League
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