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Old 06-07-2013, 10:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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you know if this conversation is happening, and that it seems to arise amongst fans, media and ownership is very telling,

the only way to finish this debate is to come out to the media and fans and tell there will never be a name or just change the damn name,

ever since the Raptors got here there has been two debates over the years, 1 name change and other can we get a star play in free agency, do players want to play in Canada and Toronto

end of the day if I was ownership I would change the name and the colors to blue aand white
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I really like the name, and I think it's kind of lame to switch it to something more "Canadian" or representative of Toronto. It's just a fun name and dinosaurs are cool. With all due respect, we're Canada's team by virtue of bring located in Canada, we don't need to "Canadian" up everything to be Canadian.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:28 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Don't change the name! The claw is the best looking logo in NBA! You can work on the raptor, but that's about it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:33 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I like the Huskies as a name. I don't think a blue-and-white uniform will have trouble selling, as the Blue Jays' colour scheme is just that. Just don't have a big, blue Maple Leaf on the front.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Wanting to shed all parts of the image of a loser franchise, using a do-over is a great opportunity.

I don't think we are quite grasping here that they are trying to create the buzz you get with a brand new franchise, but this time without the loser free pass.

Marketing and research has obviously evolved to the point they should know what works. I think they should stop worrying about things like Canada red and white, etc. It's naive and there are many, many Canadians who will never follow basketball even if the players are draped in a flag.

The only image there should be is of being smug, privileged assholes with the best of everthing like the Yankees and Cowboys. Poaching executives is a start.

1. leadership (TL)
2. GM (Ujiri)
3. uniform (don't blow this)
4. coach (bye, Casey)
5. stud players
6. ridiculous spending that so few teams can match under the new system
7. constantly manipulating and managing an outflow of your assholeness through media instead of sitting back and getting ripped.

Sorry to be blunt, but if you're clinging to purple cartoon dinosaurs, you may be missing the point.
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:24 PM   #27 (permalink)
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i'd hate for the team to change their name. thinking you're getting a clean slate by changing their name is moronic. you should embrace the level of suck we've stood by, not try and hide it. sound like a bunch of fan ass fans. win or lose, i'm a Raptors fan. fuck the huskies or whatever other stupid name you'd want to associate the team with.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:19 PM   #28 (permalink)
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i'd hate for the team to change their name. thinking you're getting a clean slate by changing their name is moronic. you should embrace the level of suck we've stood by, not try and hide it. sound like a bunch of fan ass fans. win or lose, i'm a Raptors fan. fuck the huskies or whatever other stupid name you'd want to associate the team with.
in North America, they're not fans, they're "customers".
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Just keep the raptors. I love the name because it's vicious (even though the raps play has rarely been like that ). It's also something different. Didn't TL talk about being more Canadian/being Canada's team? What's more Canadian than having the colours red and white? Huskies - yup makes perfect sense, to attract free agents and interest, etc in the team change the name of the team to a dog that is stereotypically associated with the cold, the north, arctic, dogsledding, etc.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:36 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Do you really think team name has an effect on free agency signings? The knicks are still a hot destination even though they're named after pants. No matter the name, this team will have difficulty signing FAs. Whether we're the raptors, huskies, hell we could be the toronto ice, it won't really have an effect on who we're able to get.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Do you really think team name has an effect on free agency signings? The knicks are still a hot destination even though they're named after pants. No matter the name, this team will have difficulty signing FAs. Whether we're the raptors, huskies, hell we could be the toronto ice, it won't really have an effect on who we're able to get.
Well Huskies won't help with the stereotype is what I'm saying. Some FAs might want to come when the team is playing at a very good to high level. Usually when that happens there is pretty good management (good draft choices, smart trades, smart use of money/capspace), unfortunately that level of management has not been here, yet.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:01 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Every name suggest fucking sucks.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:21 AM   #33 (permalink)
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thinking of changing names/ logos/ colors etc etc is a fun way to pass the time...but i want this organization to stay with "Raptors"...still (imho) the coolest name in the NBA
alter the uni if you want but keep the name and claw logo

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thinking of changing names/ logos/ colors etc etc is a fun way to pass the time...but i want this organization to stay with "Raptors"...still (imho) the coolest name in the NBA
alter the uni if you want but keep the name and claw logo

Raptors vs Raptor - YouTube
That was the best-ever Raptors-related commercials and one of the best-ever Gatorade commercials, IMO. That last line, when the two more velociraptors enter the gym, is really, really good.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Also, this: American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #36 (permalink)
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JUST FUCK OFF WITH THIS SHIT ALREADY ...
THESE ARE OUR TORONTO Raptors

THATS IT THATS ALL
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Look I would like to have better jerseys. End of the day I do like the blue and white huskies but the Raptors doesn't bother me either but for sure I want to see the Raptors jersey updated

Something that all the fans can feel good about.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:23 PM   #38 (permalink)
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That was the best-ever Raptors-related commercials and one of the best-ever Gatorade commercials, IMO. That last line, when the two more velociraptors enter the gym, is really, really good.
True that, LOVED that commercial.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #39 (permalink)
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thinking of changing names/ logos/ colors etc etc is a fun way to pass the time...but i want this organization to stay with "Raptors"...still (imho) the coolest name in the NBA
alter the uni if you want but keep the name and claw logo

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yep, Raptors is a great name, and the actual raptor is ffin badass. a team working, and savage animal with superior intelligence.

then name didnt suck, the fucking team and mamagement did. had they been winning and playing anything like the logo, it would be a massive seller
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yep, Raptors is a great name, and the actual raptor is ffin badass. a team working, and savage animal with superior intelligence.

then name didnt suck, the fucking team and mamagement did. had they been winning and playing anything like the logo, it would be a massive seller
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