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Old 03-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The Kings fans of Webber/Divac era came as close as it gets in NA to the "rabid" description - cow bells, face paint, generally a great home atmosphere that the opposing teams hated to face.

I can see something like this happening in TO if Raps were to start winning. I've been at the playoffs game vs. the Sixers when VC went for 50 and let me tell you - the arena was charged and on its feet pretty much the whole game.
We'd have to make it representative of Canada .......... so perhaps fans could wear hockey goalie masks, Don Cherry ties, and throw Tim Horton doughnuts at the opposing Coach; and just to make it really Canadian, be very polite and apologetic afterwards
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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We'd have to make it representative of Canada .......... so perhaps fans could wear hockey goalie masks, Don Cherry ties, and throw Tim Horton doughnuts at the opposing Coach; and just to make it really Canadian, be very polite and apologetic afterwards
LOL, yeah, right.

On the whole, the crowd at the Raps games has nothing to do with the people who come to see the Leafs. Outside of the corporate boxes, the fans of basketball are more family-oriented, younger, more racially diverse and definitely more boisterous and involved in the game. So, no hockey paraphernalia, please.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Okay ..... but it's still Canada ....... so everyone come dressed as a Mountie ......... but the Tim Horton doughnuts and being very polite still stands
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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What about the Young Onez section? does that not exist anymore?

Last game I went to I sat in that section, brought signs and we were given t-shirts. Pretty much cheered the entire time...got most of the rest of the section going. SO much so that Akil came over and interviewed my group

The seats weren't bad either...do they not have that anymore?
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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What about the Young Onez section? does that not exist anymore?

Last game I went to I sat in that section, brought signs and we were given t-shirts. Pretty much cheered the entire time...got most of the rest of the section going. SO much so that Akil came over and interviewed my group

The seats weren't bad either...do they not have that anymore?
No idea what are you talking about never seen them
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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LOG, i remember when i asked here why Raptors don't have an anthem, like almost every team in europe (in every sport in fact), a fan antheme.

that disturbe me, that the fan in the the best league of BB in the world are so boring when they go to a game.

it will be fun to her a group of supporter yell out to an offical (french version) "au chiotte l'arbitre" or worst than that.

can a group of supporter from here (RF) crete enough emulation to create something every game at home ?

i'm all behind that, just to see that when i watch a game, it would be less stress behind my computer to hear a group of fan yell to the official or to a player like i do behind my screen.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:44 PM   #27 (permalink)
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So sad for raptors, no fans? so why you play basketball?
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:20 PM   #28 (permalink)
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LOG, i remember when i asked here why Raptors don't have an anthem, like almost every team in europe (in every sport in fact), a fan antheme.

that disturbe me, that the fan in the the best league of BB in the world are so boring when they go to a game.

it will be fun to her a group of supporter yell out to an offical (french version) "au chiotte l'arbitre" or worst than that.

can a group of supporter from here (RF) crete enough emulation to create something every game at home ?

i'm all behind that, just to see that when i watch a game, it would be less stress behind my computer to hear a group of fan yell to the official or to a player like i do behind my screen.
Can someone out of RF could make it happen, absolutely! We have some smart guys in here (i mean it, that's why i like this forum so much) Maybe one of our Mods could be a leader, we have Raptorman who hopefully could supply cheaper tickets, and if not there are other ways. We have great place to share our ideas (Raptorsforum) We need a leader to emerge and make it happen. With raps under Casey wining games (they will!), some luck, and recruiting of some passive fans, this doesn't seem to unlikely to me. And if we don't succeed, oh well at least we know that we tried. Whats the worst thing that can happen?
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #29 (permalink)
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ITs diference culture in USA and Europe.

Basketball fans in USA



Basketball suporters in Euro
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Don' ask that someone could make it happen. Just do it.
I remember year 86-87 then I was 16-17, I bought white and green material, borrowed mothers sewing machine and made my first flag. I took it with me then I went to Zalgiris game. In Soviet Union flags were not allowed, but by this time everything started to change. I was not the first to rise the flag in Kaunas, but it required some courage. And I did it. I can't describe that feeling. Everybody around me was cheering. Next year I got yellow green red flag, still forbidden, one amongst the first, and little bit later everyone got them and you know that happened next.
Go and rise your flag, TR colours.
Do you believe in spirit(will)? Do you believe that win those whose spirit(will) is stronger?
In Lithuanian language flag and spirit means nearly the same. Ancient Lithuanians knew that in the battle around flag will gather not only warriors, but spirits of dead heroes and those who stayed at home.
Make flag, rise spirit, come back here and tell us that was feeling.
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ITs diference culture in USA and Europe.

Basketball fans in USA


But I'm ashamed to say that one of those fans is European ........... in fact British ............ even English .............. ............... thank God he's a Southern Softie, I'd have to kill myself if he was from my part of the country.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
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nice story vaidarius.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Wherever he is from, he is devouring that hot dog like a true American.


People need to start dressing up like dinosaurs.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:29 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Don' ask that someone could make it happen. Just do it.
I remember year 86-87 then I was 16-17, I bought white and green material, borrowed mothers sewing machine and made my first flag. I took it with me then I went to Zalgiris game. In Soviet Union flags were not allowed, but by this time everything started to change. I was not the first to rise the flag in Kaunas, but it required some courage. And I did it. I can't describe that feeling. Everybody around me was cheering. Next year I got yellow green red flag, still forbidden, one amongst the first, and little bit later everyone got them and you know that happened next.
Go and rise your flag, TR colours.
Do you believe in spirit(will)? Do you believe that win those whose spirit(will) is stronger?
In Lithuanian language flag and spirit means nearly the same. Ancient Lithuanians knew that in the battle around flag will gather not only warriors, but spirits of dead heroes and those who stayed at home.
Make flag, rise spirit, come back here and tell us that was feeling.
A great story indeed. I can relate to some parts of it, at least.

Something to remember, in terms of key cultural differentiators:

Lithuania, like most European countries, is a place with a majority of the population representing a single nation (in cultural/blood sense of the word, not just in terms of the statehood). Thus, your flags represented far more than passion for basketball, although one could easily argue that basketball IS the national spirit of Lithuanians.

Canada, though, and Toronto in particular, represents an extremely complex quilt of nationalities, cultures and customs. On top of that, the history of the team (and its flag, had it had one) is so short, the only spirits who'd come to it would probably be of "thunderous lizard" variety.
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