Raptors To Get Some National TV Love
Old 04-02-2008, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks like we're going to FINALLY be on national television in a few weeks.

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The Raptors will get some national (U.S.) attention in a couple of weeks … as the league has announced that the Raptors-Pistons game originally scheduled for 6:00pm Eastern has been changed to 1:00pm … and it will now be broadcast on ABC TV and ESPN radio.

ABC was supposed to broadcast the Heat and Cavs but given how terrible Miami has been this season, it was a no-brainer for the league and the TV execs to look for a better match-up to show.

However, with the Pistons locked-in to #2 in the East, and with the game on April 13TH being their third-last of the season before the playoffs begin, you’d have to think that Flip Saunders will rest many/most of his regulars … so this game could turn out to be another ‘dog’.

It’s still good publicity for the Raps nonetheless.

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Old 04-02-2008, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why do they always televise us playing the Pistons? It'll be a horrible game... Detroit will be mega resting their starters and we'll probably win ugly. We've had horrible "luck" when it comes to games on tv, like playing against Sacremento without Bosh? Who's watching that? If they televised our Portland game, now that'd be representative of the fun Raptors.

But still, ABC is ABC. Wow. Never thought that'd happen.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Finally on ABC!!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Good news ... I guess some thought that we'd still get The Score feed to the basketball game on Sunday against the Pistons, but it turns out that only feed shown will be the ABC one.

As per Doug Smith in his blog today:

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Question: Hey Doug. A couple of questions about the upcoming game on Sunday versus Detroit. I've noticed that they have changed the start time from 6 p.m. to 1 p.m. so it could air on ABC in the United States.
a) Why would ABC want to air this game when it has no real significance in the grand scheme of things?
b) Are we going to be able to watch the American feed for the game and get a perspective on the Raptors from someone other than Swirsky?

Perry K, Ottawa

Doug: ABC was originally going to broadcast Miami at Cleveland as the early game on Sunday and, next to that, Toronto-Detroit looks like Lakers-Celtics.

Yes, on ABC you’ll see the ABC feed, I understand it, not The Score.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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what bettr way to market the franchise right now than to place it on public us tv while it is clearly in a fucking tailspin.

I swear to god it's on purpose.

Honestly.

"Lets perpetuate the bullshit myth thatToronto is a second rate NBA city and franchise"

I scream CONSPIRACY!
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yay we get to win a game Detroit doesnt care about on ABC! And if we lose we look like idiots!
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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nothing stops us from playing our scrubs though. And I doubt Detroit would rest the starters when playing on national TV, that would not go well with the guys upstairs (both the NBA and the TV guys).
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Detroit would play their starters for half the game then use the subs the rest of the way.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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nothing stops us from playing our scrubs though.
Getting the 6th seed and not letting Philly leapfrog us>?
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This will be interesting game since Detroit has a chance to influence who they will play in the 1st round... if they want to avoid Raps they will let them win but if they prefer them over Philly they will play to win.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Oh they want toronto

are you kidding.

they would be giddy.

Sheed would get a boner.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Getting the 6th seed and not letting Philly leapfrog us>?
by that time the race will be over. If we lose against the Nets, we're two games behind with 3 to go. Unless 76ers implode, there's no way we can catch them.
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