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Old 10-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Because I think a guy that goes to a Raptors team event wearing a Celtics jersey looking for attention is a tool.
And if he's a basketball fan that happens to own season tickets?
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And if he's a basketball fan that happens to own season tickets?
Good for him, he's a basketball fan. what does that have to do with wearing a celtics jersey to a Raptor team event?
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:36 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Good for him, he's a basketball fan. what does that have to do with wearing a celtics jersey to a Raptor team event?
Think about the question for a second before replying ... this shouldn't be too hard.
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Think about the question for a second before replying ... this shouldn't be too hard.
Nothing to think about, pretty straight forward. It's stupid to wear a celtics jersey to a Raptors event. You being a condescending ass doesn't change my opinion.
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I watched this, and it looked lame and contrived and, to me at least, something the previous regime did in terms of a sale job. A lot of double speak and just bells and whistles.

And if a guy was wearing a Celtics jersey, good. Pointing him out is lame. I'm a Jazz fan and my wife is a huge Celtics fan. We both cheer for Toronto, but we'll happily wear the colours of all he teams. If that was me, in that dude's situation, I'd happily never cheer for this team or spend any of money. It's reminiscent of something a 13 year old would do.
I thought it was more of putting on a show, in a contrived way that is pretty much accepted by american audiences, moreso than a sales job. i personally hate that shit, but I understand its effectiveness. I thought the apology was sincere (and a bit too easy of course, but necessary), as was the promise to get results at all costs. And the openness to being accountable to the fans was miles ahead of where a Richard Petty ever got to. I thought the sales job of the past was all about offering an exciting brand of basketball, whereas now they are offering nothing less than a full commitment from top to bottom to win it all
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Think about the question for a second before replying ... this shouldn't be too hard.
Like I said on page 1, I'm pretty sure he didn't own season tickets. When I was BOOOOOing him while in the line for food. His friend said something along the lines of, "would not have brought him along if i knew," and they both had a laugh.

So like i was saying...If you're not a Raptors fan, why waste your time seeking attention/trolling like a tween on a perfectly good Friday night?

Tbh he probably accepted the invite when he heard there would be free food/booze. What a tool.

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I thought it was more of putting on a show, in a contrived way that is pretty much accepted by american audiences, moreso than a sales job. i personally hate that shit, but I understand its effectiveness. I thought the apology was sincere (and a bit too easy of course, but necessary), as was the promise to get results at all costs. And the openness to being accountable to the fans was miles ahead of where a Richard Petty ever got to. I thought the sales job of the past was all about offering an exciting brand of basketball, whereas now they are offering nothing less than a full commitment from top to bottom to win it all
Fair enough.
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Nothing to think about, pretty straight forward. It's stupid to wear a celtics jersey to a Raptors event. You being a condescending ass doesn't change my opinion.
Oh, jeff, you only have to deal with me every few months as you're one of the reasons why I've enjoyed posting less here with your recycled comments from talk radio and other message boards. So, yeah, please excuse my overall hostility. It won't last long.

Secondly, my point is you can be a basketball fan AND wear colours of another team/player AND because its a basketball type if function want to go to something like this.

Example: I did a tour of Emirates stadium where Arsenal play. A dude with a West Ham shirt came in. No one said shit to him. Not the fans, not the tour guides, staff. No one. i asked him why go to Emirates? His response? Just love football.

That's what I'm getting at. But whatever.
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Fair enough.
I should have added that attached to the commitment to get results at all costs is a pretty aggressive corporate style of marketing and messaging that I would consider as lame as you seemed to take it. But when I think about it, i can imagine players responding well to it. Ultimately where the business sold the game before, now the business and the game, and the fans, all take on the same bloodthirsty pursuit to win it all (hopefully).

I guess I look at the culture of sport as something that has changed fairly drastically. Whereas once not that long ago the game was ultimately the beginning and the end of it all in our minds, and the business aspect was something of a symbiotic parasite (there was no denying the need of the money and ownership and marketing, but it was easy enough to overlook it and think of the game itself in somewhat pure terms); now the business side almost feels like the driving force, and the game can almost be overlooked. This to me is the gulf that lies between me and those tanking for Wiggins. What is Wiggins? He is the ultimate corporate widget. Conceptually of course, but what else is there of him that goes beyond a conceptual level? Very little.

I think eventually this shift will leave me wanting and I will not know quite how to be a fan in any way tha connects to how I was a fan from very early on. And without that connection there isn't that much of a point. Or maybe there is. Weirdly it's a great time to be a fan in many ways. You mentioned bells and whistles and there are those up the wazoo. We can immerse ourselves like never before. And there is some appeal to that for me even if I don't completely buy in to the shift. And yet the bells and whistles can't help but remind me that the game itself isn't really in the driver's seat anymore. As great as the game can still be, a certain amount of meaning gets drained away for me when I can't easily overlook all the money and branding involved. It's become a real balancing act.
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Oh, jeff, you only have to deal with me every few months as you're one of the reasons why I've enjoyed posting less here with your recycled comments from talk radio and other message boards. So, yeah, please excuse my overall hostility. It won't last long.

Secondly, my point is you can be a basketball fan AND wear colours of another team/player AND because its a basketball type if function want to go to something like this.

Example: I did a tour of Emirates stadium where Arsenal play. A dude with a West Ham shirt came in. No one said shit to him. Not the fans, not the tour guides, staff. No one. i asked him why go to Emirates? His response? Just love football.

That's what I'm getting at. But whatever.
i understand what you're saying. but i sure wouldn't waste 2+ hours listening to ho-hum interviews about a team i don't support. would be kinda boring...

lets be honest here though...the guy didn't wear the celtics jersey because he was a sincere "all around basketball fan." he was just vying for attention and enjoying the free beer.

that was obvious when he realized he was on the giant screen, faked taking off the celtics jersey and shook his head "no."

he was trolling just for the sake of it.

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