Raptors mascot done for the season
Old 10-09-2013, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
is praying Ross makes us forget Drummomd so people stop whining

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 72,869
Representing:
Raptors Raptors mascot done for the season

Quote:
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
THe Raptor blew out his achilles in Halifax, is out for the season! Raptors working on a plan. Does not invove bringing out a Husky
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
the boss

Senior Member
 
DonMughal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 4,070
Representing:
Default

DonMughal is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
LX
with pink peppercorns

In the Paint


 
LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 27,549
Representing:
Default

Here's a plan - offer well-played basketball games.
LX is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
waiting for next season

Senior Member
 
fantapoppa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 634
Representing:
Default

No worries raptor, take your break.
We'll send out Aaron gray
fantapoppa is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 09:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
LX
with pink peppercorns

In the Paint


 
LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 27,549
Representing:
Default

Landry Fields? Earn that contract.
LX is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
stank

member
 
Someguy again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,380
Representing:
Default

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Someguy again is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 12:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
the boss

Senior Member
 
DonMughal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 4,070
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LX View Post
Landry Fields? Earn that contract.
He'll still blow wide open layups/dunks for the crowd.
DonMughal is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 12:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
is all bout dat life

Can't knock the Hustle
 
Nites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 14,206
Representing:
Default

Immediate tank mode
Nites is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 02:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
a nacho hound

Senior Member
 
Toby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South of Portland, home of the Blazers
Posts: 4,916
Representing:
Default

Sounds like a Blazer
Toby is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 05:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,792
Representing:
Default

It's a conspiracy to have Drake perform during every timeout.
woodchuck is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 06:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
likes the consistency in the colangelo built raptors

Senior Member
 
rapsmannn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,423
Representing:
Default

somebody call Hoffa aruajo up or joey graham, the two prized draft picks of rob babcock,
rapsmannn is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 03:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
La Decima!!!!!

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 7,223
Representing:
Default

Get Jack Armstrong to do standup or his own bit.
LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 03:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
a Raps fan

Senior Member
 
creative1mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 1,285
Representing:
Default

He's starting an early tank, he knows he won't be wearing that same costume come 2015-16 season
creative1mm is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
is praying Ross makes us forget Drummomd so people stop whining

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 72,869
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by creative1mm View Post
He's starting an early tank, he knows he won't be wearing that same costume come 2015-16 season
Why not, we'll still be the Raptors and I can almost guarantee we'll have some red in the uniforms. No need to change the best mascot in the league.
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
LX
with pink peppercorns

In the Paint


 
LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 27,549
Representing:
Default

The Toronto Raptors Mascot Is Down, But Never Out: In Praise of a Great Performer - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

Quote:
The Craptor was always a bit incongruous, in that the Raptor mascot is widely considered among the very best and most diligent in the league. And that’s why today there is an outpouring of sympathy from all over the league about the Raptor’s season-ending injury — from fellow mascots, fans, Toronto team employees, and even Dwane Casey’s daughter, who wept upon hearing the news. What a tribute.

My in-laws live in Toronto, and my sister-in-law is a season-ticket holder, so I’ve seen the Raptor perform for years and years, dating back to long before I covered the NBA as a profession. He is easily one of my five favorite mascots in the league, and it’s not a stretch to say that over the last half-decade or so of lethargic Raptors basketball, the Raptor was the very best thing going on during game days at Air Canada Centre. The inflatable Raptor — generally portrayed by the same person, as is the case with most mascots — is a legend. Fans never tire of the bit in which he devours a cheerleader, or a security guard. The Raptor is also super-daring in the inflatable costume, even Rollerblading down the arena steps toward the floor in a bulky outfit that includes a 50-pound blower inside. You try doing that.



But the popularity of the inflatable Raptor has almost overshadowed the regular Raptor and all the brilliant stuff that guy does all over the floor. The Raptor is manic. He is a whirlwind of activity. My wife barely even watches games when we go together; she cannot take her eyes off the Raptor. Fans mostly pay attention to mascots when they have center stage, and the Raptor is fantastic at that stuff. He’s athletic, he can dance, he’s funny, and his video skits are high comedy — the perfect mix of levity and a type of violence, mostly directed at opposing “fan” characters, that is edgy without being threatening or uncomfortable. In one game against Miami last season, the big scoreboard played a skit in which the Raptor, walking around Toronto, came across a “Heat fan” playing Queen’s “We Are the Champions” on a boom box. Cut to the Raptor finding an aluminum baseball bat and smashing the boom box. Next skit: The Raptor is in yoga class, hilarious on its own, since a large dinosaur performing downward dog next to a bunch of young women in yoga clothes, everyone acting as if this is perfectly normal, is a great joke by itself. But lo and behold, the same Heat fan, wearing a Dwyane Wade jersey, happened to be in the Raptor’s yoga class, and he was one of those annoying grunters. Cut to the Raptor tossing a giant yoga ball, quite hard, flush in the guy’s face. Brilliant. And by the way: Mascots generally write and conceptualize all these skits on their own, with some help from an assistant. They are writer, director, and editor in lots of cases. If the skit fails, it’s on them, and them alone.

But the Raptor is just as good when the game is on center stage, leaving him to mill around the court and the crowd. That’s really where the magic happens for the best mascots. Oh, hey, there’s the Raptor clowning a security guard along the baseline, just trying to get the stone-faced guy to laugh. Oh, wait, he’s leaving to go taunt an opposing fan, and maybe to “accidentally” knock that fan with his tail on his way to the next interaction. Wait, hold on: Is he actually going to stand up along that wall in front of the first row of seats, use it as a balance beam, and attempt a freaking cartwheel on top of it? Yes. Yes, he is, just to entertain fans who might spot the stunt during game action.

Oh, now he’s approaching an unsuspecting fan from behind, trying to “bite” at his arm with giant dinosaur jaws, or maybe just stare at the guy’s head until he turns around, terrified to find Raptor inches from his face. Once that’s over, maybe the Raptor will stand in a fan’s way as the fan tries to return to his seat, and shift left and right as the fan tries to get around him. From there, it’s on to hugging people, entertaining kids, trying to eat a garbage can, or maybe swiping a bit of someone’s popcorn, before the next timeout requires a skit or a dance.

The Raptor’s energy reserves are endless, and the fans are the big winner as a result. The sadness popping up today isn’t some snarky meta-joke about the state of the Raptors franchise, or one of those “Ha, isn’t this ridiculous, let’s do a blog post on it and move on” bits of silliness that makes the Internet run. People are legitimately sad! And for good reason. The Raptor is a genius, a master of his craft. The in-arena experience in Toronto won’t be close to the same without him.

Get well, Raptor. We need you back healthy, and soon. There might have been an unflattering award at some point, but there’s nothing but respect today.
LX is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
La Decima!!!!!

Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 7,223
Representing:
Default

My sister saw the raptor on the subway before.
LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 03:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
LX
with pink peppercorns

In the Paint


 
LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 27,549
Representing:
Default

My two favorite moments were him tobaganning from the top of the stairs from behind the net, and him rollerblading from the same spot. He hurt himself pretty good with the toboggan. I thought he was unbeatable after coming back from that.
LX is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 05:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
is praying Ross makes us forget Drummomd so people stop whining

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 72,869
Representing:
Default


Raptors Mascot - Epic Fail - YouTube" target="_blank">Toronto Raptors Mascot - Epic Fail - YouTube



Raptors mascot eating cheerleader -..." target="_blank">NBA - Toronto Raptors mascot eating cheerleader -...

Last edited by jeffb; 10-10-2013 at 05:34 PM.
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
and that's the bottom line, cause JV said so!!!

This is how U(jiri) do it
 
Carlos Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Halifax
Posts: 3,900
Representing:
Default

wait..so this is just a publicity thing right?
Carlos Danger is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
is is is is in in in in a a a a cave cave cave cave

Senior Member
 
rockthetdot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,058
Representing:
Default

Is this a joke?
rockthetdot is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24