Raptors plane stopped on the runway, forced to stay in Memphis

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Old 03-17-2012, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"#Raptors flight (MEM to CHA) was aborted as the plane was heading down the runway. Abrupt stop. Issues now being investigated at terminal"

"Fire Dept. and mechanics etc. investigating the plane in Memphis"

"The #Raptors will be staying in MEM. The plane has not been cleared for take-off. The team will fly to CHA tomorrow morning"

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Old 03-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wow what the fuck happened? thank god they didn't take off.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What would happen if, hypothetically (*knock on wood) our team had died on that flight? Does the NBA gives us more players?

Talk about rebuilding.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What would happen if, hypothetically (*knock on wood) our team had died on that flight? Does the NBA gives us more players?

Talk about rebuilding.
Why even bring up that hypothetical situation...

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Old 03-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Happened in old USSR to a soccer club and in Russia, recently, to a hockey team. In both cases, an "entry" draft was held, although the rules are obviously quite different from NA.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Why even bring up that hypothetical situation...

+1 not DK's finest moment, but the kid can't always ride high!
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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+1 not DK's finest moment, but the kid can't always ride high!
Sorry boys, still pretty early. My mind still needs to warm up!
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What would happen if, hypothetically (*knock on wood) our team had died on that flight? Does the NBA gives us more players?

Talk about rebuilding.
And the worst post of the year award goes to..
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry boys, still pretty early. My mind still needs to warm up!
Takes a big man to recognize his mistake.... if I ever make one, I hope to be like DK here!
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Sorry boys, still pretty early. My mind still needs to warm up!
actually it is an interesting question.

Maybe then we could get some real players (kidding!!!)

but seriously it's an interesting question.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh by the way in that hypothetical situation, would it be too much to have Brian Burke on that plane too?
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Happened in old USSR to a soccer club and in Russia, recently, to a hockey team. In both cases, an "entry" draft was held, although the rules are obviously quite different from NA.
Happen in 1970 to Marshall University football program. College is way different then the pro so hard to compare the two. Marshall was allowed to have a freshman team play varsity football that year(back then freshman were not allowed to play on varsity team).
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's a good question...
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm guessing they would take players from other teams like when they add expansion teams
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Either that, or they are going to take Toronto out of the NBA.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Either that, or they are going to take Toronto out of the NBA.
That's what I was thinking. In a situation like that I don't think the Raptors would ever fully recover, and if they did, it would be many years into the future.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I wonder about it too, dk. You're not alone.

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Old 03-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I wonder about it too, dk. You're not alone.

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Who's the Chuck? It's a question, but it's not a good question when you're discussing an actual team or and actual person.... it's just poor form.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
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As someone who is very leery of flying, I've often wondered the same thing too.

Perfectly valid question.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:44 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Glad to hear that they stopped the plane, and played it safely.

Good to hear that everyone's ok and we don't have to deal with hypotheticals, too.
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