Should Fans BOO this team at the ACC?
Old 12-30-2008, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should Fans BOO this team at the ACC?

Intersting read from Doug Smith's blog this morning.

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Action: Coming home.

Reaction: Whatís the reaction?

Itíll be quite interesting to see how the good inhabitants of the Air Canada Centre react to these guys on Wednesday night.

Will there be support? Or boos? Indifference? Or noise.

Iíd hope thereíd be support and noise and when things start to go bad Ė as they inevitably will at some point in the game Ė I wonder how many boos there will be.

Paul Jones and I were talking about this very thing after the Golden State game. When the Warriors were in the process of coughing up that big fourth-quarter lead, there was absolutely no disgruntlement from the fans. There were cheers and applause and exhortation.

Same thing the other night in Portland when Toronto went up big in the second quarter. Fans were cheering rather than holding their breath or expressing disgust.

I donít recall those kinds of things ever happening in Toronto. Which is actually a shame and speaks volumes about some faction of the ACC crowds.
What's your take? Apparently the Toronto ACC crowd is the only one that boos?.

I think the FANS have a right to boo there team when they play as disgusting as they have this season.

For fuck sakes they lost to OKC THUNDER!
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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[sarcasm]Let's just continuously shower them with love and even though they're trying out there, we should still applaud their effort. Good show boys! [/sarcasm]

If this English football, they'd be trashed in the papers, have effigy's burned and then spit on. But I forgot, we don't want to hurt any egos.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I can tell you as a Raptor Ticket reseller, that when they start to stink, the people that go to games are the mom and pops and the kids and the tourists.

Raptor fans are not like the lemming Leaf fans. When the team stinks, they keep their money in their pockets.

To answer your question, there will be a lot of uneducated cheers since this is the one game they can go to and/or it was a Christmas present or school is out. Most season seat holders will give this game away.

If the Raps play poorly, there will be a spattering of boos and a lot of confusion.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No boo's just less ppl showing up, thats the real way to tell the exec's get off your asses, i had plans to go to alot of games later this year, unless they improve i wont, i wont throw good $ at a bad team.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No boo's just less ppl showing up, thats the real way to tell the exec's get off your asses, i had plans to go to alot of games later this year, unless they improve i wont, i wont throw good $ at a bad team.
MLSE cares very little about the quality of the product on the floor and anyone who says they do need only look at the sorry bunch of guys wearing Raptors jersey's BC has put this team together and HE should be the one telling why this is the best Raptors team ever assembled. as long as people pay to watch this awful basketball team, MLSE has NO motivation to change it.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am defineatly booing if they look like they have this entire road tirp. Man, im a season ticket holder and i gotta pay money to watch this team hit rock bottom, Yaah.

If they dont get their act togerher im gonna start making sighns that insult the Raptors and bring them to the games. You know Bosh doesent want to be booed, well when your ranked as the biggest dissapointment in the luege, u desirve all the boos you get at home. How else am i going to show my total dugest that i feel everytime i watch this team.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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To all posters that don't like our Raptors help yourself and just leave the forum. You will be doing yourself and others a great favour. Our guys are trying what more can you ask. Its not like they are putting themselves over the team, they are not letting up. They come to play every night.What more can you ask for from this group. We are lucky that we don't have any self centered american ego maniacs on this team. We have a group of players with great character however being a good person does not win you more games. Like I said many times before we are only one strong consistant 2 or a 3 type player from being in the top 3 in the league. Just save your money and stay home if you can't be positive.
I would also like to ask all the fans that played this game and I am not talking about in the play ground,are you booing the Raptors ? If your answer is yes you never played this game.
To the writers who know shit about sport if you never played the game be it at the college or pro level find yourself another job because you guys will never understand.

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Old 12-30-2008, 01:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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To all posters that don't like our Raptors help yourself and just leave the forum. You will be doing yourself and others a great favour. Our guys are trying what more can you ask. Its not like they are putting themselves over the team, they are not letting up. They come to play every night.What more can you ask for from this group. We are lucky that we don't have any self centered american ego maniacs on this team. We have a group of players with great character however being a good person does not win you more makes. Like I said many times before we are only one strong consistant 2 or a 3 type player from being in the top 3 in the league.
Didnt know you own the forum and who can post here, or that it was a nuthuggers only forum, thx for clearing it up, im sure many will leave now

Trying their besT? How many games do we get outhustled? Outrebounded, out coached, or just flat out anything that takes effort or heart outdone? Yea, most games, dont come with your holier then thou i know more about Bball because i love off Jose and the Raptors attitude, its getting annoying, some ppl like to complain, doesnt mean you personally call them idiots or morons etc etc, maybe they have differing opinions then you. God knows nobody should have the right to boo YOUR team right? Get over yourself.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You find that in some American cities, when their team is behind, they start cheering louder than ever and it helps buoys the spirits of the guys and sometimes it makes them play a lot better.
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You find that in some American cities, when their team is behind, they start cheering louder than ever and it helps buoys the spirits of the guys and sometimes it makes them play a lot better.
Sure, good teams that deserve it or are showing heart, not teams severely underachiving, lacking courage, heart and hustle, no American cities cheer teams like ours in rough times.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ugo Ferst looks like I hit a nerve so I will retract what I said. We all come on this forum for various reasons. This booing thing just really bothers me. When you go on the road and you get booed it feels great, it gives you an unbelieable high when you play. When you come home and no matter how hard you play and things are not going your way and then you get booed by your fans it really hurts. What we tell the media is one thing....honestly there is not a player I know that likes to get booed by the home team.All you can ask is for the players to give their best. As fans you want to pump up the players when they are down. Its up to management to decide whether guys like JK , AP and JG best are good enough for us to win games.We don't have quiters on this team. There is still unity in the room which is a reflexion on the character of the players. I hope you and others understand where I am coming from. This is from an ex player who played NCAA D1 Basketball. I know its a few years ago but sometimes that fire in me comes out and I say things that might offend some on this forum. I really do respect everyones opinion on here.
Anyway I just hope our team finds a way to regroup and start winning some games.

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Old 12-30-2008, 02:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ugo Ferst looks like I hit a nerve so I will retract what I said. We all come on this forum for various reasons. This booing thing just really bothers me. When you go on the road and you get booed it feels great, it gives you an unbelieable high when you play. When you come home and no matter how hard you play and things are not going your way and then you can booed by your fans it really hurts. What we tell the media is one thing....honestly there is not a player I know that likes to get booed by the home team.All you can ask is for the players to give their best. As fans you want to pump up the players when they are down. Its up to management to decide whether guys like JK , AP and JG best is good enough for us to win games.We don't have quiters on this team. There is still unity in the room which is a reflexion on the character of the players. I hope you and others understand where I am coming from. This is from an ex player who played NCAA D1 Basketball. I know its a few years ago but sometimes that fire in me comes out and I say things that might offend some on this forum. I really do respect everyones opinion on here.
Anyway I just hope our team finds a way to regroup and start winning some games.
nah didnt really bug me, but you just gotta see how you come across saying ppl are idiots etc, i understand your passion, maybe not all of us played on such a high level, but many of us did play and we have the same passion, we have differing opinions as i feel we miss out on simple hustle plays and i see players give up on boards or defensively and i find it unacceptable, in this economy with ppl struggling so bad to make ends meet, i dont see why you should pay to watch millionaires who (again in my opinion) arent giving the full effort. Im not much of a booer, but i dont blame those that are, im more of a guy that wont pay or buy any merchandise if the team isnt investing in the future and playing hard.
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You pay your money to go to the game, your ticket entitles you to boo, cheer, whatever you want to do. Me? I cheer - no matter if they're up by 20 or down by 20.
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i think that if the guys are playing hard and are just not good enough, that is one thing, but this team is the BEST Raptors TEAM EVER so if that is the bill of goods we are being sold by MLSE via BC, then we can protest by not attending or by booooing. i think not showing up would be more effective, but i seem to not see all the fans at the acc when i see about 25% empty seating in the building and here it announced as a near sell out, they do that in hockey arenas all around the nhl as they did in winnipeg before the jets left. management hates to admit that no one wants to watch the shit they put on the roster, i feel sorry for BC having to defend them with stupid comments like that BEST ever shit.
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i think that if the guys are playing hard and are just not good enough, that is one thing, but this team is the BEST Raptors TEAM EVER so if that is the bill of goods we are being sold by MLSE via BC, then we can protest by not attending or by booooing. i think not showing up would be more effective, but i seem to not see all the fans at the acc when i see about 25% empty seating in the building and here it announced as a near sell out, they do that in hockey arenas all around the nhl as they did in winnipeg before the jets left. management hates to admit that no one wants to watch the shit they put on the roster, i feel sorry for BC having to defend them with stupid comments like that BEST ever shit.
dude, just let that sentence go. you post it every day. he said it, he was wrong, time to move on. do you really think he's not trying to make the team better? jeezus.
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For Raptors fans to show up and make noise for this team (positive noise, not really negative noise), opposing players stand up and take notice of that - it might be something that sways in our favour come free agent time.
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