TL outvoted on name change
Old 10-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Leiweke Out-Voted By MLSE BOD On Raptors Name Change, Despite New Colors/Look - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global


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During Raptors media day yesterday, which included a formal announcement of the '16 NBA All-Star Game coming to Toronto and rapper Drake joining as a global ambassador, MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke admitted that he was "out-voted" by the company's BOD on changing the team's name,
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i've always wondered what the team's name would be had jurassic park not come out that year. the toronto ms. doubtfires?
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i've always wondered what the team's name would be had jurassic park not come out that year. the toronto ms. doubtfires?
probably the huskies
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm fine with raptors....there's a lot worse out there
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good news. In theory the name makes sense - a group of fierce animals that work well in a pack/as a group. However it's too bad that the team's play hasn't reflected that.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Good news. In theory the name makes sense - a group of fierce animals that work well in a pack/as a group. However it's too bad that the team's play hasn't reflected that.
it will this season. the Raptors are the new indiana me thinks, and indiana didn't have a singular superstar who took them to near top of the table. They worked cohesively as a pack to get there.

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Old 10-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I heard TL wanted to name us the Toronto Mounties
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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it will this season. the Raptors are the new indiana me thinks, and indiana didn't have a singular superstar who took them to near top of the table. They worked cohesively as a pack to get there.

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Simmer down Scotty.

Indy had a much more sound team financially (ie. salaries), which can not be ignored. Indy also has probably best "young" wing in the league.

Also you forgot the claps.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I heard TL wanted to name us the Toronto Mounties
RCMP show up undercover to games threatening opposing teams and Toronto has a guaranteed 42-0 record at home. I like
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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most team names are idiotic, and not just nba
makes no difference what the name is anyway
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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nowhere i heard about not changing the name. the quote just mean that the Board didn't go in the sense of TL. but did TL wanted to change the name, that's the question !
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Raptors is such a dumb name.

I mean, we're used to it now, but come on.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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it will this season. the Raptors are the new indiana me thinks, and indiana didn't have a singular superstar who took them to near top of the table. They worked cohesively as a pack to get there.

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well, not superstars but West, George and Hibbert are all-stars.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Raptors is such a dumb name.

I mean, we're used to it now, but come on.
if it works for a supersonic jet, it will work for us
just pretend the team was named after the jet fighter, not after the lizard and you'll be fine
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if it works for a supersonic jet, it will work for us
just pretend the team was named after the jet fighter, not after the lizard and you'll be fine
Or the bird
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