TL talks about tha Raps perception in the NBA, rebranding
Old 09-26-2013, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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TL talks about the Raps perception in the NBA, rebranding

Sounds like they are contemplating whether to rebrand this team for next season, mentions that there is only one month left to go to the league for approval. Interesting.

http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=nba-latest/l...-latest/latest

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Old 09-26-2013, 01:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the first I'm hearing that: "Brian and I had a difference of opinion and we both took it very emotionally".

Every time I hear TL talk he keeps saying how respect is earned through winning so I keep getting the impression that tanking is out of the question.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No problem attracting soccer players? Every hockey player wants to play for the Leafs?


Combined those two teams have had ONE playoff appearance the last ten years, where are all these great players that want to be on those teams? :gay:
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This is the first I'm hearing that: "Brian and I had a difference of opinion and we both took it very emotionally".

Every time I hear TL talk he keeps saying how respect is earned through winning so I keep getting the impression that tanking is out of the question.
@ 3:25

"I think Masai will bring respect back to the organization quickly"


^^ Doesn't sound like a rebuild/tank.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The most interesting part of the interview is the thought of rebranding and that the Raptors have month to apply for team another thing is that he thought the Raptors name was cute and like a gimmick Looks like they are strongly considering it
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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"I think Masai will bring respect back to the organization quickly"


^^ Doesn't sound like a rebuild/tank.
Fool, he obviously meant with the first overall pick next year.
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No problem attracting soccer players? Every hockey player wants to play for the Leafs?


Combined those two teams have had ONE playoff appearance the last ten years, where are all these great players that want to be on those teams? :gay:
FC kind of does attract good "franchise" players, they were even on Clint Dempsey's short list of 3 or 4 teams.

The bigger problem is that they change coaches and style every 10 minutes and can't seem to build good role player base. Soccer is the type of sport where role players and coaching are more important than having a couple good stars.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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tbh, i'm getting bored with Leiweke's gum flapping
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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tbh, i'm getting bored with Leiweke's gum flapping
not only that, but if his direct actions on the leafs and torontoFC side are any indication then i am flat out worried. His one big Leaf move has been uncalculated, premature and just stupid and his TFC ones have been hilariously hard to swallow. It's like he took a bad situation in TFC that couldn't get worse, and he MADE IT WORSE.
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It's like he took a bad situation in TFC that couldn't get worse, and he MADE IT WORSE.
i don't follow TFC that closely but even i was taken back when i heard who he hired as the new GM (never managed before ?)
again...i don't know much about soccer but that move had me shaking my head in disbelief
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i don't follow TFC that closely but even i was taken back when i heard who he hired as the new GM (never managed before ?)
again...i don't know much about soccer but that move had me shaking my head in disbelief
and then 2 years from now when the guys works out, everyone is going to be calling TL GOD (I know less then nothing about the TFC)
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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not only that, but if his direct actions on the leafs and torontoFC side are any indication then i am flat out worried. His one big Leaf move has been uncalculated, premature and just stupid and his TFC ones have been hilariously hard to swallow. It's like he took a bad situation in TFC that couldn't get worse, and he MADE IT WORSE.
edit: sorry folks, thanks jeff


ryan nelson while unproven was always a leader on the field. they tend to be decent to good managers once retired.

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firing the manager for the leafs was stupid? he stank the joint up ever since he joined.


ryan nelson while unproven was always a leader on the field. they tend to be decent to good managers once retired.
He didn't fire the Burke. I'm guessing Fancy is referring to keeping Nonis and signing him to a long term contract.
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firing the manager for the leafs was stupid? he stank the joint up ever since he joined.

BB "stank the joint up ever since he joined" ??...seriously, are u on crack ????

this is by far the dumbest, most ill informed, naive statement i think i've heard on this forum from you...and i've seen a shitload
fact is he took a franchise that was COMPLETELY empty and devoid of any talent and turned it around in 5 years (?)
was he perfect ?...hell no...but to say he stank is beyond fucking ridiculous

please do us all a favour and confine yourself to something you know about...such as women
























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BB "stank the joint up ever since he joined" ??...seriously, are u on crack ????

this is by far the dumbest, most ill informed, naive statement i think i've heard on this forum from you...and i've seen a shitload
fact is he took a franchise that was COMPLETELY empty and devoid of any talent and turned it around in 5 years (?)
was he perfect ?...hell no...but to say he stank is beyond fucking ridiculous

please do us all a favour and confine yourself to something you know about...such as women
























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ryan nelson while unproven was always a leader on the field. they tend to be decent to good managers once retired.
Liewike didn't hire nelsen either (you got both parts of that post wrong). I was referring to the firing of Payne, hiring of nobodyeverheardofhim and even some player decisions that he allowed to happen (i.e. the weird Urruti trade which to me is one of the most baffling player moves ever in any sport).
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man fuck this whole rebranding thing. just focus on putting out a good team on the court.
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man fuck this whole rebranding thing. just focus on putting out a good team on the court.
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man fuck this whole rebranding thing. just focus on putting out a good team on the court.
I don't mind some tweaks to the uniform and maybe some changes to the floor and arena lighting but I'd rather keep the name.

At the very least though we're getting new uniforms and a new floor for next season by the sounds of it.
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