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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2015, 01:05:05 AM »

Well, I think I can turn this one off.

93-88 in the 4th quarter.

The good ol' reverse jinx. Never fails.

Raptors lose but there were two pretty atrocious calls against the Raptors by the refs in the final two minutes.

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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2015, 07:39:41 AM »
Raptors lose but there were two pretty atrocious calls against the Raptors by the refs in the final two minutes.

I don't want to throw blame around but I had a pretty good reverse jinx going until you pointed it out.
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« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2015, 09:22:39 AM »
Raptors lose but there were two pretty atrocious calls against the Raptors by the refs in the final two minutes.

I don't want to throw blame around but I had a pretty good reverse jinx going until you pointed it out.

I will accept responsibility.  I'm looking forward to the 4th apology from the NBA for those awful foul calls.  Seriously it seems like every year the Raptors lead the league in apologies for blown calls.

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« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2015, 08:37:48 PM »

I'm quite a fan of Mr. Drake's music and admire the effort he's put into being the team's ambassador but even I'm starting to think the team's association with him is bordering on the too much.
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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread: We Have "It"!
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2015, 09:03:36 PM »
Yeah, I think I hit my limit of Drake when he had a bit of a behind the scenes hissy fit about not having his designs used entirely for the new rebranding.

I'm struggling with the team so far this year.  These 1st quarter struggles and 4th quarter meltdowns are hard to watch but they have been in pretty much every game except the Miami game so far.

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« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2015, 12:08:29 AM »

I'm quite a fan of Mr. Drake's music and admire the effort he's put into being the team's ambassador but even I'm starting to think the team's association with him is bordering on the too much.

Why?

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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread: We Have "It"!
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2015, 03:47:53 AM »

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« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2015, 02:35:33 PM »
Why?

I suppose it strikes me that tying so much of a team's brand to one particular celebrity is inherently risky given the way careers in music have their ups and downs. What if his next album isn't very good? What if he'd lost his beef with Meek Mill over the summer?

Just from an aesthetic standpoint though, it feels a little small time. Like the Lakers and Knicks have many celebrity fans but they're not letting them design their uniforms or crack corny jokes while announcing the line-up. They show them briefly in the stands and that's that.
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« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2015, 02:06:13 PM »
Why?

I suppose it strikes me that tying so much of a team's brand to one particular celebrity is inherently risky given the way careers in music have their ups and downs. What if his next album isn't very good? What if he'd lost his beef with Meek Mill over the summer?

Just from an aesthetic standpoint though, it feels a little small time. Like the Lakers and Knicks have many celebrity fans but they're not letting them design their uniforms or crack corny jokes while announcing the line-up. They show them briefly in the stands and that's that.

Lakers and Knicks are two of the most iconic franchises in the league though, they don't need any help promoting the brand.  Raptors are still relatively new and don't have the history of success to look back on.  I can't really fault them for going for different ways of trying to create a buzz or marketing opportunities for the team.

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« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2015, 03:10:21 PM »
Lakers and Knicks are two of the most iconic franchises in the league though, they don't need any help promoting the brand.  Raptors are still relatively new and don't have the history of success to look back on.  I can't really fault them for going for different ways of trying to create a buzz or marketing opportunities for the team.

I think we've seen over the last few seasons that winning games goes a pretty long way in promoting the Raptors brand. The "We The North" stuff and 10,000 fans outside the building isn't about Drake.

With that said though, I didn't say they shouldn't associate with him at all. Just that there's a level where it feels like too much of an association and they're flirting with that.
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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread: We Have "It"!
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2015, 09:30:22 PM »
Cory Joseph with his first game winning shot as a Raptor.  Game winning 3-pointer.  Raptors beat the Wizards 84-82

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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread: We Have "It"!
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2015, 09:46:07 PM »
Cory Joseph with his first game winning shot as a Raptor.  Game winning 3-pointer.  Raptors beat the Wizards 84-82

More than that, he may have actually broken Bradley Beal's ankles.
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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread: We Have "It"!
« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2015, 02:20:54 PM »
The Warriors....they aren't just beating teams, they are destroying them.    The Raptors are the only team to lose by 5 points on less.

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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread: We Have "It"!
« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2015, 07:32:47 PM »
Kobe Bryant announced that he will retire at the end of the year.  He's been unbelievably awful so probably the right move but he is going to leave a lot of money on his last year of his contract.

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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread: We Have "It"!
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2015, 08:22:27 PM »
Some more brilliant officiating down the stretch of a game.  Lowry gets called for a foul on a clean block.  And then down by 1 with 14 seconds left the Raptors had the Suns trapped on an inbound and the ref calls an anticipation foul on what might have been a turnover due to shot-clock violation.

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Re: 2015-2016 Toronto Raptors Thread: We Have "It"!
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2015, 08:22:27 PM »