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#41 Jason-L

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 10:37 AM

No offence y’all, but it seems to me the Raptors target market (not 50+ y/o white dudes) loves Drake.

This is truth.  Raptors marketing is focused on youth and migrants, and its working for them.  Sad Vancouver's team never managed to stick.



#42 DavidC

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 06:40 PM

Throughout the game when the Raptors were up 7 - 10 points I kept thinking the Warriors had them exactly where they wanted them.
But the frenzied scoring and comeback from their explosive offence did not come to fruition.
One game does not a series make however.
Still, the Raptors played well for 48 minutes and did not get rattled.

#43 spanky123

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 06:54 PM

This is truth.  Raptors marketing is focused on youth and migrants, and its working for them.  Sad Vancouver's team never managed to stick.

 

Have you ever been to Toronto? The majority of people living there are migrants and youth.



#44 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 07:01 PM

that’s true. toronto is 55% immigrants.

#45 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 01:38 AM

this thing is close now.

#46 DavidC

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:56 AM

After last nights game it looks as if the Raptor players believe they can be champs.
A solid effort for the 48 minutes, after some abysmal offence the first quarter that is.

#47 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:48 AM

from another forum and i agree:



You know what, I'm gonna be a bit contrarian here. "Some" Raptors fans cheering Durant's injury is not the end of the world. They were cheering a relatively minor leg injury that was not exactly life or even career threatening. It's not like he'd been knocked unconscious with an unknown outcome. Note that boxing fans are expected to cheer wildly when a boxer is knocked out. Or when a hockey player takes a big but legal hit. So while most won't agree with me, it's not the end of the world. And add to that no Toronto player knocked him out of the game, it was a self-injury.

#48 m3m

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:13 AM

The warriors are saying it's likely a torn achilles. A torn achilles is definitely career threatening. 



#49 jonny

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:20 AM

The warriors are saying it's likely a torn achilles. A torn achilles is definitely career threatening. 

 

A torn Achilles on the wrong side of 30, I might add. 

 

While a torn/ruptured Achilles tendon is not the proverbial death sentence it was 15 or 20 years ago, it's still very bad. Remember, it's the injury that cut Donovan Bailey's career short. 

 

Regarding those cheering Durant's injury:

 

While there were some jackasses that you could see were applauding Durant going down and even waving bye-bye, I didn't get the sense live that en masse the stadium was boisterously applauding a career threatening blown Achilles tendon.

 

At the time, most people had assumed he had re-injured the "moderate" calf injury he supposedly sustained a month ago. Mind you, this was all after it had been rammed down our collective throats for the last two weeks that Toronto "didn't have a chance" if KD returned and that GSW would beat the Raptors in 4 or 5 games. Excuse us for having a chip on our shoulder. 



#50 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:30 AM

Cheering any injury is a special type of warped personality.

 

I watched game 2 on a BC Ferry. Every 15 seconds like clockwork the satellite feed cut out for five seconds. "He's at the three point line--he shoots...! [ACQUIRING SIGNAL]..."


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#51 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:51 AM

boxing by definition is cheering injuries. hockey fighting is at the very least cheering on the delivery of pain (and possible injury) to an opponent’s face that will have nearly no effect on the game outcome.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 11 June 2019 - 08:54 AM.


#52 Mike K.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:58 AM

Yeah, but those injuries are part of the sport.

 

Hurting yourself in basketball is not part of the sport. But it's a wash now. This was paypack for that shove by one of the Golden State owners.


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#53 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:09 PM

Raptors win their first championship
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#54 grantpalin

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:10 PM

Well done to the Raptors. MLB made mention of it on their Facebook page (link).

 

The last time Toronto enjoyed a Championship win was the 1993 World Series, some 26 years ago.

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#55 sebberry

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:39 PM

And this is how (some) Torontonians celebrate:

 

https://twitter.com/...395536518184960


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#56 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:21 AM

well tfc brought home a recent chsmpionship

#57 DavidC

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:31 AM

Championship?  Check.

Re-sign Kawhi?  Hmmmm...



#58 Wayne

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 06:23 PM

Raptors World Champs!

 

Almost like the #2 post on this topic knew?



#59 aastra

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 07:19 PM

Some things I've learned over the past few days:

 

- Prior to June 2019, injuries have never been a factor in the outcome of sports playoffs

- Basketball is a new thing for Canadians

- It's weird that Canadian franchises play in the same sports leagues as US franchises


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#60 aastra

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 07:32 PM

Injuries: Let's hope nothing like that ever happens again to taint a sports championship.

 

Basketball in Canada: Every school gym built in the last 100+ years has had a basketball court in it, so it's about freakin' time that people start using them.

 

Cross-border leagues: Just too weird. I'll never be comfortable with that.



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