Happy Holidays! All I wanted for Christmas was more playing time for Julian Wright. I received it, but unfortunately it was due to injuries and a bone head ejection. The end of the calendar year, is a pretty useless milestone for the NBA season (after 41 games, or during all-star break is certainly more natural),… Read more »
Ever hear of the “30-Win” trap? RR member Balls of Steel does his best to break it down in a nutshell. “Many teams that finish with this much wins is usually not good enough to make the play-offs (and in the odd chance that they did, they’s be blown away to smithereens in the first… Read more »
So, who do you guys think has the bigger and brighter future? DeMar or Ed? Both are young, raw and no doubt alot of potential. That being said who do you think will go on to have a long and illustrious career in the NBA?
With Minnesota growing more and more confident that Rubio might finally make his NBA debut in the near future, the Wolves are apparently looking at exploring some options for Jonny Flynn. One of the teams that apparently covet Flynn is our very own Raptors according to HoopsWorld columnist Bill Ingram. What do Raptors fans think?
That was fun to watch. If you’re a fan of defensive basketball, then this was the game for you, and by “the” game I mean perhaps the only game you have experienced ever where the Raps played lockdown basketball for a full 48 minutes. AltRaps nailed it with the word: spirited. This team comes into Dallas shorthanded, without two everyday starters and a rotation player, then proceed to lose another two of their starters and still pull out the win.
RR member ibzilla shares his two cents in that its time for Raptors fans to wake up and smell the coffee. In his opinion the Raptors are just a “bunch of role players and nothing more.” Is he right? And if so, is it time to finally blow things up and host a fire sale?… Read more »
i think about this topic alot... a few other effective/efficient ways to create a more soccer-like atmosphere in the arena:
-Use the jumbotron: all euro soccer fan groups have a leader to shout out instructions/songs etc.. the jumbotron could be used in the same way at the acc - for example: if a player gets hot his name can flash up on the screen (kind of like they have now with "D-Fence!"), "everybody jump" to get everyone in the arena to jump (looks great), flash up longer chants than just few syllables - some euro supporter group chants are full songs
-Eliminate the music: please please please stop with the music during play... it adds absolutely nothing and creates a Disney-like mood which is an atmosphere killer... possibly just leave the drum to serve as rhythm for chants
-Eliminate the circus surrounding the game: mascots, cheerleaders, stupid games during time outs... this is absolutely unnecessary... you are watching the best basketball players in the world, appreciate it! there is no need for anything else there to entertain you... focus on the basketball game
-More flags, especially like the big "We The North" one we had in the playoffs... should have those large flags for every big game and with different things drawn/written on them (not just "We The North")
-Banners - encourage fans to bring banners and hang them from the upper bowl terrace... it would look amazing if the entire upper bowl was covered in flags/banners... the banners can also indicate different parts of toronto/ontario that different fans come from
Just a few things off the top of my head, but i think these can be easily implemented and would significantly improve the atmosphere in the arena
For anyone that wants to see a good basketball atmosphere, youtube "partizan basketball fans" or "red star basketball fans"