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Thread: New Uniforms 2014

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    I voted no because I love the black visitor uniform but I hate the home colors I know its to rep Canada but it should be made nicer.... Its just so... BLah.

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    Not that I care too much, either way, but I've been slightly annoyed by the use of red since they adopted it. I don't think it looks too bad, but it might be the most common colour in the NBA these days (you know, counting slight variations too like "wine" coloured, which is just darker red).

    I would love for the Raps to do something new and original (this means not taking the standard TO blue and white as well....seriously, why are Toronto sports fans the only ones who want all their teams to use the same colours? I blame the Leafs)

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    Quote RaptorFanatic01 wrote: View Post
    ur obviously not a fan, if u dont understand
    I've been a passionate Raptors fan since Toronto was first awarded an NBA franchise and there are 2 questions I have about this thread (aside from the fact that it's the same thread that gets rehashed every few months):

    1. What is this 'new era' you mentioned in your first post?

    The team's ownership, management, coaching and core roster are the same as they've been for the past few seasons. The only roster additions were draft picks (Valanciunas & Ross) and trade acquisitions (Lowry & Gay). I fail to see how some roster changes constitute a 'new era', as roster turnover is a natural part of life for all professional sports teams. The "Mighty Mouse era" or "Vinsanity era" or "Bosh era" are simply ways to remember certain periods of Raptors history with fondness and nostalgia, nothing more meaningful than that.

    2. What does changing a uniform have to do with either a 'new era' or the actual results in the win/loss column?

    New uniforms have more to do with marketing & merchandise sales than anything else. A new uniform won't change the skill/effort of the players on the roster. A new uniform won't change the strategy of management or the coaching staff. A new uniform won't improve the team's ability to attract free agent talent (not that they have the cap space for it). A new uniform won't improve the team's record or make them a playoff team.


    I think this talk of 'new uniforms for a new era of Raptors basketball' is a result of drinking the Raptors PR koolaid and being brainwashed by Raptors marketing. I don't have any issues with hope, but talk of a 'new era' is just a little too corny for me.
    Last edited by CalgaryRapsFan; Wed Mar 20th, 2013 at 11:33 AM.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    I've been a passionate Raptors fan since Toronto was first awarded an NBA franchise and there are 2 questions I have about this thread (aside from the fact that it's the same thread that gets rehashed every few months):

    1. What is this 'new era' you mentioned in your first post?

    The team's ownership, management, coaching and core roster are the same as they've been for the past few seasons. The only roster additions were draft picks (Valanciunas & Ross) and trade acquisitions (Lowry & Gay). I fail to see how some roster changes constitute a 'new era', as roster turnover is a natural part of life for all professional sports teams. The "Mighty Mouse era" or "Vinsanity era" or "Bosh era" are simply ways to remember certain periods of Raptors history with fondness and nostalgia, nothing more meaningful than that.

    2. What does changing a uniform have to do with either a 'new era' or the actual results in the win/loss column?

    New uniforms have more to do with marketing & merchandise sales than anything else. A new uniform won't change the skill/effort of the players on the roster. A new uniform won't change the strategy of management or the coaching staff. A new uniform won't improve the team's ability to attract free agent talent (not that they have the cap space for it). A new uniform won't improve the team's record or make them a playoff team.


    I think this talk of 'new uniforms for a new era of Raptors basketball' is a result of drinking the Raptors PR koolaid and being brainwashed by Raptors marketing. I don't have any issues with hope, but talk of a 'new era' is just a little too corny for me.
    I have no idea what the creator of this thread had in mind with "new era", but it may refer to the change in atmosphere with the overdue arrival of a superstar, Rudy Gay. A new uniform may also attribute to this change in atmosphere.

    However, I don't agree with any of this, I'm just trying to rationalize maybe what raptor fanatic had in mind. I voted no.
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