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    Default Raptors Re-Branding: Name Change?

    Leiweke said today raptors will go through a rebranding project. Should they decide to change the name, which many believe will happen because we're named after a movie. What would you like it to be changed to and why?
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    If they don't change the name, how would you like te logo and jerseys changed?

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    Toronto Huskies. Have a little tradition. Most people for dont know the first basketball game was played by the Toronto Huskies and New York Knicks. Also bring the blue and white just like every other Toronto team except FC(but who really cares about them?).

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    ask yourself: did you draw more huskies or t-rexes between the ages of 3 and 14?

    cmonnnnnnnn now. even kevin durant said he wanted to play for the raptors because our logo was cool.

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    Toronto Huskies. Have a little tradition. Most people for dont know the first basketball game was played by the Toronto Huskies and New York Knicks. Also bring the blue and white just like every other Toronto team except FC(but who really cares about them?).
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    Find a way to incorporate the old colors in new jerseys but without the dinosaur. I'm fine with the teams name

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    We've already decided on the Toronto Maple Syrup
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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    We've already decided on the Toronto Maple Syrup
    It'll be a golden era for sports headline writers. I look forward to such puns as 'The Syrups stick it to the Knicks,' 'Syrup waffling on draft choices,' 'Opening day tickets selling like hot cakes,' 'Syrup all tapped out,' 'Maple Syrup try to bottle winning formula,' etc.

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    I should probably take time to think about this first but has any team in the modern era (ie not the St Pats to Maple Leafs) changed their name drastically without moving cities? Supersonics to sonics....not much. Oh wait...Pelicans. There you go. Didn't have to go too far back. Welcome to your Canada Huskies. At least Huskies still have claws. I don't have to rebrand.

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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    I should probably take time to think about this first but has any team in the modern era (ie not the St Pats to Maple Leafs) changed their name drastically without moving cities? Supersonics to sonics....not much. Oh wait...Pelicans. There you go. Didn't have to go too far back. Welcome to your Canada Huskies. At least Huskies still have claws. I don't have to rebrand.
    The awesome Bullets changed to the terrible Wizards. The awesome Hornets changed to the terrible Pelicans. I am scared as hell of changing our team name. Stick with Raptors. I'm fine with some new jersey's though. I still rock the original with the giant dinosaur on the front. The current ones are just so bland to me. I don't wear basketball jerseys very often so I want something that sticks out, not something that could pass for a YMCA team uniform.

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    Toronto Huskies or nothing

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    I like the name. Raptors are fuckin badass, our claw logo is fuckin badass, why change it just because it's origins are a bit ingenious?

    Wrigley Field is named after a gum company, Lakers are named after the geographical zone surrounding Minnesota and the Jazz play in Utah.
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    this post alone should have closed this thread. nothing more needs to be said.

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    I like the name. Raptors are fuckin badass, our claw logo is fuckin badass, why change it just because it's origins are a bit ingenious?

    Wrigley Field is named after a gum company, Lakers are named after the geographical zone surrounding Minnesota and the Jazz play in Utah.
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    Agreed.

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    I can't see us changing from the Raptors, and not for the Huskies, to me a team that played 1 season in the 40's has no history, it was just a flash in the pan, had a losing season and did nothing of note for the sport.

    We got rid of the old logo and brought in the claws, things are fine, it is teh marketing that needs a revamp.

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post

    We got rid of the old logo and brought in the claws, things are fine, it is teh marketing that needs a revamp.
    I think it is the on court product that needs a revamp

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    Give me some ideas for the name of the site so I can reserve the domain.

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    Quote Arsenalist wrote: View Post
    Give me some ideas for the name of the site so I can reserve the domain.
    Husky Republic might come off as a site for portly/chubby people. I can easily designate myself an admin there then.

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    My Idea for the Toronto Huskies:


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    Quote tsangstagangsta wrote: View Post
    My Idea for the Toronto Huskies:

    I used to be ok with the Huskies idea.....

    -It's too similar to T'Wolves
    -Worse than WOlverines for doubling with college teams
    -No worthwhile history (the reason people frequently cite). One failed season is not history.

    -AND most of all, I am absolutely against Huskies if it means bringing in a Blue and White jersey. I hate the idea of all teams sporting the same colours. That is so fucking unheard of in sports. Can we please have some distinction between our teams? Just because they all persistently suck/fail, doesn't mean they should all wear the same colours.

    If you want the Raptors (or Huskies, or whoever they are) to be unique, and appeal to Canada, don't brand them the same way as the most hated sports team in Canada outside of Toronto.

    *BTW I think the jersey/logo you slapped together is pretty awesome...Again, I just don't think it's the right direction for Toronto.
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    Someone please make a Logo called the Toronto Tanks, so many reasons why I'd love this to be the rebrand.

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    Quote b2kelly wrote: View Post
    Someone please make a Logo called the Toronto Tanks, so many reasons why I'd love this to be the rebrand.
    Not too fabulous with Photoshop but I gave it an attempt :P Changed it to "Tankers" though, oh well. haha

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