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    Tigers is a bit generic, but so is Rebels. And I really don't think it fits. Rebellious is not a word that describes Canada's past well. oronto Rebels could be in the discussion, but certainly not Upper Canada Rebels. Calling it Upper Canada doesn't make it more Canadian, it makes it more Ontarian...which may even be kind of annoying to some other parts. It should stay Toronto.

    I strongly believe that it's almost always best to use the city's name. There are exceptions, but they usually make sense..

    -Utah, Indiana are partly the city names are long, but it's also clearly partly because they're the only major cities in their states, and so it isn't pissing anyone off too much
    -Golden State was taken to avoid any controversy when the team moved to across the bridge to Oakland. And I mean, now they're on schedule to move back to San Francisco.

    Anyway, I would also take Bandits over Rebels. It doesn't seem to fit either, but hey, we stole half a continent from the native population, so Bandits fits better than Rebels. And nothing better symbolizes Toronto's wildlife landscape than the Raccoon.....for better or worse.

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    I do think Upper Canada is more Canadian simply because it has the word "Canada" in it, and refers to Canadian history, but even if you don't buy that, it is, as you say, more "Ontarian" and so includes Ottawa, London, KW, Hamilton, etc.

    In any case, I also think Bandits would be cool, especially because of the idea of a Raccoon mascot/logo, as you say, the Raccoon obviously fits Toronto.

    Raccoon logos for teams called Bandits work well.

    Here is a Boston girls softball team:

    http://www.parkwayboston.com/wp-cont...ndits-Logo.jpg

    and a Junior Hockey team, also from Boston:

    http://jrbandits.goalline.ca/news_im...n_bandits2.jpg

    Or this god-awful bit of work from a minor pro hockey team in LA:

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/logos/n...ndits_1996.gif

    I really like the more dramatic black and white Raccoon style used by the Toronto Rebels Australian Rules Football team way better than all of those though.

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    I was thinking why all the nicknames, why not just Tortonto Basketball Club, but then again, if we play it would show up at nba.com as TBC.

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    Quote Soft Euro wrote: View Post
    I was thinking why all the nicknames, why not just Tortonto Basketball Club, but then again, if we play it would show up at nba.com as TBC.
    That's Euro style. Over here in North America we like to name our teams after wildlife and inanimate objects.

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    Though I did suggest Royal Canadian Basketball Team as the name. With a mounty mascot, of course.

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    are the raps still up to changing their name??
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
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    Quote lilmamba_ wrote: View Post
    are the raps still up to changing their name??
    No
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    No
    why?!?!? i had an amazing name too, like
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
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    Quote lilmamba_ wrote: View Post
    why?!?!? i had an amazing name too, like
    Because I said so
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    Quote lilmamba_ wrote: View Post
    are the raps still up to changing their name??
    I think the 'name change' plan is still on. No decision has been made yet but it's still under consideration.
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    Quote lilmamba_ wrote: View Post
    why?!?!? i had an amazing name too, like
    And what was your amazing name?

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    We should just bring back the purple jerseys from the vc days and change them a bit

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    Go back to the Pin stripes
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    we should just go no uniforms. Players play in warm ups boom! new trend

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    we should just go no uniforms. Players play in warm ups boom! new trend
    nah play with shorts thats all
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
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    Quote Sam17 wrote: View Post
    And what was your amazing name?
    the toronto flight bam mr air canada all over again
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
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    like someone already said keep the badass logo but change the name and bring back the purple
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Go back to the Pin stripes
    no, you cant
    What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the low
    The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMar
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    Quote lilmamba_ wrote: View Post
    no, you cant
    Hahaha. Funny.

    On a serious note, of all the Raptors uniforms so far I personally like the purple with black backs of the VC era. I would love to see it again.
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