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    As long as I've been watching basketball my 2 favourite teams were the Spurs and Raptors. So when the Raptors suck I just watch the Spurs. I'm also big on football (NY Giants, Seahawks) and Hockey (Kings, Blackhawks, Leafs, Flyers). Just find something else to occupy your time when the Raptors are sucking.

    I pretty much just follow the teams moves and see how they pan out. If good, hey I can watch more Raptor stuff and enjoy it, if bad I'll just watch something else when I can't take how much they suck anymore.

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    Quote Macc wrote: View Post
    As long as I've been watching basketball my 2 favourite teams were the Spurs and Raptors. So when the Raptors suck I just watch the Spurs. I'm also big on football (NY Giants, Seahawks) and Hockey (Kings, Blackhawks, Leafs, Flyers). Just find something else to occupy your time when the Raptors are sucking.

    I pretty much just follow the teams moves and see how they pan out. If good, hey I can watch more Raptor stuff and enjoy it, if bad I'll just watch something else when I can't take how much they suck anymore.
    I'm a fan of the Raptos, Leafs, Blue Jays, Toronto FC, and the Utah Jazz, and they all kinda suck at the same time...

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    Call me an idiot but its actually kinda interesting following a losing team. Always something to talk about.

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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Call me an idiot but its actually kinda interesting following a losing team. Always something to talk about.
    haha I agree. Following a garbage team as they attempt to rise to the top is interesting.. plus once they get there, it'll be even sweeter.

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    The part about losing faith in the organization I have to admit I’m starting to feel it also. I am 35 and am Toronto through and through but enough already with the losing. I seem to just feel so ripped off giving Bell $150 a month for losing season after losing season. I watch sports to enjoy myself and I can’t say that I have too often these past years.

    I think these teams should have to earn me as a fan; they get a home field advantage of course though. Instead we are made to feel guilty if we choose not to cheer for them. I wouldn’t support a shitty store or defend a bad school but I somehow feel obligated to defended all these organizations and give them chance after chance. That’s getting hard now.

    I think I’m extra bitter this year though after Leafs loss and failed Blue Jays season.

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    I don't know but maybe I don't feel this way yet since I've only been a Raptors fan for 6 years

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    Quote Sam17 wrote: View Post
    I don't know but maybe I don't feel this way yet since I've only been a Raptors fan for 6 years
    I've only really been fully aware fan for 8. But, I've been a casual fan since early 2000's. I only got a real appreciation for sports since 2005 or '06. Dunno it was either gr. 6 or 7 before that I didn't really understand sports. It's almost a puberty thing.
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    Gotta be honest, I was far more excited last year. Maybe it was that last glimmer of hope that Barge would be a star...

    This season I just seem excited about Jonas, otherwise it is just full Debbie downer mode. Might just be there lack the lack of draft pick has made it a very long off season.


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    I gave up on the Leafs many years ago, i'm not crazy about soccer but the team absolutely blows, I'm from Hamilton, so I don't like the Marlies, all that's left is my passion for the raptors, which is slowly dying..

    Do you have any advice/suggestions for me?

    Such as;
    -a new team to follow(without being a complete bandwagoner,so don't say "go jump on the Miami bandwagon, you tool!")
    You live in the Hammer? I heard that Prince of Wales P.S has a pretty good junior girls ringette team.
    -reasons that can help me to keep the faith in the Raptors
    Jonas, Massai, karma kicking in for Amir, if the Raps hold onto him
    -How Ujiri is different from his predecessors
    He's from Nigeria, and want's to succeed at all costs. The Raptor's success is success for a continent on his shoulders.
    -Is Rudy Gay the wing we've been waiting for since the departure of one Vincent Lamar Carter
    RG is a high volume scorer with nice form, but he dribbles too high. He is what he is by now.
    -Why Valanciunas is the dominant center we've been waiting for
    Valanciunas will probably be in the top 5 centers for his NBA career, after about year 4 or 5. We still need other quality pieces.
    -Why Dwane Casey is the guy moving forward
    He's got some of that Doc Rivers way about him, that is he'd be good with superstars, if the Raps can land any.
    -Why Andrea Bargnani was/is such a lazy c*nt
    Andrea probably suffers from some form of depression, and doesn't have that killer Kobe mentality, or that workmanlike Tim Duncan drive to win.
    -What is the meaning of life
    It's a Monty Python movie, dated...but still pretty funny.
    -Why does it hurt when I pee(That's a question for you Heinz)
    You've been sleeping with the local girls.
    -Why aren't there more girls on here(self-explanatory, really)
    This post alone has driven any possible females away.
    -New movies(I haven't watched a good one in a while)
    Elysium is quite good.
    -How to stop being such a massive troll
    There are lots of excellent bike trails in Hamilton. It's easy to get in a good 15km to 20km everyday.
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    -Who would win in a fight; Billy Madison or the mascot that eats the cheerleaders
    No comment, I feel kind of creeped out

    Ok. I'm done messing around. Seriously, though. If I'm a fan and I'm losing hope. What are some reasons that give me renewed hope in this team?
    Personally, I would wait a couple years, give Tim and Massai some time before you drop into this type of depressive mire. Maybe you should go by the CAMH for a quick check-up, could be something other than the Raptors getting you down.

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    -Why aren't there more girls on here(self-explanatory, really)
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    ive been a raps fan for a whole 2 years wooohooo!
    but i know that were not gonna be in this situation forever, so once it starts getting better and the bandwagoners start hopping on. its all going to be worth it, because theres no satisfaction of being with a team which never went through the bullshit (struggle)
    It's gonna be over soon, just hold on a bit longer peeps
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    Quote lilmamba_ wrote: View Post
    ive been a raps fan for a whole 2 years wooohooo!
    but i know that were not gonna be in this situation forever, so once it starts getting better and the bandwagoners start hopping on. its all going to be worth it, because theres no satisfaction of being with a team which never went through the bullshit (struggle)
    It's gonna be over soon, just hold on a bit longer peeps
    There are a few of us who have been holding on for 18 years! lol

    But good words of encouragement nonetheless.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    There are a few of us who have been holding on for 18 years! lol

    But good words of encouragement nonetheless.
    Haha.. now that you say it like that, it feels weird knowing this team's existed longer than I have.

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    I was a Cubs fan back in '69 when they blew a 6 game lead on Sept. 1 to the Amazing Mets. I was a teenager then and now I don't care about baseball anymore though I would like to point out that the Cubs have not won the World Series in 104 years.

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    Quote lilmamba_ wrote: View Post
    Amanda!!, how could you possibly forget about me
    Is that even a question?

    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    There are a few of us who have been holding on for 18 years! lol

    But good words of encouragement nonetheless.
    those people are called losers. haha:P


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    I was a Cubs fan back in '69 when they blew a 6 game lead on Sept. 1 to the Amazing Mets. I was a teenager then and now I don't care about baseball anymore though I would like to point out that the Cubs have not won the World Series in 104 years.

    Why do you still care about basketball?
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    Quote Fuchan wrote: View Post
    We're going in the complete wrong direction. The only hope is that we can resign Bargnani to a smaller contract when his time in NY is up, and work towards natural organic growth
    Resign AB? Have u been smoking crack?

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    There are a few of us who have been holding on for 18 years! lol

    But good words of encouragement nonetheless.
    Yeah and we all remember 2001. To get the ACC back to that level of excitement would be golden.

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    those people are called losers. haha:P
    huh?

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    Quote psrs1 wrote: View Post
    Yeah and we all remember 2001. To get the ACC back to that level of excitement would be golden.

    It would.

    However hopefully it is not done with a capped out, aging roster (5 of top 10 rotation 32, 37, 35, 36, 38) as we all know how narrow that window of opportunity is when the other 4 of the other 5 guys are average at best.
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    I all honesty why not take a break for a season or two? When Carter started being a douche I couldn't take it anymore, decided to give up on the raps until he was on longer on the team. I was also doing my undergrad at the time, so I was better for my studies anyway. The season following the Carter trade I got back into it. A couple of seasons after that I was a medium core fan, which I have been to this day.

    It's obvious from posts going back at least a year, that you just don't love the raps right now. And that's okay. Why not try to take this season off. No raps media (except whatever you pick up on the news or at a friends place). If you find yourself really missing it then come back next season. To be honest 1-2 seasons from now their probably be something exciting happen that makes it worthwhile to be a fan (GAWD I hope so!!!) you can always get crazy into it again.

    The truth is that worst that happens it you take a sabbatical is that when you come back people will call you a bandwagoner. Who cares? If you aren't excited about the raps, why waste your time.

    Also, and no offense is meant, you are often a serious downer. Sometimes unnecessarily so. Take a break and ease yourself back into it in the future when you are feeling better about it.

    Or you may just find that you aren't passionate about the raps/basketball and or sports in general anymore and will find a new way to occupy your time.
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