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Thread: *OFFICIAL PETITION* - Save the Toronto Raptors Name! (link inside)

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    I can't help but hear "fierce" with a lisp and a nasal voice. Worst rebrand of the whole bunch.

    Also, gametime seems like a gigantic self-promoting douche. Anyone here believe any of the quotes on this page are real? Anyone believe he actually has a huge volume of orders for his shitty hat?

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    I couldn't give less of a damn. Change is good, I could use some change in my life right now, so they can re-brand and change as much as they want.
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    About grey theme (court, shirts, caps) in that "Fierce" design -> It looks cool, but for me this black/white associates with nothing but Brooklyn Nets. Just saying...
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    Quote tkfu wrote: View Post
    Also, gametime seems like a gigantic self-promoting douche.
    Sorry if I offended you in some way tkfu.

    This whole thing is about positivity and specifically SAVING the RAPTOR mascot.
    This is for people who do NOT want to see birds or planes, etc. represented in the new branding and who want one more chance to have their voices heard on some level about their passion for the Raptor in the few weeks remaining to do so.


    Whatever the branding is in the end, I'm personally routing for the Raptor mascot to remain, as being at the age I am now, it's nice that I can still enjoy the mascot with my family the way I did when I was younger.

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    i dont think the raptors would appreciate you using their name to sell your own stuff

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    If you take a look at the ALL-STAR TORONTO 2016 logo, it doesn't look like the Raptors to me. They put some red and lots of Blue, maybe for more flexibility about the brand. Obviously this isn't the final All-Star 2016 logo but it makes me think a little.

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    And to be clear, the only items that are sold are non-trademarked items, naturally. Specifically, the "T" hat (I'm not a licensed distributor for anything containing the Toronto Raptors trademark).

    The meeting I have next week is exciting though, we'll see what they say.

    But in the end, I really hope they keep the Raptor mascot (why would we want to look like the Hawks, Pelicans or have a plane in our branding? Really?)

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    Quote Raptorsss wrote: View Post
    Drake is the biggest name in the Hip-hop world now, but even with most of the NBA players looking up to him I bet he won't have much success luring talent to Toronto. Toronto is a market the size and revenue similar to Chicago, but their NBA reality is Minnesota and Milwaukee.

    At the height of Vinsanity, when he was one-of if not the most popular player in the game at the time, Raptors being shown on American national broadcasts. What did the attention and hype attract? A washed up Olajuwon and that's it. I'm wishing Drake the best of luck, but Toronto is still stunted by its geography.
    The formula for attracting talent is a mix of strong team ambassadors and winning. Things have changed tremendously from the VC and even the Bosh days. Toronto has emerged as an off season destination for many players with big festivals like Caribbana attracting all the big name players. At the end of the day there are really only a few major markets in the NBA and I believe Tim Leiweke can definitely create that environment here in Toronto.

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    I'm gonna sign the shit outta this petition! There's a lot of stupider names out there that are now universally accepted because the team has been successful at some point. Winning changes everything.

    Also, the new Jurassic Park movie is coming out like next year or something. And there will be sea monsters! SEA MONSTERS!

    And by monsters I mean dinosaurs.
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    Quote Brandon wrote: View Post
    It's a very silly name based on creatures in a monster movie (Velociraptors were nothing like they appear in Jurassic Park.)
    Sooooo....you're saying you're upset because it's not historically accurate? Personally I don't agree. Jurassic Park is one of my favorite documentaries EVER.
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    Quote gametime wrote: View Post


    http://chn.ge/14SyZlv

    Just a reminder that this is for saving the name AND evolving the brand with the fierce identity.
    - Step 1 of "saving the name" will hopefully be complete soon and we can march on with Step 2 of the rebrand and pressuring MLSE
    - I simply cannot keep up with all the orders for the "T" hats any more, so atleast if MLSE takes over production/shipping everyone will be more happy
    How much are you paying the admins to advertise your product?

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    Clever way to promote yourself, slimy lizard...
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    I'd prefer them to have a new name. Most of the Raptors' history is something I would like to forget...

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