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Thread: Season Ending Injury to the Raps Mascot made the front page of SI.com

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    Default Season Ending Injury to the Raps Mascot made the front page of SI.com

    http://nba.si.com/2013/10/10/raptors...2_a5&eref=sihp

    “My daughter cried,” coach Dwane Casey said of the news.


    19 years on the job is very impressive. Hopefully the dude is ok in the long run.

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    The best mascot in the league seriously hope he has a speedy recovery. Horrible news The Raptor is my muthafucking homie only reason going to losing games was somewahat bearable for me and a lot of fans.

    Hes incredible.

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    ah shit, guys, we're screwed.

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    Couldn't they find a replacement Raptor? Something tells me this is part of the whole rebranding thing...

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Couldn't they find a replacement Raptor? Something tells me this is part of the whole rebranding thing...
    I doubt it's a conspiracy. If they wanted to rebrand the mascot, they could just rebrand the mascot without any questions asked (the guy inside the suit is what matters). This is a legit injury.

    EDIT: I think they will find someone else to wear the suit in the coming weeks.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    "A Raptors spokesperson said they have a plan in place to replace the mascot. There was no immediate word if it would involve an inflatable version of the team’s new global ambassador, Drake."

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I doubt it's a conspiracy. If they wanted to rebrand the mascot, they could just rebrand the mascot without any questions asked (the guy inside the suit is what matters). This is a legit injury.

    EDIT: I think they will find someone else to wear the suit in the coming weeks.
    Maybe not a conspiracy but I have a feeling the new mascot's number will change from 95 to 16 (or 2016)

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    They do have a replacement already lined up for opening night. But honestly, who saw "THE" raptor guy blowing out his achilles during a routine PR/school visit in Halifax? He sure does go all out, all the time!

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    According to Eric Koreen (@ekoreen), he blew his achilles doing a back flip.

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    Quote Axel wrote: View Post
    According to Eric Koreen (@ekoreen), he blew his achilles doing a back flip.
    Ouch speedy recovery Raptor. No sarcasm im actually really sad about this.

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Couldn't they find a replacement Raptor? Something tells me this is part of the whole rebranding thing...
    Wouldn't be surprised. Seems like they are trying to get rid of anything that is even remotely connected to the 'losing culture' associated with the team from day 1 until now. Sacrificing the mascot is a bit much, but you never know. I wouldn't be surprised to see a feng shui master re-arranging the ACC to improve our luck. lol.

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    It's the rebranding thing! Lieweke waited outside the Raptors' dressing room and broke his knee with a hockey stick! The opening night mascot is gonna be a Husky!

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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    It's the rebranding thing! Lieweke waited outside the Raptors' dressing room and broke his knee with a hockey stick! The opening night mascot is gonna be a Husky!
    And then glass breaks and Stone Cold Steve Austin comes out, gives Drake a stunner and puts the belt around the Husky's waist.

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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    It's the rebranding thing! Lieweke waited outside the Raptors' dressing room and broke his knee with a hockey stick! The opening night mascot is gonna be a Husky!
    while yelling out "bitch didn't you know dinosaurs are extinct hahaha"

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    And then glass breaks and Stone Cold Steve Austin comes out, gives Drake a stunner and puts the belt around the Husky's waist.
    and then Dmx comes out to perform "Ruff Ryder's" as the Raptors new theme

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    Zach Lowe also just wrote an article about how great the Raptor is

    http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-tr...reat-performer

    I love Zach Lowe.

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    Hope he can still dress up and sit at the bench the kids would appreciate take care of him MLSE! might as well get front row seats to every Rap game while he recovers.

    18 years of service? its the least they can do. either close to the Raps team or sitting at the scorers/commentary table with Jack and Matt.

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    Get well soon!

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post


    Get well soon!
    What a Gangster our Mascot is got up like a champ and walked off didnt draw attention to it. When walking off the stage you can really tell on the 1st step he tore it.

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