Guys guys, let's put this in perspective here. All this is is sports. Sports is supposed to be fun. I boo anyone that isn't a Raptor because they don't play for the Raptors. I boo because I genuinely don't like Bargs and Carter. I know Hedo will never play in the NBA again but is he off limits too?
Not booing because you think it's strategically sound or because it doesn't fit our polite Canadian persona is kinda stupid and boring. Is it ok to boo when they're shooting freethrows?
I feel like there needs to be policy drawn up for fans on proper booing etiquette. I always get confused on when to cheer and when to boo.
Sorry I'm getting overly sarcastic but again, it's just sports man. Have fun.
If we cheered half as loud as we boo, there might be a discussion to be had.
Toronto's just making itself look like a shitty city full of haters.
We have average fans with a propensity for hate.
Another booing thread? Booing is fun.. the players don't feel impacted and if they do well they should get a different job. It comes with the territory when you perform in front of fans who for the most part are drinking alcoholic beverages.. This isn't the opera.
As long as the fans aren't throwing things on the court it's all really in good fun. It is not civilized but when is a basketball game going to be civilized? Are we going to ask the players to stop trash talking as well?
If a player played for the Raptors and did something that was so offensive then he's worth a boo. Bargnani spoiled 6-7 years of this franchise (not all his fault but he makes a good scape goat). Carter quit on the team. Bosh bailed in free agency and left the Raptors with nothing but a TPE. Hedo ate a lot of pizza and shot bricks. They all deserve a boo.
They also got Miami's 2011 pick which ended up being Norris Cole who we traded to Chicago for for James Johnson (Chicago traded that pick to Minny who then traded it back to Miami).
So technically they got picks but if I look at that trade as a whole it was pretty weak (in my opinion).
When Toronto fans boo former players it's disgraceful, when fan bases like the Knicks boo their current players, they are just showing off how much of a 'knowledgeable' and 'passionate' fan base they are. It doesn't really make sense to me.
If you buy a ticket, you can do what you like in my opinion. As long as you're not being overtly crass or inappropriate of course.
I really don't understand the never-ending booing threads that keep popping up. Why is it even an issue? It's sports where cheering and booing happen all the time.
All these threads make me more embarrassed by the sensitivity of our fanbase than anything heard at the ACC. "But just think about the players' feelings!!!"
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
LOL, sports, where people fight for the right to be morons. Yup, they pay their ticket and are entitled exercise their boo/yay intellect, even if it ignores the entitlement that the person beside them paid for, to enjoy the game of basketball, played by among the best in the world, with their kid, without being surrounded by simple minded morons getting their jollies by screaming drunken boos. Hey, there are morons in other arenas too, so what's wrong with ours enhancing the game experience for the kid beside them! This rant comes from personal experience of having attended game with a kid, and having the experience pretty messed up over such morons just not giving up. F..k, do it once if it makes your dismal life feel better because of it. But effing move on once you've exercised your "rights".
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