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Thread: Toronto Raptors Reportedly Considering New Black-and-Gold Color Scheme

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Or this

    See, I wouldn't mind this. I think it has a real classy look.

    However, with that being said, I think Toronto is a blue collar town, and as such, I think it would be better that the team goes in a blue and white direction, just my opinion

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    It's going to be very tough to pick a colour scheme not used by any other sports organization at this point.

    I like black & gold in general but this feels a lot like a "teal colour scheme" of the mid-90's, where teams just went with the commercially popular colour at the time in hopes of selling more t-shirts and caps.
    I'm not totally against Black and Gold. But Just imagining it and the Saints jerseys, not a big fan. We'll see.

    I like Red and White. They're Canada's team, it make sense. Not a fan of the current design/colour schemes though.

    Drake and Raps need to look at the Indiana Hoosiers jerseys. Would love to see them use that design/colours. Just change the font to 'Raptors' font.
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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    I'd be cool with that, with the Canada Red, or preferably (much preferably IMO) somekind of dark blue instead of the green.

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    I remember talking about this in another thread, and I like the color scheme of the Laval Rouge et Or.
    Red, Gold, Black. Its classy.

    The Wake Forest jersey was what came to mind when reading this though.
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    Looks like I'm in the minority. Not a fan of the black/gold combination. The alternate Wizards jerseys above are beyond hideous, and the Wake Forrest ones don't do much for me either. I just find gold gaudy in general. Even my wedding ring is white gold.

    But I could jump on board a black/yellow combination, like the Penguins or Pirates.

    Side Note: The Lakers aren't "gold", despite what their marketing department says. They're yellow (and purple).
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    How about an all gold home jersey? Nice. No home whites. Home golds.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    I'm not totally against Black and Gold. But Just imagining it and the Saints jerseys, not a big fan. We'll see.

    I like Red and White. They're Canada's team, it make sense. Not a fan of the current design/colour schemes though.

    Drake and Raps need to look at the Indiana Hoosiers jerseys. Would love to see them use that design/colours. Just change the font to 'Raptors' font.
    Well yes and no, for you as an Canadian it makes sense and I fully understand why you want to make it red and white. But from marketing, foreign fans and players point of view it should be more neutral. As a fan, whos not from Canada I would not consider buying the jersey if it would look like representation of Canadas national team, red and white with maple leafs all over it. It may even be not acceptable for a player from the States or Europe, who's a true patriot and doesn't really like idea of representing Canada.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Looks like I'm in the minority. Not a fan of the black/gold combination. The alternate Wizards jerseys above are beyond hideous, and the Wake Forrest ones don't do much for me either. I just find gold gaudy in general. Even my wedding ring is white gold.

    But I could jump on board a black/yellow combination, like the Penguins or Pirates.

    Side Note: The Lakers aren't "gold", despite what their marketing department says. They're yellow (and purple).
    Agreed.

    Anyhow, can anyone upload the Indiana Hoosiers uniforms?? my kind of jersey for the Raps.
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    I hate when Canadian teams get overly patriotic and make every logo and jersey colour be "Canadian"

    I hate the blue and white idea, but I hate red & white Canadian flag idea even more.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    I'm not totally against Black and Gold. But Just imagining it and the Saints jerseys, not a big fan. We'll see.

    I like Red and White. They're Canada's team, it make sense. Not a fan of the current design/colour schemes though.

    Drake and Raps need to look at the Indiana Hoosiers jerseys. Would love to see them use that design/colours. Just change the font to 'Raptors' font.
    But they're really not. They have some national appeal as the only pro team in Canada, but they are really just Toronto's team. It can't be forgotten that lots of people in most other cities/provinces hate Toronto the city. HATE IT.

    I'm sure there are Raps fans in Vancouver, but there are also surely fans of the Sonics (waiting for a return) and Blazers. In Windsor, a shortish drive from Toronto, I'm sure there are tons of Pistons fans. In Montreal, you're probably also going to find Celtics or Knicks fans. There may be fans in random cities with no proximity to other NBA towns who will choose popular or successful teams to cheer for, like the Lakers, Mavs, Heat, Spurs, Thunder, etc...rather than cheer for a team from the city they can't stand, and who hasn't given them much reason to cheer for them from a basketball standpoint.

    Are their Raps fans all over Canada? Yes. Are they Canada's team? No, not really. It was just a marketing ploy to go with the re-branding away from the purple.

    **I think the Hoosiers jersey is already pretty close to the Rockets. Not exactly alike, but close enough that if the Raps go with something similar it'll be hard to make it look unique. Don't think the Raptors make that choice.
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    I think black is a good starting point, especially for rebranding/image-changing purposes. It's a very aggressive colour. Actually, no colour is more aggressive/intimidating than black.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind a black/silver/grey combination.....like the Spurs (but not as boring).
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I think black is a good starting point, especially for rebranding/image-changing purposes. It's a very aggressive colour. Actually, no colour is more aggressive/intimidating than black.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind a black/silver/grey combination.....like the Spurs (but not as boring).
    Think they'll avoid that combo exactly because of the Spurs. They'll need to find something that's still different enough from other NBA teams. Black and gold (or some kind of yellow) is not a bad start.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Think they'll avoid that combo exactly because of the Spurs. They'll need to find something that's still different enough from other NBA teams. Black and gold (or some kind of yellow) is not a bad start.
    Hope that's not the case. Black/silver would be so different from what Raptor fans are used to, that the desired effect would still be reached.

    Plus, who better to emulate (symbolically, that is) than the greatest pro sports franchise in the last 20 years?

    And lastly, how often do we hear people say that the Pistons and Clippers too closely resemble each other?
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    I think the Raps going to the black and gold format is marketing genius, especially in time for the ASG. You look at what's making the trend these days - Heat, Bulls and Nets - what do they all have in common? A lot of black in their colour scheme. And they happen to sell a lot of merchandise. Combine that with Drake as the MLSE mascot, and it's a cash bonanza. And what does MLSE love more than winning sports teams? The almighty dollar.

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    When I think of black and gold apparel, I immediately think of this guy, for some reason....



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    everything is turning so drake-ish
    but love the black and love the gold even more
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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    But they're really not. They have some national appeal as the only pro team in Canada, but they are really just Toronto's team. It can't be forgotten that lots of people in most other cities/provinces hate Toronto the city. HATE IT.

    I'm sure there are Raps fans in Vancouver, but there are also surely fans of the Sonics (waiting for a return) and Blazers. In Windsor, a shortish drive from Toronto, I'm sure there are tons of Pistons fans. In Montreal, you're probably also going to find Celtics or Knicks fans. There may be fans in random cities with no proximity to other NBA towns who will choose popular or successful teams to cheer for, like the Lakers, Mavs, Heat, Spurs, Thunder, etc...rather than cheer for a team from the city they can't stand, and who hasn't given them much reason to cheer for them from a basketball standpoint.

    Are their Raps fans all over Canada? Yes. Are they Canada's team? No, not really. It was just a marketing ploy to go with the re-branding away from the purple.
    Well i'm from Vancouver

    Fans here really are more of a Steve Nash fan. Like before they call the Phoenix Suns, Vancouver's fave basketball team. Now it's the Lakers.

    I don't know many Blazers fans around here.
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    Wait a sec...that was from Doug Smith, the only thing we can be sure of at this point is the colours won't be black and gold.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Hope that's not the case. Black/silver would be so different from what Raptor fans are used to, that the desired effect would still be reached.

    Plus, who better to emulate (symbolically, that is) than the greatest pro sports franchise in the last 20 years?

    And lastly, how often do we hear people say that the Pistons and Clippers too closely resemble each other?
    Don't know. It's tougher when the franchise you resemble has been one of the biggest dynasties in all pro sports for the last 15 years.

    No one has ever cared about the Clippers until now, when the Pistons suck. And when the Pistons were good, no one cared about the Clippers. They do have different enough styles though, so I guess you're right about that.

    Anyway, I think you just really hate gold. That's fine. It can be a pretty disgusting choice if done wrong.

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