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

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    I made that point a little while back, that they could maintain the name "Raptors" and just choose a Badass Bird. (ie NOT Pelicans)

    ADDCouple of Options here.
    'Golden Eagle' fits the Colour Scheme, is a Raptor, and is the #7 Most Bad Ass Bird.
    I love it.

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    Pelicans are actually badass kind of.

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    Quote JimiCliff wrote: View Post
    Ah I thought they were thinking of rebranding the animal species, cause an owl is almost a raptor (the bird kind of raptor)
    Not just almost, it is in fact a bird of prey (what raptor means).

    Two North American owls who are major predators are the Great Horned Owl and the Snowy Owl. They are the largest birds in North America (in terms of weight).

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    The Toronto Mighty Fucks.

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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    The Toronto Mighty Fucks.
    hahaha now that's a badass name

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    I say keep the name Raptors and go with a generic, 'bird or prey' motif.

    A discreet maple leaf in gold on black would also look pretty slick. Canadian but not in a corny, flag-waving beat-you-over-the-head-type of way.

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    not that its really been working for us but maybe its a good idea to keep the red...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/s...-win-more.html

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Not just almost, it is in fact a bird of prey (what raptor means).

    Two North American owls who are major predators are the Great Horned Owl and the Snowy Owl. They are the largest birds in North America (in terms of weight).
    Apparently it's somewhat up for debate http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=220483

    But whichever, I'd prefer any bird of prey to a dinosaur

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    Quote JimiCliff wrote: View Post
    Apparently it's somewhat up for debate http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=220483

    But whichever, I'd prefer any bird of prey to a dinosaur
    Ridiculous. People just creating stupid debates where they shouldn't be any. They just are more nocturnal than most other raptor species. They hunt in much (exactly?) the same way.

    But yes, I'd also prefer the bird theme to a dinosaur that actually might've been a turkey-sized scavenger, and not even really a hunter.

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    guys calm down there will always be teams with the same colours. Unless you invent some kind of new wavelength of light that reflects a never before seen colour you wont have a new colour.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind the Black and Gold, I'm from a school where those are the team colours except we use black and yellow and it looks awesome.

    But like seriously this is bleacher report. You can't believe shit they say.

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    man...I feel so lonely because I actually like the whole dinosaur thing.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Ridiculous. People just creating stupid debates where they shouldn't be any. They just are more nocturnal than most other raptor species. They hunt in much (exactly?) the same way.

    But yes, I'd also prefer the bird theme to a dinosaur that actually might've been a turkey-sized scavenger, and not even really a hunter.
    Well then fuck it let's just use Drake's owl logo as the team logo

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    once the new jurassic park movie comes out in 2015 who knows, raptors may be cool again

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    Raptor = Dinosaur. Just saying.

    You can't just create a new scary looking bird and call it a Raptor.
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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Raptor = Dinosaur. Just saying.

    You can't just create a new scary looking bird and call it a Raptor.
    The use of Raptor for certain dinosaurs is derived from the usage for birds such as owls and hawks. Likely used for the dinos because of the similarity between claws of velociraptors and deinonychus to the talons of birds of prey.

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    Quote MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    Yep. It makes me laugh when people discuss the colours being Toronto or Canada based, when our actual name (or rather image chosen to go with the name) is in no way associated to Canada. Raptor fossils have generally been found in places like Utah and Mongolia.
    Last edited by white men can't jump; Mon Dec 30th, 2013 at 11:38 PM.

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    Plus they had feathers. But yeah over the years I just kinda accepted and embraced the whole dinosaur thing. Well I was a big dinosaur nerd so I guess that's why lmaoo. Plus a lot of names don't make sense in NBA. My idea is just to keep it subtle. Don't make the whole dinosaur or bird theme jump out. I'm cool with claw so if they can make something like that, it'll be cool. Just my opinion.

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    I would be extremely dissapointed if they moved from dinosaur to bird, it would feel like we were completely forgetting the past of this franchise and personally as someone who can get nostalgic at times I would not be okay with that. Color change fine.

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