We all want playoff wins. Don't be a negative nancy about getting the fans to embrace a theme and create a known playoff atmosphere around the league, the benefits can only be positive.
I kind of like this winter idea. Winter has defeated everyone this year. Everyone hates it only because they can't beat it. It will especially ironic when it's going on in june. It does the traditional thing of taking what people use to put us down and transforming it into something we own with pride.
"They're going to have to rename the whole conference after us: Toronto Raptors 2014-2015 Northern Conference Champions" ~ ezzbee Dec. 2014
"I guess I got a little carried away there" ~ ezzbee Apr. 2015
"We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon
Only thing I find a bit strange about the #winteriscoming idea is that an ice age wiped out Raptors from existence. Not that I have a better idea, it just seems like a bad omen!
There's math, and everything else is debatable.
Dinosaurs went extinct with the K-T Extinction event about 66 million years ago and signifies the end of the Mesozoic Era and the beginning of the current Cenozoic Era. The Ice Age started about 2.6 million years ago at the start of the Pleistocene Epoch
I'm old enough to have seen our 4th quarter theme before. It's Wrestlemania, it's Hulk Hogan. 4th quarter, Stripes is laying a beating on the Raptor. Suddenly, those chops to the chest are just pissing him off. He gets up, shaking his head, eyes all crazy like. He starts Hulking up, nothing hurts him. He goes clothesline on Stripes, rips off the jersey (revealing the retro jersey underneath) and drops the big leg on him. Have the crowd wearing Raptormania jerseys to rip off as we stage an improbable comeback. Jimi Hendrix cranked loud and we get the win. Watcha gonna do?
Pound the Rock!!!!!
The white-out effect should be the theme to focus on the north side identity (as we can't really use red with all the red based opponents, and purple's still another year away)
Last edited by gametime; Tue Mar 25th, 2014 at 08:30 AM.
Whiteout reminds me too much of Miami and their silly bandwagon fans, and I don't like Miami.
Miami's extremely wide staircases don't look good on TV. Even with sellouts, they look like empty seats.
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
i prefer all black.
i know the blake drake shirts were meant to make the whole arena a huge dark and terrifying place for teams to come to. even KD mentioned after that heartbreaker double OT game that he said he didn't think he could stand another OT at the ACC with the crowd we had.
my friend from work was at the game. hes normally a leafs fan and doesn't get into bball much at all, but apparently hes NEVER seen a sports crowd go nuts like they did at that game. bball is taking over, baby!
can't imagine how playoffs will be!
I thought the Drake shirts looked really underwhelming, but that could also be because not everyone wore them. Still expecting it to look way better than it did though.
Red and White ftw.
I think a lot of franchise's do the white thing. Wasn't it GSW that had all the towel waving? White is common across a lot of sports...it wasn't so long ago that most home teams in both the NBA and NHL, at least, wore white at all their home games. I understand this has changed, but something more novel and unique would be great. I think the purple would be awesome, but maybe we are a year too early for that. If everyone in the ACC was wearing purple, or waving a purple towel, well that would be a little different anyways. But I guess without purple jerseys it would be stupid.
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