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    OKC Thunder has the "We Are Thunder" campaign. The LA Clippers now has the "We Are One" campaign. The Warriors warm-up shirts have "We Are Loud. Proud. Warriors."

    Who came up with the "We The North" moniker? Was there a particular reason to drop the "Are"? The "Are" is too long? An attempt to be cool?

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    I think it's a play on the National Anthem. We stand on guard for thee.

    We.
    The North.

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    Its not "we the north, yo" its "we, the north"

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    And that we are one shit in the clippers game was corny as all hell im sorry

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    And that we are one shit in the clippers game was corny as all hell im sorry
    eh......I don't know, they had to do something and they probably only had a day and a half to come up with it.

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    I think it's a play on the National Anthem. We stand on guard for thee.

    We.
    The North.
    Not sure about the National Anthem reference. If "True North" was used, then I could see the reference.

    O Canada!
    Our home and native land!
    True patriot love in all thy sons command.

    With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
    The True North strong and free!

    From far and wide,
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    God keep our land glorious and free!
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Its not "we the north, yo" its "we, the north"
    There's no comma on t-shirts, signage, hastag, etc.

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    Quote ps77 wrote: View Post
    There's no comma on t-shirts, signage, hastag, etc.
    Pretty sure when they say it, they have a pause after "We"

    Might not be a comma, since it would look stupid in the signage/hashtag/t-shirts, but it's said that way.

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    It's more catchy, simple as that.

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    3 day layoffs in the playoffs is toooo long

    Look what we left with to discuss

    We bored
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    Quote mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
    3 day layoffs in the playoffs is toooo long

    Look what we left with to discuss

    We bored
    As a RR collective, we should complain about the playoff layoff... #WeTheBored

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    Apparently the "We are One" campaign is League Wide:

    "That was Nasty right? Cocked that Joint back and banged on 'em." -James Johnson

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Apparently the "We are One" campaign is League Wide:

    Heard on the radio we're going to take off our warm ups tonight too.

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    Quote stooley wrote: View Post
    Heard on the radio we're going to take off our warm ups tonight too.
    At this point I think it'd be best just to play basketball and move on from this. Sterling has been reprimanded to a severe degree. No point in taking more attention away from the game.
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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    At this point I think it'd be best just to play basketball and move on from this. Sterling has been reprimanded to a severe degree. No point in taking more attention away from the game.
    Yeah, I agree. He's an asshole, he's gone, yadda yadda

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    By dropping the verb and making just the noun phrase, it's channelling a certain Shakespearean battle speech: "But we in it shall be remembered; We few, We happy few, we band of brothers."
    tank-agnostic

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    Quote octothorp wrote: View Post
    By dropping the verb and making just the noun phrase, it's channelling a certain Shakespeare battle speech: "But we in it shall be remembered; We few, We happy few, we band of brothers."
    Mr. fancy pants here

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    OKC Thunder has the "We Are Thunder" campaign. The LA Clippers now has the "We Are One" campaign. The Warriors warm-up shirts have "We Are Loud. Proud. Warriors."

    Who came up with the "We The North" moniker? Was there a particular reason to drop the "Are"? The "Are" is too long? An attempt to be cool?
    I thought it was all about how fun it is for players to play in Canada. WeeeeeeeeTheNorth!
    There's math, and everything else is debatable.

    @clericalbeats

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    reasons:

    for hashtag usage it needs to be
    1) short
    2) unique

    #wearethenorth looks weird due to vowels overlapping. wethenorth still works in all lowercase which most people will be doing.

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    I think Raptors fans should now be known as "Wildlings". I'd say it's quite fitting actually.
    "That was Nasty right? Cocked that Joint back and banged on 'em." -James Johnson

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