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Thread: NEW UPDATE: Fight for the Toronto Raps! Leave the Huskies in the past. SIGN PETITION!

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    Default NEW UPDATE: Fight for the Toronto Raps! Leave the Huskies in the past. SIGN PETITION!



    Sign the Counter Petition - Join the Coalition to Keep the Raptors

    There's a very weak movement about that wants bring back a local sport team name that belongs in the past. But we say to this: The Huskies Are History!

    Our basketball community needs to stop living in the past. If we are to grow we need to focus on the future and harness the power of the present and dedicate ourselves to building a legacy of success. This is the energy that exists in the name of our basketball team: Toronto RAPTORS.

    Support the Toronto Raptors NBA nickname by signing this petition. SIGN HERE

    Let's all stop trying to live in the past where the Toronto Huskies name rightfully belongs. There absolutely no pride, tradition or mystic surrounding the the Huskies name. The name has a historical purpose in Toronto sports history and it's a relic that belongs to remain a long past memory.

    If there's one thing the Toronto basketball franchise currently possesses that has the strength to rally the people of Toronto and the conviction to garner the support of the entire Canadian populous, and that's our name: The Toronto "Raptors" - one of the fierecest, most vicious and deadliest animals to ever exists. Raptors distinctly enbolden the spirit of canadia basketball in Canada.

    Let's raise our fists and let's all fight to keep the coolest and most original team nicknames in all professional sports.

    Let's Fight to Keep the Toronto Raps!
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    Uh, isn't the Raptors living in the past? It was named after a popular movie from the 90's.

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    Common now, dinosaurs were extincted long long time ago . Huskies are still around!

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    Now this is a fight worth having. Go Huskies

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    Toronto Beavers is still better. Bushy, and catchy.

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    Default How to get Andre Igoudala

    Three Team trade:
    Utah gets:Hedo Turkoglu
    Toronto gets:Igoudala
    Philedalphia gets:Raptors and Jazz first round pick+Evans+Banks+somebody else

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    Quote Sam wrote: View Post
    Now this is a fight worth having. Go Huskies
    FIGHT!

    The Huskies were neutered in the 50's for good reason. These people who want to create a clone of the name are suffering with severe dementia.

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    Boooooooooooooo

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    Raptors is by far the worst name for a sports club I've ever heard. No wonder nobody takes this team seriously when it was named after a stupid family movie from 1994.

    Raptors distinctly enbolden the spirit of canadia basketball in Canada
    What a load of crap that is! If you want a name that enboldens the spirit of canadia basketball then I suggest "Pussies"

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    Quote nubreed000 wrote: View Post
    raptors is by far the worst name for a sports club i've ever heard. No wonder nobody takes this team seriously when it was named after a stupid family movie from 1994.
    wrong!

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    Quote nubreed000 wrote: View Post
    Raptors is by far the worst name for a sports club I've ever heard. No wonder nobody takes this team seriously when it was named after a stupid family movie from 1994.



    What a load of crap that is! If you want a name that enboldens the spirit of canadia basketball then I suggest "Pussies"
    There's a load of crap from the 50's that's still hasn't been picked up by the owner of the Huskies! Poop & Scoop, you Husky-loving fools!

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    I'm not loving the Huskies, but it's definitely better than the Raptors. At least the Huskies has some meaning to the country. "Raptors" sounded cool in 1995 when Jurassic Park came out. Then the fad died and the name is as pointless as ever.

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    Quote nubreed000 wrote: View Post
    I'm not loving the Huskies, but it's definitely better than the Raptors. At least the Huskies has some meaning to the country. "Raptors" sounded cool in 1995 when Jurassic Park came out. Then the fad died and the name is as pointless as ever.
    Who the hell still remembers Jurassic Park?!?!? Get with the times.

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    The Toronto "Raptors" - one of the fierecest, most vicious and deadliest animals to ever exists.

    I'M A RAPTOR FAN FOR LIFE BABY!!!

    DINO'S ALL THE WAY!!

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    +2 Huskies +1 Just about any other name

    If anything, Raptors is the name that belongs in the dustbin of history. It was a family-friendly, Hollywood-inspired gimmick that I've disliked since day 1. I just don't see myself telling my kids (or grandkids) about "Those great championship Raptors teams of the 20xxS".

    Maybe a name/branding change will also alter the negative miasma that hangs over this perennially out-of-the-playoffs franchise. (I know, not the way to do it).

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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    Boooooooooooooo
    If you are changing the name of the club,
    you may as well go with something more appropriate,
    like Toronto Pussycats.
    (no need to offend the Huskies)

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    Quote dn66 wrote: View Post
    If you are changing the name of the club,
    you may as well go with something more appropriate,
    like Toronto Pussycats.
    (no need to offend the Huskies)
    I thought about the Toronto Vags but didn't think it was too family oriented.

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    Raptors are dangerous creatures who hunt in packs... so basically raptors are a team oriented creatures

    anyways... Jurassic park.....its more about T-Rex than raptors?

    Raptors sounds better than Bulls, Bobcats, Lakers and etc ... why do we need another team with animals (mammals) names...is it really original?

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    Quote Copywryter wrote: View Post
    Maybe a name/branding change will also alter the negative miasma that hangs over this perennially out-of-the-playoffs franchise. (I know, not the way to do it).
    I think that's the only reason this ridiculous "movement" is going on. Pure distraction...with some marketing (greed) thrown in. It's not going to change a damn thing.

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    Quote James Ballswin (Realizar) wrote: View Post
    wrong!
    Quote KakashiPrince wrote: View Post
    Raptors are dangerous creatures who hunt in packs... so basically raptors are a team oriented creatures

    anyways... Jurassic park.....its more about T-Rex than raptors?

    Raptors sounds better than Bulls, Bobcats, Lakers and etc ... why do we need another team with animals (mammals) names...is it really original?
    Actually, VELOCIraptors WERE dangerous creatures, most likely. Unfortunately they have been dead for 65 million years. And there are more scenes with the velociraptors in the movie than with the T-Rex.

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