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    Default Raptors Fans are Delusional!

    You can almost draw a line between the 2 MAJOR fan types in Toronto...

    Group #1
    Embarrassed Raptors Fans that dream about Championships every night. When they wake up form the Championship dream they live the DAILY nightmare of a expansion team. Arrrrrgg!

    Group #2
    2. Fans who except the fact Toronto's best chance of EVER winning a championship will be a LONG SHOT from the perfect alignment that will DEFEAT Goliath. BUT when we defeat Goliath I'll probably be 80yrs.... and ROCKIN like Neil Young in the Free World!

    I tried to find the most common detonator between the two groups. What makes the two group so INCREDIBLE different? Euro vs American Ball? We both cheer for the same team....yet we would also leave a Flaming Bag a Shat on each other door step.

    Why?

    (Keep it clean Boys!)

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    Things can change pretty quickly. Look at the Celtics, they were shit (for a while) and in 1 off season they got the "big 3" and have been dominating people for a while.

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    Quote PapiJulio wrote: View Post
    You can almost draw a line between the 2 MAJOR fan types in Toronto...

    Group #1
    Embarrassed Raptors Fans that dream about Championships every night. When they wake up form the Championship dream they live the DAILY nightmare of a expansion team. Arrrrrgg!

    Group #2
    2. Fans who except the fact Toronto's best chance of EVER winning a championship will be a LONG SHOT from the perfect alignment that will DEFEAT Goliath. BUT when we defeat Goliath I'll probably be 80yrs.... and ROCKIN like Neil Young in the Free World!

    I tried to find the most common detonator between the two groups. What makes the two group so INCREDIBLE different? Euro vs American Ball? We both cheer for the same team....yet we would also leave a Flaming Bag a Shat on each other door step.

    Why?

    (Keep it clean Boys!)

    Ohhh, you forgot Fan Type #3, which you are:

    -wastes time posting useless generalizing stereotyping posts on this fan site to make people feel uncomfortable or akward about supporting their team
    -make racist polarizing comments such as "euro ball vs us ball"
    -do not know how to play basketball

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    As I mentioned in Altraps roll call from yesterday's game, Raptors fans are only happy when they’re unhappy.

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    There was an article like this about the different types of raptor fans. The serious fan, or the YOUNGUNZ FOREVA fans. Why you may ask? Dude, just ignore the dumb people and watch. What does it matter what other fans think. ITS your city, your opinion, and you shouldnt give a dam.

    And the Multi Paul, there were articles posted about this in the offseason by the admin(or atleast people high enough to post articles), please, not a smart thing to say.
    How was he racist? Beats me? THey are different styles. Its like saying i speak english vs i speak french. Not racist.
    You said he didnt know how to play basketball? HOW WOULD YOU KNOW. People like this ruin the forums. In the end, it dosnt matter.

    Just think about what type of fan you are, find others that are too, and enjoy the good times. Dont take it too seriously.

    Good post
    Last edited by Red and White; Mon Nov 22nd, 2010 at 11:59 AM.

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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    As I mentioned in Altraps roll call from yesterday's game, Raptors fans are only happy when they’re unhappy.
    lol... it's funny because it's true.

    they may not make the playoffs... but they've beat the two best teams in the east already... i see no reason to not look forward to every game at this point of the season

    a little optimism around these parts would be a welcome thing for once

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    The track record for the Raptors is horrible. The odds are no doubt against the Raptors and having a GM who chooses to not work with the "winning formulas" doesn't help. Sometimes trail blazers turn out to be great but then again most successful people, including trail blazers, tend to move away from ideas and concepts that lead to continuous failure.

    If you've watched this team operate from day one I'm not sure how you can be an extreme optimist. Me personally, I've been disappointed too many times in the past to simply suck it up and say "they team will be great in no time". I need to see evidence of it. Right now, they have some good young pieces but none of them, at this time, strike me as having elite potential. If this team wants to win it needs to find an elite two way player with strong leadership skills... Ideally multiple players like that.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    The track record for the Raptors is horrible. The odds are no doubt against the Raptors and having a GM who chooses to not work with the "winning formulas" doesn't help. Sometimes trail blazers turn out to be great but then again most successful people, including trail blazers, tend to move away from ideas and concepts that lead to continuous failure.

    If you've watched this team operate from day one I'm not sure how you can be an extreme optimist. Me personally, I've been disappointed too many times in the past to simply suck it up and say "they team will be great in no time". I need to see evidence of it. Right now, they have some good young pieces but none of them, at this time, strike me as having elite potential. If this team wants to win it needs to find an elite two way player with strong leadership skills... Ideally multiple players like that.
    Yeah fans need to be in balance with what they feel. Not being optimistic is wrong, but same is being over optimistic is wrong too. People need to chill out and just watch theteam grow.

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    Yeah fans need to be in balance with what they feel. Not being optimistic is wrong, but same is being over optimistic is wrong too. People need to chill out and just watch theteam grow.
    couldn't have said that any better bro...i already said that this type of behavouir is really staring to concern me

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    Agreed with thread title and parts of the subject matter....I do agree that there is this american vs euro fan base that exists and cheers for one side over the other under the context of the team.....i find mostly its the euro fans who biasedly support euro players or there own countrymen regardless of what takes place on the court...which of course leads to threads like kleiza going to the ASG and Calderon is a top 5 PG thread....

    Its hard to argue that doesnt exist...

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    this site isn't as crazy as the other raps sites...you guys on here seem normal the unlike the other sites

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    that stuff killed me...especially when the turks actually thought hedo was a good fit...i knew from day one that hedo was a big mistake

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    I said this at the beginning of the year - I don't expect this team to win many games, but if they play hard, leave it all out on the court for 48 minutes, I'll be happy. This season is a learning one. We just added another fantastic talent in Bayless (I'm eager to see him play with Weems, DeRozan, AJ), and we'll get another young talent (or two) in the draft. In a couple of years, this team is gonna be primed to make a run and be competitive for seasons to come. Fans just need to stick to the course and be patient - you want to build a team that'll be competitive - and make deep playoff runs for years, not one that'll continually be sneaking into the playoffs and getting ousted in the first round.

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    Quote Multipaul wrote: View Post
    Ohhh, you forgot Fan Type #3, which you are:

    -wastes time posting useless generalizing stereotyping posts on this fan site to make people feel uncomfortable or akward about supporting their team
    -make racist polarizing comments such as "euro ball vs us ball"
    -do not know how to play basketball
    THANK YOU. Keep negative fan bashing to the American media that bashes our entire city. There might be a spot available for you. What is the point of your thread and direction that you're going in? Because, right now, it's pretty stupid.
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    I'm sure I speak for others on this forum when I say this:

    The reason we became fans of the Toronto Raptors ball club over every other team is because they are our sole representative in an organization that inherently looks down upon our nation. In fact, nationality isn't even a great reason, but it's the reason many of us became fans of the raps in the first place.

    Secondly, I don't know about the rest of you, but it wouldn't feel right for me to just say "fuck the Raps, they suck, time to move on." Who the hell decided that the only thing that makes a team worth rooting for is the fact that they consistently compete for championships? If that was the case, we'd all be Lakers or Celtics fans. We remain fans because when the organization does experience success, we can say with pride and honesty that we supported the franchise all the way. And those who didn't stick around through thick and thin are full of shit when they take pride in the team's successes. It's easy to only support winning teams.

    All of you who claim that supporting this team causes you daily emotional trauma are, to put it bluntly, fucked. Enjoy the wins, shrug off the losses, and root for the team until the franchise leaves Toronto ten or one hundred years from now. All the rest of you who only concern yourselves with how painful it is to support this team are just bandwagon-jumpers in disguise and should have bounced long ago. End of rant. Go Raps.

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    Quote GameBreaker wrote: View Post
    THANK YOU. Keep negative fan bashing to the American media that bashes our entire city. There might be a spot available for you. What is the point of your thread and direction that you're going in? Because, right now, it's pretty stupid.
    Exactly. I think there is 1 type of fan, a Raptors fan. I'm tired of all this polarizing BS. And to Red and White, yes, i think that people who argue Euro vs American are borderline racist. That's like saying some people like baseball teams with south americans/caribbeans and some like it with americans. Get off it. Sports are not about race, origin, etc. Let it rest.

    If you can't just humbly and honestly support your team than go play chess.

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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    As I mentioned in Altraps roll call from yesterday's game, Raptors fans are only happy when they’re unhappy.
    Sad, but a true fact.

    I never go all excited about a win like yesterday, I just keep thinking to myself "great, now we can afford to lose against phily on wednesday", it's something we'll have to live with until this team starts winning consistently.

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    Quote noxleno wrote: View Post
    I'm sure I speak for others on this forum when I say this:

    The reason we became fans of the Toronto Raptors ball club over every other team is because they are our sole representative in an organization that inherently looks down upon our nation. In fact, nationality isn't even a great reason, but it's the reason many of us became fans of the raps in the first place.

    Secondly, I don't know about the rest of you, but it wouldn't feel right for me to just say "fuck the Raps, they suck, time to move on." Who the hell decided that the only thing that makes a team worth rooting for is the fact that they consistently compete for championships? If that was the case, we'd all be Lakers or Celtics fans. We remain fans because when the organization does experience success, we can say with pride and honesty that we supported the franchise all the way. And those who didn't stick around through thick and thin are full of shit when they take pride in the team's successes. It's easy to only support winning teams.

    All of you who claim that supporting this team causes you daily emotional trauma are, to put it bluntly, fucked. Enjoy the wins, shrug off the losses, and root for the team until the franchise leaves Toronto ten or one hundred years from now. All the rest of you who only concern yourselves with how painful it is to support this team are just bandwagon-jumpers in disguise and should have bounced long ago. End of rant. Go Raps.
    Well said sir, +1

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    I don't know about you guys, but as a raptor fine I am eying playoffs. YES playoffs! stranger things have happened. That's what makes sports so compelling. Every year I cheer them on until I really see that they do not have it. This year its hard to say. Nothing is written in stone. Who would of thought the raps would produce two wins against to top east teams and take it to Miami and LA in the first 15 games. Toss in the fact they really never have not been blown out (exception WAS) with their very suspect defense. The East is weak yet again so logically they can contend especially against the bottom feeders in the east.

    We as fans have one job to do. cheer them on! get behind them! give them the chance to respond. That's the kind of fan I am!

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    Euro Ball fails miserably here in The People's Republic Of America.

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