View Poll Results: What country do you consider yourself to be "from"?

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  • Canada

    20 64.52%
  • United States

    0 0%
  • Spain

    0 0%
  • Italy

    0 0%
  • Lithuania

    2 6.45%
  • Other Europe

    2 6.45%
  • Central/South America

    0 0%
  • Asia

    5 16.13%
  • Africa

    0 0%
  • GTFO! I'm offended by this question!

    2 6.45%
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Thread: How Canadian are you? or Who gives a $hit?

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    Raptors Republic Rookie Beagle's Avatar
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    Default How Canadian are you? or Who gives a $hit?

    All this Steve Nash, Captain Canada, Oh-the-marketing-possibilities talk has got me curious. I wonder how big a part Canadian patriotism plays in determining the Raptor's fan base.

    I'm a Canadian expat with perhaps less national pride than the average Canadian, but I definitely root for the Raptors mostly because they're a Canadian franchise. Yet, I have lots of Canadian friends that favor various American teams for no particular reason. I also have Irish friends that follow certain English soccer teams closely. For many people, a team's geography has little to do with their popularity. But I suspect in the Raptor's case, it's a big deal. And, I'll bet very few Americans root for the Raps or any other Canadian sports franchise.

    Since we, here, are all definitely bona fide Raptors fans, let's take an enlightening survey and see what the stats tell us. People can post their own particular reasons for liking the Raptors too, in the ensuing thread. Maybe this would even help defuse some of the silly bickering (much of it involving personal attacks) that has been going on lately. I likely won't be typing any more than I already have, but voting in a poll is pretty easy.

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    Born here. Love it. Don't see emigration in my future.

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    Born here (London Ont .. but close enough) .. lived here most of my life. Spent a few years in the US (mostly SF area) .. and caught the Raps whenever they were in town to play the Warriors. Consider the Raps the only TO team that I really cheer for .. cant stand the Leafs, indifferent on the Jays. I guess thats because the I had forged other teams (mostly Detriot - Lions, Tigers, Wings) growing up .. but when the Raps came to TO, they were "mine". Dont feel any "patriotic" need per se to cheer for the Raps (or any other Canadian team) .. but like the fact that they werent imposed upon me and feel a strong connection through the highs (VC/TMac early days) and the lows (well, everything else .. )

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    Several maple trees grow near my house

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    Born in the USSR. Grew up in Canada. Currently live in Germany. I consider myself Canadian, so does passport control. Following the Raps since day 1. Never followed the NBA until Toronto got a team.

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    Born in Montreal, spent a few years overseas, and have lived in Burlington/Oakville ever since (with a 4 year pit stop in London, ON. getting my edumacation). During that time, I played high school ball, and intramural ball at university. I dislocated my knee cap a few too many times recently, so I now live vicariously through the NBA.

    My favourite team growing up were the Magic. Penny Hardaway was my hero. But once the Raptors were born, I was in love.

    I'm a Habs fan and a Jays fan, but the Raptors are the only team I'm passionate about enough to log into a forum and discuss personal information with strangers
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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