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    Default At least we are not called the Pelicans!

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/87...cording-report

    I would love Toronto to be renamed to the huskies or I always loved 'Toronto North' but I at least we are not the lamest team name in the league..

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    The name is weak, but it's the state bird... this is the whole 'cool' name VS 'meaningful' name debate.

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    Worst team name ever!!!

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    The "Raptors" may not be the greatest team name, but like Pelicans, there are far worse ones currently (Magic, Nets, Cavaliers, Wizards, Spurs, Nuggets, Jazz).

    At least Raptors is somewhat fear-inducing.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    The "Raptors" may not be the greatest team name, but like Pelicans, there are far worse ones currently (Magic, Nets, Cavaliers, Wizards, Spurs, Nuggets, Jazz).

    At least Raptors is somewhat fear-inducing.
    Come on man... Cavaliers is a sick name!

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    Come on man... Cavaliers is a sick name!
    When was the last time you saw a swashbuckling pirate in Cleveland??? lol

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    When was the last time you saw a swashbuckling pirate in Cleveland??? lol
    Haha, well when's the last time you saw a stampede in Calgary?

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    Haha, well when's the last time you saw a stampede in Calgary?
    I believe the stampede is a reference to wild horses, buffalo/bizen and cattle on the prairies of Alberta, historically with natives and more recently with cowboys and farmers... my colleagues at Alberta Beef would probably answer your question with "ummm yesterday?" lol

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    Toronto Tanks

    Nuggets, Jazz, Spurs are great imo. Good associations.
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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    Toronto Tanks

    Nuggets, Jazz, Spurs are great imo. Good associations.
    Jazz made sense for New Orleans originally, but not so much for Utah. "Mormons" maybe?

    Also, "Tanks" would only legitimatize our awful camo uniforms. We can't have that
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    Its a cool sounding name.

    Also they are the only bird that can swallow a whole bird as a whole so that's kinda badass.


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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    Its a cool sounding name.

    Also they are the only bird that can swallow a whole bird as a whole so that's kinda badass.

    Wait... that's a pelican?? And here I am this whole time thinking they were;

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    honestly, i love it. and its still not even in the bottom 5 names.
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    yeah but it's widely known the "Raptors" were named because of all the hype after the jurassic park film. It is extremely gimmicky and does not have the rich history that the "Toronto Huskies" would have.

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    Quote akashsingh wrote: View Post
    yeah but it's widely known the "Raptors" were named because of all the hype after the jurassic park film. It is extremely gimmicky and does not have the rich history that the "Toronto Huskies" would have.
    It's not as gimmicky as the Mighty Ducks
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    I don't mind the Pelicans. Better than Hornets IMO. Speaking of team names, are there any leagues with stranger ones than the NBA? I always thought the Nuggets were hilarious when I was a kid because I generally associated them with boogers. And of course, what 6-year-old doesn't like the word "Knickerbocker"?

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    Quote jrdyck wrote: View Post
    I don't mind the Pelicans. Better than Hornets IMO. Speaking of team names, are there any leagues with stranger ones than the NBA? I always thought the Nuggets were hilarious when I was a kid because I generally associated them with boogers. And of course, what 6-year-old doesn't like the word "Knickerbocker"?
    I've always found the name 'Redskins' kind of racist...

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    honestly, i love it. and its still not even in the bottom 5 names.
    +1

    I like it too, although it's a bit of a tongue twister.

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    Nilanka, it was sarcasm, hehe
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    Everyone will be dying to be a raptor soon enough as Jurassic Park 3D 20th anniversary is set to come out at IMAX.

    Whooooo!

    Raptors!
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