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    Default If you could re-name the Raptors...

    I don't know if this is a conversation that's already happened here at some point, but the whole "New Orleans Pelicans" thing has got me thinking a lot about team names lately. We probably owe the Raptors name to the Jurassic Park craze of the 90s. But if for some reason Toronto was just now about to get its franchise, what name would you pick?

    Some of the finalists in the name game back in the day were Beavers, Bobcats, Dragons, Grizzlies, Hogs, Scorpions, T-Rex, Tarantulas, and Terriers.

    Obviously Bobcats isn't available anymore. I kind of like Dragons. Or maybe Towers. Which of the above would you pick? Or do you have a better idea?
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    Toronto Mammoths

    It fits cause Canada has only got 1 club (close to extinction - hence the extinct mammoths). It also appears they used to live in northern part of North America. Not to mention they're quite fearsome.

    Or maybe Toronto Bisons.

    I also liked Huskies (not sure whos idea it was).
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    Toronto Breweries

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    Quote omgsomuchpotential wrote: View Post

    I also liked Huskies (not sure whos idea it was).
    Huskies was the original Toronto NBA team back in 1946-47

    We wore throwbacks a few seasons ago



    Apparently we weren't named the Huskies in the first place is because all the logos the designers made looked like the TimberWolves logo
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    Quote theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
    Huskies was the original Toronto NBA team back in 1946-47

    We wore throwbacks a few seasons ago



    Apparently we weren't named the Huskies in the first place is because all the logos the designers made looked like the TimberWolves logo
    I like the Huskies as a name too...hadn't thought about the Minnesota logo problem.

    Forgot about Bosh's Predator hair. Ugh.
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    Never heard "Mammoths" before... i like it

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    I like Huskies Too!!!

    although Generals is Prob more suiting right now LOL

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    Hey everybody, the Stylish Monkey should be our new Mascot, but what could be a cool basketball name for him?

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    I'm not against keeping the name Raptors, but if we had to change it I say go with Huskies.

    If not that, the Mammoths idea actually sounds really awesome.
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    Quote sultkam wrote: View Post
    Hey everybody the Stylish Monkey should be our new Mascot, but what could be a cool basketball name for him?
    We could just use him the way the Angels (MLB) use the Rally Monkey.
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    Quote sultkam wrote: View Post
    Hey everybody, the Stylish Monkey should be our new Mascot, but what could be a cool basketball name for him?

    Ikea is prob already at the Patent office with that little guy LOL

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    I love the Huskies!

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    Quote omgsomuchpotential wrote: View Post
    Toronto Mammoths

    It fits cause Canada has only got 1 club (close to extinction - hence the extinct mammoths). It also appears they used to live in northern part of North America. Not to mention they're quite fearsome.

    Or maybe Toronto Bisons.

    I also liked Huskies (not sure whos idea it was).
    Yeah, but do you really want to the words "Toronto Mammoths' Defense goes extinct" on the front page of the sports section after every loss?

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    I love the Huskies!
    Huskies shed under the Heat...no that won't work either.

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    Toronto Bargnani's.

    Why not? It's not as if he'll ever get moved.

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    I was personally going to vote for Toronto Flying Dragons, but after a loss to the Clippers the news headline in the news paper would read "Dragons get wings clipped in L.A.", so that won't work either.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Yeah, but do you really want to the words "Toronto Mammoths' Defense goes extinct" on the front page of the sports section after every loss?
    They do this with "Raptors" already. And hey, at least Mammoths are more RECENTLY extinct than dinosaurs. We'd be slowly moving up the extinction ladder. Next stop: Toronto Dodos.
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    Quote Holy Craptors wrote: View Post
    They do this with "Raptors" already. And hey, at least Mammoths are more RECENTLY extinct than dinosaurs. We'd be slowly moving up the extinction ladder. Next stop: Toronto Dodos.
    Dodos would be quite appropriate for the team these days.

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    I like Raptors. Who cares if we were named during the Jurassic Park craze, we're named after a fucking dinosaur. That's badass.


    Try to imagine yourself in the Cretaceous Period. You get your first look at this "six foot turkey" as you enter a clearing. He moves like a bird, lightly, bobbing his head. And you keep still because you think that maybe his visual acuity is based on movement like T-Rex – he'll lose you if you don't move. But no, not Velociraptor. You stare at him, and he just stares right back. And that's when the attack comes. Not from the front, but from the side, from the other two raptors you didn't even know were there. Because Velociraptor's a pack hunter, you see, he uses coordinated attack patterns and he is out in force today. And he slashes at you with this – a six-inch retractable claw, like a razor, on the middle toe. He doesn't bother to bite your jugular like a lion, oh no … he slashes at you here [makes slashing motions below the child's chest] or here … [above the groin] or maybe across the belly, spilling your intestines. The point is … you are alive when they start to eat you. So you know … try to show a little respect.

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