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Thread: Some sad news, guys: Sun Life Financial named Jersey Sponsor of Toronto Raptors

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    Quote Raptor Jesus wrote: View Post
    meh, gif won't play

    suffice to say 'hard pass' on soccer anything

    especially whoring players as walking billboards

    post no bills
    They became walking billboards when they started signing shoe deals.

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    Thoughts on this, guys? I'm angry that were seeing ads on jerseys.... and that our Raptors just have to go ahead and do this.
    You can look at it another way though. Steps like these increase the league's revenue streams which leads to an even healthier NBA busniess and a more lucrative NBA for all those players we root for.

    As long as they don't go all to hell with it I'm 'ok' with it.

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    It's less in your face than US broadcasts that license every possible segment of the game. "KFC Buckets Shot Chart " etc.
    "Control DeRozan's catch-shoot game. He rarely passes. Defend the ball. Much of what they do reverses to 1 on 1 play." -- Visitor Locker Room Whiteboard, Air Canada Centre, Feb. 26, 2015

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    Remember when boards in hockey didn't have ads? Looks weird by today's standards, doesn't it (in addition to refs not wearing helmets).



    We'll eventually get to a point where logos on jerseys don't bat an eye, either.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Remember when boards in hockey didn't have ads? Looks weird by today's standards, doesn't it (in addition to refs not wearing helmets).



    We'll eventually get to a point where logos on jerseys don't bat an eye, either.
    Damn, the 1986 ASG in Hartford. Nice one.

    I'm hoping that one day sleeved jerseys will be to the NBA what Cooperall pants are to hockey (but I suspect the NBA is creating jersey space for ads):

    Last edited by S.R.; Tue Jul 11th, 2017 at 04:31 PM.
    "Control DeRozan's catch-shoot game. He rarely passes. Defend the ball. Much of what they do reverses to 1 on 1 play." -- Visitor Locker Room Whiteboard, Air Canada Centre, Feb. 26, 2015

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    Ahaha, completely forgot about Cooperalls.

    A tiny SunLife logo seems so insignificant compared to these monstrosities.

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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    It's less in your face than US broadcasts that license every possible segment of the game. "KFC Buckets Shot Chart " etc.
    Reminds me of this a few years back.

    "This is great for the league, but I'm not sure it's the best thing in the world for the players," McNabb said. "The anxiety made me throw to [wide receiver Todd] Pinkston a half-second before he turned and looked back for the ball—I mean, looked for the can of Campbell's new Chunky Chili. If I hadn't felt so much pressure to please the advertisers, I wouldn't have hit him in the forehead with that pass. I also believe that, if he'd been wearing a traditional helmet instead of a KFC bucket, he wouldn't be in the hospital right now."
    http://www.theonion.com/article/prod...-super-bo-1289
    If we knew half as much about coaching an NBA team as we think, we"d know twice as much as we do.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    You can look at it another way though. Steps like these increase the league's revenue streams which leads to an even healthier NBA busniess and a more lucrative NBA for all those players we root for.

    As long as they don't go all to hell with it I'm 'ok' with it.
    Except, they absolutely will go all to hell with it, eventually.

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