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    The Kings new jerseys are hot!!

    I wonder if the Raptors would bring the dino jerseys back next year?

    https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/7/...17-2018-season

    http://www.nba.com/article/2017/07/1...e-new-uniforms
    I actually think the SAC jerseys are still ugly as hell.

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    I love the huskies. I would absolutely support a rebrand to go full huskies. I know a lot of you would hate it but they look great and a raptor is a pretty lame mascot/ team name.
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    Quote Maury wrote: View Post
    I love the huskies. I would absolutely support a rebrand to go full huskies. I know a lot of you would hate it but they look great and a raptor is a pretty lame mascot/ team name.
    Aren't all mascots lame?

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Aren't all mascots lame?
    Not according to KeonClark. Or Zach Lowe:

    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/th...eat-performer/



    But the popularity of the inflatable Raptor has almost overshadowed the regular Raptor and all the brilliant stuff that guy does all over the floor. The Raptor is manic. He is a whirlwind of activity. My wife barely even watches games when we go together; she cannot take her eyes off the Raptor. Fans mostly pay attention to mascots when they have center stage, and the Raptor is fantastic at that stuff. He’s athletic, he can dance, he’s funny, and his video skits are high comedy — the perfect mix of levity and a type of violence, mostly directed at opposing “fan” characters, that is edgy without being threatening or uncomfortable. In one game against Miami last season, the big scoreboard played a skit in which the Raptor, walking around Toronto, came across a “Heat fan” playing Queen’s “We Are the Champions” on a boom box. Cut to the Raptor finding an aluminum baseball bat and smashing the boom box. Next skit: The Raptor is in yoga class, hilarious on its own, since a large dinosaur performing downward dog next to a bunch of young women in yoga clothes, everyone acting as if this is perfectly normal, is a great joke by itself. But lo and behold, the same Heat fan, wearing a Dwyane Wade jersey, happened to be in the Raptor’s yoga class, and he was one of those annoying grunters. Cut to the Raptor tossing a giant yoga ball, quite hard, flush in the guy’s face. Brilliant. And by the way: Mascots generally write and conceptualize all these skits on their own, with some help from an assistant. They are writer, director, and editor in lots of cases. If the skit fails, it’s on them, and them alone.

    But the Raptor is just as good when the game is on center stage, leaving him to mill around the court and the crowd. That’s really where the magic happens for the best mascots. Oh, hey, there’s the Raptor clowning a security guard along the baseline, just trying to get the stone-faced guy to laugh. Oh, wait, he’s leaving to go taunt an opposing fan, and maybe to “accidentally” knock that fan with his tail on his way to the next interaction. Wait, hold on: Is he actually going to stand up along that wall in front of the first row of seats, use it as a balance beam, and attempt a freaking cartwheel on top of it? Yes. Yes, he is, just to entertain fans who might spot the stunt during game action.

    Oh, now he’s approaching an unsuspecting fan from behind, trying to “bite” at his arm with giant dinosaur jaws, or maybe just stare at the guy’s head until he turns around, terrified to find Raptor inches from his face. Once that’s over, maybe the Raptor will stand in a fan’s way as the fan tries to return to his seat, and shift left and right as the fan tries to get around him. From there, it’s on to hugging people, entertaining kids, trying to eat a garbage can, or maybe swiping a bit of someone’s popcorn, before the next timeout requires a skit or a dance.
    11/20/16 Lest we forget - The Sacramento Screw Job.
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    Quote Maury wrote: View Post
    I love the huskies. I would absolutely support a rebrand to go full huskies. I know a lot of you would hate it but they look great and a raptor is a pretty lame mascot/ team name.
    I also like the huskies jerseys but I do think the husky as a mascot is too overused and generic. I like keeping them as an alternate jersey/logo though.

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    I also like the huskies jerseys but I do think the husky as a mascot is too overused and generic. I like keeping them as an alternate jersey/logo though.
    Exactly. I like that we're the "raptors". We've made it our own, it's not really associated with a 1994 movie anymore. Vince Carter made it a household name, it's still the coolest dinosaur, and also any predatory bird.
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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Exactly. I like that we're the "raptors". We've made it our own, it's not really associated with a 1994 movie anymore. Vince Carter made it a household name, it's still the coolest dinosaur, and also any predatory bird.
    Yeah and maybe I am biased because I was a kid when the raps franchise first got established and maybe the whole Jurassic park thing did help to draw me in a little. But I think it's matured very well particularly through this most recent rebrand. I do remember thinking though a few years ago that I would be on board with a huskies rebrand, but winning cures everything I guess.

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    There's so many Huskies name in sports. Raptors on the other hand = unique. I love it.

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    Best jersey in the NBA hands down.






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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    There's so many Huskies name in sports. Raptors on the other hand = unique. I love it.
    Dinosaurs are the greatest!

    Plus I'm not changing my goddamn name to Scrusky

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    This new screenshot shows the white jersey with the Sun Life logo.

    It looks like the "V-neck" will be slightly more "crew neck" as well, or is that just me?
    Last edited by Joey; Wed Aug 2nd, 2017 at 11:33 PM.

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    This new screenshot shows the white jersey with the Sun Life logo.

    It looks like the "V-neck" will be slightly more "crew neck" as well, or is that just me?
    Derozan looks 20 lbs too skinny in the arms and shoulders!
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    Can we please bring these jerseys back, along with the dino jerseys. And get rid of the dumb OVO and Huskies jerseys?



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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Can we please bring these jerseys back, along with the dino jerseys. And get rid of the dumb OVO and Huskies jerseys?


    those really are sexy. but OVO jersey are dope too if you take Drake out of equation

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    What would the logo look like with elements of old and new?



    http://www.slamonline.com/nba/redesi...447+ca4e198f8a

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    What would the logo look like with elements of old and new?



    http://www.slamonline.com/nba/redesi...447+ca4e198f8a
    Aside from a few (Celtics one is crap, Bulls is meh) those are DOPE. I like alot of them. I definitely like the Raps one. That guy is uber talented.

    Really like the idea of calling the Wizards the Capital Wizards... I think that's neat.
    Last edited by Joey; Thu Aug 3rd, 2017 at 06:30 PM.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    What would the logo look like with elements of old and new?



    http://www.slamonline.com/nba/redesi...447+ca4e198f8a
    That is actually pretty good. I like it.

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Aside from a few (Celtics one is crap, Bulls is meh) those are DOPE. I like alot of them. I definitely like the Raps one. That guy is uber talented.

    Really like the idea of calling the Wizards the Capital Wizards... I think that's neat.
    Yeah the wizards is a horrible name, just like the magic, the predators, the thrashers..
    No rhyme or reason, just spun a wheel of cool words from the 90s and landed on that. And yes I know I sound like I'm describing our nickname but ours feels different, less vague or generic imo
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    Thoughts on the Timberwolves new jersey?

    https://twitter.com/SBNation/status/895680984854573056

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Thoughts on the Timberwolves new jersey?

    https://twitter.com/SBNation/status/895680984854573056
    Straight up terrible. I honestly can't remember the last jersey I said that about.

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