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    http://www.torontosun.com/sports/bas.../17444131.html


  • #2
    Cool.
    @sweatpantsjer

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    • #3
      Shouldn't that be the 2011-12 season? The writer probably wishes this season did not occur

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      • #4
        Bendit wrote: View Post
        Shouldn't that be the 2011-12 season? The writer probably wishes this season did not occur
        haha Good eye. Unless of course, like you said, he had some deep, philosophical meaning to it.

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        • #5
          If MLSE were not rewarding bad performance by BC and Jay Triano and banking on the fact that Raptors fans are Maple Leaf fans that sellout a loser's (Maple Leafs) game, they will not be having huge problems attracting fans. Fans want winning, the organisation should get that(If it means firing BC and Jay Triano to get fans on their side, MLSE should do it. Besides, they can go cheap at GM($1-2m per year) by tabbing an assistant GM from small market(like us) winning teams in the league in San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trailblazers and Oklahoma City Thunder and only have to pay through the nose to get Nate Mcmillan, Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Woodson in that order as the new head coach. It is a business MLSE, stop rewarding bad performance(we all don't get rewarded for bad performances at our places of work anyway unless you are the workplace darling(like Bargs is lol, I don't have anything to say if you are a workplace darling )). My 2 cents.
          Last edited by smushmush; Mon Feb 28, 2011, 11:31 PM.

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          • #6
            Bendit wrote: View Post
            Shouldn't that be the 2011-12 season? The writer probably wishes this season did not occur
            I think they're lowering prices for 2011-2012 and freezing them after that in 2012-2013. If they froze the prices now then they couldn't really lower them.

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            • #7
              smushmush wrote: View Post
              If MLSE were not rewarding bad performance by BC and Jay Triano and banking on the fact that Raptors fans are Maple Leaf fans that sellout a loser's (Maple Leafs) game, they will not be having huge problems attracting fans. Fans want winning, the organisation should get that(If it means firing BC and Jay Triano to get fans on their side, MLSE should do it. Besides, they can go cheap at GM($1-2m per year) by tabbing an assistant GM from small market(like us) winning teams in the league in San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trailblazers and Oklahoma City Thunder and only have to pay through the nose to get Nate Mcmillan, Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Woodson in that order as the new head coach. It is a business MLSE, stop rewarding bad performance(we all don't get rewarded for bad performances at our places of work anyway unless you are the workplace darling(like Bargs is lol, I don't have anything to say if you are a workplace darling )). My 2 cents.

              Like Danny Ferry in CLE? Assistant GM's from the Spurs is no guarantee.

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              • #8
                I was a Raptors season ticket holder for 15 years (owned or shared season seats). This season I did not renew and I haven't regretted my decision at all.

                The greedy bastards at MLSE make me laugh. Suddenly they've found religion and season ticket holder 'loyalty' is the buzz word of the day.

                Give me a break. Loyalty only becomes an issue when MLSE is struggling to put butts in the seats.

                The minute the team becomes competitive again, I guarantee those loyalty perks (meet & greet, draft day party, SSH gifts, etc.) will disappear and MLSE will revert to being the same arrogant group of bandits they have always been.

                I understand that MLSE is a private company that wants to make money, but based on the organization's history of mediocre customer service - this latest commitment to 'loyalty' is a joke.

                MLSE begged me to hang on during the Babcock years and promised they would reward my loyalty. Guess what? MLSE had "nothing" for me once they made the play-offs in 2006. Loyalty? Suddenly, no one at MLSE knew what the word meant.

                Today, the Raptors are struggling at the box office and Anselmi et al have decided that it's time to play the "loyalty' card again. Sorry, but this time I'm not buying it.

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                • #9
                  RaptorTalk wrote: View Post
                  I was a Raptors season ticket holder for 15 years (owned or shared season seats). This season I did not renew and I haven't regretted my decision at all.

                  The greedy bastards at MLSE make me laugh. Suddenly they've found religion and season ticket holder 'loyalty' is the buzz word of the day.

                  Give me a break. Loyalty only becomes an issue when MLSE is struggling to put butts in the seats.

                  The minute the team becomes competitive again, I guarantee those loyalty perks (meet & greet, draft day party, SSH gifts, etc.) will disappear and MLSE will revert to being the same arrogant group of bandits they have always been.

                  I understand that MLSE is a private company that wants to make money, but based on the organization's history of mediocre customer service - this latest commitment to 'loyalty' is a joke.

                  MLSE begged me to hang on during the Babcock years and promised they would reward my loyalty. Guess what? MLSE had "nothing" for me once they made the play-offs in 2006. Loyalty? Suddenly, no one at MLSE knew what the word meant.

                  Today, the Raptors are struggling at the box office and Anselmi et al have decided that it's time to play the "loyalty' card again. Sorry, but this time I'm not buying it.
                  +1, Bang on! If MLSE wants their fans back, the Raptors better start winning lol. They should not expect Raptors fans to be like Maple Leafs fans that sell out loser's games. My 2 cents.

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                  • #10
                    Matt52 wrote: View Post
                    Like Danny Ferry in CLE? Assistant GM's from the Spurs is no guarantee.
                    At least, Danny Ferry had a better supporting cast for LBJ (although not good enough for a championship lol but they had deep playoff runs) unlike BC's supporting cast for Bosh that hardly made the playoffs and was a name brand GM. Your point again?

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                    • #11
                      smushmush wrote: View Post
                      At least, Danny Ferry had a better supporting cast for LBJ (although not good enough for a championship lol but they had deep playoff runs) unlike BC's supporting cast for Bosh that hardly made the playoffs and was a name brand GM. Your point again?
                      If Danny Ferry had a better Supporting Cast around LBJ, should they not have a better record than us sans-LBJ?

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                      • #12
                        joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
                        If Danny Ferry had a better Supporting Cast around LBJ, should they not have a better record than us sans-LBJ?
                        exactly. seems another BC bashing yet again.

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                        • #13
                          smushmush wrote: View Post
                          At least, Danny Ferry had a better supporting cast for LBJ (although not good enough for a championship lol but they had deep playoff runs) unlike BC's supporting cast for Bosh that hardly made the playoffs and was a name brand GM. Your point again?
                          Danny Ferry had 5 years in CLE with one of the best players in basketball to build around and an owner who gave him a blank cheque. Comparing LBJ to RuPaul as a piece to build around is beyond comprehension. Ferry's acquisitions to build around LBJ all failed - bottom line. Worse than the fact they failed, when LBJ bailed - right before Ferry did - there was nothing left to build with. The Cavs are so screwed in so many ways since LBJ left and that is all based on the home run swings Ferry took year after year. You have to give BC credit for wanting to stick around to see a rebuild done, unlike Ferry, and for having a roster that already has young talent and cap space.

                          Deep playoff runs? If you mean championship appearance in 2007 - they yes. If you mean 2 second round exits in the last 3 years and a conference final exit mean deep playoff runs, then we have differing meanings of deep playoff runs. Oh yes, and again, the cheque book has been open for years and the team has been built around one of the greatest talents to ever build the game for years.

                          What was my point again? That an assistant GM from San Antonio (or other well run teams) does not guarantee success as you have been advocating. In fact, it could be much, much worse - evidence: Danny Ferry, Cleveland Cavaliers.

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