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Do we have the most horrible fans in the league?

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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#16 » by 22haytham22 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:36 am

Jack_Hardstrong wrote:I ****ing hate derozan. I hope he gets traded.


Then my views towards the franchise will change


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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#17 » by 22haytham22 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:40 am

Most Stupid, most horrible goes to the Heat fans
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#18 » by Just Win Baby » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:40 am

Most message boards are filled with negativity to be fair.

I think the Raps have a good fan base.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#19 » by SkywalkerAC » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:47 am

What? We're pretty much the best. We care.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#20 » by PRESTIGE » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:47 am

A horrible fanbase is one that doesn't show up or care even when the team is a winner. The fact that the Raptors have had a strong fanbase and strong attendance despite their perennially losing ways and horrible mismanagement, in a country where hockey reigns supreme would actually argue against your point.

Most of the unhappy fans are intelligent, hardcore fans who have supported the team for years and are aware of what it takes to compete in this league. They are not satisfied with the garbage that is being peddled out, nor do they believe the BS coming from the management or their mouth pieces.

Anybody who is completely satisfied, happy and optimistic about this team as it currently stands is naive, foolish and not very knowledgeable about the team and basketball in general.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#21 » by D-BE-LAW » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:50 am

No. We are the best fans.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#22 » by Rapsalot » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:50 am

We have a top 10 fan base you can see it in $. The issue is between hockey being the lead in Canada and less B-ball focus growing up our fans don't see things the way fan of teams in the rest of the league do!

Also fan fatigue from BC hurts our diehard base. The casual fan does not know any better?
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Post#23 » by Yoga » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:51 am

Raptor fans on Real GM: Haters, negativity, bi-polar

Raptor fans at the ACC: great fans
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#24 » by AndreasLeftCalf » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:12 am

horrible fans......... i dont think so
its called passion and after all these years we fans are dying for a good team to cheer for
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#25 » by Dan2087 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:14 am

Great fans combined with a history of losing. We are hyper sensitive to anything remotely associated with losing - so if a guy has a bad game, we want him gone. If he has a good game, give him 5 years. Its idiotic, but a result of what has happened here (or hasn't) since this franchise was born
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#26 » by shan-e-b » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:17 am

You may think its just us but believe me all fans are the same. All of them make quick judgements and cant control their emotions.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#27 » by Dan2087 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:19 am

shan-e-b wrote:You may think its just us but believe me all fans are the same. All of them make quick judgements and cant control their emotions.


That's a good point. Maybe we just have more fans, so it looks worse than it is
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Post#28 » by fatal9 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:21 am

Go to games hoping it's a blowout loss so I can boo this organization crew checking in.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#29 » by theSkinny » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:30 am

Not horrible... Just juvenile.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#30 » by DHK » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:31 am

No, we don't have the most horrible fans, I think we're quite passionate and dedicated judging even from the most negative threads because it shows that we care about the franchise. That being said, it's expected the board is going to be littered with ignorant, irrational posts consider the fan's demographic ranges from 4 to 90, with different degrees of knowledge in the game of basketball. There are a very few that I've seen in my entire time here who seems eternally pessimistic to the team no matter what and the others just want to team to be in a position where they can peacefull cheer on. The problem with a lot of the posts here is that it's very short sightered (aka..what have you done for me lately?) such that a bad stretch of games equates to player X = scrub and a few bad play callings = "get this clown fired and hire coach ___". As well, the 2nd problem, the bigger one is that tehre's never a rosy picture and the arguments are rarely fair assessments such that it doesn't paint the big picture but just tidbits that support one's argument.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#31 » by Landomar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:38 am

Option 1: Ignore the team

Option 2: Trash management / our roster on a regular basis because we're fed up with the performance of this franchise over the years. Our leadership has been incompetent for years and it's frustrating. Hopefully the new ownership group will be able to steer things in a good direction this offseason, but we'll see.

Option 3: Blind optimism!

Most of us are going with Option 2 these days. It's just how it is.
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Post#32 » by shan-e-b » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:38 am

DHK got it..
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#33 » by JustaKnickFan » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:43 am

No way, Raptors fans are some of the best fans imo. Great sense of humor, and they're not content with being one of those teams that routinely compete for 9th seed. Also, the way the ACC fills up despite Raptors being a lottery team says something about the fans dedication to the team.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#34 » by Volcano » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:08 am

dballislife wrote:Why do we have such extremely negative, idiotic, and simply horrible fan base.


doesn't that include yourself? this doesn't strike me as the most positive post out there

The fact is that all people are innately similar, no matter where you're from.

With this thread, it seems like you're making judgement from our board and this team only. You're looking at it from a narrow-minded point of view, like a frog in a well.

Look at our situation: Biggest fanbase on realgm and perennial losing team. At the beginning of every season, we always have a bunch of fans claiming how we'll be a top 5 seed in the playoffs..does that seem negative to you? In any fanbase you're always going to have extremes. The larger the crowd, the more of these extremes you'll get.

Canadian culture is pretty similar to American culture. Look at the American fans who throw bottles into the stands, spit on players and get into altercations/arguments with players. Read the news once in a while. Then we have the Euro fans, who are on a whole different level.
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Re: Do we have the most horrible fans in the league? 

Post#35 » by Coconut » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:10 am

Calderon wrote:No, its mostly just you.
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