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Post#1 The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan base
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:22 pm by GED Education

We've done it. It happened a lot quicker then I thought it would. We likely did a really good rating and I think the turnout at Maple Leaf Square was the largest of the 4 games - and it will be massive for game 5.

This series was what the media and people of Toronto needed to take this team seriously. They have sold about 1500+ NEW Seasons Tickets for next season....NEW....not renewals.....but actual NEW tickets.

This team has to beat Brooklyn in round 1.....I knew it from the start.....go Raptors!!
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Post#2 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:24 pm by UnRealGM

surprisingly it's mostly made up of visible minorities.
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Post#3 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:25 pm by Inevitable

Amazing what a winning team can do.
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Post#4 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:26 pm by pbj

For now.. let's see how many come back next season
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Post#5 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:26 pm by bakafool

UnRealGM wrote:surprisingly it's mostly made up of visible minorities.

Not surprising at all.
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Post#6 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:26 pm by Vlade Divac

Any links to TNT half time and post game show?
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Post#7 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:27 pm by Raps Maniac

Fans built the fan base. The team has given us very little, so they absolutely do not deserve credit. We always had this fan base.
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Post#8 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:28 pm by asham27

Guaranteed ticket price hike for next season
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Post#9 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:29 pm by g.muresan

UnRealGM wrote:surprisingly it's mostly made up of visible minorities.


Why bring race in to the equation?
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Post#10 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:31 pm by GED Education

g.muresan wrote:
UnRealGM wrote:surprisingly it's mostly made up of visible minorities.


Why bring race in to the equation?


Yeah I don't understand it either. There are a lot of visible minorities though - which is GREAT. This is what Toronto is.....the first time "real" Toronto has been seen on TV for North America to see.
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Post#11 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:31 pm by RoleModel

I love the We The North theme. It gives our fans that 'us against them' mentality, and I love it.
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Post#12 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:31 pm by BO55

g.muresan wrote:
UnRealGM wrote:surprisingly it's mostly made up of visible minorities.


Why bring race in to the equation?


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Post#13 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:31 pm by chuckdevlin

There is definitely a buzz in the GTA.

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Post#14 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:33 pm by sortpar

I wonder what the split is between regular followers - new fans and bandwagon fans?
I think there should be a special HOF category for Adam Morrison - Two championship rings after a four year career that boasts twenty eight game starts and a career average .373 FG%.
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Post#15 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:33 pm by RaptorNews

GED Education wrote:
g.muresan wrote:
UnRealGM wrote:surprisingly it's mostly made up of visible minorities.


Why bring race in to the equation?


Yeah I don't understand it either. There are a lot of visible minorities though - which is GREAT. This is what Toronto is.....the first time "real" Toronto has been seen on TV for North America to see.


Exactly. Love the raps crowd!

Leafs have a massive following but a shot of them makes Toronto look like Winnipeg. Most diverse crowd in the NBA, love it. That's Toronto
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Post#16 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:34 pm by will

Nah man, been supporting the Raps since 95 as a toddler. Real talk.
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Post#17 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:35 pm by wolfv

The TSN hockey guys doing this Dallas/Anaheim game were just talking about the raptors. I doubt that has ever happened before. I really hope TSN airs most of the games on the main network next season, no more of this secondary channels BS every other game
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Post#18 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:36 pm by justinmacd

This city is so diverse. The Raps will never be the #1 team in town but they could still be a massive draw.

Immigrants from India, China, etc don't give a **** about the Leafs... But a lot of them could become Raps fans. I know all sorts of Pakistanis, Indians, Chinese, etc. from work that have converted to Raps fans since the playoffs began.
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Post#19 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:37 pm by lolwut

UnRealGM wrote:surprisingly it's mostly made up of visible minorities.

Are they still visible "minorities" if they outnumber the "majority"?
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Post#20 Re: The Toronto Raptors rebuilt their fan bas
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:37 pm by Risk101

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Nets crowds look all the same.

They can't compare to ours :lol:
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