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Cathal Kelly: The Raptors will never rule Toronto

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Cathal Kelly: The Raptors will never rule Toronto 

Post#1 » by Rhettmatic » Tue Nov 4, 2014 2:53 pm

Clickbaity clickbait from Kelly here.

Appears he did 0 interviews:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/b ... d/follows/

The Leafs just kind of shuffle out onto the ice, cloaked in mediocrity. Some nights it’s like watching the shift change at the mill. They charge usurious rates for tickets. They have as much personality as a box of turnips. They do nothing for their fans – except torment them.

And yet they will never be overtaken in this town. Never. Never ever. Jesus could choose Dundas Square as his earthly re-entry point, and it would be a pretty big deal – unless he did it on a Saturday night around 7.

In terms of TV numbers, the Leafs continue to outdraw the Raptors nationally at the rate of 10 to 1. That lead does not get overturned in a decade or a lifetime. That’s hegemonic control of the marketplace.

The Raptors may vastly increase their share with a long run of competence, but only because Toronto is a city of front-runners. We love winners. We’ll love them as long as they win. Once they don’t, we go back to hockey – where losing is fine.
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Post#2 » by OakleyDokely » Tue Nov 4, 2014 2:54 pm

Cathal Kelly will never be a good writer.
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Re: Cathal Kelly: The Raptors will never rule Toronto 

Post#3 » by HeartBreaking » Tue Nov 4, 2014 2:59 pm

OakleyDokely wrote:Cathal Kelly will never be a good writer.

doesn't make it any less true
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Post#4 » by Rapz » Tue Nov 4, 2014 2:59 pm

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Post#5 » by Bankai » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:00 pm

I don't think most claims are about the raptors overt taking, but they will eventually have a big peice of the pie. Kelly is just trying to stir up stuff, cause we all know since day one people in this city feel raptors are a threat to their hockey. guys like Bob mccown have also been saying it for years. Doesent have to be one or the other Kings aren't the biggest in LA but they can have their cake as well. Sadly their are some influential people here that doesnt think the raptors should have any cake.
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Post#6 » by ms25 » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:02 pm

It's probably true but STHU!
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Post#7 » by HelloPrimo » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:03 pm

I'm a huge hockey fan, grew up playing it my entire life and was always hockey first. A lot of hockey fans don't want to admit, but if TSN decides to run with basketball, Basketball will become bigger in Toronto. The leafs aren't looking up what so ever, you just need the raptors to continue what they're doing. Hell I consider myself more of a raptor fan than hockey now.
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Post#8 » by Jstock12 » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:04 pm

Is this called 'writing' in Canada? This article is something a random RealGM'er would post in their garbage thread.
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Post#9 » by tecumseh18 » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:04 pm

OakleyDokely wrote:Cathal Kelly will never be a good writer.


Yes, but he's a GREAT over-writer. One of the best.

I was disappoint with the "usurious rates" line. Usury refers to excessive interest rates, not to ridiculously exorbitant prices (like Leaf tix).
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Re: Cathal Kelly: The Raptors will never rule Toronto 

Post#10 » by Spacing » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:04 pm

OakleyDokely wrote:Cathal Kelly will never be a good writer.



He comes from the Dave Feschuk school of writing. Make it sound dramatic, use the thesaurus heavily, and market it to the sheeple.
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Post#11 » by OakleyDokely » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:05 pm

Headline: Raptors will never rule toronto.

Use national numbers to prove it.
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Post#12 » by J-Roc » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:07 pm

Obviously never is a long time.

But I would have expected more sea change by now, with all the "new Canadians" in our midst. And the losing Leafs. And the expense of hockey....both attending and playing as kids. And concussions and violence from fighting.

There is every reason for hockey to take a hit in this market, but it hasn't. Crazy.
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Post#13 » by chuckdevlin » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:08 pm

Is this supposed to be informative? Is it this easy to be a sports writer?
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Re: Cathal Kelly: The Raptors will never rule Toronto 

Post#14 » by SwaggyB » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:10 pm

Shut up Cathal.
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Post#16 » by Centre Court » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:12 pm

He's probably right over the foreseeable future.

But never say never.
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Post#17 » by IMAN5 » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:12 pm

Cathal Kelly sucks. That is all.
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Post#19 » by Blast Tyrant » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:18 pm

This thread is funny. If he said the Raptors are on track to take over Toronto, you'd all be up in arms about how he's the greatest sports writer in Canadian history.
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Re: Cathal Kelly: The Raptors will never rule Toronto 

Post#20 » by Volcano » Tue Nov 4, 2014 3:20 pm

Is Cathal a female or male name?

why do people watch hockey when they can't see the puck? f*** hockey

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