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Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 11:22 pm
by TOStateofMind
Its still the raptors by a large margin. Like mentioned we really may never see them win again for who knows how long. With Bianca it's not hard to see her win it again.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Sun Sep 8, 2019 11:31 pm
by EH15
You guys are still fighting over this RealGM award?

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:03 am
by Raps in 4
Salted Meat wrote:
Raps in 4 wrote:
Anticon wrote:Raptors brought the country together, that alone puts them first.

But a 19 year old winning the US Open? And the first Canadian to do so? Over Serena Williams? Along with a 45-4 record this year. Huge story.


There was nothing Canadian about the Raptors though. None of the key personnel on the team (players, coaches, or managers) were Canadian. I think Bianca will take it for this reason.


Larry Tanenbaum isn't Canadian?


Key personnel who contributed to the championship run.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:05 am
by Raps in 4
TOStateofMind wrote:Its still the raptors by a large margin. Like mentioned we really may never see them win again for who knows how long. With Bianca it's not hard to see her win it again.


It's not a matter of whether she will win another title or not. It's the fact that she's the first Canadian in history to win a grand slam.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:06 am
by WildWolfdog
raptor jesus wrote:1. World Jrs team gets off bus wearing suits
2. Someone does 360 in Pinty's Curling Skins Game
...
14. Toronto Raptors win NBA title


Lmao :lol:

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 5:04 am
by LoveMyRaps
Having trouble deciding whether the Raps Championship run deserves Canadian sports story of the year over Bianca bringing home our first ever grandslam... What a great problem to have. How far we have come!

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 2:30 pm
by Lukeem
gp2015 wrote:
Lukeem wrote:Us open equivalent to eastern conference finals ?


Along with Wimbledon, U.S Open is the biggest tournament in tennis.

Similar to winning the Masters in golf.



I don’t think anyone believes us open is equal to Wimbledon do they ?

Rolland garros and Austrian open are pretty much on a level playing field as us open and even if some consider them slightly below, they are closer to us open than us open is to Wimbledon

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 2:33 pm
by Lukeem
Raps in 4 wrote:
TOStateofMind wrote:Its still the raptors by a large margin. Like mentioned we really may never see them win again for who knows how long. With Bianca it's not hard to see her win it again.


It's not a matter of whether she will win another title or not. It's the fact that she's the first Canadian in history to win a grand slam.


Sports story of the year... all the Jurassic parks popping up was more of a story than the us open, almost any other year bianca would be a heavy favourite the raptors run was just a massive story with too many moments

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 2:52 pm
by Jer15Jer
It's not even close and I'm a big tennis fan. Think of the impact the Raptor run had on the country vs Bianca's win. The whole country was galvanized over the team.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2019 9:24 pm
by will
Raps 'chip THE Canadian sports story of the year.
Bianca represented and did her thang - Raps are THE story.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:59 am
by gp2015
Lukeem wrote:
gp2015 wrote:
Lukeem wrote:Us open equivalent to eastern conference finals ?


Along with Wimbledon, U.S Open is the biggest tournament in tennis.

Similar to winning the Masters in golf.



I don’t think anyone believes us open is equal to Wimbledon do they ?

Rolland garros and Austrian open are pretty much on a level playing field as us open and even if some consider them slightly below, they are closer to us open than us open is to Wimbledon


In terms of prestige, I think it goes 1. Wimbleton 2. US Open. 3. AO/FO. I meant it more as Wimbleton and US Open are the top two majors in tennis but not necessarily equal.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:57 am
by tosi
Bianca because its more of a Canadian story.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:12 am
by RyderMike
Where the Raps have an advantage is the length of the run. People followed Bianca with her Rogers Cup and US Oppen wins, but more towards the end of each tournament (the final rounds) which is only a few days. The Raps held attention for a couple of months due to the nature of the playoffs.

On the other hand, Bianca has recency bias on her side. Raptors fever has died down especially with Kawhi gone. Heck, Leafs with the Marner contract situation is getting more attention than the defending champs

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:26 pm
by AreBe
The hockey myth industry (Never mind your TFS and RRSP make your kid a multi millionaire and cash out then! You need coaching, and camps, and all sorts of hockey tournaments. Fees, fees and fees is what makes hockey so important to us all!!) is challenged by basketball, unlike tennis, so I think tennis wins.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:36 pm
by idonk
TOStateofMind wrote:Its still the raptors by a large margin. Like mentioned we really may never see them win again for who knows how long. With Bianca it's not hard to see her win it again.


What does whether raps or bianca will win again have to do with this award? its about what was accomplished in 2019. The future has no bearing on this year's winner

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:56 pm
by LLJ
gp2015 wrote:
Lukeem wrote:
gp2015 wrote:
Along with Wimbledon, U.S Open is the biggest tournament in tennis.

Similar to winning the Masters in golf.



I don’t think anyone believes us open is equal to Wimbledon do they ?

Rolland garros and Austrian open are pretty much on a level playing field as us open and even if some consider them slightly below, they are closer to us open than us open is to Wimbledon


In terms of prestige, I think it goes 1. Wimbleton 2. US Open. 3. AO/FO. I meant it more as Wimbleton and US Open are the top two majors in tennis but not necessarily equal.


All the majors have the same competition, it's not like some top people sit one out in favour of another lol. At this point it's all about number of majors a person wins rather than winning THE major.

Wimbledon is the most famous because of its history, and how it's referenced so often in pop culture when talking tennis, but at the end of the day, prestige is about level of competition and all the majors are equally important. US Open is second oldest, French Open 3rd, then Austalian Open 4th. In general their prestige lines up with how long they've been around.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:19 am
by rapswestofthe6
gp2015 wrote:
Lukeem wrote:
gp2015 wrote:
Along with Wimbledon, U.S Open is the biggest tournament in tennis.

Similar to winning the Masters in golf.



I don’t think anyone believes us open is equal to Wimbledon do they ?

Rolland garros and Austrian open are pretty much on a level playing field as us open and even if some consider them slightly below, they are closer to us open than us open is to Wimbledon


In terms of prestige, I think it goes 1. Wimbleton 2. US Open. 3. AO/FO. I meant it more as Wimbleton and US Open are the top two majors in tennis but not necessarily equal.


Wimbledon was established in 1877, the US open was established in 1881, the French in 1891 and the Aussie open in 1905. All the majors are important but I would say the prestige would be ranked the same as the year they were established. Wimblelton 1, US Open 2, French 3 and Aussie 4.

In over a 100 years no Canadian man, or woman has won one of these majors until Bianca. What she did was pretty special given our lack of success to date. I wouldn't be bothered if either the Raptors or Bianca's win won the award. One was won by a Canadian, the other brought the country together.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:27 am
by whoknows
Since there is no Canadian in the Raptors team, it is hard to not give Bibi's win the Canadian story of the year.
She also has a chance to be followed by a lot more Canadians then Raptors, now that she is popular.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:32 am
by gp2015
whoknows wrote:Since there is no Canadian in the Raptors team, it is hard to not give Bibi's win the Canadian story of the year.
She also has a chance to be followed by a lot more Canadians then Raptors, now that she is popular.


Boucher is Canadian.

Re: Raptors a lock for Canadian sports story of the year?

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:01 am
by TheRealDeal
whoknows wrote:Since there is no Canadian in the Raptors team, it is hard to not give Bibi's win the Canadian story of the year.
She also has a chance to be followed by a lot more Canadians then Raptors, now that she is popular.


I've never understood this mentality. It doesn't matter if the players are Canadian. The **** TEAM is Canadian. Have some pride in your damn city