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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#81 » by icoholic » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:28 am

xAIRNESSx wrote:
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xAIRNESSx wrote:I hope the federal government doesn't pull the same nonsense that they did with the Jays.

There won't be fans, what is the risk to the general public?


How was it nonsense? Why are sports above all?


Because I think it's important to maintain some semblance of normalcy during these unprecedented times. These are beloved teams.

I vote liberal but was very happy when Doug Ford said he had no issue with the Jays playing in Toronto. As soon as I heard it would be the Federal Government's call, I knew they would be against it.

And lets be real, it's not because of the risk. It's because they're liberal and don't want to make an exception because someone might think it's unfair that only the most popular sports teams are allowed to play.


Do you realize that a majority of the population doesn't really give a hoot about sports? Nevermind that there wasn't going to be fans at the SkyDome anyway... so fans were free to watch on TV. I don't think home-field advantage matters on TV.

Secondly, it would be unfair for professional sports to be regulated differently than any other businesses. Thankfully the St Louis Cardinals didn't visit Toronto this year.
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#82 » by xAIRNESSx » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:29 am

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xAIRNESSx wrote:I hope the federal government doesn't pull the same nonsense that they did with the Jays.

There won't be fans, what is the risk to the general public?


The risk is the all the teams coming to the city - presumably staying at hotels, visiting restaurants, and other... ermm... establishments, taking taxis, and generally fraternizing with the locals.


I would guess hotels have procedures in place to minimize the risk to their staff. Indoor dining is restricted, strip clubs are closed, I would assume you have to wear a mask while taking a taxi. The restrictions are only going to get stricter the more we move into winter.

Like I said earlier in this thread, I don't think it's worth orphaning our teams to decrease the risk by a fraction of a percent.
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#83 » by xAIRNESSx » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:31 am

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xAIRNESSx wrote:
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How was it nonsense? Why are sports above all?


Because I think it's important to maintain some semblance of normalcy during these unprecedented times. These are beloved teams.

I vote liberal but was very happy when Doug Ford said he had no issue with the Jays playing in Toronto. As soon as I heard it would be the Federal Government's call, I knew they would be against it.

And lets be real, it's not because of the risk. It's because they're liberal and don't want to make an exception because someone might think it's unfair that only the most popular sports teams are allowed to play.


Do you realize that a majority of the population doesn't really give a hoot about sports?

Secondly, it would be unfair for professional sports to be regulated differently than any other businesses. Thankfully the St Louis Cardinals didn't visit Toronto this year.


Because we'd be in a much worse position if the Cardinals came to Toronto?
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#86 » by icoholic » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:54 am

xAIRNESSx wrote:
icoholic wrote:
xAIRNESSx wrote:
Because I think it's important to maintain some semblance of normalcy during these unprecedented times. These are beloved teams.

I vote liberal but was very happy when Doug Ford said he had no issue with the Jays playing in Toronto. As soon as I heard it would be the Federal Government's call, I knew they would be against it.

And lets be real, it's not because of the risk. It's because they're liberal and don't want to make an exception because someone might think it's unfair that only the most popular sports teams are allowed to play.


Do you realize that a majority of the population doesn't really give a hoot about sports?

Secondly, it would be unfair for professional sports to be regulated differently than any other businesses. Thankfully the St Louis Cardinals didn't visit Toronto this year.


Because we'd be in a much worse position if the Cardinals came to Toronto?


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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#87 » by xAIRNESSx » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:05 am

icoholic wrote:
xAIRNESSx wrote:
icoholic wrote:
Do you realize that a majority of the population doesn't really give a hoot about sports?

Secondly, it would be unfair for professional sports to be regulated differently than any other businesses. Thankfully the St Louis Cardinals didn't visit Toronto this year.


Because we'd be in a much worse position if the Cardinals came to Toronto?


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Knew you wouldn't have a logical response to that. Maybe you should go hide in your basement until there's a vaccine. :lol:
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#89 » by Syd-TK3 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:24 am

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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#90 » by Vaclac » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:26 am

We should offer to play in Rockford next year in exchange for a hometown discount from FVV.
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#91 » by Vaclac » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:28 am

In all seriousness they actually should pick a zero income tax state if there won't be fans anyway. May as well be nice to the players.
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#92 » by dalton749 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:41 am

The league would be smart to try somewhere that they are considering expanding to. It’s a risk free trial run plus it would be cool to gain more future fans from a random US city due to the 1 year honeymoon.
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#93 » by beanbag » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:18 am

xAIRNESSx wrote:
Lateral Quicks wrote:
xAIRNESSx wrote:I hope the federal government doesn't pull the same nonsense that they did with the Jays.

There won't be fans, what is the risk to the general public?


The risk is the all the teams coming to the city - presumably staying at hotels, visiting restaurants, and other... ermm... establishments, taking taxis, and generally fraternizing with the locals.


I would guess hotels have procedures in place to minimize the risk to their staff. Indoor dining is restricted, strip clubs are closed, I would assume you have to wear a mask while taking a taxi. The restrictions are only going to get stricter the more we move into winter.

Like I said earlier in this thread, I don't think it's worth orphaning our teams to decrease the risk by a fraction of a percent.


Honestly, what do you care where they play when no one is going to be allowed in the arena anyway? Whether they play in Toronto, Kentucky, or Timbuktu, you can watch them on TV the same way.
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#94 » by Salted Meat » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:30 am

If the border is still closed, it's because the threat of Covid in the U.S. is still very real.

If that's the case, I can't see the NBA existing in its usual format where teams travel from city to city. If Covid is still prevalent in America, I can easily see them going back to a bubble format, but maybe with the possibility of having limited fans socially distanced behind plexiglass.
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#95 » by Raptors_128 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:01 am

Imagine we played in San Diego. That would be hilarious.
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#96 » by icoholic » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:05 pm

beanbag wrote:
xAIRNESSx wrote:
Lateral Quicks wrote:
The risk is the all the teams coming to the city - presumably staying at hotels, visiting restaurants, and other... ermm... establishments, taking taxis, and generally fraternizing with the locals.


I would guess hotels have procedures in place to minimize the risk to their staff. Indoor dining is restricted, strip clubs are closed, I would assume you have to wear a mask while taking a taxi. The restrictions are only going to get stricter the more we move into winter.

Like I said earlier in this thread, I don't think it's worth orphaning our teams to decrease the risk by a fraction of a percent.


Honestly, what do you care where they play when no one is going to be allowed in the arena anyway? Whether they play in Toronto, Kentucky, or Timbuktu, you can watch them on TV the same way.


He is not a bright fellow.

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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#97 » by xAIRNESSx » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:34 pm

icoholic wrote:
beanbag wrote:
xAIRNESSx wrote:
I would guess hotels have procedures in place to minimize the risk to their staff. Indoor dining is restricted, strip clubs are closed, I would assume you have to wear a mask while taking a taxi. The restrictions are only going to get stricter the more we move into winter.

Like I said earlier in this thread, I don't think it's worth orphaning our teams to decrease the risk by a fraction of a percent.


Honestly, what do you care where they play when no one is going to be allowed in the arena anyway? Whether they play in Toronto, Kentucky, or Timbuktu, you can watch them on TV the same way.


He is not a bright fellow.


From the guy replying with personal attacks and emojis. :lol:
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#98 » by ItsDanger » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:52 pm

This was available for a while now but working out details does take time. Could impact Raptors as this was their biggest hurdle. Crossing border to US might be easier, it was coming back here and the opposing teams.

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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#99 » by icoholic » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:05 am

xAIRNESSx wrote:
icoholic wrote:
beanbag wrote:
Honestly, what do you care where they play when no one is going to be allowed in the arena anyway? Whether they play in Toronto, Kentucky, or Timbuktu, you can watch them on TV the same way.


He is not a bright fellow.


From the guy replying with personal attacks and emojis. :lol:


Dude.... you're an idiot about basketball and an enormous idiot about the world. You continually try to take over threads with your idiotic political rants.

It's always amazing how you keyboard retards are always so offended by "personal attacks" after dealing out personal attacks.

However, the idiot moderators like Duffman, who is hated by nearly everyone on RealGM let's this **** go. (I have 6 other accounts, ban this if you want Duffman).

This board has become a toilet bowl of stupid, and I blame the moderators. How the **** is Duffman allowed to control anything?
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Re: Where will Raptors play next year if border still closed 

Post#100 » by xAIRNESSx » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:18 am

icoholic wrote:
xAIRNESSx wrote:
icoholic wrote:
He is not a bright fellow.


From the guy replying with personal attacks and emojis. :lol:


Dude.... you're an idiot about basketball and an enormous idiot about the world. You continually try to take over threads with your idiotic political rants.

It's always amazing how you keyboard retards are always so offended by "personal attacks" after dealing out personal attacks.

However, the idiot moderators like Duffman, who is hated by nearly everyone on RealGM let's this **** go. (I have 6 other accounts, ban this if you want Duffman).

This board has become a toilet bowl of stupid, and I blame the moderators. How the **** is Duffman allowed to control anything?


Real mature bro.

Look at our exchange in this thread. I make the point that the government is against making an exception due to fairness, which you for some reiterate.

I could then choose to either address your assertion about the majority of Canadians not caring about sports or the nonsense you added about the Cardinals.

What point were you even trying to make with that? Did the Cards even travel after they tested positive? I ask a legitimate question about how much worse it would've made the things up here (since that is your supposed concern) and you throw a hissy fit.
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