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Toronto Raptors to get an overhaul? Maybe name change as well?

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Maybe they could change from the Raptors to...

*Sunglasses*

...the Toronto Saurus.

My God, this veal is delicious!

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Am I wrong if a say they choosed "Raptors" in an era where everything "dinosaurs" was , say fashion?

Isnt it the same time Jurassic Park was the top movie?

I'm not sure, just asking.

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Am I wrong if a say they choosed "Raptors" in an era where everything "dinosaurs" was , say fashion?

Isnt it the same time Jurassic Park was the top movie?

I'm not sure, just asking.

Well yeah it was influenced by Jurassic Park, but didn't they discover a velociraptor skeleton near Toronto or somewhere in Ontario?

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So, I've seen a lot of y'all say "Raptors" is a bad "identity". (In the interest of semantics, are y'all referring to the nickname itself, or their current visual identity?)

I know it's easy to be subjective about aesthetics and just say "I don't like it", but what I haven't seen anyone say is why it's a bad name/identity—and the "whys" is the whole key point of discussion. (And if a connection to Jurassic Park is the best one can come up with for not liking it, then really...that ain't saying too much.)

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So, I've seen a lot of y'all say "Raptors" is a bad "identity". (In the interest of semantics, are y'all referring to the nickname itself, or their current visual identity?)

I know it's easy to be subjective about aesthetics and just say "I don't like it", but what I haven't seen anyone say is why it's a bad name/identity—and the "whys" is the whole key point of discussion. (And if a connection to Jurassic Park is the best one can come up with for not liking it, then really...that ain't saying too much.)

Mostly referring to the nickname itself and what it represents. 'Raptors' sounds bad, the dino is silly. Red/black/white doesn't stand out, since it's used by 3 other teams that are much more popular and iconic than the Raptors are. As a whole I think animal nicknames are really lazy, with few exceptions.

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My choice would be to premote the canadian forces uniform to full use and renaming the team the Toronto Force. It would be a unique look as they would be the only pro sports team to wear camouflage as a full time thing.

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So, I've seen a lot of y'all say "Raptors" is a bad "identity". (In the interest of semantics, are y'all referring to the nickname itself, or their current visual identity?)

I know it's easy to be subjective about aesthetics and just say "I don't like it", but what I haven't seen anyone say is why it's a bad name/identity—and the "whys" is the whole key point of discussion. (And if a connection to Jurassic Park is the best one can come up with for not liking it, then really...that ain't saying too much.)

Mostly referring to the nickname itself and what it represents. 'Raptors' sounds bad, the dino is silly. Red/black/white doesn't stand out, since it's used by 3 other teams that are much more popular and iconic than the Raptors are. As a whole I think animal nicknames are really lazy, with few exceptions.

They should rebrand as the the Toronto Rappers. They sound very similar which is an easy audible transition but it would really feed off of the synergy of the NBA and hip hop culture. Not to mention that rasta/rapping sensation Snow, famous for the hit single "Informer" happens to be Canadian so you have instant tie ins with the community working for you from the outset. This whole package would really invigorate the fan base with a new enthusiasm for the sport of professional American basketball.

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Welcome to the floor your Toronto Tuques!

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Welcome to the floor your Toronto Tuques!

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Even I don't get that one. Stop pole-Ing?

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Welcome to the floor your Toronto Tuques!

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Even I don't get that one. Stop pole-Ing?

You're almost there. Stop (middle image is a fence with a fence POST) Ing lol.

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Personally, I LOVE the Raptors name. I think a change away from it would take away the ONLY interesting thing the team has going for it.

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How's about the "Toronto Maple Leafs?" That way, they'll join the legion of cities with multiple teams of the same name (NY Giants and STL Cardinals when the former had the baseball team and the latter had the football team).

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I've always loved the Raptors name, but have never been a fan of the use of a dinosaur. If I had the choice, bear with me on this, I would change their logo to a bird of prey, since Raptors can typically refer to those as well. This would give great flexibility in what to use: Eagles, Falcons, Vultures, Kites, Harriers, Owls, etc...

Lots of room for creativity there. However, now that New Orleans is the Pelicans, that could make it so there are too many teams with bird logos.

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Am I wrong if a say they choosed "Raptors" in an era where everything "dinosaurs" was , say fashion?

Yep. It should be "I" and "chose". You're welcome.

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How's about the "Toronto Maple Leafs?" That way, they'll join the legion of cities with multiple teams of the same name (NY Giants and STL Cardinals when the former had the baseball team and the latter had the football team).

What was once acceptable back at the turn of the century wouldn't fly today. I'm not opposed to giving the Raptors a blue and white identity to tie into the Leafs from a branding perspective, but they shouldn't outright call themselves the Maple Leafs.

I've always loved the Raptors name, but have never been a fan of the use of a dinosaur. If I had the choice, bear with me on this, I would change their logo to a bird of prey, since Raptors can typically refer to those as well. This would give great flexibility in what to use: Eagles, Falcons, Vultures, Kites, Harriers, Owls, etc...

Lots of room for creativity there. However, now that New Orleans is the Pelicans, that could make it so there are too many teams with bird logos.

Sorry, I never liked this idea. The world of pro sports has enough "birds of prey" identities as-is. The dinosaur connection works, in my opinion. It's not traditional, but there's nothing wrong with it in and of itself. It's just that the (rarely used) primary logo is a bit goofy.

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How's about the "Toronto Maple Leafs?" That way, they'll join the legion of cities with multiple teams of the same name (NY Giants and STL Cardinals when the former had the baseball team and the latter had the football team).

They already have that with the Toronto Maple Leafs Intercounty Baseball team.

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