Don't care one way or the other about their name, but I loved their older logo/jersey combo:
I think if they change it, it'll be to Huskies:
Lots of people seem to like that name for them
Tim Leiweke: On potentially changing the Raptors’ name: “We’re definitely going to take a look at it. It doesn’t mean we’re committed to it. It means it’s a good conversation. I saw those generic uniforms today in the paper. … That won’t be the uniform, by the way. I can assure you of that. I think we need to have this conversation."
This would be kinda no-news, but since we're about to go through a name-change ourselves, and the Pelicans are about to hatch, I'm just wondering if you guys have any ideas!?!
Huskies? Mounties? Bobcats? (lol-jk.)
BTW; I dont mind the Raptors name, it's very 1995 - post-Jurassic Park.... I guess that is why the dont like it that much
Love huskies. Had one as a pet, great dog, solid team name.
I grew up in the 90's and changing the Toronto Raptor's to any other name would be like The Vancouver Grizzlies moving to.....
Canada. Doesn't matter.
I love the Raptor's name...but I also like the Huskies.
I really hope they don't change the name, I always thought they had one of the more unique and cooler names in the NBA...the old purple jerseys posted above were so cool to me as a child. Hope they don't change it honestly, anything else would be so blah compared to the Raptors and the original logo
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I think the "raptors" name is awful, as have been almost all of their jerseys. I've been hoping they'd change to the huskies for quite a while, I think they're 80-90% of the way to having really, really solid jerseys with those alternates, as well. I wouldn't mind a white/dark blue/light blue scheme for them.
they should just change the mascot to a flock of raptor birds. maybe a big ass eagle, a hawk, an owl, falcon all swooping in for a talon strike.
i agree the raptors thing has always been incredibly dated and just plain gay. sorry jared dudley, it just is.
(this sentence was approved by jason collins via a twitter reachout)
I like the Raptors name, but their name was influenced by Jurassic Park. They are on a par with the former NHL team that was born out of a movie - The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. They changed to the Anaheim Ducks, I personally preferred their previous name and logo, but they changed their name to try and move on from their days as a team being born out of a movie. So perhaps Toronto want to move away from the Raptors name to something different.
I'd keep it. But they are more than happy to take the Bobcats name!
I think Raptors is even dumber than Bobcats. I hope they change it to anything else!
I have to admit it, those old raptors' jerseys were the most bad-assed jerseys out there, I didn't like the name though. Even if it's based on Jurassic park, it's still a meaningless name, and I like to see that changed. The problem is: what are their options? The only one I can think of is the Huskies.. Any other name would sound silly (it's Canada after all).