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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 3:47 PM
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Or non stop jerking off over a sports team, it's all good.
Glad to see you. It must get lonely in the CFL thread.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 3:52 PM
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My buddy spotted plant guy at the parade.



Looks like they're already at least an hour behind.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 3:57 PM
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I'm really hoping that the attention the Raptors bring to basketball will trickle down to the two domestic leagues we have in this country. More Raptors fans is great for the team, but more basketball fans would be great for the sport overall. And who knows, might make a second NBA team more feasible.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 4:00 PM
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And who knows, might make a second NBA team more feasible.
I'm assuming you mean a 2nd NBA team in Canada, and not Toronto - right?
A second team in Toronto would be pointless and would fail.
I can definitely see another team in Canada... Vancouver or Montreal.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 4:08 PM
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Glad to see you. It must get lonely in the CFL thread.
Not really, considering the CFL thread has lots of posts and views and is new every year unlike this thread. Always find it interesting that some people feel the need to shit on other sports, I've never said anything about the team or basketball here, just some people's over the top posts that invariably poop on other sports in their own community. I find that incroyable!
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 4:30 PM
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Basketball really is a global sport.
In a conversation my mother had with my Aunt in Italy, my aunt brought up the win.
She saw it on the news there and in the newspapers. She's 80+ and doesn't watch sports - but it was hard to avoid.

Toronto is considered the most multicultural city in the world, and this win really showcases that.
No doubt other leagues are looking at this as a very attractive attribute for expanding here.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 4:38 PM
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no doubt other leagues are looking at this as a very attractive attribute for expanding here.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 4:42 PM
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I'm assuming you mean a 2nd NBA team in Canada, and not Toronto - right?
A second team in Toronto would be pointless and would fail.
I can definitely see another team in Canada... Vancouver or Montreal.
Of course not a second team in Toronto.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 4:44 PM
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Of course not a second team in Toronto.
I don't think a second hockey team would even work in Toronto, just be like a poor relation after the initial few years.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 5:37 PM
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I thought Friday had a lot of no-shows, it's 3x worse today.
A lot of people showed up, worked for an hour or so - and then left their desks and still aren't back. A total write-off for many companies in the GTHA.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 5:40 PM
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Or non stop jerking off over a sports team, it's all good.
The Raptors just won the phreakin' championship, there are two million phreakin' people lining the parade route in Toronto today, people are a little bit, you know, phreakin' excited...but my apologies if this offends you and we aren't behaving with the level of decorum that you would find acceptable.

If this apology doesn't placate your delicate sensibilities, might I suggest fucking off? That way you could avoid getting splashed on while people are jerking off over their favourite team.
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Someone had a sign that read:

"Started from Bargnani, now we're here"
Ouch, that one burns. It's true, but that's harsh!
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 5:58 PM
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The live shots are insane. Easily 2+ million fans on the streets.

https://www.cp24.com/
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 6:01 PM
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Ouch, that one burns. It's true, but that's harsh!
Sometimes creativity hurts.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 6:02 PM
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while people are jerking off over their favourite team.
Not people, for the most part, just you and your creepy posts.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 6:03 PM
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The live shots are insane. Easily 2+ million fans on the streets.

https://www.cp24.com/
It really is insane.

The Jays had huge parades, but this feels at least 2x larger.
There are people who came in from other parts of the country and even other countries - just for this parade. Holy.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 6:10 PM
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It really is insane.

The Jays had huge parades, but this feels at least 2x larger.
There are people who came in from other parts of the country and even other countries - just for this parade. Holy.
These types of public sports gatherings are way more popular than they used to be. The whole getting together in a public place to watch the big game, mass turnouts for victory parades, that kind of thing. Much bigger than they used to be.

My dime store sociological theory is that with pro sports being less accessible than they used to be, this is how the masses who are into a sport but can't attend the games replace the feeling of being in the arena or stadium. You get to be part of something without having to have an exorbitantly priced ticket.

Hope everyone stays safe out there...
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 6:12 PM
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Ya I just got back from university/front and it was insane. I thought the 2 million estimate was a bit aggressive but I might believe it.
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I saw pictures of the cars parked on Gardiner Expressway on Facebook. Well done, TO! Grats!
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 6:19 PM
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congrats toronto, i think this is really your moment. good publicity for the city, i think the continent is looking your way.
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