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Old 06-17-2019, 03:59 PM   #3061
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Matt Devlin kind of embarrassed himself, imo. That "what a do!!!" after everything he said was absurd coming from a middle aged white guy.

Drake nailed it at the end there. "Thank you Ron Burgendy".
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:00 PM   #3062
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Anybody else put together all the clues. The five year thing by Lowry, him wearing his board man gets paid, and five haha's. He is signing for 5, book it .
4 haha's.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:03 PM   #3063
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Larry eating up what felt like 25m of mic time was a travesty, this thing was pretty poorly planned all around unfortunately . Loved watching the players (Freddy's) IG videos and such though, the 5 more years chant was great. Another video that catches more of the build up to that the fans are cheering one more year and Kawhi apparently asks "Only 1?" then Lowry and Uncle Dennis get them cheering five more years. I'll be surprised if he isn't back, Dennis seems to love the organisation (Masai in particular)
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:14 PM   #3064
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Larry eating up what felt like 25m of mic time was a travesty, this thing was pretty poorly planned all around unfortunately . Loved watching the players (Freddy's) IG videos and such though, the 5 more years chant was great. Another video that catches more of the build up to that the fans are cheering one more year and Kawhi apparently asks "Only 1?" then Lowry and Uncle Dennis get them cheering five more years. I'll be surprised if he isn't back, Dennis seems to love the organisation (Masai in particular)
Larry's brutal. You get the sense he feels like the media and fans should have him as the hero over all the management and players. It was hilarious on ABC during game 6 he had to be forced twice in two different situations in two minutes.

First Ibaka came over and literally ripped the trophy out of his hands with a "that's a enough of you hogging this thing" look, so he could give it Lowry. Then in the interview he basically tried to take over the presentation from Doris and ABC. "Where's Nick Nurse, bring him up here I want to talk to him". Doris finally basically pushed him away and said "hahaha, alright Larry, we'll talk to Nurse in a bit".
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:24 PM   #3065
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I had to get the train home so I missed the stage show after the player intros, but it looks like that was a good decision. The politicians and businessmen just don't get it. People don't like or care about them in this situation. If you want to rub elbows with athletes, take the back seat. Instead they got front row in something they weren't directly involved with. It honestly looks pathetic on the organization to allow such things but nobody stands up to the guys paying the bills. It would be really heroic of Drake to shame them for that. Anyway, I thought today lack of crowd control was great. It showed how crazy the city was for them and felt organic. I'm sure it was a longer day than necessary, but the barriers for crowd control seem so impersonal. This was cool and to accidentally, to some degree, textbook on how to do it.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:10 PM   #3066
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I agree that the Leafs would not be as big a deal, but primarily because a lot of hockey fans in Toronto are not even fans of the Maple Leafs. There are a lot of Habs fans and all the original six teams have a solid following.

Back when the Leafs were bad(fairly recently in fact)people filled up the arena to root for the other teams. They have never really had home support up to the standard of the other teams.
Yeah all those Florida Panther fans, Arizona Coyotes fans, Ottawa Senator fans, etc. really kept the Leafs afloat.

Hah! You are so wrong I'm not sure if you are just doing it on purpose.

It's more like the opposite and Leaf fan presence is so strong in North America that they help other building sellout.

Just look at when they play in Calgary, Ottawa, Buffalo, Florida, Tampa, Phoenix, and countless other places. Leaf fans outnumber the home team on most occasions!
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:07 PM   #3067
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4 haha's.
The Ah in the first one counts as one too! Let me go with it dammit!
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Yeah all those Florida Panther fans, Arizona Coyotes fans, Ottawa Senator fans, etc. really kept the Leafs afloat.

Hah! You are so wrong I'm not sure if you are just doing it on purpose.

It's more like the opposite and Leaf fan presence is so strong in North America that they help other building sellout.

Just look at when they play in Calgary, Ottawa, Buffalo, Florida, Tampa, Phoenix, and countless other places. Leaf fans outnumber the home team on most occasions!
Many Leaf fans do move and start a new life in many other cities, that says nothing about the hockey fans in Toronto though. They tend to be general hockey fans first and maybe Leaf fans second. They also tend to be a corporate crowd. Have you have been to many games at the Gardens or the ACC?

I seem to remember that many of the ethnic groups in general preferred the Habs, and the maritimers were Bruins fans. I played minor hockey in Downsview and Willowdale for years and I would say no more then 60-70 percent of hockey people even rooted for the Leafs(these are the guys that can afford tickets today). In contrast 99.9 percent of BB fans would root for the Raptors.

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Yeah all those Florida Panther fans, Arizona Coyotes fans, Ottawa Senator fans, etc. really kept the Leafs afloat.

Hah! You are so wrong I'm not sure if you are just doing it on purpose.

It's more like the opposite and Leaf fan presence is so strong in North America that they help other building sellout.

Just look at when they play in Calgary, Ottawa, Buffalo, Florida, Tampa, Phoenix, and countless other places. Leaf fans outnumber the home team on most occasions!
The Leafs play here one time a year...Flames season ticket holders cash in. Its not like the Flames need the Leafs to sell out. They are an original six team...one of two from Canada. Sure they have fans, congrats...that is what happens when your team has been around for 1000 years and your city has a large population. (many who moved out west for a better life)
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Many Leaf fans do move and start a new life in many other cities, that says nothing about the hockey fans in Toronto though. They tend to be general hockey fans first and maybe Leaf fans second. They also tend to be a corporate crowd. Have you have been to many games at the Gardens or the ACC?

I seem to remember that many of the ethnic groups in general preferred the Habs, and the maritimers were Bruins fans. I played minor hockey in Downsview and Willowdale for years and I would say no more then 60-70 percent of hockey people even rooted for the Leafs(these are the guys that can afford tickets today). In contrast 99.9 percent of BB fans would root for the Raptors.
You said people.filled up the Leafs arena cheering for the other team. I cannot think of this ever happening in my lifetime. Sure there may be pockets of the opposition team but nothing like when the Leafs play in Buffalo or Ottawa where they take over the entire arena.

The Raps fans are on the whole louder and more energetic for sure overall.

But you're kidding yourself if you think a Leafs parade would be smaller than what we witnessed yesterday with the Raps.

Huge amounts of people from Ontario would travel to Toronto for the parade. Plus you'd get the diehards flying back from all over Canada and the world. It would be insane.
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