We all like to think that Toronto has come a long way as a basketball city. There are many more knowledgeable people in the fan base and here on the internet. Yet all of those people have to endure the fact that we have moronic fans that are more concerned about if they get a free slice of pizza then a much needed win? How on earth can we expect people to take this city seriously as a basketball fan base? I have no idea what the players think about it. However if it were me I would be embarrassed by it.
I posted my displeasure on Twitter and got some responses. The best one I got suggested that the Raps should make the give away for when the Raptors hold the other team under a 100 points. They also suggested it should be for free Chinese food. That part was humorous but the first part I agree with. If you are going to keep this promotion with Pizza Pizza make it about something positive. This team has had it's challenges on D and average well above giving up 100 points so make it about stopping teams. If 100 is to high a number make it 90.
When it comes to all those people that cheered for the Pizza I hope it was worth it. When this team misses the playoffs in April, if they do, make sure you do not complain because you got your Pizza. It is insulting to the true fans of this team and this sport when this happens. It is one thing when fans boo Vince Carter but it is another when fans cheer for a slice of Pizza. It is safe to assume that everyone that was at the game paid at the least 10 times the value of that pizza to go. It is likely more than that but I am not going to take the time to do the math. Point is if you can afford to go to a game there is a pretty good chance you can afford a slice of pizza. While true fans are concerned about Playoffs and Wins...some are more into Cheese and Pepperoni. How pathetic is that? About has pathetic as the effort the Raptors put in last night in a loss to the Wizards.
The Raps now hit the road to Atlanta were they have to beg to get fans. I will gladly take those hardcore Hawk fans to be Raps fans over those fans that would like to cheer for Pizza. Maybe we can deport those fans to Atlanta they will have you because they are desperate for any fans. Where as in my mind we can do with out you. There are enough "Real" fans that you are not required. So instead of wasting your money on a Raptors ticket go by 10 slices of pizza and save us all the bother of having to deal with your stupidity.
I have even let it impact on me by wasting space having to make an issue of this. We should be talking about how on earth does the team get better. Should Amir Johnson be a starter and have Andrea take a seat? Will Jose Calderon ever be good again? Should Jay Triano be worried about his job? But were not talking about the game that I work my butt off to cover each day. No were talking about Pizza...not a game...Pizza.
By the way that reminds me....Welcome back to the NBA AI...Be thankful people are talking about Practice and not PIZZA!!!
Oh and I will be live blogging the Hawks and Raps for The Score...safe to say it will not be a Pizza Party but hopefully it will be fun. Raps are in very tough to get a win tonight. But at least it will not be a loss in front of a full house in the ATL.