Eric Smith

My guesstimate at fans in detroit now stands at close to 500. #rtz #raptors #WeTheNorth

Doug Smith

We're here talking Raptors-Pistons if you want to stop by: thestar.com/sports/raptors…

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors new primary logo will be the one with red circle, silver ball, white lettering, black background. Black/gold version is alternate

Josh Lewenberg

Amir on Masai: "That shows you he's all in. He's 100% about this team and winning. To have a GM do something like that, that's unheard of"

Josh Lewenberg

Masai & members of front office surprised a bus of Raps fans, riding with them to the game in Detroit tonight - singing, trivia, free shirts

Josh Lewenberg

Amir was surprised to hear he'll be playing in his 400th game as a Raptor tonight. "Is it? 400? Wow. Its a blessing, 6 years w/ the Raptors"

Eric Smith

Masai Ujiri signing autographs in detroit. #rtz #raptors #WeTheNorth http://t.co/PqdklXR6o1

Ryan Wolstat

Of course someone else said: “They stole Vince Carter, we stole their logo."

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors staffers, including Masai, seem confident that once fans see the new jerseys (in the summer) everyone will come around to new look

Josh Lewenberg

Consensus in locker room - most players dont seem to have a strong opinion on logo, one way or another. Say colors/uniforms more important

Ryan Wolstat

Landry Fields is a fan of the new logo. James Johnson too. Amir Johnson didn’t seem to care one way or the other. Some said meh.

Ryan Wolstat

Masai also said there were two buses to Detroit. Part-way he boarded the second bus and the fans “went nuts.” Did a Q-and-A.

Ryan Wolstat

Masai told us once you see the uniforms, it doesn’t look anything like Brooklyn’s design.

Josh Lewenberg

Hearing the "claw" in the basketball of new logo, which I thought was strangely wavy, is actually "claw scratch marks". Okay then

Ryan Wolstat

Hey, the Raptors logo has claw marks on it, not an arthritic claw. Just clarifying

Eric Smith

I would guesstimate there are already about 200 #raptors fans inside the Palace. It's gonna be loud in here -- pro-Toronto. #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

Patrick Patterson signs a Canadian flag at the Palace http://t.co/Q9y6Xtk1zG

Ryan Wolstat

Would say 80% of the fans here at Palace early are Raptors fans

Josh Lewenberg

Casey said he'll wear whatever they give him. Didn't seem too concerned about the new logo. Said he hadn't seen it.

Ryan Wolstat

Asked Casey about logo: "Did we get a new logo?" the man is dialed in. Hadn't seen it

Eric Smith

Hear tonight's #raptors VS #pistons game on @fan590 at 730pm ET with @paul__jones & yours truly. Pre game at 7pm ET. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

Going to get reaction from Raptors on new logo. First one from DeMar DeRozan was a shrug

Ryan Wolstat

Pat Patterson hinted at this today 2 RT @Marc J. Spears: Kendrick Perkins says Rondo wanted out of Boston. yhoo.it/1CewGI0/s/7RUo

Patrick Patterson

What is your honest opinion on the #Raptors new logo?

Landry Fields

Will miss the The Colbert Report... @DrewShiller @GLiffmann thanks for the introduction years ago! #CollegeAvenueCrew

Eric Koreen

So, yeah: gold and silver, too. RT @Toronto Raptors: Now that we've got your attention... http://t.co/K58y8rSGlZ

Eric Koreen

JV remains terrible at hiding his emotions, which is both endearing and perhaps not ideal.

Eric Koreen

Re-reading my Oct. 2012 profile of JV. "Sometimes I get pissed off at myself because I'm not doing well on the court or in life."

Eric Koreen

Opinion on branding.

Payal Doshi

So #Toronto do you like the new #Raptors logo? #WeTheNorth http://t.co/2jbZvUnSDu

Eric Koreen

Personally, I thought Raptors should have ditched name and adopted city's fiercest creature. thestar.com/content/dam/th…

Eric Koreen

All that's missing is the elderly roster and crippling salary cap issues! #Raptors #Nets

Ryan Wolstat

Masai is on a bus to Detroit with Raptors fans apparently. Pretty unique.

Josh Lewenberg

Masai, ahead of 2013-14 season: "You can have the best name, worst name, you can have any colours if you have the right basketball players"

Ryan Wolstat

My apologies. Heading straight to Twitter jail.

Ryan Wolstat

Twitter seems to think Drake/the Raptors were Doing it Wrong re: re-brand.

Ryan Wolstat

Shake Shack FTW RT @Eric Koreen: There's no way we're avoiding Raps-Nets first-round rematch, now.

Josh Lewenberg

Nothing says "We the North" quite like an assist from our friends to the Southeast, right?

Ryan Wolstat

Like always, the answer is $$$$ as to why the Raptors logo is similar to Brooklyn’s. Nets have made tons of $$$ with re-design...

Eric Koreen

There's no way we're avoiding Raps-Nets first-round rematch, now.

Ryan Wolstat

What’s wrong with Twitter? How has nobody photoshopped Bargnani’s face onto the new logo yet?

Ryan Wolstat

More on the #Raptors re-brand being revealed a bit earlier than originally planned: torontosun.com/2014/12/19/new…

Josh Lewenberg

Dont mind logo in & of itself but similarity to Brooklyn's, especially given timing (7months after emotional playoff series) is embarrassing

Ryan Wolstat

We interrupt this logo discussion for … mini-Woj Bomb

Ryan Wolstat

Jurassic Park the book was fantastic though.

Ryan Wolstat

Setting myself up for some venom, but never loved the name or the red dinosaur or even Jurassic Park the movie, so, this is fine.

Eric Koreen

Now, carry on with your day, as if that's possible in this brave new world.

Eric Koreen

Last bit on logo: one they release today is black and white, but red will be involved. Unsure about use of OVO gold, but possible.

Ryan Wolstat

The Raptors appear to be having some fun, but the correct version is the red version of the logo.

Ryan Wolstat

Also, Sid Lee did the re-design (same as We the North) Drake was “one voice on it.” Consulted. So not fair to say it’s Drake’s logo.

Ryan Wolstat

Uniforms, other elements and colours will be out in new year, but nothing for sale until next fall.

Josh Lewenberg

Similarities between Raptors new logo & Nets most recent redesign. Will be interesting to see what they do w/ new uniforms, coming in summer

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors say it wasn’t ideal to release it now, but as it goes through trademark process, someone would have found out and revealed it.

Ryan Wolstat

Claw/dinosaur will still be brought out for retro occasions, but this is new primary starting next season. http://t.co/lGBlMQxwKm

Eric Koreen

FWIW, the Raptors have re-posted it on their FB page with a white circle, not a red circle, around logo.

Eric Koreen

Sorry, there's some confusion on whether the red circle is part of it. Trying to sort it out. #logogate

Eric Smith

Confirmed: the #Raptors new logo. Expect red & silver components too. Uniforms revealed in summer, after draft. #RTZ http://t.co/0wE5GIvEW2

Eric Koreen

Like, early 2015. RT @YRahamaan: @Eric Koreen new year you mean next season or January?

Eric Koreen

Always and forever. RT @i_am_joey: @Eric Koreen with the new logo and colours, will you still refer them as the 'TOPES?

Eric Koreen

Can confirm that is the new logo. Expect uniforms and a full colour scheme in the new year. http://t.co/G7H9pvZGl1

Ryan Wolstat

Fair RT @scott_stinson: Considering that this team remains named for an ill-timed hit movie, I think you take what you can get, logo wise.

Ryan Wolstat

"To get him out of our division is a major plus for us as a team.” - Lou Williams on Rondo. Added Rondo will elevate Monta’s game.

Raptors Dance Pak

That's our #Rizzy #Raptor! #Raptors face the #Pistons in Detroit tonight! #ontheroad #wethenorth #nba… instagram.com/p

Ryan Wolstat

The colour differentiates it from the Brooklyn Nets logo. Too similar black and white.

Ryan Wolstat

Guess the black and gold didn’t test well.

Ryan Wolstat

So, Drake said you’d be floored, are you?

Ryan Wolstat

No word yet on if this will be primary logo, but that seemed to be Drake’s insinuation the other day: #Raptors http://t.co/w9XfESUAlZ

Ryan Wolstat

Here it is RT @_Marc_W: the facebook page had a colour version but took it down http://t.co/ze47bjcglK

Ryan Wolstat

That is indeed the Raptors re-brand, but will be more colourful. Not sure if in stores in time for Christmas.

Doug Smith

Let the re-brand begin: New Raptors look includes this; has red and silver in it, I'm told. Wow, that's ugly though: youtube.com/watch?v=wUQnl_…

Ryan Wolstat

As 2014 ends, re-listening to some interviews. Bruno’s reaction to first appearance was great: “Feel butter-flying in my stomach."

Ryan Wolstat

Probably like it better than Brooklyn’s rebrand, but awfully similar.

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Raptors at Pistons, game-day Dino-bytes on.thestar.com/1H44N6b

Eric Koreen

If they re-design @the_raptor, I revolt.

Ryan Wolstat

Drake’s rebrand complete? http://t.co/xg7gVtP7uX

Eric Koreen

Anyway, those are my opinions on a logo that may or may not be meaningful/official.

Eric Koreen

That said, I like that it's simple and minimalistic, although it's awfully reminiscent of Brooklyn's scheme.

Eric Koreen

Also, releasing a new logo on the Friday before many are set to go on Christmas vacation would be kind of bizarre.

Eric Smith

Thank you, lol. MT @JasonLuscombe Xmas is now complete. Just picked up "From Brooklyn to Toronto" Xmas album w/ @Eric Smith - Legendary!

Eric Koreen

You have all changed the game forever. Congrats.

Eric Koreen

Alas, I have to dispute that "We The North", quote, "changed the game forever."

Eric Koreen

New #WeTheNorth ad seems to, although I cannot confirm this, display new Raps logo: youtube.com/watch?v=wUQnl_…

Paul Jones

Look out Pistons fans #Raptors fans gonna be loud and proud at the Palace of Auburn Hills tonight #rtz

Paul Jones

From JRusin TV stat man #Raptors 12-0 when opp under 100 pts. Only GSW & Was better at (15-0) #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

Casey said don’t overlook the Boston angle of Rondo deal. Wright is a huge addition.

Eric Koreen

Comfort the afflicted and afflict the filthy podcast-loving masses!

Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan still not close to returning

Ryan Wolstat

Took four tries but Kyle Lowry eventually answered a question about Rondo. Like other Raptors said division takes a hit with him gone.

Eric Koreen

My favourite part of 2014 was using "ooofta" in conversation for two weeks after watching Fargo.

Lindsay

Making my ugly Xmas sweater is so fun

Eric Koreen

Glad that all of these Rondo pieces are "worth my time," but I have none today, so please start writing crappy pieces.

Tom Liston

Vancouver firm @BuildDirect raises $50 million to create ‘iTunes for home renovation’ ow.ly/Gb47I BD is @diffcap portfolio co.

Payal Doshi

Happy birthday to one of my favourite producer’s for the @Phoenix Suns @badlhoch! Have a great day!