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12 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

You know what? The Toronto Raptors might need a US base.

It worked out well for the Toronto Blue Jays. One problem if it came to pass is the scheduling of the arena for the basketball team and the hockey games for numerous teams. 

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21 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

You know what? The Toronto Raptors might need a US base.

 

8 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

I was thinking the same thing.  Especially since it like like the NBA is going to start its season before Xmas.  

 

4 minutes ago, JohnC said:

It worked out well for the Toronto Blue Jays. One problem if it came to pass is the scheduling of the arena for the basketball team and the hockey games for numerous teams. 

The Blue Jays were stuck here because Pennsylvania and Maryland wouldn't take them and all of MLB was not allowing fans anyway.

The Raptors would be more likely to go to a city in a state that is allowing limited in-person attendance.  Pittsburgh comes to mind.

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2 hours ago, Scottysabres said:

Here's to hoping Buffalo is that Hub spot. It would be good for the exposure, at least, we all tell ourselves that every time one of these "pick Buffalo, pick Buffalo" scenarios shows up. And it seems nice, until......

Some personality shits all over the city or region in an interview or social platform comments. That's when the angry mom protecting her child syndrome kicks in, or so it seems anyways.

But still, I'd like Buffalo to be a Hub city.

Enter Bon Jovi.

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10 minutes ago, Eleven said:

 

 

The Blue Jays were stuck here because Pennsylvania and Maryland wouldn't take them and all of MLB was not allowing fans anyway.

The Raptors would be more likely to go to a city in a state that is allowing limited in-person attendance.  Pittsburgh comes to mind.

I agree with you that the Blue Jays ended up in Buffalo as a last resort location. But the point is that it worked out well for the organization. 

With respect to allowing attendance in basketball I'm not sure that those approvals can be assumed at this point because the infection rate numbers are still rising for most locations. 

And it should be noted that revenue from the limited attendance is not the central focus. The focus is on having games and clawing some money back from the more lucrative TV contracts

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Buffalo is a perfect hub. There's 2 NHL rinks to help the ice surface. There's 2 hotels right there plus 3 more a short tram ride away. There's the practice rink. The Sabres redid a bunch of the arena facilities only a few years ago. There's Seneca One that's being renovated if teams need office space. The only question is will NY allow it, will they allow any fans

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3 hours ago, Eleven said:

 

 

The Blue Jays were stuck here because Pennsylvania and Maryland wouldn't take them and all of MLB was not allowing fans anyway.

The Raptors would be more likely to go to a city in a state that is allowing limited in-person attendance.  Pittsburgh comes to mind.

 

Looks like the Raptors players nixed Louisville as a temporary home.

https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2914797-report-raptors-didnt-want-to-play-in-louisville-after-breonna-taylor-shooting.amp.html

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12 hours ago, SwampD said:

I’m never going to buy into your, “just open it up and let the stupid fat American idiots die since they were going to anyway.”

I lost all respect for Wyld a long time ago. 

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4 hours ago, Doohickie said:

I lost all respect for Wyld a long time ago. 

I have not. Just because I disagree with someone doesn’t mean I don’t respect them.

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On 10/23/2020 at 11:25 PM, Eleven said:

 

So you saw the above and did nothing about it.  Not surprising.

Any thoughts on Section 230 changes and how they might affect every corner of the Internet, even here?

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1 hour ago, PASabreFan said:

Any thoughts on Section 230 changes and how they might affect every corner of the Internet, even here?

Is that the right topic to get into in this thread about Buffalo potentially being a hub city? Asking for a friend.

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Speaking of Hubs, Buffalo might need the home ice advantage.

According an article in the Athletic this morning, the projected new divisions give Buffalo the 2nd toughest schedule in the league. Only New Jersey's would be tougher.

Our division opponents (Boston, Pit, Philly, the Caps and the three metro NY teams) have a combined .522 winning percentage

Toronto in the all-canadian division plays teams that are a collective .475.

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14 minutes ago, Zamboni said:

Is that the right topic to get into in this thread about Buffalo potentially being a hub city? Asking for a friend.

Side discussions have been a hallmark of this board. It's part of normal conversation if you consider this place to be akin to a coffeeshop or bar.

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