Joseph Casciaro will soon start posting individual Raptor player evaluations for the past season, but in the meantime I thought I’d share this somewhat funny and more than a little strange TV ad from 2000 for the Barrie, Ontario-based “New VR” channel which has since been rebranded as “A Channel”. The fact that I’ve seen this video twice within a 24-hour period on two different websites (RealGM and ShamSports) led me to the conclusion that I’m supposed to share this with all of you.
Aside from the slightly off-putting moment at the 20-second mark when Kevin Willis is in that very small tent with the kids, I actually think this is one of the least embarrassing local ads featuring a Raptor player in the franchise’s history. And it got me thinking about which Raptor would be the most fun to have hang out at your house all day.
I probably wouldn’t choose to hang out with a Raptor at my house for an entire day because I assume that things would get awkward at some point. Sure, it might be fun to play Xbox with Amir Johnson for a couple of hours, but then what? But I’d like to hear from the commenters about who they think would be the most fun Raptor to spend a day with. Needless to say, I’ll be surprised if Reggie Evans doesn’t get at least one vote.