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"This franchise has finally sapped my will to give a crap about it"

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Scott Carefoot is leaving RaptorBlog after 10 years of covering his favourite sports team and he couldn’t care less. The longtime blogger is leaving his job opinionating about the Raptors for theScore, but instead of regret, Carefoot “feels nothing” because the Raptors have been so bad for the whole decade. In his final blog post, the outspoken commentator chooses “honesty over grace” and rips into the culture of incompetence that has permeated Toronto’s NBA franchise since he started the blog in 2002.

He writes:

“…this franchise has been a miserable failure since I started RaptorBlog in October 2002. The Raptors only made the playoffs twice during that period, and they lost in the first round both times. I often joke that I cursed the franchise when I started this blog. The joke has grown old, and so has my will to get outraged over all the things that have pissed off Raptors fans in the past decade…”

“It wasn’t the ongoing incompetence that destroyed my passion for this team, it was the tolerance for that incompetence. From the players to the coaches to the front office, it’s become increasingly clear that the Toronto Raptors are doomed to indefinite irrelevance as long as they can continue to make money with bread and circuses.”

Carefoot is starting a new job with another media company, but promises he will remain active on Twitter and has not ruled out writing for RaptorBlog again at some point in the future. The blog will continue under the care of other contributors, but who knows how long these poor guys will last.

Read the whole post on theScore.

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Michael Kolberg is The Sprawl Editor at Toronto Standard. Follow him on Twitter for jokes@mikeykolberg

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