I know people who know people who know people (yeah, I have some great, great friends) and I’m throwing this out there just to see what the early reaction is.

You know how they are working on the “re-branding” of everything to do with the HOTH, right? Maybe new colours, maybe a new logo, maybe all kinds of things different for the 2015-16 season.
Well, how about this:

Black and gold.

Now, I’m not suggesting it’s a done deal and a lot of different people and companies are coming up with a lot of different looks and styles but I was told on the weekend that black and gold is definitely something being considered.

Good? Bad? Indifferent?

My immediate reaction was, as the kids say, “meh” because it’s not a colour scheme that makes me sit up and take notice and because I don’t really see anything wrong with the way things are right now.
And I would suggest that if one of Tim Leiweke’s great plans is to have the Raptors become “Canada’s team” that going away from red and white doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

But black and gold are cliché and they are in vogue and they a radical change from the, let’s see, purple, red, white, black, camouflage, blue and I’m sure there are others that we’ve been subjected to over the years.

To repeat: This is by no means a done deal and there is still time for them to tinker and change and do whatever they have in this grandiose to re-invent the organization.

But I’ll throw this out there once again, knowing full well I’ll bring it up every time we talk about this “re-brand.”

The best change they can make is go from losing franchise to winning; colours and logos and brands be damned. They want good things for the franchise? Win games.