I'm not going to lie. As the picture so eloquently illustrates above, being left off a championship poll the first time your team has ever made it to the conference finals is quite the kick in the dick to the Toronto Raptors and their fans. Straight up disrespect from CBS which is ironic considering they are basically the 'Other' when it comes to basic cable television networks.
However, if Raptors fans are truly this concerned about a poll then they should worry less about how tthey are referenced in it and more about the numbers they put up. If there is anything I know about anonymous public surveys it's that people love to be contrarian, and the contrarian answer just so happens to be synonymous with Toronto's beloved basketball team. Sure, a corporation refusing to acknowledge you by name is as insulting as it gets, but what better way to stick it to them then by racking up votes as the oft-forgotten option. If that online ballot said 'Raptors' it would top out at 5% and every last one of those 5% would be from Canada. Go by 'Other' and you might just be in the mix with some national support from people that intentionally pick the antagonist answer just to be difficult. Sometimes it pays off to be the proverbial write-in candidate. Might not work here, but if John Scott can be the MVP of the NHL All Star Game then ANYTHING IS POSSIBOOOOOO!!!!