Originally written August 08, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
Remember back when you were in school how awesome summer break was? We got to sleep in, go on vacation, and we never had homework. Summer was a time that each of our realities got completely shifted. All of a sudden, we believed that the next year in school, we were going to get straight A’s and be the most popular kid. That shift in reality continues on in the lives of sports fans everywhere. The offseason is a breeding ground for these fantasy-land type thoughts. Fans are eternal optimists. Even in depressed sporting markets, during the offseason the worst team in the league and the best team in the league have the same record. Portland’s bi-polar relationship with the Trail Blazers is at a high right now. People around town are all getting extremely anxious to see this new look team step on the court in October when the regular season starts in Phoenix. Talking to Blazer fans around town, there is a general sense of extreme optimism surrounding the team and the new ...
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