Sure, we've all heard it, seen it, read it, but have all of us really taken in what's happening?
This team is winning. A lot.
Contrast that to years previous where losing was not only acceptable, it was usually expected. The media, fans, probably even some players and coaches were expecting this team to be mediocre the past few seasons.
That's not to say we were bad fans, or the media was harsh, or anyone was out of line at all. Assumptions like that are perfectly reasonable when a team is rebuilding.
But this year is DIFFERENT. Everything about it FEELS different.
How many times in the past few years have the Blazers notched 30+ point victories? How many times in the past few years have the Blazers beaten SOLID teams like Orlando and Detroit on the road?
Not a lot.
Now I'm not saying we should all jump for joy and expect countless victories and a smooth ride to the ring fitting ceremony in about 6 months.
What I am saying is that we should all be HAPPY. Watching the Blazers has been so much fun for me. I literally pump my fist at every Rudy 3, every Oden dunk, every Sergio lob, every Roy dagger. YES, my hand gets sore. But it's so. much. FUN.
Right now, I think everyone needs to savor this moment. We are ballin' it up. We're leading our division. We have a BOMB diggity bench unit. And we're about to play the (arguably) biggest game of the season thus far.
we may not win, we might get crushed, but the mere fact that EVERYONE watching this game has to respect the Blazers' and their accomplishments thus far says volumes about where this team is and where it's going.
nobody knows if the blazers are going to win 60+ games, squeak into the play offs, or fizzle out (no way!).
but all blazer fans know that this season has been a freaking blast, and it's only just beginning.