The greatest thing that has happened this season is the many Portlanders who have allowed their hearts to share the same fate as 15 guys, who place themselves on the chopping block every time they step out onto the floor.
So after last night, Blazers, that's two broken hearts. Twice that we've been right there with you, emotions pulsing, pulses racing. When you win, we share with you in the joy. The city is energized, smiles abound. When you are recognized by other teams, by the league, and by the nation; we stand, clap and shout.
And when guys named The King, The Big Ticket, and The Answer smash your hopes and slice your dreams, our hearts are torn as well. A grieving silence overcomes the Rose Garden as we file out. With clenched teeth, and heavy eyelids we push power on the remote. We mourn lost games like lost pets, able to move on best when another one arrives.
We bleed when you bleed Brandon, and we ache when you ache Jarrett. But we celebrate with you too...and there will be much more to celebrate in the years to come.