Its easy to feel doom and gloom about how are Blazers got manhandled, C'mon there were some major first round upsets in games 1 of the playoffs. If we think back over the years there almost always have been upsets with teams losing there coveted home court advantage.
Lets start with the Bulls vs Celtics, Yes we lost but look at the expectations Boston fans have and the roster they floor every night. They laid an egg and lost home court, they let a rookie scorch them.(Nice job to the bulls btw)Who's fan base should be more down Portlands fans because of the hype around are team or Boston fans with another championship on there minds.
I think the Mavs vs Spurs is the next upset that really should be a shocker The only hope that the spurs had was to hold home court. This series is over by default the spurs just do not have the where with all they once did. Spurs fans have to be realising it was a great run but its done.
76ers vs Magic may turn out to be the best series of the opening round I thoink the magic are head and shoulders better then the 76ers but losing a comfortable lead the way they did. Portland played like deer in headlights but what do you say about the Magic? Mental midget syndrome, they may not be able to overcome that loss and it would be too bad but they did it too themselves.
Rockets vs Portland I will try not to be to homerish but that game was what it was, all the prep rallys and preperation from an expierianced coaching staff cannot prepair a team for the intensity of the playoffs. Youth was served but shouldent be an excuse in the future. Portland just got there first taste of brussel sprouts and spit them out on the plate. NO NO NO young men you pick that up and put it back in your mouth. There are lots of things in life we dont like but must learn to like because there good for you, they make you stronger healthier and wiser.
(Didnt know brussel sprouts could do all that did you?)
Instead of dwelling on our upset loss(if it was that) who do you all think will have the toughest road back from there upset loss?