and odly enough, it makes me more loyal to my team. They have come so far, have worked hard, have tried to make all the right decisions and now seem to have had the rug pulled out. I'll be at the game tonight, Saturday and most every other time my team takes the floor. They'll be fighting and I'll be cheering. I still think that we can use this to build character, make us tougher and keep us focused. The easy way out is to give up. I say step up - both as a team and as fans. The first step for success is getting you "but" out of the way. Go Blazers!