Good evening Blazer Fans:
I am sorry to Inform you that the candidacy of Mr. Abu Fatimah Jackson for General Manager of the Portland Trailblazers is officially suspended.
Over the past two days I have held an open discussion / interview with members of this blog as well as with fans of different sites. The opinion was overwhelming; over 65% percent of the people polled were opposed to me even taking the discussion any further, I was banned from the T'Wolves and Nuggets Blogs, and the Laker fans had nothing but cruel insults for me.
Here at Blazersedge is where the most open unoffensive discussions took place, but even here most of my time was spent defending myself from others simply trying to convince me that I was not quallified enough to be Paul Allens whipping boy/ puppet. Allthough I did and still feel that I am as qualified if not more than many of the current and past G.M. s in the League, the bottom line is that as someone who grew up just a few blocks form the Colliseum and has never rooted for any other team in my life, if I could not even garner the support of the people most sympathetic to what I have been going through for the last 30 years, then it was time to pull the plug.
As I said before, this is not and has never been about me and my family, this was me offering my services because I felt that is was the best thing for the team I love.
I would like us to move forward with an open discussion about what you, the fan want to see in our next G.M. Any suggestions are good , from qualities you would like to see in that individual, down to the names of current / former executives , players , or politicians. I have added a poll but please dont take it too seriously, it is only for entertainment purposes!
Thank You For Your time,
Abu Fatimah Jackson