As a dedicated (though somewhat new) BE fan and reader, I would like...no, I have a responsibility, to bring up a difficult question. Are the BE team really doing all they can in order to fill MY personal needs for up-to-the-minute Blazers info? Unfortunately, I have to say no... no they aren't. Every morning (around 7am EST), I check BE before ESPN to see what developments have happenned that I need to know about...especially around draft day or the trade deadline. And sure, when there are developments, BE posts them as fast or faster than anyone else, but what about when there are no notable developments? What then? How am I supposed to wile away my days between announcements? Well, I read BE pieces. Clearly the articles they write are fantastic (I always especially enjoyed the game reviews), but what they have in quality, they lack in quantity. So, as opposed to the usual fare of around 1-ish article per day, I suggest we move that to 6, or maybe 7, evenly spaced from 7am EST to around Midnight EST to better suit my needs. In order to accomplish this, I feel as though we have to make some hard choices. First, I think the BE team should probably be moved away from their
biological distractions families and into a hyper-work-friendly environment. I'm thinking a crappy bachelor's apartment but with a really nice computer. Second, it's obvious that we need to limit their contact with the outside world with the exception of 'sources' and actual Blazers personnel. After that, it gets relatively simple. We limit their bathroom breaks to 2 per day and remove all forms of leisure from their lives so they can focus on their work. I would also suggest we move them to a strict diet of a tasteless, vitamin infused oatmeal paste in order to maximize the effect of 'treats' we can give them when complete their articles...something like fresh produce, or perhaps a small ice cream cone around Christmas.
It's time to buckle down and make the difficult decisions, but I think these are the right moves for the organization as a whole.
Any other suggestions?