So despite all the woes that a Blazer season brings any diehard fan, I found this to be pretty interesting.
For anyone not watching Sportscenter or listening to sports radio, there has been this emergence of a guy in New York calling himself Jeremy Lin. Now, some call it "Linsanity" (me, personally, don't want to insult him by refering to Vince Carter and the very short-lived era that was "Vince-sanity"), and others think they are just oh-so clever because they can substitute "in" with "Lin." It's Lin-corrigible and Lin-noying. All that really matters to me is how this relates to Portland.
Thus, allow me to bring you this segue. On the nationally broadcast and televised Dan Patrick Show (Fox Sports radio and DirecTV), Dan had on Ed Weiland, a FedEx driver who also writes for hoopsanalyst.com. He speaks of how he "called" the success of Jeremy Lin based on number crunching. When asked if he had ever "missed on anybody recently with [his] statistical data," Ed replied,
"Um, well the big one is LaMarcus Aldridge, um, a few years ago. I - I had him as a career back-up. And um, you know, his play has kind of shoved that back into my face pretty good."
For anyone wanting to listen to that 10 second bit, I am unsure of how to post the audio, but I can at least provide the link. The above reference occurs Feb. 17, in hour 3, almost exactly 8 minutes in (I guess you can find it for free on iTunes too).
It's just nice to know LMA is still shoving it in someone's face while he's sidelined with that ankle.