You know, the total loss of credibility usually starts with "small" lies. Like saying that every game is sold out, when they're not. Manipulating the definition of "sold out" doesn't change the fact that it is still a lie. I assume there will be a LOT of empty seats for this game and I cannot believe that every one of those seats was sold and the buyer just decided they didn't want to come to the game.
I think the Blazers should give those brave (or foolish) souls who do come to this game a real break and: give the Blazer dancers a night off, ban thundersticks, and tone down the music. You know, try to make the game more of a professional sports experience and less of a circus, for once. Who knows, this just might catch on and a real game might break out some day.
To season ticket holders and wannabes, I hope you will NOT re-new or purchase and send a message to PA that enough is enough. He needs to prove some things to the customers. Being honest about the "sell out" streak would be a tiny start. Making a decision either to sell or not sell the team would be a bigger start. Hiring a freak'n GM would be on the right path. Hiring the best head coach he can find would be another indicator that the team is heading in the right direction. Oh yea, not blowing the draft would be pretty special. You get the idea. PA has to EARN his money from the fans.
Let's change the paradigm here. I know Pdx is a small puddle in the sports world. Yes I know we've only got one major league team (if you don't count the Timbers), but let's get some spine and not just hand over thousands of dollars to a team owner who acts like he doesn't really give a rip any more.