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Simmons: "Frustrated" Blazers Fans Seek "Controlled Bloodshed"

Bill Simmons of pop culture and sports website Grantland.com -- also known as "The Sports Guy" -- writes that Portland Trail Blazers fans would be a good pick in a "Hunger Games" style death tournament between fanbases from various cities. -------------------------------- Boston fans and New York fans would deliberately seek each other out and fight to the death. There would be no winners. Same for Philly fans and New Jersey fans. All four fan bases would be wiped out in the first 25 minutes. That leaves a Final Four of Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland and (in a huge upset) … Portland! Have you ever seen the Trail Blazers message boards? Those frustrated fans are more than ready to take out 35 years of Walton/Bowie/Jordan/Oden/Durant/Roy bitterness in the form of controlled bloodshed. I have them shocking Baltimore in the semis before falling to Detroit in the Finals. -------------------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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