Let no-one say that Dan from Bright Side of the Sun is not an honorable man. Having fallen to thirteen Blazer fanatics in last month's jersey contest (he beat 61 others, but that's beside the point) he has paid up with thirteen sentences about what's good with the Blazers. Actually he was generous, he gave us a few extra!
In trying to follow the team as opposed to just looking at the win/loss record, I've found a new respect for the Trailblazers. They remind me of what the Suns were three years ago right before they got Steve Nash. Basically, 1 good player and two years of experience away from becoming a great team. The only thing further I can say is the best compliment I can think of coming from an opposing team's fan: the Blazers make me nervous.
This has been an enjoyable experience. Thanks for letting me crash the party and basically forcing me to follow another team I normally would have this year.
Thanks go out to Dan for being a good sport. I think if you guys are willing we'll make this a regular part of next year's contests. It not only spreads our good name (and those of the team and our fellow SBN bloggers) it also gives everybody something to shoot for even if they think they're out of the running for the jersey itself. Every group of would-be heroes needs a villain to contest with, right?
And since Dan was such a nice guy he and his Phoenix-fan followers should know that we fully realize that thirteen nice sentences pale in comparison to making a run at the rings. Being as good as the Suns is something a lot of NBA teams aspire to. Someday maybe we'll be able to do honest battle on the court as well as the jersey contest field. Much respect.