I just emailed in the following response and then realized, "Dude, what are you doing, you should just post it on BlazersEdge." I guess messing with Adobe Premier into the wee hours has me thrown off my game this morning.
On draft night, a wise man, when asked whether Oden might be a flight risk out of Portland after his rookie deal, told me, "Out of here with your pessimism! It's party time! This is as good as it gets for Portland fans of the last decade." After reading your Oden piece this morning I am inclined to return the favor today, the morning after Greg's first 20/10.