Monday, July 4, 2011

Declaration of Rip City

When, in the course of a Blazer fan's life, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the bond forced upon them by the intangible hand of Bad Luck, and assume the role of Winner endowed to it by its creator, Harry Glickman, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all Blazer Seasons are created equal, that they are endowed with the unalienable right of wins, healthy players, and championships.  To secure these rights, Seasons are governed by the will of the Blazermaniac, and all just luck is derived of sheer determination from the soul of the Believer.  That whenever any Bad Luck, be it injuries or Steve Javie, becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the Rip City Nation to Up Rise and declare unto the entire Association that they will no longer be treated as a small market team. But when a long train of bad calls and lack of media attention wherein The Blazers fan seek invariably the same goal, usurps the title which is equally ours--such has been the complaint of the Fan from Portland, and such now is the necessity to alter this course.  Herein are our grievances which will no longer be tolerated:

Lack of equal knees.  Whether 6'2" or 7', knees must be healthy and strong.

Not making it through a nationally televised game without numerous mentions of Greg Oden’s injuries.  Focus on the players on the court and the great work they are doing.

Nate McMillan not getting his due respect.  He has worked magic and nobody seems to notice.

The lakers don’t lose here because of the rain.  Give the Blazers credit for being a dominant home court team.

Never hosting an All-Star game.  We are considered by most of the country as the best fans in basketball, yet you ubiquitously overlook us.

Bill Walton considering himself a Celtic more than a Blazer.  This is not the Association’s fault, but it’s wrong.

Are there any grievances you would add to the Declaration?  Put them in the comments section and we will re-post with the full Declaration at the end of the week.  This will also be an annual tradition that we add on to every 4th of July.

--Josh and Jonathan

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