Lakers didn't lose, the Blazers won!
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  1. riverman
    Posts: 1431

    Posted 11/01/2012 12:16 PM

    My gripe at the sports media is that instead of giving credit to teams beating the Lakers, they seem to make excuses for the Lakers losing! Guess that comes with crowning them the western champs before they had played a game! Every sports site has pictures of Howard or Nash and articles about how they lost but few have pictures of Batum or Elton Brand and how they won!!
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. Austin Martin
    Austin Martin
    Posts: 92

    Posted 11/01/2012 1:01 PM

    It's called the big city bias. Get used to it. Go pick up the Oregonian or look on Oregon live if you want a mention about how our team did other than the general stat lines.
    It sucks, but tis how it goes. 
    Go blazers!!!
    I am a fan of
  1. riverman
    Posts: 1431

    Posted 11/01/2012 1:07 PM

    I'm aware of all that Austin, doesn't make it right however. I've followed hoops since the 1950s and I see no difference between Portland and a team like the Packers in Green Bay. In the NFL the Packers will get headlines after a win, in the NBA it's all pictures of Lakers. The internet is not owned by any city, you'd expect it from Newspapers but not on sports sites that span the globe.
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. Blazer247
    Posts: 591

    Posted 11/01/2012 1:09 PM

    I'd rather be underrated than overrated, any day of the week. Lakers are going to have a lot tougher season than we are I think, not because I think they're going to be worse than us by the record, but because they set a high bar for themselves with the celebrity contracts. For both Miami and Los Angeles, if they don't win it ALL, then they will be criticized as falling short. Blazers, on the other hand, are going up up up UP from here, and that means following them will be what basketball is REALLY allll about:

    Playing smart, entertaining, team basketball.
    I am a fan of BLAZER BASKETBALL. Not drafts, not business, not trades, not David Stern. Just BLAZER BASKETBALL.
  1. commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 11/01/2012 6:09 PM

    Real talk Blazers247. Along with being underated, we're also under estimated, and i wouldnt have it any other way. Rip City !!!!!!
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 11/01/2012 8:55 PM

    ESPN was in shock. The one dude they had on Sportscenter right after the game, finished the Blazer/Laker highlights by saying, "116-106, and the Lakers get the prize."
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 11/02/2012 12:07 PM

    Lets try and shock ESPN tonight as well Tobyus.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
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