Should Portland Wear The Rip City Jerseys More Often?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/16/2012 10:48 AM

    How Often Should The Trail Blazers Wear Their Rip City Jerseys?
    Every Home Game (9)
     28%
    Once A Week (7)
     22%
    Once A Month (14)
     44%
    Once Per Season, For Special Occasions Only (1)
     3%
    Never (1)
     3%


    Portland is breaking out their alternate Rip City jerseys tonight on national television against the Los Angeles Clippers. The jerseys originally debuted on November 6th, 2009 against the San Antonio Spurs, which resulted in a 96-84 victory for the home team. The 2009-10 season marked the 40th anniversary of the franchises existence and what is more synonymous with the Portland Trail Blazers then that phrase Bill Schonely famously coined many years ago? The uniforms were brought out once more that year on Fan Appreciation Night against the Golden State Warriors. Portland lost that one, 112-116, but many starters were rested due to our playoff seeding already been signed, sealed, and delivered. Portland  brought them out two more times the following season. The first was against the Hornets on November 26th, 2010 which resulted in a 97-78 loss. And the last time I remember the Trail Blazers donning the Rip City jerseys was again on Fan Appreciation Night, last April the 12th against the Grizzlies, where the fans saw a 112-89 victory to ensure Portland their sixth seed out West.

    So, the Trail Blazers have worn them three times by my count and have won two of those contests. It's definitely too early to call them good luck charms. But aesthetically speaking, they look clean for an alternate jersey. Should they bust them out more than one time a season?
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  1. malfidog
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    Posted 02/16/2012 11:04 AM

    that april 12th game was against the grizzlies dhawes when z bo didnt play but i believe thats all of them and i believe we should keep them for every week or 2 because i got one and its really cool. maybe every  5 home game sellouts to show the fans they love us
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/16/2012 11:06 AM

    Yea, I'd like to see them at least once a month. I just really love how they incorporated our 3 normal stripes into the paneling on the side of the jersey. And nothing really beats the retro font. My only real beef with them is  that the pinwheel is current. Personally, I thought it would make more sense to use the throwback pinwheel on them, since that's the true Rip City era.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/16/2012 11:09 AM

    Posted By malfidog on 02/16/2012 11:04 AM
    that april 12th game was against the grizzlies dhawes when z bo didnt play but i believe thats all of them and i believe we should keep them for every week or 2 because i got one and its really cool. maybe every  5 home game sellouts to show the fans they love us
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  1. Posted 02/16/2012 11:53 AM

    I love the rip city jerseys they are my favorite! They look so nice! They should definitely be worn more during the season!
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  1. TimboPDX
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    Posted 02/16/2012 12:04 PM

    At this point, I'm all for switching (the jerseys) up. Its been well documented that we are among the NBA's most inconsistent teams. Maybe sporting these fresh jerseys more often will give us that extra boost at home... I'd say break em out every week.  
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  1. Blazer247
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    Posted 02/16/2012 2:12 PM

    They just plain look better than the normal white. What ever happened to the silver jerseys?
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 02/16/2012 10:57 PM

    I agree, it's definitely a different shade of white and it POPS. Really would like to wear these every week.
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  1. TJ31
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    Posted 02/16/2012 11:08 PM

    Change the colorway to Black for the road... That'd look sick!
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 02/17/2012 1:05 AM

    Marv Albert kept messin' up Schonely's name. He kep saying it like "shown-lee".

    Kerr couldn't help Marv with the pronunciation, because he bailed out to take a potty break.
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  1. stacksfan2005
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    Posted 02/17/2012 7:10 AM

    i think you should only wear rip city jerseys when you plan to play with passion.

    that said i think a red away rip city would look pretty sweet. especially if it says rip city on batums chest when he dunks on the other teams center and he has to stare at the words all up in his grill after being posterized
  1. benh7777
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    Posted 02/17/2012 3:37 PM

    Posted By stacksfan2005 on 02/17/2012 7:10 AM
    i think you should only wear rip city jerseys when you plan to play with passion.

    that said i think a red away rip city would look pretty sweet. especially if it says rip city on batums chest when he dunks on the other teams center and he has to stare at the words all up in his grill after being posterized


    I agree, they aren't worthy to wear them this year.
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  1. flyroy69
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    Posted 02/18/2012 10:53 PM

     If they wore these jersey's every week, it would just become another jersey and would not be anything special. Once month, or every couple weeks in this condensed fubar season would be sufficient.
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 02/20/2012 1:21 AM

    Yeah, you have to keep them unique by making them something of a rarity. I say once a month at the most. And as cool as an away Rip City jersey might seem, you can't really sport something that says Rip City when you're not actually in Portland. Kind of how there would be no significance in San Antonio wearing their Chaps jerseys at an away game (except maybe against the Mavericks or Rockets).
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  1. stacksfan2005
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    Posted 02/20/2012 7:17 AM

    yeah i suppose rip city is better for home but they should make red ones for the fan shop cause id snag a lamarucs and hang it next to the 12 west.

    if Seattle gets a team i say we come in wearing rip city though.
  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 02/20/2012 5:54 PM

    Posted By stacksfan2005 on 02/20/2012 7:17 AM
    yeah i suppose rip city is better for home but they should make red ones for the fan shop cause id snag a lamarucs and hang it next to the 12 west.

    if Seattle gets a team i say we come in wearing rip city though.

    I can definitely support both of those ideas.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/21/2012 1:46 PM

    Added an update to the original post. I forgot we played in them one other time. It was on November 26th, 2010 against the Hornets. If I remember correctly, that was Brandon's first-game back from injury and we got stomped, 97-78.
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