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  1. commontongue
    commontongue
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    Posted 09/05/2013 4:34 PM

    The Portland Trail Blazers and Taco Bell will no longer run their popular "free Chalupa" promotion at games during the 2013-14 season, according to team sources. Sorry, guys, you're on your own for Fourth Meal. The Portland Trail Blazers and Taco Bell will no longer run their popular "free Chalupa" promotion at games during the 2013-14 season.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. riverman
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    Posted 09/05/2013 5:04 PM

    Could be they've decided to address the effect of Chalupas on global warming or could be that Luke Babbit had some real pull with Taco Bell
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. Simpson
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    Posted 09/05/2013 5:05 PM

    THIS IS a good sign actually ;)  Let's think about it:  THIS represents the FO/Taco Bell's BELIEF/CONFIDENCE in OUR Blazers CONSISTENTLY scoring over 100pts a night! :)  Here's to skinnier fans AND BIG ol' FAT w's!
    I am a fan of OUR Blazers!
  1. commontongue
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    Posted 09/05/2013 8:51 PM

    Oorah !! Simpson. Most of the time, i reacted after fans while i watched the game. I used to think it was a technical foul i missed when the crowd went nuts when we scored a 100.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. Blazer Fanatic
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    Posted 09/06/2013 2:09 AM

    I absolutely hated the "chalupa" chanting.  The players didn't appriciate it during close games, let alone hearing boos for not forcing shoots to hit 100, and I sure as heck didn't as a Blazer fan who values good basketball and wins over free diarhea. 
  1. BDawg
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    Posted 09/06/2013 5:46 AM

    Embarrassing.  My feeling sitting among the faithful when that chant began.  Good ridance.  I'm in my seat for basketball.

    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. beyondthearc
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    Posted 09/06/2013 10:52 AM

    It's crazy enough to think to see a good trail blazer game you have to earn over 50 thousand$ a yr. (where's the fan appreciation there?) Seeing how nose bleeds can cost up to 30 bucks, it's hard enough to go and enjoy a game. So a free chalupa after paying over three hundred dollars just to have mid level seats and a beer (obviously a little exageration but you get it)is a pretty nice thing to do for the fans. And also, the chalupa literally brought fans to the blazers. All you "hardcore basketball fans" make it seem like all us other hardcore basketball fans who appreciated the teams commitment over a chalupa but can still get stoked for the chalupa don't really appreciate basketball, as if because we like the chalupa, you're a better fan than us. I've been a fan for my whole life, been in the trailblazers locker room in 93 during halftime, met and went on vacation with clifford robinson. Have a signed ball and card from sheed wallace. A signed balk with steve ker, walt himself, steve smith, and as well brian grants autograph. I've been dedicated for yrs, and chanting for a simple chalupa was nothing that ever took the atmosphere of the game away. Only to those who are too stuck up in the game, who can't appriciate anything else that goes with it.

    As well, if I ever heard a boo over not forcing the shots, then totally, I agree that that would be rediculous, we're here for our team.
    I am a fan of The GAME! #trailblazerswinorlose
  1. Blazer Fanatic
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    Posted 09/06/2013 1:12 PM

    I don't believe it's a question of being a Blazer fan - it's a question of why is the Rose Garden the forum by which one feels the need to express their joy for free diarhea.  I'm not sure what chanting for a chalupa that has the nutritional value of horse dung has anything to do with basketball.  I don't see what's nice about giving someone diarhea.  I don't see how spending $30, or even $100s of dollars to see a game is made better by giving fans an artery clogging chalupa that is so cheap to produce they've been offering it for free for years.  Many fans AND players have expressed distain for the chant, and the chalupa.  Honestly, who gets stoked for a chalupa?  Oh, nevermind, I see we have an obesity problem in the US.

     

    My point is not that chalupa chanters are not Blazers fans.  My point is that chanting chalupa or booing when the Blazer show good sportmanship by not running up the score in the final seconds (it happens), doesn't have anything to do with being a Blazer fan, or basketball, or the game being played.  If people are a fan a chalupas, save your exuberation for chalupas and eat your heart out at taco bell.

  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 09/06/2013 2:05 PM

    Here is a novel solution to this issue, which is likely more tied to Moda Health becoming a major contributor to the Trailblazers via naming rights than any faith in the team scoring over 100 a night. 


    First, change the dynamic of the promotion, instead of scoring a 100 the promotion should kick in if the team holds someone under 90 and WINS. Thus, the team is promoting two things crucial to success, defense and winning. 


    Second, change the giveaway instead of fast food do something more Portland like give away 2 dollars in tokens spendable at one of Portland's many Saturday Markets. 


    If Portland managed to win every single game this promotion would only cost the team 1.64 million or about 40% of the annual money gained from the Moda naming rights. Not only would it promote a more healthy living it would also put money directly back into the community. 

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. Cailin Pietersen
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    Posted 09/07/2013 7:18 AM

    Was it 2 seasons ago that Derrick Rose was booed for missing a free throw at the end of a game leaving the Bulls stranded on 99 points? This coming after his return from an injury (one of many that season) and a Bulls win. Seemed a little over the top. I like that the team is getting rid of the promotion which was more incentive for fans than it was for the team. 

    I am a fan of shouting Batuuuuuum-Shaka-Laka whenever Nic hits a 3!!!!!
  1. commontongue
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    Posted 09/07/2013 9:50 AM

    I actually like that idea cmeese. A tweak here and there and it could actually work.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 09/08/2013 4:32 PM

    Nice one Cmeese.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 09/10/2013 6:47 PM

    The Chalupa legend only dies, when Blazer fans quit chanting for it. I think we should continue the everlasting cry for Chalupas, by chanting it everytime the Blazers are about to hit 100.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. Blazer Fanatic
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    Posted 09/10/2013 6:58 PM

    Someone revoke Tobyus's season tickets please.  ; )  Just kidding... not really. lol
  1. commontongue
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    Posts: 1864

    Posted 09/11/2013 1:27 PM

    Holy Cholesterol Heart Attack Batman !!! Chalupa's are done deal for Blazers fans !

    Dont worry Robin, i'll bust their aorta's with the all new....

    Killer Burger plans to open a new location in the Rose Garden Moda Center.

    In a Facebook post first spotted by Eater PDX, Killer Burger announced that their new location in the Trail Blazers arena would open in October, just in time for the start of the 2013-14 NBA season.

    The over-the-top burger spot, known for its peanut-butter topped burgers and bottomless French fries, currently has five locations, one each in Hollywood, Sellwood, downtown Portland, Vancouver and Bingen, Wash.

    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. Blazer Fanatic
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    Posted 09/11/2013 2:53 PM

    This fast-food fetish is just outta hand.

     

    Here's a novel idea, why not pass out posters when the Blazers hold opponents to under 90 and win?  I loved those things.  Even framed a few and still have many of them to this day.  A T-Shirt that says "6th-Man" or "Our House" or "Defense" when they hold opponents under 80 points and win?  A 10% discount on Blazer merchandise purchases at the Rose Garden on top of any season ticket holder discount when the Blazers shoot over 50% and wins.

     

    One of the best promotions ever was a discount the old G.I. Joes offered. They did it or select games, but it was fantastic! They would offer like a 5% discount for ever quarter the Blazers won and an extra discount if the Blazer won the game.  My dad bought a canoe with what amounted to like $400 off with that discount and we took that canoe up to Lacamas Lake in Vancouver and up to the reservours by Mt. St. Hellens more times than I can remember.  There's no way he would have made that purchase without that discount, and I had some of the best times in that old canoe, as I did at the game I went to where the Blazers crushed every quarter.

     

    Come on Blazer marketing.  You can do better than free diarhea or a heart attack.

  1. commontongue
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    Posted 09/11/2013 5:47 PM

    Great idea BF. Or passes to NIKE,Addidas,Columbia Sportswear,Best Buy things like that.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. stacksfan2005
    stacksfan2005
    Posts: 363

    Posted 09/12/2013 6:02 PM

    im getting pretty tired of tofu eaters dissing on fast food like they are some sort of revolutionary thinker. people have a right to eat what they want, get over it. so you like a number 42 tofurkey burger with rice, i like a processed meat filled fried tortilla with 20day old waxed, genitically altered lettuce and hardly edible sour cream. so what? get off your high horse, taco bell is perhaps the best colon cleanse available, think about that salad shooters.


    and what's up with people saying it's poor sportsman ship to score a couple more points? this tradition stems from children being coddled in school and taught that every competition should result in a tie and no hurt feelings. news flash it's a game, the winning team scores more than the other team, and most of the fun of going to the game is when it's your team on top and you can rub the opposing teams nose in it. and the opposite happens when your team loses, yeah, it makes you angry as a fan when the other team completely destroys your team, guess what, you'll still wake up tomorrow the same person. if sports were just a bunch of emotionless cyborgs calculating statistics and numbers so a few people could line their pockets (which is were they are headed) it would be dead. 


    all that said, even watching the game on tv at a bar or at home id chant for chalupas because it was fun, and ill still continue to do so just like im still calling it the rose garden, because it's my tradition, and perks of being a fan.

  1. riverman
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    Posted 09/12/2013 6:15 PM

    Posted By stacksfan2005 on 09/12/2013 6:02 PM

    im getting pretty tired of tofu eaters dissing on fast food like they are some sort of revolutionary thinker. people have a right to eat what they want, get over it. so you like a number 42 tofurkey burger with rice, i like a processed meat filled fried tortilla with 20day old waxed, genitically altered lettuce and hardly edible sour cream. so what? get off your high horse, taco bell is perhaps the best colon cleanse available, think about that salad shooters.

    and what's up with people saying it's poor sportsman ship to score a couple more points? this tradition stems from children being coddled in school and taught that every competition should result in a tie and no hurt feelings. news flash it's a game, the winning team scores more than the other team, and most of the fun of going to the game is when it's your team on top and you can rub the opposing teams nose in it. and the opposite happens when your team loses, yeah, it makes you angry as a fan when the other team completely destroys your team, guess what, you'll still wake up tomorrow the same person. if sports were just a bunch of emotionless cyborgs calculating statistics and numbers so a few people could line their pockets (which is were they are headed) it would be dead. 

    all that said, even watching the game on tv at a bar or at home id chant for chalupas because it was fun, and ill still continue to do so just like im still calling it the rose garden, because it's my tradition, and perks of being a fan.

    If you're going there just be aware that not all fast food detractors are tofu eaters and if they are, so what? Eat whatever gives you the most joy but watch the stereotypes about stereotypes please.....I work in the public and see several hundred locals everday and eat what you like but it's taking it's toll on way too many young folks in Oregon and I'm not young. Obesity, diabetes are not being kind to Oregonian youth. It's not a revolutionary thought, it's common sense. Just my opinion but Taco Bell sucks...and I make a mean taco at home.

    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. stacksfan2005
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    Posts: 363

    Posted 09/12/2013 6:31 PM


    i realize sarcasm and playfulness is hard to pick up over the internet, my stereotyping was used as a shot at stereotyping all together. i dont care what anyone does to their own body, you smoke, do drugs, eat out, dont eat at all, cut yourself, it has no effect on my life. i worked with the public in oregon and now work with the public in south carolina, believe me when i say oregon has nothing on the obesity here.
    myself i much prefer the mexican food available in small resturaunts in oregon to the generic junk here, and i make a much better taco than tacobell, but who cares? my whole point is chalupas were fun and at least it makes you feel like someone cares when you get a treat at the end of the game, i cant count how many chalupa coupons i received and i dont think i ever used a single one, but it was really fun to get the coupon. the need to replace it with SOMETHING because like was said $10 8oz beers, $40 nosebleeds, $20 to park your car or $50 for a night at the la quinta adds up. i bought a pair of blazer socks for like $15 once, common, show a little fan appriciation with something.
    also, luke babbit made more money selling his number to jamal crawford than i make in 6months at work. sorry if i dont feel bad if these players cant take a playful boo and grow some thicker skin.


  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 09/12/2013 7:52 PM

    I agree the Blazers are making millions of dollars on the backs of hard working fans the least they can do is find a way to give back to their fans. If they want to give their fans a two dollar chalupa as a way to bring customers into taco bell then so be it. 


    Posters, tokens to the Saturday market, cheaper beer, whatever it is the team really should find a way to do something for the fans who still show up year after despite higher ticket prices, food and beer prices and outrageous parking fees.

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. riverman
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    Posted 09/12/2013 8:24 PM

    For me a pinwheel decal for my bumper, guitar case or back window would be great..the fans get something and it's an advertising writeoff for the organization. I do like cmeese's idea of rewarding defensive efforts leading to wins more than the 100 pt mark. I never buy the overpriced beer or food there or drive my own car there, so those prices don't affect me. Always been in the cheap seats and that's true when I go to the symphony as well. I'm used to it.
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. stacksfan2005
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    Posts: 363

    Posted 09/13/2013 9:23 AM

    it would cost me $1000 minimum to go to a game and id do it in a second if we make the finals, but i want my free taco and quick bowel movement

  1. Blazer Fanatic
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    Posted 09/13/2013 2:48 PM

    Posted By stacksfan2005 on 09/13/2013 9:23 AM

    it would cost me $1000 minimum to go to a game and id do it in a second if we make the finals, but i want my free taco and quick bowel movement



    So you want a tofu taco?  /barf     There's nothing "quick" about a taco bell "clense". 
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