Mar 13

What Makes a Good Fan?

By blazerdarren77
  How do you see yourself as a Blazer fan? Are the type that supports them no matter what? Or are you the type that supports them only if they are winning? Are you objective enough to realize that there is only so much the team can do that they won't win it all this year? Or are you delusional enough to believe that this team can win no matter what and the reason for the team's failure is some sort of a conspiracy theory? What is it that makes a good fan?

  I liken a good fan to being a good, reasonable parent. As a father, I want to see my children do well in school. As long as they do their best; do their homework, turn it in on time, do their best on tests, the worst grade they'll get, in my experience, is a C. But if they show a lackadaisical effort in their approach to their work, I have a problem with it. Granted, things will happen that will keep them from getting a better grade; sickness, they don't get the material, they may not like their teacher. As long as they have the proper attitude toward their work and apply themselves, I'll be happy with them for trying. I'm there for them. For all of you parents out there, you know that your kids will do things that make you upset and you will say and do things in the heat of moment. But in the end, you're there for them. Tomorrow is another day. Life goes on.

  That's how I look at the Blazers. As a fan, all I want from them is effort. If they do their best, play hard, the scoreboard will speak for itself, win or lose. If I don't see the energy and effort they're capable of, especially against a team they "should" win but don't, I have a problem with that. Some of you have heard me voice my displeasure in the chats, but that's the "parent" in me. Yes things will happen during a game that makes it a challenge; some unknown player has a hot hand, the officiating may be one sided, a player goes down with an injury. But in the end, I'm a Blazer fan. I root for them. I want them to win.

  So let's see how this season turns out. Despite all the ups and down, if they play their best and put out the effort, I believe they can and will make some noise in the playoffs. Will they win it all? Probably not. We can hope. I just want them to get out of the first round. Whether they do or not, that remains to be seen.

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  1. This topic looks familiar..... GO BLAZERS !!!!!!!!!!!!

    by mbmurr1 on 3/15/2011 7:53 AM
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