Feb 23

Blog Contest: All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge

By sarahhecht
Welcome to the second blog contest!

Last year we launched the Trail Blazers Bloggers Network. Since then, many of you fans have engaged in sharing and discussing your passion for and ideas about the team. You are incredibly talented bloggers and write engaging, though-provoking, funny and moving stories. Here at the Bloggers Network we’ve taken notice.

To thank you all for your dedication we’ve designed a blog contest to give you the opportunity to win access to the ultimate source of writing ideas: the players.

You write, we read, you can win.

Here’s how it works. We’ve chosen a topic for you to write about, you can take it in ANY direction you want, be creative! In one week we’ll take a look at all the entries and select the best one to be featured on the homepage of AND to win media credentials to a game.

What does it mean to have media credentials, you ask? It means you will get to watch the Trail Blazers warm-up from the floor at the Rose Garden before the arena opens, listen to Nate McMillan’s pre-game chat, watch the game from media row AND get to interview the players post-game in the locker room. It’s a pretty big deal.

After the experience you’ll undoubtedly have oodles to write about!

Details for the second contest:

TOPIC: All-Star LaMarcus
- Be creative!
PRIZE DATE: Saturday, March 3rd vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
- Pre-game shoot around starts at 4:30pm
CONTEST DATES: 2/23/2012 at 12:01pm PT to 2/29/2012 at 3:00pm PT
YOU MUST LIVE IN OR/SW WA AND BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE PRIZE GAME (This prize is non-transferrable and will NOT be substituted in any way.)
- Read the rules!

Here are a few tips:

- Write about the selected topic, you can take it in any direction as long as it covers the topic
- Edit and proof-read your piece
- Add a photo or two, pictures enhance the reader’s experience
- Submit your story on time

Happy blogging and GOOD LUCK!!


  1. Did I post correctly??

    by nbagabe12 on 2/23/2012 10:15 PM
  2. I'll be at that game whether I win or not.

    by blazerdarren77 on 2/24/2012 4:23 PM
  3. This contest should include airfare and a hotel for us fans who live far away, or credentials to a game in our area. I live in LA. and would love a chance to interview the players after a Clipper or Laker game.

    by mbmurr1 on 2/26/2012 8:46 AM
  4. Boy, what a task. I wish I had the time and energy to take it on. I'd love to win. Maybe I'll give it a try...

    by kaemicha on 2/28/2012 12:37 PM
  5. #12’s Captain’s Blog In 12 Rhymes

    I’ve never been to the All-Star Game- a fact Blazer fans know is tragic,
    But this year they called my name- I’m reporting live from the home of the Magic,

    People (like Lebron) said me missing last year was an all-time snub,
    But from my day I joined the Blazers, I’ve proved that I’m no scrub,

    I arrived in Rip City by way of UT in my home state Texas,
    With a jumper as silky-smooth as the steering on a luxury Lexus,

    You see not many big-men can run or have shooting range like NASA’s nifty lasers,
    So with my boy B-Roy et al, we began to turn around Portland’s beloved Blazers,

    As our win-total grew we started appearing in the playoffs,
    But injuries and bad luck led to frustratingly-long summer layoffs,

    But we will never ever give up on our mission to be great,
    And I worked tirelessly to improve under the guidance of Coach Nate,

    I also hope to join Coach in London on the search for gold,
    But before we get to that, the rest of this year’s Rip City Tale must be told,

    Cause though we’ve lost B-Roy and G.O. each to devastating surgery,
    Saying that we’re done is committing blatant b-ball perjury,

    My inside game grows stronger and our Frenchman continues to blossom,
    While Gerald and Old Man Camby add up to be crafty and awesome,

    Our point-play will get better as will Wesley and Crawford’s shooting,
    And before you know what happened the Rose-G will be hollering and hooting,

    You see Rip City United’s future will make us forget all the tough times and pain,
    And the next stop is the playoffs so you better hop aboard The All-Star’s L-Train,

    Cause this time we plan to leave at very least a first-round carcass,
    Well, I gotta go play with these all-stars peace out, #12 LaMarcus!

    by on 2/28/2012 11:28 PM
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