Funny Olshey Presser Prediction Thread

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  1. Drttimmy

    Drttimmy Active Member

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    My best guess is it's a demographic difference. I see a lot of engaged and enthusiastic fans under the age of 30 attending games, twittering, fan posting, hosting post game shows, and overall they seem positive about the team. We legitimately challenge for the division every year, have a bona fide superstar, fan life if pretty good and no cause to rail against the GM. The older fan base, I think, has a substantial portion that is apathetic about the team and no longer voicing their opinions. If the Blazers are a form of entertainment, they're getting the same script year after year, decade after decade that's drained their attention span. I'm basing this from the behavior of my friends who are fans, absent long time posters on this board, dinosaur members from the media who aren't as active with the Blazers as they once were. Just my speculation, but I imagine there's a substantial silent contingent of the older fanbase that would be pissed at Olshey if they were still capable of being emotionally stirred by the Blazers anymore.
     
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  2. UncleCliffy'sDaddy

    UncleCliffy'sDaddy Circling the bowl.....

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    Bingo. You hit the nail right on the head. A 40+ year drought and an annual boatload of excuses has gotten exceedingly old. At my age I have better things to get cranked up about instead of waiting for lightning to strike again. And that’s the only way a small market team can win in a league that insists on stacking the deck in favor of the big markets. When players can afford to pass up major bucks in order to win a championship on an already stacked team, then there’s no reason to even try and compete. All that said, it still doesn’t detract from the fact that Olshey is a classic underachiever.
     
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    Hell of a quarter....we're deep and we have guys who can fill the bucket up
     
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    Kantor to get us another big body for the playoffs?
     
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    We dont need more rotation players we dont have the minutes for that haha
     
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    Close out better Dame.... god dang it..
     
  7. riverman

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    Now I know why you're vacationing in Cleveland.....CAVS FAN!!
     
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    Actually, (ironically enough) BG’s wife is putting on a wine tasting for Channing Frye and 5 of his teammates (assuming they haven’t been traded in the past few days) after their last game. So yeah, for one night I’ll be an assistant sommelier and Cavs fan (they’re playing Charlotte).
     
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    I knew it! And you missed the one minute Baldwin played for Cleveland!
     
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    Next fall I'm going to travel...life is good
     
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    Actually, it’s the night before the last home game.

    Get your facts straight.
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Well at least this would take care of our rotation issues
     
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    Dr. Tim, you'd make a good shrink. The stereotype is that young people are more easily bored, but actually, old fans are more borable because we have less time to wait. I've become a passive observer. My post count is mostly from my earliest years here.
     
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    Olshey is a quality GM. I like what he's doing. He has a plan. Obviously next year the Blazers have multiple expirings to offer. Patience, like the franchise showed with Layman, will pay off for this team soon regarding the ability to add, IMO, those final pieces to the puzzle. Like when the Blazers were able to add Buck. That move spurred the team toward greatness. Olshey is no fool. He will use those contracts next year. Patience! But enjoy the ride.
     
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    Olshey, you're missing your Saturday night taekwondo class.
     
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    Look, I tried to make a big trade, but I couldn’t do it. I could say it takes two to tango, but I don’t even know how to tango. In fact, I’m a lousy dancer and a lousy GM, and I don’t know how I got this job.
     
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  19. Hoopguru

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    Yep...The reason Paul promoted and extended him is because he is working the plan, especially through the draft.
     
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    Will any of us still be alive when this plan succeeds?
     
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