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.