The Blazers kick off the season on the road on October 30 against the World Champion San Antonio Spurs. And it’s on TNT! That’s national. In fact, they’ve got 11 nationally televised games (six on TNT, five on ESPN) and seven NBATV games.
Looking over the schedule, a few things stand out. The first game against the Sonics is at the Rose Garden on Christmas Day! That’s an awesome way to spend the holiday. It’s also the first game on ESPN.
I bought season tickets (a pair) for my first time this year (like thousands of others when the Blazers won the top pick), so I’ve got lots of planning and negotiating with friends to figure who gets to go to which games. Bribes are welcome.