The first day of the Blazer’s Edge Summer Book Club is upon us. A book discussion on The Blazers Edge: A Site by and for Blazer Fans? Makes perfect sense since the book is Red Hot and Rollin’: A Retrospection of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 1976-77 Championship Season (Library | Powell’s), edited by Matt Love. (You can read my mini-review from last month here.)
The discussion today is about the book’s first four essays. Dave (no relation) at Blazer’s Edge suggests a few starting points for discussion:
–How has Blazermania and your being a Blazer fan affected your family? Is it contagious? Are you just considered weird? Do you have any good family moments/memories surrounding the Blazers to share?
–How important is the style of game to fan enjoyment? Is it OK with you if the Blazers play ugly but win or do you need a more aesthetically pleasing style of ball to really be happy?
–Talk a little bit about the Blazers’ relationship with the national media. Portland fans have historically felt slighted. Is that legitimate or is it simply to be expected because of the size of the market?