Before I moved to Portland, I had never lived in an NBA market. In fact, the first NBA game I ever attended was a Blazers game last season, about a year ago today, while I visited my then-fiancee and contemplated a cross-country move from North Carolina. Since then, the team has entered a new era and set a new course. It’s time for PRS to do the same.
Lots of NBA teams boast a rich history, but for a variety of reasons, the Blazers and Portland are uniquely interwoven. As Portland grew into a city of artists, craftsmen, and transients, the Blazers have remained, and the resulting relationship defies simple labels. This is fertile ground, is what I’m saying, and an exciting time for the team. I’m betting that there are a lot of voices with new things to say about it.
So join us. Maybe you’re an NBA newshound, and you flip for every #wojbomb. Maybe your talent lies in video production, or advanced stat wonkery. Perhaps you have a yen for puns, or play diagramming. If you’re passionate about the Blazers, and communicate that passion with sturdy, accessible writing, we want your perspective. You don’t need two thousand Twitter followers, and you don’t need to have published on other hoops blogs (or anywhere else, for that matter). You just need to write well, in your own voice, and be excited about the Trail Blazers.
Send us an email introducing yourself in 2-3 paragraphs. Attach a few writing samples, if you have them. If not, here are a few questions to get you started. Answer as many or as few as you like, in 250 words or less each:
- What was your favorite in-game Blazers moment so far this season?
- What are your impressions of Terry Stotts’ coaching style?
- Who is your all-time favorite Trail Blazer, and why?
- What are your favorite books, movies, travel destinations, artists, or non-hoops web sites?
Email your materials to portlandroundballsociety [at] gmail [dot] com. I look forward to hearing from you.