By Alise Munson Portland isn't really known as being a sports city. Sure we have Nike and adidas, but we don't have a professional football team or NHL hockey. We used to have a fancy AAA baseball team, but it moved away after the team lost money. The Timbers are great, but it's soccer...
Our one big sports hope hangs on the jerseys of one of the NBA's most overlooked teams -The Portland Trail Blazers.
Not since the year 2000 has this plagued home team made it past the first round of The Finals. The hearts of fans have ached for a return to 1977 and a trophy – proof that we can play with the big boys in LA, Chicago, Miami or OK City.
This year, we made it past the first round and into the semi-finals of the NBA Western Conference Championship. We made it. WE MADE IT!
And a closer look at the gear includes the best socks ever.
If you ask Alex which is his favorite, he'll say, "Come on. Really? All of them of course... but if I had to say which is the most coveted, then that would be the glossy nylon Starter jacket."
The rest of us may not have a Brandon Roy jersey or a pink ball cap, but we do wear our heart on our sleeves for the Blazers.
BEAT THE SPURS!