Ruben Patterson, Get Out!
Paul Allen is scheduled to meet with Mayor Tom Potter at 10:30 Friday morning to discuss the team’s future in Portland, just as the last of the major character problems leaves town in a complicated trade to Denver.
I like a lot of the new players as people, but I never could watch Ruben without that recent Blazer feeling of disgust. So, Ruben, pack your bags and best of luck staying out of trouble in Denver. Our loss is our gain.
As for the Blazers leaving, it seems Boy Wonder Paul Allen has blown 12 billion dollars in the last decade and he’s beginning to try and cut his losses. By the way, 12 billion is enough to make 12,000 millionaires.
The Blazers have cost him something like a 120 million lately, and combined with the treatment he’s gotten from the town, you can understand why he wants to pull up stakes. Of course, it all could be leverage for a better deal from the city. The meeting with the Mayor proves that.
So for now let’s not worry about losing the team and just celebrate losing Ruben Patterson – who wants to cheer for a sex offender?