Monday, August 17, 2009
40th Anniversary Season Primer
It's getting pretty late in the day, but I thought it might be good to clear up a few things regarding today's "Cheers To 40 Years" announcement at Mark Morris High School in Longview, WA. We went with that location because it was the site of the first ever Trail Blazers game, a 119-118 preseason loss to the San Fransisco Warriors.
About the jerseys. They are alternates. They will NOT replace the regular jerseys the team wore last season. They're supplemental. The Hardwood Classics jersey, which were the unis worn during the 1976-77 championship season, will be worn on throwback nights. The Rip City jerseys will be worn on special occasions. I don't beleive any specific dates have been decided on yet. Not entirely sure whether the alternate road red jerseys the team wore in 2008-09 will be worn in 2009-10, but I'll get an answer to that question soon.
As for the preseason game at Memorial Coliseum versus the Phoenix Suns, tickets are on sale now, with every seat going for $19.77. Top to bottom, the price is the same. I'd get those tickets while you can. Best seats are going to go first.
If you end up not being able to make it, there's still some good news. Bill Schonely, legendary voice of the Trail Blazers, will be dusting off the vocal chords to help Brian Wheeler call that preseason game on the radio. That's going to be a good time. In fact, even if you get tickets to the game, I'd consider bringing a radio to listen to The Schonz and Wheels trade catch phrases.