Portland Sports Media: The Kings Of Trauma-Drama

November 12th, 2009 by Brian D. Leave a reply »
I've been noticing a trend lately  More and more, the Portland sports media have become the kings of trauma-drama.

You know what trauma-drama is. I'm sure you've all had a girlfriend or a coworker who routinely turns the smallest little non-event into a crisis. You know, her best friend doesn't call her back, and she has to call every other person she knows asking why her best friend hates her.  

Or your employer decides to stop buying coffee for the break room, and your co-worker starts telling everyone that layoffs are coming. These people are never happier than when everything around them is chaotic.

The Portland sports media, as a whole, has become that person. Or maybe it's always been that way, and I'm just noticing it now because the old "Jailblazers" used to give sportswriter types all the trauma and drama they needed. The new, squeaky-clean, boringly good Blazers make that kind of dirt much harder to find. 

At least, they make it much easier to spot when the local sports media is drumming up controversy fo ...

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