Beyond Thunderdome: Two Hats Enter, One Hat Leaves
So one of our writers has a terrible dilemma and we don’t know what to tell him. Some of you may have been in a similar situation so we need your help. Years ago, Mo Cheeks autographed Devin’s Blazers hat before a home game. Then it was Dale Davis. Then Z Bo. Then Boumtje Boumtje. Devin wore that hat every time he watched a Blazers game, live or at home. It was like his best friend in Blazerdom. But now he has a sweet new white hat. His once lucky brim lies unused, unworn and unloved. Is the hat cursed? What should he do with it? You know he can’t just leave it in the closet, hidden or sell it on eBay to someone who might not be a true Blazer-believer. Should he donate it to a less fortunate Blazer maniac? Burn it and scatter the ashes in the Willamette, sort of like retiring a flag? Keep it as a reminder of our shattered hopes for those Blazers teams? You decide. He’s given it over to us, all of us, to decide. And he knows we’ll make the right decision.