Actually, the holidays and the NBA lockout have sucked a lot of the air out of the room for basketball in Rip City.
That being said, this is an exciting young team with brand-new faces that are sure to entice the love of this very strong fan base here in Portland.
It has been said by Bill Simmons that Blazers fans are soccer moms for their unconditional love of players and their tendency to value their own talent more than they sometimes deserve.
However, those are great qualities for a fanbase to possess, something that is sorely missing in today's sports world.
But this team is sure to surprise and excite their fans, and prove their worthiness of that love.
Here are five questions facing the Blazers this season.