I have lived in Portland now almost as long as I lived in D.C. (I moved out in '94) The last 20 years of my life have been spent dwelling in the myopic euphoria that is Blazer-mania here in Rip City. Every day in class this year one of my students has kept a tally of Blazer wins and Wizard wins on my whiteboard. I warned him in November that it's a long season. The numbers are getting closer. He is starting to get nervous. I love educating the young.