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No. 81: Portland Trail Blazers

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 6, 2012, 6:02 PM ET
By Andy Kamenetzky | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 31 Title track: 89 Ownership: 84 Coaching: 118 Players: 87 Fan relations: 68 Affordability: 59 Stadium experience: 52 Bang for the buck: 88

The Portland Trail Blazers tumbled a whopping 50 spots in our rankings, but the free fall is hardly shocking. As much as any city, Portland takes its identity from the Trail Blazers -- and it clearly didn't like what stared back in the mirror. To begin with, the team lost a face and heart in Brandon Roy. His exit (via the amnesty provision) ...

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