Blazers fans aren't taking it well.
In fact, after Wednesday's voting was revealed, showing his as the only non-Roy vote, Swirsky said he received more than 300 e-mails in a four-hour span.Welcome to the Internet, Chuck Swirsky. That's just how it goes. An unpopular choice automatically qualifies you as an idiot and gives people a right to question your mother's sexual integrity via e-mail, blogs, message boards, what have you. I trust you'll be okay.
"I can understand why people are frustrated, but I don't understand why people are so hate-centered," Swirsky said. "It's been borderline disgusting."
Honestly, I can't fathom why someone would send hate mail over something like that. Even if you love Brandon Roy above all other things in life, the man got 127 of 128 votes. He still got the award. It's not like Roy gets a bigger, shinier trophy if he gets all 128 votes ... it was a solitary vote. If Swirsky shows up at the presentation ceremony, calls Roy a skirt, pees on the trophy and then clubs Brandon Roy in the mouth with it, fine ... be mad at him.
Until then, however, leave Chuck Swirsky alone. He deserves no swirlie. He just voted for a guy he saw play more often ... maybe not the best choice, but one he can justify, and to tell the truth, I'm surprised this didn't happen more often.