The NBA Playoffs are finally here. The Portland Trail Blazers will take on the Houston Rockets in the first round. Game 1 will be played Sunday at 6:30 PM PT. The Blazers will be starting off on the road. Both teams finished the season with the same record, but Houston earned the tie breaker winning […]
Also known as “Stairway to Heaven” and the “Haiku Ladder,” the hike/climb up Hawaii’s Haiku Stairs more than earns the often overused descriptor: epic. If you’re a Pacific Northwester planning a trip to Oahu to escape the gray, rainy weather, I’ve got a destination activity for you. Put this one on your bucket list. This […]
Another NBA regular season has come to a close, and with the late-season surges that a handful of teams made, this year’s playoffs looks to be as exciting as ever. The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Boston Celtics are all in the lottery. The Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and Charlotte Bobcats are playoff […]
Simply Awesome Sports is back with another episode and the guys really bring it today! They start the show talking about the new movie, “Draft Day.” SPOILER ALERT: Ridley dislikes Kevin Costner and Matt Loves Jennifer Garner.
Next the guys do a quick preview of the Portland Houston series, before they get into the NFL draft. They go through the first 7 picks of the draft and tell you their thoughts.
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The playoffs kick off this weekend, and most notably, the Portland Trail Blazers are in the postseason for the first time since the 2010-11 season when they lost to Dallas in the first round. LaMarcus Aldridge is the only starter from that season still with the team, although Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum had big […]
Draw City USA is alive and well but the fans are sick to their collective stomach. Just what is wrong with the Portland Timbers though is not an easy fix. The poster child for this year’s Timbers team was the derby versus bitter rivals Seattle Sounders. The match against Seattle held such promise for the […]
For the first time since the 2010-11 season, the Portland Trail Blazers will be going to the playoffs. And for the first time since Scottie Pippen, Damon Stoudamire and Detlef Schrempf were on the team, the Blazers will be looking to make it out of the first round of the playoffs. For the 2013 portion […]
Let’s be honest: Seattle’s never had a championship team and therefore never known what it feels like to be picked-through like a fruit stand at a Sunday Farmer’s Market. Our harmonious yoga-practicing team finally achieved enlightenment (or brought back the Lombardi trophy, same thing, right?), and now their perfect balance would be forever ruined! Since […]
Monday night I was able to meet and talk to Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts. After our conversation I was struck with how charismatic Stotts is and I can see why players would want to play for him. He laughed, he joked, he seemed very carefree despite having the playoffs right around the corner […]
All of the roads have been walked. All paths have led to this. Now a best-of-7 determines who goes home, and who fights on. While the Portland Trail Blazers’ season has had its share of ups and downs, all that matters is the team directly in front of them: the Houston Rockets. A positional breakdown […]
The Portland Timbers are screaming it, crying it out in the night, and flying banners through the air with the same desperate message: We need a target forward. All due respect, a team that has Maxi Urruti on the field is basically playing with ten men. Besides Urruti’s incredible lack of intelligence with his running […]
Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune joins The Slant with Brad Stein and talks about the possibilities of MLB coming to Portland and the Portland Trail Blazers’ chances of defeating Houston.
The Portland Winterhawks knew a week ago that they would get to face the top team in the WHL on Friday. They knew that it would be for the Western Conference title and they knew they would face the Kelowna Rockets. Fast forward to this week and the players have hopped the bus for the […]
The NBA’s regular season concluded Wednesday night, which saw the Portland Trail Blazers tough out a 6-point win against the LA Clippers. Both teams decided to rest key players in preparation for the playoffs. The game didn’t mean a whole lot to the Blazers. Going into Wednesday night’s game, Portland was guaranteed the five seed […]
As the Portland Timbers have struggled their way to a winless 0-2-4 record to start the MLS season, a decidedly different storyline is playing out for the team’s rivals to the North. The Seattle Sounders (3-2-1) are currently in a three-way tie for second place in the Western Conference and, most recently, pulled out a […]