Damian Lillard

25 Biggest Stories In Oregon Sports – 2014

1. Damian Lillard Game-Winner You forget, because the moment was so special, so storybook, so perfect, you forget that the Portland Trail Blazers, who once held a commanding lead in their playoff series with the Houston Rockets, were about to give away game six on their home floor by shipping an offensive rebound and put-back […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Super Preview – 12/19

Although Christmas time and the New Year that comes shortly afterwards features playoff football at both the collegiate and professional levels, and all the riveting sudden-death drama that comes with it, Christmas time is also a major part of the NBA schedule. Christmas Day itself has become for the NBA what Thanksgiving is to the […]

Seattle Seahawks

The Year In Seattle Seahawks – Putting The Super Bowl “Curse” To Rest

The expectations were high: The Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks remained mostly intact, save for the notable departures of DE Red Bryant, T Breno Giacomini, and of course, Mr. Fail Mary himself, WR Golden Tate.  Seattle was everybody’s favorite to win the Super Bowl this season (and by everybody I mean every major forecaster on […]

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Brian Hight’s NFL Picks – Week Sixteen

With Oregon Sports News taking the next two weeks off for the holidays, this will actually be my last set of predictions for the regular season. All along, I’ve thought of this endeavor as an experiment to see if certain advanced football metrics like Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA), and later weighted DVOA, could be […]


Portland Winterhawks In Great Shape As They Approach The Holidays

The Portland Winterhawks head toward the Christmas break at exactly the halfway point of their season in second place in the US Division. With a 19-14-0-3 record, the team has to be generally pleased after the 1-7 start and seems to be going in the right direction. As is always a hiccup at this time […]

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NFC Wild Card? You Can Have It

There are a handful of NFL teams that are in full control of their playoff destiny. Put the Seattle Seahawks at the top of that list. That’s really good news. Here’s why: Wild Card? Worthless. The top NFC contenders are kings of their home domains. Two of the top four NFC teams are undefeated at […]


Oregon Sports News College Football Bowl Predictions

Well, this is it. After picking 191 regular season football games over the course of the 2014 season, my the year ends with 39 bowl game picks – everything from the inaugural College Football Playoff games to the new Foster Farms and Dave’s Hot Wings Bowls. My record on the year is 130-60-1. Thanks for […]

CM Punk

CM Punk’s First UFC Opponent Should Come From The Pacific Northwest

Nearly two weeks have passed since the UFC announced the signing of former professional wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks. The multi-fight deal will likely put Brooks in the Octagon in mid-2015. For Brooks, this signing is the start of a new career that needed to happen sooner rather than later, since at 36 years old, […]

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson Changes Agent – What Impact Will That Make?

Payday for me isn’t quite as close to an NFL salary as I would like it to be. But at the same time, I haven’t won a Super Bowl, I’m not a Pro-Bowler, and I am definitely not the Chief Football Officer with Alaska Airlines. Of course I’m talking about Seattle Seahawks golden boy Russell […]

Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh – In Memoriam

It’s over. I’d have put money that it would of ended in a “Beat It” video like knife-fight between Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll. Sadly it was far less dramatic. On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks put the final dagger into the Jim Harbaugh-era San Francisco 49ers, soundly defeating them 17-7 in a low-scoring brawl. With […]

Multnomah Falls

Winter Time Is A Great Time To Explore Multnomah Falls

If you follow the ancient Miocene era lava flows that created the bulk of Saddle Mountain East, you find some more hiking opportunities in immediate proximity of volcanic-spawned grandeur. Specifically, the must see Multnomah Falls. The Falls are an impressive sight to behold. Just thirty minutes outside of Portland, nestled deep in the beautiful Columbia […]

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota – Let’s Put A Bow On This

That’s what it’s all about. Yep, I’m talking about Marcus Mariota, the Heisman Trophy, and sports the way they should be. In recent weeks I’ve spoken of, and reminded everyone how special a player and young man Marcus Mariota is.  Saturday night, I, fans of the University of Oregon, and people nationwide saw just how […]

MIke Riley

Mike Riley’s Seven Best Games

After 14 years (including his two years in the ‘90s) as the head coach and savior of Oregon State football, Mike Riley is taking over the highly coveted Nebraska head coaching position. The decision was a surprise. It could have been made because of money (he’s making twice as much), angry whispers from the Beaver […]