CFL

CFL 2016 Season Not Far Away! NFL Draft 2016! AFL Australian Football League! Our Trip To Las Vegas For The US Nationals Of Australian Rules Football And Some Casino Fun!

I can’t wait to the CFL training camps start in a few weeks but until then there is some interesting news in my other two favourite sports. The NFL 2016 draft took place on April 28-30. Rd 1 was very interesting TV. I believe that the Las Angeles Rams and also the Philadelphia Eagles overpaid […]

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) guards Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) in the first quarter of Game 2 during the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Bad Times In Oakland For The Portland Trail Blazers – Seven Key Takeaways

Two games in Oakland. Two crushing losses. The Portland Trail Blazers, fresh off an exhilarating series victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, were treated to a dominating beat down in Game 1 and a deflating fourth-quarter mugging in Game 2 by the Golden State Warriors. The final scores look similar, but the way the Warriors […]

The Golden State Warriors high-five a foul and basket, the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) shows a little frustration in the second half of Game 1 of their second round NBA Western Conference playoff game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

Win Or (Likely) Lose, The Portland Trail Blazers Had A Heck Of A Season

The season is over.  The Portland Trail Blazers are going to lose. You knew that, right?  Tell me you knew that?  Because it wasn’t a fluke that Golden State won 73 games this season.  It wasn’t a fluke that they won last year’s NBA Championship.  And it’s not a coincidence that they have 3 All-Star […]

Timbers Toronto

Portland Timbers Get Healthy, Flash Potential In Win Against Toronto FC

The Portland Timbers welcomed captain Liam Ridgewell back to the lineup as they defeated Toronto FC and former Timbers captain Will Johnson 2-1 on Sunday. It was an absolutely picturesque day for soccer as Portland took on Toronto FC Sunday afternoon, with not a cloud in the sky and temperatures hovering near 80 degrees. It […]

Robinson Cano

Seattle Mariners Are About To Finally Establish A Winning Culture

It’s Mariners season and for the first time since 2009, the team is currently over .500 to start the month of April! If you haven’t been paying attention to this team, then maybe you should be. “I wouldn’t stray too far from the SEA sports scene today…”  What exactly did Brock Huard, college football analyst and radio […]

Shelley Duncan

Meet The 2016 Hillsboro Hops Coaching Staff

While the 2016 roster for the Hillsboro Hops is still foggy due to MLB spring training and the various musical chairs performed in the other minor leagues, the coaching staff is all sewn up. Returning manager Shelley Duncan played outfield, DH, and first base in the MLB, beginning with the New York Yankees. He was […]

Robinson Cano

The Seattle Mariners And Winning In April – Can You Believe It?

Sound the bells! Pop the corks! If you’ve got fireworks, set those bad boys off! The Seattle Mariners have a winning record in April for the first time in seven years. In 2009, Seattle finished April with a 13-9 record, but that was a while ago. While that record is a couple of games better […]

Tualatin River

Why You Should Be Paddling The Tualatin River

One quick look on a freeway overpass shows a continuous stream of traffic. Not the tributary we’re looking for though, so good thing they built a bridge over that deluge — wouldn’t want to get swept up in that. Not today for the currents of work haven’t rushed us in that direction. Got river on […]

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers Can’t Change Their Mentality Now

From Day 1 of the 2015-16 NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers have had an underdog mentality. They were counted out and projected to fall into the deepest and dankest of Western Conference cellars before the year began. When they were struggling, they were tanking. When they were winning, they were a cute story of […]

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers Don’t Deserve Asterisk Treatment

You want to know the single greatest and most cruel entity in sports? Luck. Luck has a lot to do with success and failure; its impact on sports is as essential as the athletes who play. A lucky bounce of the ball. A Hail-Mary shot that goes in. A deflected ball that lands in just […]

NFL

Oregon Sports News 2016 NFL Mock Draft – First Round

1 – Los Angeles Rams – Jared Goff, QB – University of California The Rams have a new home, and now they need a new quarterback to build their future around. Goff is very polarizing. Some love, and some hate him as the #1 pick. The Rams gave up a small fortune to move up […]

Damian Lillard

Clippers Injuries Change The Lesson Plan For Precocious Blazers

Injuries suck. There’s no two ways about it. When it comes to competitive sport, injuries are, quite simply, the worst part. No fan base knows this more than the Portland Trail Blazers, a franchise that has seen more than its fair share of star players infected by the injury bug. In a perfect world, we […]

Aminu

Portland Trail Blazers – Five Thoughts Heading Into Game 5

Monday night the Portland Trail Blazers took care of their home court by beating the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4. That evened the series at 2-2 and now it is virtually a 3-game series. As I sat in the Moda Center Monday night, I had a few thoughts on what’s happened, what’s coming, and […]

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A general view of a helmet, NFL shield, stage, and podium before the start of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Shmaft – Why The NFL Draft Is The Biggest Crapshoot In Sports

Look up the term “crapshoot” in any credible reference publication. Note the NFL Draft as example A. It’s time for the NFL’s annual player selection derby, more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Time to get your team back on the road to championship greatness. Sure it is. NFL followers/fans/draftniks get super worked up about […]

Chris Paul

Blazers Win*, Blazers Win*!

Ladies and gentlemen, the series is tied! After an embarrassing showing in games one and two in Los Angeles, the Trail Blazers have routed the Clippers in games three and four in Portland, and they are all tied up! And as exciting as it is, it’s not nearly as exciting as it should be. Because […]

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, left, dribbles past Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Portland won 96-88. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Portland Trail Blazers Game Four Recap – Everything Has Changed

The Portland Trail Blazers tied their series with the Los Angeles Clippers last night, defeating them 98-84 for a 2-2 series tie. The big story after Game 4, however, is the Clippers’ injured list. Blake Griffin, as rumors suggested, has had trouble with his left quad again; the TNT cameras caught him grabbing at a […]

Blazers Apps

Portland Trail Blazers Blaze Tech Trail With Local Partnerships

The Portland Trail Blazers have always been a tech savvy team.  They have to be.  Being in one of the coolest, but smallest cities in the NBA, the team has to work hard to keep its business strategies on par with “the big boys.” As the Pacific Northwest turns into its own version of Silicon […]

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