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Portland Trail Blazers – What We’ve Learned After Games 1 & 2

I’ll admit: I wrote a preview piece about this series and in the back of my mind I didn’t think the Portland Trail Blazers had a real shot to win it. The Houston Rockets have two guys who have been to the finals in James Harden and Dwight Howard.  They have size. They have experience. […]

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Neil Olshey, It’s Time To Call Arn Tellum

Anyone that had any doubt that LaMarcus Aldridge is a bonafide superstar in this league has been proven wrong early in this playoff series against the Houston Rockets. Through two games Aldridge has racked up 99 points, 26 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots. Even more important than those video game numbers, the Trail Blazers have […]

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Seattle Seahawks – Curiouser And Curiouser

The Seattle Seahawks recently made a couple of intriguing moves, adding to their offseason roster depth. Welcome back, Sidney Rice and welcome to the team, former Oakland Raider Terrelle Pryor. Now what? Starting material? Based on their contracts, neither should be expected to be starters. Rice, the Seahawks’ erstwhile No. 1 wide receiver, jettisoned earlier […]

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Why I Really, Really Dislike The Houston Rockets

Tomatoes, warm carrots, cranberry juice; all things I’d prefer never to have in my mouth again.  Why?  Simply put, taste and texture.  Joe Montana, Shaq, any San Francisco Giant, and the over-sized 12-year-old kid who dismantled our offensive line en route to pancaking me in the backfield of a Pop Warner football game more than […]

Antti Niemi, Kyle Clifford

Weekend Must Watch … Or Not

This column written by Oregon Sports News writer Mikkila Akins. Cheers to the kickoff of a column dedicated to all of my weekend warrior sports fans. For those who can never seem to catch a good game on weekdays because of work or those who just want to know what games are worth watching if […]

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By The Numbers – The Portland Thunder Defense

While the Portland Thunder have struggled offensively to an 0-5 record in their inaugural season, one thing that has been overlooked is the increasingly impressive play of their defensive unit. In fact, especially considering the relative youth and inexperience of the Thunder team, it might be surprising to say that the defense is one of […]

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Portland’s LA Similar To California’s LA?

Fans of championship NBA teams know the true meaning of a victory in the first game of the playoffs. Business as usual is their attitude. Not in Portland. Trail Blazer fans don’t know business as usual. The first round of the playoffs might be the second season for good teams, but in Portland there’s only […]

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The Portland Trail Blazers Remind Us That We Remember The Great Ones

In sports, we live for the great ones. We remember the great ones. When did the Portland Trail Blazers’ game one broadside across the bow of the increasingly unlikable Houston Rockets become a great one? There are a lot of correct answers, as Terry Stotts said in his post-game press conference. But you knew for […]

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Introducing The Portland Stags

Non-stop action. Fast paced play. Impressive athleticism. Amazing plays. Absolutely a blast to watch. These are some of the adjectives of the most popular sports in the country. It also describes the game played by the Portland Stags, a team that just entered its second season. The league they play in? It is known as […]

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With 143 Games Left This Season, Is It Time For The Seattle Mariners To Panic?

Optimism from the Seattle Mariners’ 6-3 start has been stifled some by a subsequent 1-9 stretch, including 8 straight (losing 7-2 last night to the Houston Astros extended this streak), with three scoreless games.  Before everyone forgets it’s baseball season and starts fawning over Mel Kiper’s “big board” and who the Seattle Seahawks will pick […]

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