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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 3/30

I know this is where I talk about the Portland Trail Blazers’ previous week before launching into the picks. I try my best to break down just what happened (whether I’m successful at that is up to the reader), with equal parts smarts and snark. After spending Friday night goofing off, all of Saturday sleeping […]

Vancouver Whitecaps

Three Thoughts On The Portland Timbers’ 1-2 Loss To The Vancouver Whitecaps

The Portland Timbers fell to Vancouver on the road 2-1 on Saturday evening, continuing a distressing pattern of outplaying opponents for large stretches while consistently dropping points. George Fochive gave up a soft foul outside the box in the 15th minute that Vancouver midfielder Nicolas Mezquida placed just over the wall and just outside the […]

Winterhawks Seattle

WHL Playoff Battles Start – Many Without Clear Leaders

The WHL Playoffs started this week and similar to NCAA basketball, the brackets got busted early. Starting in the West, only the Kelowna Rockets have shown their strong way in the first two games with the Tri-City Americans. With a 9-0 goal differential in those first two games, the Rockets lead their series 2-0 heading […]

Kevin Durant

Hey Portland, Kevin Durant’s Career Is In Jeopardy Now Too! Feel Better?

ESPN’s Bill Simmons summed it up best, “Cant mess around with feet.  Can’t.  Can’t.  Can’t.  Not in basketball.  I’m worried.” That’s the sentiment surrounding the latest news of Kevin Durant’s lingering foot injury.  And due to such, coupled with the sensitivity in this neck of the woods regarding Greg Oden, I’m wondering (In my best […]

March Madness

Oregon Sports News March Madness Roundtable – 3/26

The 2015 incarnation of March Madness kicks off the Sweet 16 round today, and there are some great stories and intriguing matchups to keep your attention, so keep those cursors near the “boss button” as much as you can. With one of the more well-rounded mixtures of seeds in recent years and some tough tests […]


Sports And Parenting

A recent Sports Illustrated cover showed a man calling himself Wilt Chamberlain’s son. Why on the cover and why Wilt? The Big Dipper is called the most transformative athlete in basketball, maybe all sports. But he’s dead. Been dead a while. Why drag up the past? I read the story from a father’s perspective. Something […]

Seattle Sonics

Sonics, Thunder, And Honest Talk

Before they morphed into the OKC Thunder, the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, they were the Seattle Supersonics. Watching the Portland Trail Blazers play the Thunder with non-sports people is a golden opportunity to review what happened. Reading former Sonics owner Howard Schultz’s recent letter to his partners on adds to the story. Best of […]

NBA: Preseason-Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 3/24

If you’re still down from the Portland Trail Blazers coming back from their Eastern road trip battered, bruised and beaten, I’ve got some good news for you. The Blazers will still be in the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs as long as they win the Northwest Division, and that seems more likely with […]

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Seattle Seahawks Free Agency To Date

After everything that’s happened in the last week, it seemed like a good idea to start off this one with a quick recap of how things stand (as of this moment, anyway) with the Seattle Seahawks and their own free agents.  A few of these signings technically occurred just prior to the official start of […]


March Madness Second And Third Round Running Diary

Throughout Thursday and Friday, the second (first) and best round of the NCAA Tournament, I kept a running diary while watching the action. Here it is in its entirety, running in reverse chronological order. To read it in chronological order, start at the bottom and scroll up. Enjoy! 10:50 PM – Providence, of course, loses […]

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Oregon Ducks Basketball Season Ending Analysis

With 5:27 left in the second half, the Wisconsin Badgers looked to be in trouble.  One number one seed had already fallen on the weekend, and the Oregon Ducks had tied the game for the first time in the half on a three by Dwayne Benjamin.  The three point barrage by Benjamin and Jalil Abdul-Bassit […]