The Portland Timbers delivered another listless performance in a 1-0 loss on Saturday against Toronto FC. Consecutive losses against Houston Dynamo and Toronto FC mark the first time since March of last season that the Timbers have lost back-to-back games, and only the third time (not counting playoffs) since Caleb Porter took over in 2013. […]
On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein explains why the Seattle Seahawks should not give into Russell Wilson. Then, he talks about Marcus Mariota, Matthew Dellavedova, and Golden State Warriors/Cleveland Cavaliers.
For the past few seasons in Portland, we have seen a lot of the same things from our beloved Timbers. Two seasons ago, it was a recipe that led us, by seasons end, to the top of the Western Conference rankings. However, last season it left us one spot out of the playoffs. It’s actually […]
There is a rich history of basketball in Portland, and a beloved history at that. But one thing that the Trail Blazers have lacked for seemingly ages is a dominant big man. Sure, they’ve made due and had some great years with Robin Lopez, Meyers Leonard, Marcus Camby, Greg Oden, Joel Pryzbilla, Arvydas Sabonis, Kevin […]
The broadcast networks released their upcoming fall schedule recently and (as per usual) there is nothing to get too excited about it. It seems the best and most creative shows these days tend to show up on streaming services like Netflix, basic cable channels like AMC or premium channels such as HBO where creativity and […]
The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the 2015 NBA offseason with a potential roster overhaul on the horizon. The team only has four players guaranteed to be on the books next year, but as it turns out, one of those surefire returnees is far from a lock to remain in Rip City after […]
If you’re an Oregon sports fan, and you frequent sites like this, chances are you’ve read dozens of articles about the Portland Trail Blazers’ free agents. You’ve seen every argument for and against keeping this player or that player, heard every opinion about whether the Blazers have the core to go all the way (they […]
The Portland Thunder, fresh off a win against the Los Angeles KISS, head to Orlando in search of their first road win of the season on Saturday, May 23. The Thunder are 3-0 against the worst two scoring defenses in the league and 0-4 against the rest of their schedule … which happens to have […]
The Portland Trail Blazers already have a star point guard in Damian Lillard and hope to retain his backcourt mate, soon-to-be free-agent shooting guard Wesley Matthews, who might be the team’s most valuable player. Given the franchise’s desire to keep this duo intact, backup guard C.J. McCollum is left with less than ideal minutes. While that might […]
Sports fans watch. Maybe they have some game. Maybe they used to have some game. Either way they mostly watch. By watching they can compare their game to the players they see on TV. Most sports fans compare favorably; way too many of them think Michael Jordan could beat The King one on one. Today. […]
Previous Scouting Reports: Joseph Young Rondae Hollis-Jefferson One of my favorite memories of the 2015 NCAA March Madness is the Georgia State upset of 3rd seed Baylor in the second round. R.J. Hunter hit a deep three-pointer to win the game, his dad and Coach Ron Hunter celebrated the shot by throwing his hands in […]
Tryon Creek State, wait, State? Yes, State Park. Yet another perk of living in Portland, where a 670 acre state park exists in the the city limits. Is it possible to keep up with Portland’s abnormalities? Probably not. But eight miles worth of forested hiking trails is one you don’t want to overlook. So say […]
On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein admits his blunder in saying that the Houston Rockets had no chance to beat the Los Angeles Clippers. Then, he talks about Odell Beckham Jr.’s statement on NFL salaries, NBA Conference Finals, and the latest chapter of Deflategate.