Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers Still Winless, And I’m Tired Of The Excuses

A season removed from a season of disappointment, your Portland Timbers appear to be repeating the pattern that led to just that. The Timbers lost 2-1 to rival Vancouver last Saturday, and in the process stood pat on the 3 points they’d amassed over their previous 3 games.  But in spite of a second year […]

Austin Springer

Top Prospect Austin Springer And Veteran Fighter Pat Healy Share Similar Goal

Reaching the highest levels of success in a sport as physically demanding as mixed martial arts can leave an athlete battered and bruised. Often fighters make it to the UFC only to leave defeated both physically and mentally. Many of these fighters disappear into obscurity never to be heard from again. These disappearing fighters can […]

Steve Pre

The Biggest Winners

Great sports events trap time in a bubble. You remember your favorite player scoring the winning points like it was yesterday, locking the image into your mind and throwing away the key. Yours for life. If the event was big enough, you learn more about the player and the game. ESPN and the visionary Bill […]

Blazers Lakers

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 starbucks.com 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 […]