Nat Borchers

Portland’s Cascadia Clash Victory Ends Bad Start To 2016 For Timbers

In a clash of Cascadia rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps traveled south across the border to meet the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday, with Portland walking away with a hard-fought 4-2 victory and a vital three points. Much of the drama prior to the game was centered on the status of Fanendo Adi and […]

Ed Davis

Portland Trail Blazers Lay “They” To Rest

After one of the most heart-wrenching series in Trail Blazers’ history, Portland’s hopes of conquering the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the playoffs were deflated. But their hopes of conquering “they” were still very much alive. For even the most unreasonably optimistic Blazer fans, it was no secret that going back to a hostile […]

Adrian Peterson

Fantasy Scrambler – The Tiers Draft Strategy

As you may know, there are many strategies when it comes to drafting a fantasy team, from the very basic and easy to learn, to the complex tactics that take years to develop.  How much time and effort you put in doing pre-draft research and preparation will determine how in-depth your strategy can be. When […]

Ricardo Lockette

Who Will Be The Next Seattle Seahawks Gunner?

On Thursday, May 12th, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette announced his retirement from football.  It was a bittersweet moment for the receiver who suffered a life-threatening neck injury during the Dallas Cowboys versus Seattle Seahawks game early November of last year.  Although Lockette still does not have full range of motion in his neck, […]

Werdum

Werdum Face – A Lasting Legacy

Leaving a lasting legacy is something that many people aspire to do. For some that could mean starting a family, for others it could mean having made a positive impact on a person or a group of people. Legacy is not always measurable or even tangible but still people place a deal of great importance […]

Mariners

Road Sweet Road – Seattle Mariners Head Back Out

The Seattle Mariners were swept at home by the physically decimated Los Angeles Angels over the weekend. After losing games one and two of the series late on bullpen collapses, the Mariners once again failed to provide any run support for Felix Hernandez and were shut out 0-3 on Sunday. In the midst of what […]

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi) is selected by the Miami Dolphins as the number thirteen overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Laremy Tunsil Is Not An Ole Miss Problem, He’s An NCAA Epidemic

Yes, it appears Laremy Tunsil smokes pot.  Yes again, it also appears he had an ongoing agreement with the University Of Mississippi football program for “financial aid” regarding his mother’s living arrangement.  But, regardless of the illegality of both (either from a legal or NCAA perspective), this is not an isolated incident of a player […]

Timbers NYCFC

Portland Timbers Drop Third Straight As Injuries Continue To Mount

For the first time since Caleb Porter took over as head coach, the Portland Timbers have lost three straight games after a 2-1 defeat at home on Sunday against NYCFC, dropping them to 9th place in the Western Conference. The first half was classic Porter-era Timbers: dominate run of play, create plenty of chances, and […]

Stotts Olshey

Portland Trail Blazers Got Hosed From Two Top NBA Awards

Terry Stotts not winning Coach of the Year and Neil Olshey getting sandbagged out of Executive of the Year is insane. Do the sportswriters watch anything other than SportsCenter highlights of the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs? Looking at COY, there is no contest who did the best coaching job in the 2015-16 […]

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, right, talks to guard C.J. McCollum during the first half in Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Major Decisions Looming For Portland Trail Blazers After Surprising Playoff Run

Not since the storied 1976-77 NBA championship season has a Portland Trail Blazers team outperformed expectations to such a staggering degree as they did this year. With preseason expectations planted firmly in the basement of the Western Conference, no one could have foretold this season’s Cinderella-esque run into the second round of the playoffs, before […]

Robinson Cano

The Robinson Cano Resurgence No One Is Talking About

Much has been made of Robinson Cano’s offensive resurgence in the young 2016 season, and rightfully so. After 34 games this season, Cano has hit 12 HR, half of his 2015 total and a number he didn’t reach until early August. He’s hitting .303/.349/.606 with 12 HR, 33 RBI, and 22 runs. The 33 RBI […]

PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 19:  Mike Zunino #5 of the Seattle Mariners poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Peoria Stadium on February 19, 2013 in Peoria, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Toiling In Tacoma – The Mike Zunino Story

When I was a wee babe, I wanted nothing more than a Sega Genesis for Christmas. Sonic the Hedgehog was making the money-spending masses forget about the vaguely racist Italian plumbing brothers and Altered Beast looked like the coolest thing I had ever seen in my young life. My parents rarely let me devour television […]

Glory

Recapping The Portland Trail Blazers’ “Glorious” Season

One of my favorite films is 1989’s Glory, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington (who rightfully earned an Oscar for his bravura performance), and Morgan Freeman along with a few other notable names. Glory tells the true story of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first all-black regiments in the Union Army during […]

Mike Johnston

Portland Winterhawks Busy In The Offseason

Following their early exit in round one of the WHL Playoffs, the Portland Winterhawks hockey club made some big changes including the abrupt dismissal of head coach and GM Jamie Kompon. Kompon took over for Mike Johnston when he left the team to try his hand at the NHL level for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnston […]

Damian Lillard

Good, Better, And Best Of The 2015-2016 Portland Trail Blazers Season

The Portland Trail Blazers completely overshot every expectation this season. A team projected to win 26 games by Vegas, a team told that they should tank for a better draft pick, a team that returned 20% of their starting lineup, was the 5th seed in the Western Conference and made it to the second round […]

Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston Returns As Portland Winterhawks Head Coach And GM

In a press conference at the Moda Center, Portland Winterhawks owner Bill Gallacher and President Doug Piper announced the replacement for recently terminated head coach and general manager Jamie Kompon. To very little surprise of those present, that replacement will be Kompon’s predecessor Mike Johnston. After he had been let go from his head coach […]

PORTLAND, OR - MAY 9: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after hitting a shot during overtime  of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center on May 9, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. The Warriors won 132-125. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Portland Trail Blazers – The Game Four Experience

At times in the arena of sport, there are certain games that come along that just captivate you. Games that produce the highest of drama, with two teams trading blows and counterblows, baskets and counter baskets, until they both drop to the mat like Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed in Rocky. Game 4 between the […]

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