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Perez Ashford – Personal Protector Extraordinaire

Every half begins with a kickoff. In a typical Arena Football League game, you’re likely to see 15-plus kickoffs, a few of which will go through the narrow uprights for a touchback, some of which will be onside kicks, and you’ll have a couple of electrifying returns. What doesn’t happen often, except to the Portland […]

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Portland Timbers – The Good And The Bad So Far This Season

On Sunday, the Portland Timbers traveled to New York to pay a visit to expansion side NYCFC and came away with a 1-0 victory on the strength of a 79th minute goal from Darion Asprilla. Unfortunately, many of you were unable to see the game, as Fox preempted the game on its originally scheduled channel […]

NHL Playoffs

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs

Hockey isn’t exactly a major sport here in the Pacific Northwest. That hasn’t changed as the NHL has circled Seattle and Portland for expansion teams and relocation, but never landed here. The ice remains Canada’s domain. The NHL is a highly popular league in local areas, especially where there are franchises, not so much nationwide. […]

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Final Eight Become Frozen Four In The WHL Playoffs

This weekend ended the dreams for four teams vying to make it to the WHL final and an eventual spot in the Memorial Cup Tournament. In the end, the four teams comprising the Eastern and Western Conferences were the elite teams overall in the league. The Eastern Division saw the Regina Pats sneak out one […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Versus Memphis Grizzlies First Round Preview

I’ve spent the last four days looking back at a Portland Trail Blazer season rife with success, fraught with tribulations, and was both rewarding and disappointing. The rewards were making the playoffs for the second straight year, winning 50+ games for the second straight year (in the very difficult West, both achievements shouldn’t be taken […]

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Are The Seattle Seahawks Running Away From The Future At Running Back?

The last time the Seattle Seahawks invested a high (second-round) draft pick on a running back was in 2013, when they selected Christine Michael out of Texas A&M with what was their first selection in that draft. That’s par for the course in Seattle. To uncover the last time the Seahawks invested that high of […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Season Ending Player Report Cards

It’s that time of year again. Playoff time, you ask? No not quite, yet. We’re still a day away from arguably the most highly anticipated NBA playoffs since Magic and Bird were queued up for the Finals. Things have been so crazy out West in fact, that the San Antonio Spurs won 21 of 24 […]

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Four Keys To Beating A Team That Has Beat You Four Times

Coming into the final day of the regular season, the Portland Trail Blazers were still unsure of who they would face in the First Round of the playoffs this weekend. The convoluted mess of the Western Conference Playoff scenarios were solved by about 9 o’clock when the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Indiana Pacers. The Western […]

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2014-2015 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Bench Grades

Today, each Portland Trail Blazer bench player who’s played significant time with the team will get a grade on their season. I know it’s a wee bit cliché to do grades when everybody else does, but this is a Blazer-centric space, and I’ll toss in some player-specific analysis to explain why that player got the […]

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Wonderlic Gets Tested

The biggest news in football is the upcoming NFL Draft. The biggest name in the NFL Draft is Marcus Mariota. At least he’s the biggest name in Oregon this year. Maybe in history. This is a player on the greatest adventure of his life and he’s taking us with him. So far he’s made all the […]

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Seattle Seahawks Hope Jimmy Graham Doesn’t Turn Into Percy Harvin

“[Michael] Bennett was also asked about the team’s trade for [Jimmy] Graham, who he famously labeled ‘soft’ and ‘overrated’ following a playoff game in 2014.  ‘I still feel the same way,’ Bennett said. ‘Just because he’s on my team I don’t stop feeling that way. Obviously I’m going to be a better teammate to him […]

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