Another year of March Madness is here and another year where apparently no one cares about the Pac-12. Is it incredible that the ACC had five teams left in tournament play heading into the Sweet 16? Sure. But the Pac-12 dominated throughout; the only loss being Oregon to Wisconsin, arguably the best team in the […]
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 […]
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 […]
It seems like just the other day that the Portland Trail Blazers were starting to garner some steam as a legitimate dark horse championship contender. Newly acquired super-sub Arron Afflalo was acclimating himself well to the lineup, and the Blazers were putting the screws to the Dallas Mavericks, on their way to a 5-game winning […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On today’s episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein talks Oregon basketball, Chris Borland, and now-former NBA player Steve Nash.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Leading into the final weekend of action, all of the teams were pretty much firmed up as to who they would play and teams scrambled to set building dates for the first round of the playoffs. Only a handful of teams would require the weekend games to complete their playoff schedules. Among them, the Portland […]
At last, my favorite time of the year is here. I can’t get enough of the blood, sweat, and tears shed during the NCAA Tournament. This is March Madness. Portland will once again host games during the rounds of 64 and 32. Portland has hosted games in 2009 and 2012. This will mark 3 times […]
This week is a big week in the sporting world and tonight we talk about NFL free agency and the college basketball tournament. We go in depth with a lot of the matchups and give you some upsets to watch out for. However, the show starts out with a great discussion on our favorite topic … Beer!!
The Portland Winterhawks knew that this week with four games in five nights would be the toughest battle this season. Not only would these games be important as far as where they finished in the division, but also for scoring records and momentum heading into the playoffs. Starting off with the always tough Spokane Chiefs, […]