Friday Night Lights

Awaiting The Next Great Sports Series

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 […]

Nicolas Batum

The Time Is Now For The Portland Trail Blazers To Trade Nicolas Batum

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 […]

Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers Free Agent Targets – Wings & Point Guards

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 […]


Game Preview – Portland Thunder (3-4) At Orlando Predators (4-4)

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 […]

CJ McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers Would Be Smart To Rely Heavier On C.J. McCollum Next Year

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 […]

Rockets Warriors

Portland Trail Blazers Fan Burden – Who To Cheer For

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. […]

RJ Hunter

2015 Draft Season Is Here – R.J. Hunter Scouting Report

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

Get Your Nature Fix At Tryon Creek State

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 […]

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

2015 Draft Season Is Here – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Scouting Report

Previous Scouting Reports: Joseph Young Last Thursday the Portland Trail Blazers began interviewing draft prospects at the NBA Combine. One of their first interviews was Rondae Hollis-Jefferson from the University of Arizona. In his interviews with reports Hollis-Jefferson said, “Right now, I’ll say I’m a couple steps ahead of my generation (defensively). I’m playing chess […]

Dynamo Timbers

Heat, Consistency Issues Doom Portland Timbers In 3-1 Defeat To Houston

The Portland Timbers once again suffered a disappointing defeat on Saturday, this time 3-1 at the hands of the Houston Dynamo. It was a disjointed and ultimately disappointing effort from the Timbers, which was certainly not helped by the unseasonably warm temperatures and high humidity Houston greeted them with. Fatigue could not be blamed for […]

Darron Thomas

Portland Thunder Rain All Over LA KISS, 63-47

The Portland Thunder annihilated the Los Angeles KISS on Saturday night, 63-47, behind a great performance from Darron Thomas. Of course, last week, Spokane Shock quarterback Warren Smith lit up the KISS, only to be on the receiving end of an 83-28 beatdown to San Jose this week, so we’ll have to wait another week […]