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Portland Timbers Hit Rock Bottom In Honduras

Just when things were going well, the Portland Timbers went down to Honduras to get a slice of respite from an increasingly futile MLS playoff chase and instead ripped the scab off the deep cut that has been the 2014 season. It was a capitulation. CD Olimpia 3, Portland 1. Just like that, the Timbers […]

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The Slant – Episode 202 – Thursday Night Football, Oregon Ducks Game Preview, And The Portland Trail Blazers

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein talks about Denver’s impressive win and Peyton Manning shockingly going off on an innocent bystander. Then, Oregon Sports News senior writer Abe Asher joins the show to preview Friday’s Oregon Ducks game against California and thoughts on the College Football Playoff. Finally, Brad shares his slant on where LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers size up against the rest of the NBA.

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Brian Hight’s NFL Picks – Week Eight

Advanced Metrics are Catching On The use of Defensive-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) is spreading beyond the website Football Outsiders and the advanced metrics enthusiasts like the sports team at FiveThirtyEight to mainstream ESPN articles such as Why the Cowboys are Overrated.  You’re even likely to hear on air analysts refer to “efficiency” as a […]

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Abe Asher’s College Football Picks – Week Nine

Another incredibly mediocre 8-4 week put my season record at 71-29; but there was only one major takeaway for the seven devoted followers of this space. I didn’t pick the Oregon game. And I’d like to blame ESPN. You’ll never know why. Here are the week nine picks. Oregon 51, California 20 – Cal coach […]

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Fantasy Football Start And Sit – Week Eight

RECORD LAST WEEK: 11-9 OVERALL: 67-50-1 San Diego at Denver Start: Peyton Manning, QB, DEN Do not let the Chargers third ranked pass defense dissuade you.  Manning is a must-start at all times. Sit: Branden Oliver, RB, SD Oliver has been extremely efficient thus far, but the Chargers will find difficulty grinding it out in […]

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Oregon Becoming More Than Just Marcus Mariota

There was only one disappointing moment for Oregon on Saturday. Before the Ducks took the field, when everyone was looking at the Autzen Stadium scoreboard to see the traditional playing of the “The Pick.” “The Pick,” as we know it, never played. Sure, part of Jerry Allen’s iconic call blasted out of the end-zone speakers, […]

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Points Of Emphasis Neutering NFL Pass Defenses

Seattle Seahawks fans are intimately aware of just how far the team’s pass defense has fallen. It was in the conversation for best secondaries of all-time, and combined with a fierce pass rush to neutralize even the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. No longer. They are allowing a staggering 103.7 opponent passer rating after leading […]