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Portland Trail Blazers – What We’ve Learned After Games 1 & 2

I’ll admit: I wrote a preview piece about this series and in the back of my mind I didn’t think the Portland Trail Blazers had a real shot to win it. The Houston Rockets have two guys who have been to the finals in James Harden and Dwight Howard.  They have size. They have experience. […]

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Neil Olshey, It’s Time To Call Arn Tellum

Anyone that had any doubt that LaMarcus Aldridge is a bonafide superstar in this league has been proven wrong early in this playoff series against the Houston Rockets. Through two games Aldridge has racked up 99 points, 26 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots. Even more important than those video game numbers, the Trail Blazers have […]

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Why I Really, Really Dislike The Houston Rockets

Tomatoes, warm carrots, cranberry juice; all things I’d prefer never to have in my mouth again.  Why?  Simply put, taste and texture.  Joe Montana, Shaq, any San Francisco Giant, and the over-sized 12-year-old kid who dismantled our offensive line en route to pancaking me in the backfield of a Pop Warner football game more than […]

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Weekend Must Watch … Or Not

Cheers to the kickoff of a column dedicated to all of my weekend warrior sports fans. For those who can never seem to catch a good game on weekdays because of work or those who just want to know what games are worth watching if you’re going to succumb to a lazy weekend full of […]

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Portland’s LA Similar To California’s LA?

Fans of championship NBA teams know the true meaning of a victory in the first game of the playoffs. Business as usual is their attitude. Not in Portland. Trail Blazer fans don’t know business as usual. The first round of the playoffs might be the second season for good teams, but in Portland there’s only […]

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The Portland Trail Blazers Remind Us That We Remember The Great Ones

In sports, we live for the great ones. We remember the great ones. When did the Portland Trail Blazers’ game one broadside across the bow of the increasingly unlikable Houston Rockets become a great one? There are a lot of correct answers, as Terry Stotts said in his post-game press conference. But you knew for […]

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Portland Trail Blazers VS Houston Rockets First Round Preview

The NBA Playoffs are finally here. The Portland Trail Blazers will take on the Houston Rockets in the first round. Game 1 will be played Sunday at 6:30 PM PT. The Blazers will be starting off on the road. Both teams finished the season with the same record, but Houston earned the tie breaker winning […]

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NBA Playoff Predictions – First Round Preview

Another NBA regular season has come to a close, and with the late-season surges that a handful of teams made, this year’s playoffs looks to be as exciting as ever. The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Boston Celtics are all in the lottery. The Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and Charlotte Bobcats are playoff […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Are Ready For Work

Monday night I was able to meet and talk to Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts. After our conversation I was struck with how charismatic Stotts is and I can see why players would want to play for him. He laughed, he joked, he seemed very carefree despite having the playoffs right around the corner […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Playoff Preview – Positional Breakdown

All of the roads have been walked.  All paths have led to this.  Now a best-of-7 determines who goes home, and who fights on.  While the Portland Trail Blazers’ season has had its share of ups and downs, all that matters is the team directly in front of them: the Houston Rockets. A positional breakdown […]

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Portland Trail Blazers / Houston Rockets Playoff Preview

The NBA’s regular season concluded Wednesday night, which saw the Portland Trail Blazers tough out a 6-point win against the LA Clippers. Both teams decided to rest key players in preparation for the playoffs. The game didn’t mean a whole lot to the Blazers. Going into Wednesday night’s game, Portland was guaranteed the five seed […]

Cheer Mob Put On By Blazer Gang

Where? Lloyd Center When? April 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM Blazer Gang, an up and coming fan page of the Portland Trail Blazers, have put together a Flash Mob type event. They are calling it a ‘Cheer Mob’. Will this be the new YouTube craze? We’ll soon find out. Blazer Gang has partnered with other […]

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Portland Trail Blazers – A Year Of Exceeded Expectations

Before the NBA season began I was cautiously optimistic with what General Manager Neil Olshey was able to do over the offseason. Leading into the season, I wrote that my prediction was a team that would hover around .500 and fight for the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Boy, how things have changed over […]

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