Dr. Know: Major League Dreams

Who in Portland is rich enough to buy the city another professional sports team?

Dr. Know
Portland still has only one team—the Trail Blazers—from one of the four traditional major sports leagues. Does your privileged position as a widely read columnist give you access to the well-h   More
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Novick Gets Charged for Football TV Package, Warns Residents of Scam

Attorney General's Office Investigating


Never accuse Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick of punting on problems when he finds them.The freshman city commissioner put out a press release this morning saying he took a look at his DIRECTV bill and noticed he was being charged $37.49 a month for an "NFL Sunday Ticket" package he did not ask for.“They’re trying to steal money from innocent people," he says in the release. Novick—who ...   More
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

A Troubling Update on a Football Story


A couple weeks ago, WW ran this piece before the Super Bowl about former NFL players living in the Northwest who are fighting for health benefits to cover their severe post-career injuries.One of the more serious concerns expressed by those ex-players and many others is over a relatively unstudied disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. C.T.E. is a degenerative disease similar to dementia ...   More
Monday, February 21, 2011 TIFFANY STUBBERT

Next Man Up: Dennis Dixon

A coupla years back, John Feinstein wrote a pretty good book titled "Next Man Up" in which he spent a season with the Baltimore Ravens. The premise of the title was that the NFL is a cold business and that when one player goes out because of injury or can't play well any longer, it's time for the "next man up" to take his place. And today, that concept leaps to mind in NFL-less Oregon because ...   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 HANK STERN

LeGarrette Blount Back in the News

It's that time of year: the days are getting shorter, this morning's drizzle reminds us that football is around the corner and oh yes ... ex-Oregon Duck LeGarrette Blount has punched somebody else. Nearly one year ago, Blount made national headlines for punching Boise State's Byron Hout after Boise State beat Oregon in the season opener. Yesterday, Blount—who's taken his talent to Tennessee ...   More
Thursday, August 19, 2010 HANK STERN


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