Arena Football Team Owners, Ranked In Order Of Arena Footballness

1. GENE SIMMONS (Los Angeles Kiss) Once asked NPR’s Terry Gross to “welcome me with open legs,” and implied that people with depression should just kill themselves. Arena football is the painted   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Thunder Sticks! Terry Emmert's Water Buffalo Pepperoni Is Being Sold at Moda Center


The Portland Thunder, the city's new arena football franchise, is 0-2 after a last-minute loss Monday night to the Iowa Barnstormers. But team owner Terry Emmert is a winner. That's because Emmert, a Clackamas County heavy-hauling mogul, has realized his ambition of augmenting Moda Center concession stands with pepperoni sticks made from his personal herd of water buffalo.Emmert has been a longtime ...   More
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Aaron Mesh

Murmurs: More News About Deputies Than You Can Handle.

Multnomah County corrections deputies earlier this month voted narrowly not to endorse Sheriff Dan Staton for re-election. The vote, first reported at, marks a major shift for the Multnomah    More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Damian Lillard's Brother Didn't Make the Portland Thunder

Terry Emmert's arena football team kicks off tonight


Arena football returns to Portland tonight for the first time in 15 years when the Portland Thunder play their season opener in the Moda Center.Not debuting: Damian Lillard's older brother Houston Lillard. WW reported earlier this month that Houston Lillard tried out as a quarterback for the Thunder, raising the possibility of two Lillards playing in the Moda Center. But Houston Lillard, who played ...   More
Monday, March 17, 2014 AARON MESH

Touchdown Terry

Clackamas County tycoon Terry Emmert is bringing pro football players to Portland. Why?

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The kingdom of Terry Emmert is easy to miss from Oregon Route 212. A state highway that wears its sprawl as proudly as a new Carhartt jacket, 212 stretches east from Interstate 205 to Boring, sl   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AARON MESH


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