Goodnight, LaMarcus: A Guide to Your Changing Trail Blazer Emotions


Over the long, hot weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers evaporated. Wes Matthews declared for the Dallas Mavericks, Robin Lopez signed with the New York Knicks, and LaMarcus Aldridge finally made his cryptic intentions perfectly clear and cast his lot with the sad-ass San Antonio Spurs. Nicolas Batum was already gone. The team didn’t seem to make even a cursory effort to re-sign anyone. Only Damian ...   More
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 CORBIN SMITH

The Blazers Off-Season Report

Who's staying? Who's likely going? What the hell is happening?!?!


Oh, hello there! Welcome to my Blazers Offseason Bungalow, deep in the woods. I like to sit in here with a tall glass of orange juice and consider things that aren't the Portland Trail Blazers. For instance: hummingbirds. They are birds but they share many behaviors with bugs. How exactly did this happen? Are, perhaps, birds and bugs not so dissimilar? If this is the case, how different are we ...   More
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 CORBIN SMITH

Watch Evan Rachel Wood Say "Yes" To Portland In New Short Film For Wildfang Clothing Company

Kim Gordon, Robin Lopez, Beth Ditto and The Alibi make cameos.

evan rachel would

Would you like watch a short film shot in Portland, starring Evan Rachel Wood and featuring appearances by Kim Gordon, Robin Lopez and Beth Ditto?  Of course you would. Or should I say, Evan Rachel Would?  That's the title of this collaboration between Southeast Portland clothing company Wildfang, creative agency Sockeye and director James Westby. The elevator pitch is basically, "A female-fronted ...   More
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Hotseat: Robin Lopez

The Blazers’ center talks comic books, The Goonies and his love of almost everything Disney.

Robin Lopez is, literally and figuratively, a giant nerd. That’s normally an ill-advised thing to say about someone built like a Greek colossus, but the Blazers’ 7-foot, 255-pound center wou   More
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

From the Elbow: A November to Remember

The Blazers just finished a nearly all-time best month. But what does it mean?

from the elbow

All things being equal, November 2013 wasn’t the best month for sports in the state of Oregon. On Nov. 7, down in Palo Alto, Calif., the University of Oregon Ducks football team, as viable a candidate for the BCS Championship Game as there was in college football this season, was steamrolled by the muscular running game of the Stanford Cardinal, ending their bid for the natty.  Then, ...   More
Monday, December 2, 2013 MIKE ACKER

From the Elbow #14: The Dog Days

Summer League is over and basketball is on a break...for now.

summer league

"Basketball Never Stops." This slogan comes courtesy of Nike, and during the lockout summer of 2011 it served the purpose of showing fans of the NBA that basketball could exist without its highest professional league.  Emblazoned on shirts worn by barnstorming professionals that summer, some of whom made a brief visit to the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus for ...   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MIKE ACKER

From The Elbow #13: Growing Gradually

Amid the noise of free agency, the Blazers have quietly improved.


The eyes of the sports world were fixed intently on the NBA as soon as the bell rung on the annual free agency period. The prize catch, Dwight Howard, proved to be just a little more competent with social media than many leading news agencies, and just slightly less annoying than Amanda Bynes, adding a bit of new media theatricality to the over-hyped proceedings. When the dust settled, and the proper ...   More
Friday, July 19, 2013 MIKE ACKER


Web Design for magazines