Feb. 28, 1978: Bill Walton asks his coach for a seat on the bench…

40th Anniversary
In February 1978, the Portland Trail Blazers appeared on their way to repeating as NBA champions. Future Hall of Famer Bill Walton starred at center for the Blazers as they dominated the league    More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 HANK STERN

For Real Though

After the Blazers take both games in Houston, it’s getting tough to not fully believe.


The Blazers are in the playoffs. So, in addition to regularly scheduled Blazers blog programming from Mike Acker, we've asked Janet Weiss, a huge Blazers fan whom you might know from some of her other projects, to provide post-game commentary. In September of 1989 I moved to Portland having never attended a professional basketball game. That changed quickly. The Trail Blazers were ...   More
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Janet Weiss

Former Blazer Raymond Felton Arrested in New York on Weapons Charges

The current Knicks point guard allegedly pointed a semiautomatic handgun at his wife.


Raymond Felton came to Portland long after the end of the Jail Blazers Era, but considering the antipathy Blazers fans still hold for the current Knicks point guard, you'd think he got caught smuggling weed through the airport right alongside Damon Stoudamire. Sure, the guy was out of shape, a bit of a locker-room cancer and never worth his salary, but it's not as if he, like, allegedly pointed some ...   More
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: Happy Birthday, Blaze!

Dear Blaze, Happy birthday! Gosh, you have to be, what, 12 years old now? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, running around the Moda Center, shooting Silly String at unsuspecting fans,    More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Headout Picks: 12/24/13

Headout Picks
FRIDAY DEC. 27 DARKEST, COLDEST TIME OF YEAR COMEDY SPECTACULAR [COMEDY] Oh look: It’s all those Portland comics who’ve abandoned our rainy city for the Los Angeles sun. But really, we’r   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Koi Fusion Abandons Free Trail Blazer Tacos


Are you still recovering from a difficult-to-embarrassing weekend in Oregon sports?Come on, pal. Hold it together. We can get through this—as a community. A brotherhood, even. After all, the Trail Blazers are winners. Ten-game streak! Let's go to the game tonight and watch 'em smoke the woeful Knicks. Then we can soothe our pain by redeeming that 100-point McMuffin coupon for a free Korean taco at ...   More
Monday, November 25, 2013 AARON MESH

Want Your Free Blazers McMuffin? Eat Fast: Coupons Last Just Three Days


Blazer fans: Got a coupon for a free McMuffin? Make sure you head for the golden arches soon—they expire just three days after the game.The coupons are doled out to Blazer fans at home games where the team scores more than 100 points; a promo spot previously held by the Taco Bell chalupa.The chalupa coupons remained valid for close to a year, meaning activists could collect unwanted vouchers and ...   More
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

Portland Activist Who Collected Trail Blazers Chalupa Coupons For Homeless Says He "McQuits"


Jessie Sponberg, the Portland activist who collected free chalupa vouchers after high-scoring Trail Blazer games to give to the homeless, says he "McQuits."Sponberg says that he and others collected a total of 20,000 "chalupons" to hand out to homeless youth after home games where the Blazers scored more than 100 points. The team ended its association with Taco Bell last month, and announced Monday ...   More
Thursday, October 10, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH

Blazers Replace Chalupa with McMuffin

Fans greet their new fast-food overlords: "MICK-E-DEES, MICK-E-DEES"


Cry no more for the chalupa. The Portland Trail Blazers have summoned a new fast-food promotion to reward  fans for watching the team score 100 points.It's a McDonald's sausage egg McMuffin. The deal, first reported by Chris Haynes of CSNNW, is for five years. The team will debut the breakfast promotion at the Nov. 2 home opener against Dallas. The Blazers are encouraging fans to replace the notorious ...   More
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Aaron Mesh


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