Wall Street Journal on "Three Point Goggles"

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 While we wait for tonight's Trail Blazers game and the start of March Madness (as momentary distractions from the increasingly alarming news from Japan), this morning's Wall Street Journal offers this piece that ties the Blazers to the latest trend in college basketball.Namely, the three-goggles fad pioneered by Blazers Rudy Fernandez and Patty Mills. Given the Blazers' most recent run of lousy ...   More
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 HANK STERN

Almost Live: Lakers vs. Blazers (Trade Deadline Edition)


Will it snow? Will the Blazers make a trade? Did Michael Jordan really get cold feet at the last minute and pull out of a deal that would send prized forward/defensive beast Gerald Wallace to Portland? --- So many questions to answer tonight, and to think I almost went two sentences without mentioning Kobe. These things I do know: Portland is riding a six game winning streak into the usual rivalry ...   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Waiting For Brandon

As Roy prepares his return to the Blazers, fans wonder where he’ll fit.

Trail Blazer fans will probably see the return of Brandon Roy this week. Forgive them if they’re conflicted or can’t remember Roy playing—   More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Funemployment Radio Duo Premiere Sportlandia on Blazers TV Tonight


As if former KUFO staffers Sarah X. Dylan and Greg Nibler weren't busy enough drinking 40s of malt liquor and talking about disturbing topics like Lifetime TV movies on their excellent podcast Funemployment Radio, the duo tonight adds a new line to their joint résumé: TV show hosts. The pair debuts Sportlandia, an online "live sports show with a Portland twist" tonight on Trail Blazers TV. They'll ...   More
Friday, February 18, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Almost Live: Spurs at Blazers

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A late-arriving crowd here at the Rose Garden (and I'd hate to think that some of them missed the sweet-ass national anthem as performed by members of the Oregon Symphony), but they're filling up the place again, now. And though I just wolfed down a "Jumbo Cheeseburger" (it actually was pretty jumbo), I'm feeling pumped on America and pumped on basketball, so let's get into it, shall we? WE SHALL!---FIRST ...   More
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Merde: Now It's Nicolas Batum's Turn For a Knee Injury

Nicolas Batum

By now, Trail Blazers fans shouldn't be surprised by one more player suffering a knee injury. But Merde! Now it's apparently Nicolas Batum's turn to join the growing list of weak-kneed Blazers, with the 22-year-old Frenchman awaiting a diagnosis of his left knee after hurting it in last night's loss to Boston.Batum's injury comes the week after Marcus Camby hurt his knee, which came after Brandon Roy ...   More
Friday, January 28, 2011 HANK STERN

Fan Protest Over Comcast Scheduled Before Thursday Night's Blazers Game

Another Trail Blazers season, another year that many Portland fans throughout the Northwest can't see the team on their cable system unless they have Comcast. The Washington, DC-based Sports Fans Coaliton is back to protest this virtual Blazers blackout in much of the region by organizing a fan protest outside the Rose Garden this Thursday, Nov. 19 18 at 6:30 pm before the Blazers' home game ...   More
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 HANK STERN

Brandon Roy Now Out Indefinitely

Alas, for Portland Trail Blazers fans, Greg Oden may have company on the out-for-the-rest-of-the-year shelf. The Blazers announced today that Brandon Roy is out indefinitely with sore knees. The 26-year-old Roy had been a fan favorite up until this injury-riddled season and the face of a franchise that seemed not so long ago to be resurgent. But even before today's news, all of that had already ...   More
Thursday, December 30, 2010 HANK STERN


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