Greg Oden Apologizes for "Embarrassing" Photos

Sitting on a chair, holding a cane and surrounded by reporters, injured Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden this evening apologized several times and said he was deeply embarrassed by the naked photos of him that surfaced this morning on the Internet. At the 6 pm press conference convened at the Blazers' practice facility in Tualatin, local reporters then showered Oden, who turned 22 on Friday, ...   More
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Trail Blazers, Major League Soccer and Ducks

Three depressing thoughts from the world of sports in the last coupla days: 1) Here's something to take your mind off the Trail Blazers' epic collapse last night against Utah: Go watch Sonicsgate, as I did Saturday night (thanks to BAM: the Beer and Movie Fest). The story of how a market like Seattle lost the Sonics should scare the hell out of Blazers fans when they think about the Blazers' ...   More
Monday, February 22, 2010 HANK STERN

Almost Live: Jazz Vs. Blazers

It takes some time to acclimate a new player to a team. That's what every Blazer fan—and even coach Nate McMillan—is admitting after Friday night's blowout home loss to Boston. How bad was the game? Well, the Blazers tied a record low with just seven assists for the entire game. Boston's Rajon Rondo had that many in the first quarter. It was ugly almost from the first tip, and Marcus Camby's ...   More
Sunday, February 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Where Jesse Jackson Went After The Rally

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Big Trouble in China: 'Tibet Day' to Threaten Trail Blazer Broadcasts? (UPDATED with Randy Leonard)

When Commissioner Randy Leonard and the rest of the City Council declared March 10 as Tibet Awareness Day, Leonard says a delegation from the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco suggested there could be economic consequences for Portland. But Leonard and Mayor Sam Adams refused to yield to Chinese pressure and renounce their city proclamation declaring Tibet is independent. Now, a Beijing ...   More
Friday, March 12, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Almost Live: Wizards at Blazers

Tonight is one of the most exciting nights in all of sports, the kind of night that kids across this great country dream about while shooting baskets in their driveway, the kind of night that breaks hearts, that makes legends, that makes us all believe in Cinderella and miracles. I am, of course, talking about SXSW. That's where your usual Blazer bloggers, Casey Jarman and Michael Mannheimer, ...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 AARON MESH

Where in the World is Former Blazer Qyntel Woods?

Woods is in Poland, ESPN's Mark Stein reports, and playing pretty damn well. Well enough to make it back to the NBA? That's another question, Stein reports, considering Woods' past dogfighting (and, to a lesser extent, his basketball-card-as-identification) transgressions. Here's a chunk of Stein's reportage, which is well-worth reading in its entirety: Asked if he thinks NBA teams are prepared ...   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Thunder vs. Blazers (Torn Meniscus Edition)

BREAKING BLAZERS NEWS: Brandon Roy has a slight meniscus tear in his right knee and is out for the final two games of the regular season. The team says he'll be day-to-day during the playoffs, but I'm pretty sure he's out for the season. Wow. Well, did you expect anything else? In what is arguably the strangest season in the Portland Trail Blazers' 40 year existence, it only makes sense that their ...   More
Monday, April 12, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Where The 2000-01 Trail Blazers Rank On One List of Most Hated Teams

Nothing like a summertime list of the 25 most hated sports teams of all time to while away a few minutes reading. And who should make Sports Illustrated's list at #21 but the 2000-01 Trail Blazers, which SI remembers for "their incessant bickering and boorish behavior." That's a few places lower than the 1976 East German women's swimming team and the 1919 Black Sox, and just ahead of the 1983-84 ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 HANK STERN

Money Watch: Trail Blazers, Nick Fish and Mississippi Studios in the MultCo Race

The Portland Trail Blazers, City Commissioner Nick Fish and Mississippi Studios are among the big names pouring money into the race for a Multnomah County Board of Commissioners seat representing North and Northeast Portland. The latest round of campaign finance disclosures shows candidate Loretta Smith collecting $500 from Fish and $1,000 from the Trail Blazers. As previously reported in ...   More
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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