(written for oregonsportsnews.com)
Sports and real life need more separation, like church and state.
You have a team at work? How’s their conditioning?
Are you wrestling with a problem? Did the problem try to pin you?
And enough of the ‘end run’ talk. You can’t do an end run from your chair.
As much as we celebrate the winning streak of the Winterhawks, and feel each Trail Blazer win as a redemption for past deeds and a statement toward the future, there’s only one team you need when your world turns upside down.
On I-5 north near the Moda Center, where the Lakers recently squeaked out a one point one win, near Veterans Memorial Coliseum’s ice where most visiting teams fall to Portland, traffic stopped.
A dead stop. [Read More...]
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