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OREGON SPORTS HALL OF FAME

When You Finally Make The Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame Team, What’s Next? How do you make it to the Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame? The same way you make it to Carnegie Hall, you practice. No one gets there accidentally. Just like it takes more than a few words to write a sports column, […]

TUNE INTO THE SLANT WITH BRAD STEIN

A Sports Talk Podcaster Dials Up His 200th Episode. Spin the radio dial and you’ll find something worth a listen. Hit a pre-set or scan the stations for some ear candy. You’ve got a favorite DJ not named Wolfman Jack? Who could that be? Classic Rock stabs your ear when Sir Mick Jagger explains walking […]

BABY BOOMER ON MODA CENTER PRESS ROW

Imagine, if you will, a humble boomer blogger achieving one of their dreams. From the sounds coming from our aging demographic, we’re all doing super. In a world of smoke and mirrors the truth is more elusive than ever. Whatever you write or claim needs documentation, research, and proof, or else it’s in the same […]

OREGON’S GREATEST ATHLETE (ever)

Do you open the Oregonian’s sports page and find soccer? If it’s not the World Cup, it’s the Timber or Thorns’ players flinging around. Isn’t it still baseball season? We expect to see diving catches in the out field, runners breaking up double plays, the stretch on first, not wild soccer players kneeing the vertebrae […]

THE SAN ANTONIO STARE

One of the most important things to do when you’re in a tight spot is get out fast. The same idea applies to anticipated punishment. Get it over with. The Spurs punished the Blazers in the first of their seven game series and it couldn’t end fast enough. No one watching the first quarter wanted Coach Stotts […]

HOME TEAM TO THE RESCUE

(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 […]

Boomerpdx On Momba’s Best Run

Are The Ducks Better Without De’Anthony? Come on, man. He’s been out of action, but Thomas’s game impact crosses all borders. Every sports fan watches harder when he touches the ball. Every defensive player knows their best isn’t good enough when he’s in the game. And every coach wants a player just like him. He […]

USA Football Month For Boomers

The time of year for football dreams. From the NFL preseason, college and high school training camps, to peewee football, all eyes focus on the grid iron. At every level players share similar dreams. Offensive linemen dream of springing a running back with a perfect block. Running backs dream of leaving a defender on the ground […]

Duck Chopping Block

Axes Always Look Bigger In The Air Says NW Boomer Will the NCAA finally explain the evils of Chip Kelly? All the man did was put Eugene on the recruiting trail. What he didn’t do was learn to wipe off fingerprints along the way. Maybe it’s excusable for a New Hampshire guy who’s never worried about […]

INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES

A short list of things done and things to do. From Mark Palmer, InterMat Senior Writer. From uphillwriting.org. From bettersmarterricher.com. From oregnsportsnews.com. From gemellipress.com. From the Oregonian about the Oregon Historical Society. From the Oregonian about Occupy Portland. From the Oregonian about life saving. From the Oregonian about manners. From Portland Tribune about end of […]