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SEATTLE, WHERE THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BEGINS

  Few artists could paint a picture of Seattle that looks like Portland, but the comparisons never end. Get on the whine line and listen. Seattle traffic, Seattle housing, Seattle expansion. Look down the road and hear the same thing about Portland traffic, Portland housing, Portland expansion. Although more cites across America lay claim as […]

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS IMPROVE MEMORY

Memory problems? Let the Portland Trail Blazers help. This Easter a sign kept popping up: “At my age I can hide my own eggs and half an hour later won’t know where they are.” Ha. Ha. Ha? What’s so funny? I forget. Except memory loss is no laughing matter. You want to remember important things, […]

THE NBA EXPERIENCE WITH PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    Top shelf athletics, like the NBA and Portland Trail Blazers, are a study in marketing. More than wins and losses, the NBA Experience draws the crowd. Except the crowd doesn’t know this at first. True fans show up and buy tickets to watch a game played better than anywhere in the world they’ve […]

CLYDE DREXLER: GREATEST TRAIL BLAZER IN PORTLAND HISTORY

Proof of greatness? Wheaties says it all for Clyde Drexler. The Glide is as close to the best that ever was that will ever wear a Blazer jersey. And it’s not even close. The only thing missing on his teams was a Robin to his Batman. Put him on another team with a near equal […]

PORTLAND HARD, BLAZER HARD

Hard Portland turns into Blazer Hard. Fans who watch Portland from a distance see the Trail Blazers avoiding a sweep from the Warrior broom instead of playing a five game series. It happens when you lose the first two game in the Bay Area. Now the Warriors, still Steph-less, come to Portland. This isn’t the […]

WILWRITE 1, TRAIL BLAZERS 0

Picking two winners on the same night? Good luck with that. Tuesday night was Willamette Writer, WilWrite Night, for WordPress at Portland’s Old Church, and Game 2 in the NBA playoffs in California. Which one to focus on? With time for one or the other, which one to choose: a power point presentation on WordPress, […]

NBA SECOND ROUND FOR PORTLAND BLAZERS

NBA Second Round For Second Time In Sixteen Years. Has it been that long? Can it be that long? Sixteen years and twice to the second round, none to the third. Right now, the Saturday before Sundays game against the Warriors, the Blazers have a chance. They might break through, which doesn’t mean they’ll get […]

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS REBUILT

After last year’s Trail Blazers abandoned Portland now this. One of the great quotes in professional sports comes from former Portland Trail Blazer Mychal Thompson, father of Splash Brother Klay Thompson. From memory it goes like this: “I need to pace myself for a long career.” After leaving Portland things picked up for him the […]

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS NBA ALL STAR IN THE HOUSE

One NBA All Star is too many for the Portland Trail Blazers? No one is listed, but Damian Lillard in the Portland Trail Blazers NBA All Star. He wasn’t voted in, or chosen as a reserve, and it won’t matter. The Blazers are exceeding expectations, and Lillard leads the way. In a season ripe for […]

STEPH YOUR GAME UP

Anything is possible when you Steph Your Game Up. Step back a moment and consider the history of the long range bomber in basketball. Baby boomers had Pistol Pete Maravich in his baggy gray socks launching forty footers. They went in often enough for Pete to avoid the tag of, “afraid of the paint,” which […]