Friday, December 15, 2006

Nothing can stop us!!!

There are few things better than returning home after an extended road trip, but one of them has to be returning home with a 3 game winning streak. It wasn't always pretty; Portland squandered a 21 point lead to the Grizzlies and a 16 point lead to the 76ers, but the Trail Blazers found a way to win in both games.

The Portland Trail Blazers are already as good a road team this season as they were in all of 2005-06.

Zach Randolph scored 21 points to lead the Trail Blazers to an 85-79 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, their sixth road win of the season, matching their total away from the Rose Garden last season.

Randolph grabbed 11 rebounds for Portland, which ended a six-game road trip - its longest of the season - with three straight wins.

Our next game is today against the Clippers... with the Clippers having Sam Cassell and Corey Maggette possibly out of commission this game, this should be a breeze for Portland

Friday, December 08, 2006

Lost in the 4th

Michael Redd scored 33 points on 11-of-20 shooting and also pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 102-94 overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
After resting during the 2nd quarter of the game, Redd came back to score 19 points in the 4th quarter. The Trail Blazers apparently felt that they had the win in the bag and eased up on the Bucks during the 4th quarter.
Aren’t these guys supposed to be pros? Don’t they know that you haven’t won until the last buzzer sounds?

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Blazers Trying to Find a Way

The Portland Trail Blazers try to get things back on track last night while they host the Atlanta Hawks at the Rose Garden. This will be a battle of two teams trying to get something going. Portland has lost 9 of their last 11 games while the Hawks have lost 7 of their last 9. The Trail Blazers are going to need this win because they are having to go to Detroit on Tuesday to play the Pistons.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Portland Trailblazers’ Super Rookie

The word is out that Brandon Roy is not just in line for Rookie of the Year. He’s at the front of the line. Nice prediction, but don’t let it distract you, Brandon.

I hope we get to see some powerful minutes from you as we take on the Kings tonight.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Another Nice Gesture By Portland

Before the real NBA season has even gotten rolling, there are Portland players blazing a trail of goodwill around town. Last Thursday night, for example, rookie Brandon Roy put in an appearance and addressed the crowd at halftime at a high school football game between Grant and Roosevelt.

Then today was the Wells Fargo Fan Fest, where you could get in for free, watch a scrimmage game and collect autographs. Portland is such a nice city--I'm glad we seem to have an NBA team to match.

BTW, somebody is doing a fine job on the Trailblazers' website. Check out their team page:

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Trailblazers Rededicate Themselves To Their Fans

The Trailblazers 25 Point Pledge is just that. Their pledge to the fans. Committed to providing you with enhanced programs, service and a special inclusion in the franchise that conveys how greatly we value your support. We have a vision for the future of this franchise and you are a vital piece of that future. Just a little Fan Appreciation from your Trailblazers!

Monday, October 02, 2006

new recruits

23-year-old Aaron Miles, a Portland native, was invited to the Blazers’ training camp, which opens Wednesday. He spent his college years at Kansas, where he is the school’s all-time leader in assists. Miles appeared in 19 games last season with Golden State.

The Blazers have also invited former Portland State phenom Ime Udoka, who played last season with the Knicks in addition to playing for Nigeria in this year’s FIBA World Championships.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Losing respect for the NBA’s unbiased system of play regulation.

The Dallas Mavericks did not win in the NBA Finals. I am not upset because they really aren’t my team but I don’t think they got a fair shake from the NBA officials. It was tough to watch such a talented team fall victim to such an inexplicable paradox. I can’t say if the officials were making errors but it sure looked that way to me and many others.

Either way the Miami Heat played well and deserved the Championship just as much as the Dallas Mavericks. I just would have liked to see a battle between the two teams and not the Mavs versus the NBA officials. It is always a shame when they let foul calling rise to the top of the priority list and become the deciding factor in a game between well matched opponents. That’s not real basketball. And it is certainly not Finals basketball. The Heat were allowed to bloody other players and physically dominate the court with little accountability. The Mavericks were not afforded the same breathing room or respect.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Dallas Mavericks fans in unlikely places.

I have been cheering for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Playoffs. I just can’t resist watching all their games. I love to watch Dirk Nowitzki who has been an integral part of all the Mavericks wins in the two rounds. The Mavs got plenty of rest after shutting out the Memphis Grizzlies and it has shown in their athleticism and energy thus far in the second round against the San Antonio Spurs. Josh Howard, Devin Harris and DJ Mbenga are a joy to watch as well. They are all managing to score and come off the bench to contribute for as long as they can before having to sit back down. It shows true team spirit that none of them try to showboat or ball hog like some players who will remain nameless.

Monday, April 24, 2006

A fitting end to an abysmal season.

The Portland Trailblazers lost by ten points to the playoff bound Phoenix Suns 106-96 to end the season 21 and 61. This season was not very satisfying and I am curious to see what changes are made to help this team get back on top for the 2006-2007 season.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Man I am hurtin’ for some excitement

Somehow the Portland Trailblazers have not been able to break out of their slump. It is painful to watch and I am ready to just call it quits for the season. Fortunately baseball is firing up and my Seattle Mariners are looking pretty good right now compared to the sore stomach I get from watching the Trailblazers lately.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Let’s make some changes.

The Portland Trailblazers had a chance to win against the Dallas Mavericks this week but just had no answer for Dirk Nowitzki who dominated the boards with 33 points. Zach Randolph made a good showing with 29 points but it was not enough as the Mavericks surged ahead for the win. I think Zach Randolph is the best player on this team. I say we keep him and fire everyone else.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Trailblazers Fans Celebrates Seattle Football

Wednesday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs took the Portland Trailblazers down to 16-28. I find it comforting to focus on nearby Seattle’s good fortune. The Seattle Seahawks will be performing in the Super Bowl in two days and excitement is high. Go Seahawks!