1. The Only Thing Standing Between The Blazers and a Title Is Health

    The 2009-2010 Portland Trailblazers’ season has been a drama of epic, almost Biblical proportions.  It’s the stuff of Greek Mythology, 19th Century Russian literature, 20th Century American Realism and the Book of Job all rolled into one...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 491 reads 4 comments

  2. 2010 Naismith Hall of Fame Class: Who Should Be In, Who Should Be Out

    The finalists for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2010 have been announced. As it does every year, the speculation has already begun about who makes the cut and who doesn't...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 267 reads 1 comments

  3. Why The Blazers Should Strongly Consider Trading Rudy Fernandez

    Nicolas Batum’s return to the Portland lineup in recent weeks has generated lots of excitement among Blazers fans and, oddly, nothing in the way of improvement in the team’s performance...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 1,155 reads 17 comments

  4. Kobe Bryant: NBA Player of the Decade

    It pains me to write this article. As a die hard Portland Trailblazer fan, this is almost as hard as writing an article declaring Greg Oden a bust. (Luckily, I don’t think that article needs to be written...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 2,647 reads 9 comments

  5. LeBron James: Not Like Mike...More Like Clyde

    This week, Cleveland.com ran a poll asking "Which former NBA great does LeBron James most remind you of?" The choices included Elgin Baylor, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, and Oscar Robertson...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 2,843 reads 11 comments

  6. Clyde Drexler-Reggie Miller: Head To Head

    I’ve noticed an annoying trend among sportswriters and bloggers over the past couple of years. With Kobe Bryant continuing to add to his career accomplishments, comparisons with Michael Jordan are no longer entirely foolish...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 1,901 reads 15 comments

  7. Nate McMillan's Real Achilles Heel: The Blazers Have Too Much Talent

    In a moment that seems to symbolize everything that has supposedly gone wrong for the Blazers this year, Nate McMillan recently blew out his Achilles tendon during a practice. Yes, that's right...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 852 reads 3 comments

  8. The Dead-Horse Awards: The Most Tiresome Sports Stories of the Year

    The Sports Media tend to have a herd mentality. You know what I mean.  There are a handful of original thinkers out there, and everyone else simply follows the leader...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  9. The Blazers: Veteran Leadership Must Start With Roy, Aldridge, and Oden

    After a 4-1 road trip and a stretch of dominance against weak teams which saw them run their record to 12-5, the Blazers are suddenly in danger of getting Nate McMillan fired, missing the playoffs, and being moved to another city...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 296 reads 0 comments

  10. Brandon Roy: Portland's New Villain

    Last holiday season, I got free tickets to a Blazer game at the Rose Garden. They were good seats in the 100 level, and my eight-year-old son and I watched up close as Brandon Roy scored 52 points against the Phoenix Suns...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 748 reads 7 comments

  11. Why Oregon State Will Win the Biggest Civil War Ever

    This year’s Civil War football matchup between Oregon and Oregon State is unquestionably the biggest and most important game in the 115-year history of the rivalry. Oh, there have been big Civil War games before...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about almost 5 years ago 1,619 reads 4 comments

  12. Evaluating Greg Oden in His Real Rookie Year

    If you think about it, this is really Greg Oden’s rookie year. That may seem strange, since he was drafted two years ago and actually played last season...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about 5 years ago 451 reads 4 comments

  13. Nate McMillan's Stroke Of Genius: The Four Guard Lineup?

    As of this writing, the Portland Trailblazers are 4-0 since switching to their new four-guard starting lineup. Wait, you ask. Four guard lineup? That's right...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about 5 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  14. LBJ Honoring MJ: Great Idea; Poor Execution

    Lebron James has decided to honor Michael Jordan by giving up the number 23. This is a great idea . . .for Lebron James. However, he has taken this noble gesture a step too far by suggesting that every NBA franchise retire the number 23...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about 5 years ago 809 reads 13 comments

  15. Portland Sports Media: The Kings of Trauma-Drama

    I've been noticing a trend lately: More and more, the Portland sports media have become the kings of trauma-drama. You know what trauma-drama is. It's that girlfriend or coworker we've all had who routinely turns the smallest non-event into a crisis...

    Brian D. Written by Brian D. about 5 years ago 251 reads 1 comments